A Good Understanding of How Mould Remediation Works
As a homeowner, if you suspect mould in your home it’s enough to take some action. Suspecting mould means that you’ve either detected some tell tale signs or actually seen a mould outgrowth. Either way, mould remediation is recommended in order to completely remove all of the mould.
Why you should be getting rid of mould
Depending on the scope of an outbreak, mould fungus can cause allergic reactions and other health issues. Those who are sensitive could present such symptoms as throat irritation, skin rashes, and sinus irritability. In an outbreak like this, mould remediation is the best answer.
Given the right environment (wet, moist, or humid) mould can find an ideal breeding ground. And once established, it can feed on a variety of host materials. The idea is to identify the source of the outbreak so that mould remediation can be as thorough and comprehensive as possible.
While mould can be tricky to find, there are a number of common areas where damp air and good feeding materials make for a great combination.
Homeowners often find mould in these places:
- humid basements with poor ventilation
- laundry rooms with higher air moisture
- bathrooms that aren’t properly ventilated
First – a thorough mould inspection
Prior to any mould remediation, the home must be properly inspected. Mould inspection can get involved, and therefore requires a professional with expertise. Mould inspectors are trained to identify the customary visual clues, while performing various air quality tests and surface tests.
Because mould can sometimes be tricky, a mould inspector can even find “hidden” mould – in other words, a mould outbreak that’s between the walls, inside the window frames, or in one of those hard-to-reach places. Essentially, inspectors understand how to find the source and cause.
Once a home is inspected, there may be a need for additional lab testing. Here, a lab report could be quite valuable in determining if there are any health risks. Whatever the case, proper removal of mould is usually recommended – this will ensure complete cleanup and prevent future growth.
Second – professional mold testing
Professional mould testing will accurately confirm the source and extent of a mould outbreak. Proper testing will also show the severity of an outbreak, and will confirm whether the mould poses any health risks. With a professional on hand, viable removal options also start to emerge.
Comprehensive mould testing is important for another reason – it’s vital to know if the mould outbreak has produced “spores”. When inadvertently disturbed, spores can be dispersed into the air and create additional health hazards. A professional approach to testing will check everything.
Third – expert mould remediation
In general, a mould outbreak should be removed and remediated professionally. And although a do-it-yourself approach to cleanup might seem tempting, this is work that’s best left to an expert. Here, a reputable remediation company is the best option, with full services from start to finish.
With a professional mould remediation company on hand, mould removal is guaranteed – both for the short term and for the long term. The idea is to provide a cleanup that’s thorough and comprehensive, with the assurance that mould (and mould spores) will not be re-emerging.
In Calgary and Edmonton, count on Matrix Remediation
From Calgary to Edmonton, Matrix Remediation provides a wide range of services for both homeowners and business owners. We offer fast turnaround times, competitive industry pricing, and guaranteed results. For a FREE assessment, contact one of our mould experts at 1-888-885-8683 or visit the company website at www.matrixremediation.com
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