Bedroom Mold Removal
One of the worst places to have a mold problem is in the bedroom. Going to sleep every night and waking up every day in a room contaminated with mold can put your health at risk.
Bedroom mold is a common cause of allergies and asthma. Other symptoms include headaches, drowsiness and fatigue, skin irritation and breathing problems.
To reduce your symptoms, you have to get rid of the mold completely, and the best way to do this is with Mold Busters professional mold removal for bedrooms.
We’ve worked with countless residential properties, retirement residences, schools, daycare facilities, hospitals and hotels all over Ottawa and Montreal, delivering fast, long-lasting protection against mold. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
Where to find mold in the bedroom?
The most common spots to find bedroom mold include
- in carpets
- on walls
- around windows
- in air conditioners
However, bedroom mold is not always visible–often it can grow behind drywall or underneath floorboards. If this is the case, a professional mold inspector can use an infrared camera to determine if there is any moisture intrusion that’s fuelling mold growth behind your bedroom walls.
But don’t wait too long if you suspect a mold problem because long-term exposure to mold can cause debilitating health effects that can get in the way of your everyday life.
What causes mold in the bedroom?
For mold growth to occur in a bedroom it takes a few simple elements working together:
- Pre-existing mold spores (most often, these come in from the outdoor environment)
- A viable, organic food source (settled dust and drywall are most susceptible)
- A moisture content. This can be active water intrusions, condensation or elevated relative humidity (above 60%).
- Inadequate ventilation (especially near exterior walls or in closets).
Mold can grow in as little as 48-hours if the right elements are working together.
Is it safe to sleep in a room with mold?
Sleeping in a room with mold can be potentially dangerous as it increases one’s exposure to inhalable, microscopic mold spores.
All molds are allergenic. Some molds are toxigenic, which can produce certain mycotoxins or aflatoxins that carry carcinogenic properties. Mold can affect people quite differently, depending on their immune system, pre-existing medical conditions (i.e., asthma), and age (infants & the elderly are more susceptible to harmful effects).
Exposure time to indoor mold is also a factor that can greatly increase the potential for health issues and it is always recommended to reduce your exposure time to indoor mold until it can be assessed and/or properly resolved.
How to get rid of mold in the bedroom?
It is important to understand the extent of the issue, considering that no two mold cases are entirely alike. Having a trained & certified indoor environmental professional examine the suspected mold growth is highly advised to determine a plan of action.
Many situations require professional remediation, although some may only require standard cleaning with over-the-counter cleaners. Most important in getting rid of mold in the bedroom is to identify and resolve the source issue(s). This is where an experienced inspector comes in handy!
Why hire a professional for bedroom mold removal?
Getting help from a certified professional is faster, safer and more effective than doing it yourself.
At Mold Busters, we handle bedroom mold with care in order to reduce chances of further contamination, property damage and mold exposure. We use top-of-the-line equipment to achieve effective, long-lasting protection against mold and ensure minimal damage to your home.
Furthermore, we provide a free air quality test upon completion of every mold removal project to verify that the room is completely mold-free.
For bedroom mold removal in Ottawa and bedroom mold removal in Montreal, contact Mold Busters.