Mold Removal – How to Get Rid of Mold
Are you looking for an effective way to get rid of ugly mold and mildew?
You can’t kill mold by simply scrubbing it away with a brush and some bleach. This only removes surface mold, but the root of the problem remains. You can’t ignore a mold problem either, as mold spores spread quickly, causing expensive structural damage, poor indoor air quality and serious health problems.
At Mold Busters, we offer effective mold removal services in Ottawa and Montreal for a wide range of affected areas:
- Attic mold removal
- Bathroom mold removal
- Basement mold removal
- Bedroom mold removal
- Black mold removal
- Car mold removal
- Carpet mold removal
- Crawlspace mold removal
- Cold storage room mold removal
- Kitchen mold removal
- Living room mold removal
- Wall mold removal
- Window mold removal
- Wood mold removal
We also provide mold remediation for government buildings, libraries, schools and daycare facilities, and commercial properties.
We’ll find the cause of the contamination and fix it because that’s the only way to ensure long-lasting protection against future mold growth.
For fast, professional and reliable mold remediation services in Montreal or Ottawa, schedule your remediation with Mold Busters!
Common signs of a mold problem
The removal of mold is essential to maintaining a healthy living environment. The following are several clear signs that you have a mold problem that needs professional remediation:
- Discoloration of walls or black, green or pink spots
- Musty or earthy odours
- Crackling or bubbling paint and/or wallpaper
- High humidity
- Water damage
The main cause of mold growth is moisture. While regular cleaning certainly works in your favour and can help you spot problematic areas, mold will ultimately thrive in any moist or humid environment.
Some of the most common sources of moisture in the home are cracks in your home’s foundation; leaky plumbing; old or poorly sealed windows and doors; poor ventilation; daily activities such as cooking, cleaning and showering; and recent flooding.
The fact that mold can form in as little as 24-48 hours of a moisture intrusion should be your incentive to get any moisture problems fixed immediately and to remove all mold professionally.
Why DIY mold removal is a bad idea
Many people attempt to take on a mold removal project themselves in order to save money. This is fine if you’re dealing with a very small, localized problem. However, most mold problems are not that simple. They occur as a result of an ongoing issue—usually a moisture problem.
Mold abatement is, therefore, a systematic process that requires you to first identify and fix the source of the moisture; then clean up the mold.
If you try to remove mold yourself, you risk making things much worse, not only for your home, but for your health as well. Chances are that you haven’t set up proper containment, you’re not wearing the proper safety gear, you haven’t found the source of the mold problem, you don’t have the right mold removal equipment, and you don’t know how to dispose of contaminated materials properly.
With their tools and years of expertise, Mold Busters certified technicians provide fast, safe and effective mold abatement Call us today!
Mold and your health
Listed below are some of the most common symptoms of mold exposure:
- Coughing and sneezing
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Skin irritation and rashes
- Blurred vision
- Ear infections
- Shortness of breath
- Worsened asthma or other breathing difficulties
Long-term exposure to mold can also lead to more serious conditions such as chronic bronchitis, problems with the nervous system, cancer, multiple sclerosis and heart problems.
At Mold Busters, we’ve seen every type of mold problem imaginable and have helped thousands of families and businesses achieve healthier and safer living environments. Let us help you too! Book your appointment for mold removal in Ottawa or mold removal in Montreal.