Mold can be a confusing problem to have either in your own home, or an investment property, and there is no question it should be dealt with as soon as possible. However with so many varying types of mold, and mold remediation methods, it can be confusing to approach the issue with a level head.
Mold is essentially toxic bacteria that can have very adverse effects on your health if left untouched for any reasonable amount of time. Common areas for mold growth can be anywhere where there is excess dampness or standing water. So if your home in Ottawa needs mold testing, and you’re doing it yourself consider looking for leaky pipes, moisture around windows, basins, and other areas where wetness can accumulate. Keep in mind as well, that the outside perimeter of your property is also a problem area, as mold spores can travel through the air and get into your home via vents and other entry points.Click here for more information on Ottawa-based remediation services.
If you simply don’t have the time, experience or know-how to spot mold in your home, you are definitely not alone. Professional mold remediation services can spot and advise you on best practices for removal usually within a fraction of the time. Furthermore, if you suspect there is a mold infection in your home, your homeowners insurance should be paying for any removal expenses, so definitely do not hesitate to contact an Ottawa mold removal company.
Finally, as a word of warning it is a common misconception that all molds is extremely toxic and as suchb requires extensive professional care. This may be true in certain circumstances, however smaller infections are much less toxic and can be safely cleaned with a mask and a mold removal solution yourself.
Do you have mold in your Ottawa home? If you do, there are certain things you may have heard that are true, and some myths surrounding the effects it can have on your home. Here is a quick rundown of some of the misconceptions surrounding mold removal and remediation every home owner should be aware of. First, the idea that all mold must be dealt with only by professionals is at the least, very misleaeding. Given the damp conditions in most Ottawa homes, it is likely you already have trace amounts of mold, and removed them with a household grade disinfectant. Now of course these aren't always suitable, but Health Canada has published guidelines for property owners dealing with small contained areas of mold and how to best remove it. Larger areas should obviously be dealt with by a mold inspection team. Visit this website for more information, reviews and tips.
Secondly, what most people do not know is that while mold does present a significant health risk, mainly to asthmatic people, it is not as serious as some companies are making it out to be. Black mold, the most toxic variation may require evacuation, however your common short lived infection is not as toxic and you can certainly live with it for a week or so until it can be removed. Finally, prevention should also be touched upon.
Common areas we recommend you test for mold include your basement, pipes, cellars, and under sinks and basins. Of course you don't need to be checking these on a weekly basis, but given the damp spring we are accustomed to in the Ottawa area, we recommend checking these areas for signs of mold every 6 months