Mold Inspection Services in Toronto and the GTA
Four Seasons has years of experience and has become an expert when it comes to keeping homes mold free, creating breathable indoor spaces and business in Toronto by providing certified mold inspection, mold detection and testing. Four Seasons offers the services to landlords, homeowners, property managers and businesses in Toronto.
What Are The Signs of Mold?
These are the early sign of mold infestation:
- Visible Mould
- Allergy Symptoms
- Musty Odours
- Unexplained illness
- Discoloration on surfaces
- Peeling and cracked paint
The condensation and constant dampness because of increased humidity in your home is also a sign of mold infestation.
What Are The Causes of Mold Growth?
Mold growth can be caused by any number of common household condition. Spotting these conditions early can not only help prevent mold outbreaks, but also half a mold infestation before it gets out of hand.
One of the top problems that we frequently discover as the cause of mold growth in someone's home is high levels of humidity. When moisture in the home evaporates, it increases your indoor humidity. Moisture can come from any number of sources, such as from running the shower, dishwasher, drying clothes indoors, or exterior weather conditions. The key to preventing these conditions from causing mold growth is to your ambient humidity below 55% and ensure proper mold removal in Toronto.
Another cause of mold growth indoors that many people don't realize is a danger, is condensation. Airborne moisture will become solid again (condense) on cold surfaces that touch, or are adjacent to, warm ones. Surfaces like windows, doors, concrete floors, and walls can all be subject to condensation.
A home with poor ventilation can be at risk for a host of indoor air quality problems above and beyond mold growth. Because water or moisture is the key cause of mold growth, it's important to dry up any spills, leaks, or standing water, and to move humid air along and out. Proper indoor ventilation is a key step in helping prevent these problems.
Can Mold Cause Long-Term Health Problems?
Mold is known to cause a number of short term health issues, as well as being an aggravating factor in chronic conditions like asthma. What's not as well known is that long term exposure to mold can cause serious effects and health issues.
Does Inactive Mold Need to be Removed?
The short answer to this question is YES. Mold removal in Toronto is always a necessity whether it is in an active growing stage or not. Even with inhospitable conditions, mold is hardly a fungus. When it dries out and stops actively growing, mold won't disappear, instead, it will stay present until proper breeding conditions arise and it will spread again. For this reason, regardless if it is active, mold needs to be thoroughly and effectively removed from your home. As soon as inactive mold meets water, the moisture of a new food source, it can come out of its dormant stage and begin to produce new spores and spread throughout your home.
How to Prevent Mold Growth
There are a few easy steps any homeowner can take to prevent mold growth in their home:
- Ventilate: Making sure that air flows throughout the home can help prevent humidity from building up and dries up leaks or spills.
- Exhaust Fans: In more humid areas, installing exhaust fans can help move humid air out of the home and prevent mold growth. These fans are mostly used in bathrooms and kitchens.
- Fix Leaks & Drips: Pipes or drains that are leaking and/or dripping can easily kickstart mold growth.
- Keep Humidity Below 50%: High humidity areas can accelerate mold growth.
Why Choose Four Seasons For Mold Inspection in Toronto?
At Four Seasons, we have a team of experienced professionals that knows the mold and moisture will not fix themselves and it is crucial to find the source of the problem. A detailed and proper mold inspection performed by Four Seasons services will help in discovering the source and extent of mold issues if any. The process of mold inspection requires the usage of a flashlight, our infrared thermal imaging camera and other equipment to identify the extent to which the damage is made by the mold infestation.
After the completion of mold inspection of your residence or commercial property, within a few business days, our team will gather all the findings and will generate a mold assessment report that will provide an interpretation of lab reports and written strategies for clients to choose the right solution for their problems.
Call Four seasons at 416 727-4181 to know more about our Mold Inspection process in Toronto and to get a free estimate.