Mold Removal Methods
There are various methods frequently used to remove mold—sandblasting or soda blasting, encapsulation, or applying one of the many products available at your local hardware store—they are not all the same nor are they equally effective.
We do not use soda- or sandblasting methods. This will simply disturb and distribute mold spores throughout the area.
We do not encapsulate (cover) mold. Both the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) discourage encapsulation methods. We often see surfaces that have been “cleaned” and then covered over with white paint—the mold is now trapped on the surface with a food source (cellulose in wood or drywall); in addition, the paint is a water-based product, so water has been added to the sheeting. This allows the mold to grow back through the white paint.
In addition, there is no way to show that the mold is viable (alive) or non-viable (dead) when it is covered in paint—even mold-resistant paint will allow mold to grow.
Some treatments may kill, or seem to kill, the mold but leave unpleasant staining behind. The mold may seem non-viable and may not be a current problem, but it may cause issues in the future if the environment around it changes. We’ve also found that any signs of mold—whether active mold or staining—will most likely cause concerns and/or delays if you plan to sell your house.
Our process removes the mold and significantly reduces staining. In many cases, it will look like there was never any mold to begin with. In most cases, it is not even necessary to remove and replace your insulation. Mold does not grow on insulation itself (Environix article) but on debris or dust that accumulates on the insulation surface.
Contact us today to schedule a site visit and quote on mold removal.
My husband and I decided it was time to sell our house and move to a condo. We did some updating and within 24 hours, had a good offer. During the house inspection, it was discovered that there was mold in the attic! The buyers were only willing to go ahead if the mold was remediated. We soon discovered that not only would the process be expensive, it would also be time-consuming. Someone recommended Home Soulutions. Roy arrived at the agreed-upon day and time and gave us a quote that was more affordable than the others. Roy removed the mold in one day without any need for us to vacate. Our home passed a subsequent inspection with flying colours and thanks to Roy we were able to buy the condo we wanted. We would recommend Home Soulutions to anyone who is in need of mold remediation.
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If you cannot see your mold but you have a musty or earthy smell or family members have been suffering from respiratory issues - we suggest starting with a home humidity & mold inspection and possibly air quality testing to test for allergens. Click Here for more information on a home inspection.
Health Canada advises that high concentrations of airborne mold spores may have a number of adverse health effects. These include eye, nose, and throat irritation; coughing and phlegm build-up; wheezing and shortness of breath; and allergic reactions. Some studies show that mold may also affect your immune system.
Mold is often discovered by a building inspector during the sale process. Buyers, insurance companies, and finance companies will often require that the mold professionally remediated. So if you want that quick sale - let us turn your mold into Sold!
Once mold has been identified in your home, isolating the type or measuring the spore count does not change the procedures for mold removal. Mold will actually ‘eat’ the structure of your home. It will reduce the value of your property. We can remove the mold in your home often in less than a day.
Take care of your family, find out about our mold removal processes and call us today.
Temperature and humidity are major factors that will contribute to mold growth. Relative Humidity (RH) will depend on your location and will change with the seasons.
Mold spores can be found everywhere in the air outside as well as inside—they can be carried in on our clothes, on our pets, or through open windows
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