One of the biggest fears for homeowners in Toronto is finding mold in their homes. Mold can be found in virtually any climate but can be hazardous to humans through inhalation and their homes' structural integrity. Mold removal in Toronto has increasingly become a DIY task for many as it can be completed in just a few hours and with minimal supplies. However, as mentioned, mold can be hazardous to human health, and the biggest challenge isn't to get rid of the mold - it's to ensure it doesn't come back. The most cost-effective method to get rid of mold in Toronto is through a professional mold removal company like Inch by Inch Inspections. Mold can quickly travel throughout a home as well, and the professionals at Inch by Inch Inspections will do a mold inspection in your Toronto home to ensure the mold doesn't spread. If acted upon early enough, homeowners can mitigate mould spread, with steps and tips given below.
Wear Proper PPE
Homeowners must prioritize their health when attempting to remove mold from their homes. N-95 masks and respirators should be worn at all times to ensure that small particles from mold aren't inhaled when cleaning surfaces. Furthermore, homeowners should make sure that they wear old clothes that can immediately be disposed of so that if mold particles get attached to their clothes, they do not spread to other areas of the house. Mold fungi are extremely fast-spreading, and homeowners should take proper precautions and abide by these two steps to ensure that their health and homes are safe from further contamination. The safest option is to call Inch By Inch Inspections.
Set Up Proper Air Ventilation
One of the most common areas for mold growth in homes is in air ducts or where stagnant air and dry, moist conditions are abundant. This is one reason why your air ducts' health is routinely checked, and regular mold inspections are carried out for preemptive care of your ducts. When cleaning the air ducts or a room with prevalent mold, proper air ventilation should be installed to ensure a steady rate of fresh air blowing through the room and mold particles are swept away. The furnace should be turned off, and any ducts or doors (except doors and windows leading outside the house), and a fan should be turned on in the room during cleaning. This ensures that the mold can more easily be removed and that through proper ventilation, the mold does not spread further in these areas.
Wet the Mold First
Finally, when turning to the mold itself, homeowners should ensure to moisten the mold with a water spray so that it is easier to scrub off. Wipe and dry the infected area and repeat the process until there's no more visible trace of the mold. One of the most efficient mold removal methods, which can be difficult to apply by oneself, is to utilize antimicrobial spray, which neutralizes microscopic mold particles.
Call The Expert Mold Inspectors In Toronto. Call Inch by Inch Inspections
It is evident from the above that mold removal is not easy and can be detrimental to both you and your home's health. Homeowners should have the professional mold inspectors at Inch By Inch complete a mold inspection to ensure that further spread of the mold doesn't happen.
If mold is found, the most cost and time-effective method to remove mold is through hiring Inch by Inch, the preferred professional mold removal company.