While reading all this, you might get scared or stressed out and decide to remove all the mold by yourself. However, this is actually the worst thing you could do. It requires highly specialized training to remove mold safely and effectively. Even if you eliminate a patch of mold with chemical treatments, this mold is likely to grow back because chemical treatments don’t address the underlying moisture and ventilation problems that caused the mold to grow in the first place. You also can’t identify hidden mold in your floors or walls without the right equipment.That is why you need to hire mold remediation specialists. Our qualified professionals at Mold Busters can conduct all types of mold inspection and remediation. We use highly sensitive air- and moisture-testing protocols to identify hidden mold and otherwise unnoticeable problems with ventilation and moisture management. During remediation, we use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums and filters that remove even the smallest mold spores from the air and prevent mold from spreading to other parts of your home..If you need to have mold removed from your attic, basement, or any other part of your home, contact Mold Busters.
Attics are one of the most mold-prone areas of any home for a variety of reasons. In order to thrive, mold needs moisture, warmth and cellulose-rich food (wood, drywall and insulation). There is plenty of all three in attics, which will be even more vulnerable to mold if they suffer from common problems such as roof leaks, high humidity and condensation. Attics also attract mold due to common home architecture and ventilation. Humid air is warm and tends to rise from floor to floor until it gets trapped in the attic.All these problems are worsened by the fact that most people don’t go into their attics often. Mold can therefore grow freely, spreading invisible spores from there through the rest of the house, where you breathe it without even knowing it’s there. This can put all your family members at risk.
While attics are a great environment for mold growth, they pale in comparison to basements. Due to flooding, condensation and poor ventilation, basements are the most mold-prone areas of any home. Mold can penetrate concrete foundations and cracks in window insulation. The stark temperature differences between indoor air and the cold ground outside creates massive amounts of condensation. If, like many people, you keep old carpets, furniture or clothes in the basement, they make for an ideal home for mold.
Mold Inspection and Testing in West Island Montreal
You should bear in mind that all houses and buildings are susceptible to mold, especially if they provide organic material, moisture and a warmth.
You can recognize mold by the following signs:
- Discoloration of walls and other surfaces
- Bubbling wallpaper
- Earthy and musty odour
- Wall condensation
- Health symptoms (difficulties breathing and swallowing, mental confusion, rashes, congestion, itchy eyes, and so on)
If you notice any of these, you should arrange a mold inspection immediately. And even if none of these warning signs are present, it’s still a good idea to conduct a mold inspection because household mold is often hidden. In order to keep yourself and your family healthy, mold inspection should be a routine part of property maintenance.We at Mold Busters conduct detailed, conclusive, clean and safe inspections. A trained and certified mold inspector comes to your home and checks it for signs of mold and moisture intrusion. They measure moisture levels, temperature, relative humidity and airborne particles. In addition, they use an infrared camera to identify possible temperature irregularities.They can also conduct a mold or air quality test to get further information about the mold you face. Then, using all of testing results, they will put together a report and let you know about a scope of work and quote for mold removal services.
If you want an expert to conduct a mold inspection in your home, call Mold Busters.
Air Quality Testing
We always say “It’s not mold until it’s tested.”
Mold Busters experts conduct two types of testing: non-viable air testing and surface sampling.
When conducting non-viable air testing, our inspectors will collect a sample of your indoor air and test it under a microscope in an accredited laboratory. These lab results reveal more detailed information about your indoor air quality, such as whether there is mold, what species it is and its concentration.
Surface sampling uses tape, swab or bulk sample to detect whether a surface contains mold. This method is more straightforward but it doesn’t provide as detailed information about indoor air quality. However, when combined, these two methods are extremely reliable and accurate.
Asbestos can be found in many parts of your house or apartment:
- Hot-water heating system
- Insulation in walls and ceilings
- Electrical appliances
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Shingles and felt for roofing
Asbestos is very brittle and light, so the slightest disturbance to any materials containing asbestos can fill the air with particles. If you inhale these particles, you can develop serious health issues ranging from chronic wheezing to even cancer. In addition, asbestos can be released through various maintenance procedures, so it is essential that you have a team of experts conduct asbestos testing in your home.If you need fast and reliable asbestos testing in the West Island, contact Mold Busters today.