The Link Between Wildfires and Invasive Mold

Wildfires have been an increasing problem in Southern Ontario. With fires raging on sooner in the season than expected and for extended periods of time, major Ontario cities like Toronto and Mississauga have been making global news because of the natural disaster. With more spoke indoors from wildfire contamination, people are in greater need of air quality testing in Mississauga to identify smoke pollution. But what these tests and studies are reporting are an increased need for mold remediation in Mississauga. At Inch By Inch Inspections, our teams of air quality and restoration specialists will help you reverse the impact of wildfires from odour removal to mold remediation in Mississauga on your property. 

Read on to learn more about the impact of wildfires and invasive mold on your property. 

How Wildfires Increase Fungal Species 

mold remediation MississaugaStudies from leaders at Yale University and other established research centres have found that when wildfires, which occur as part of a natural cycle rage on in forests and other ecosystems that disturb the soil, carry microbes that exist in the soil long-distances, including infectious mold species. As wildfires worsen and are expected to intensify with changing weather patterns, especially in Canada, experts expect infestations to become more harmful and mold remediation in Mississauga to be needed more frequently. If you notice the signs of an outbreak in your property this summer or signs of smoke damage, contact the team of IICRC-certified professionals at Inch By Inch Inspections for air quality testing in Mississauga. 

Signs of Mold in Your Home or Commercial Property 

At first, mold can be difficult to identify without professional intervention. As it lingers indoors when exposed to moisture, organic materials, heat, and poor ventilation, mold spores colonize and become full-blown infestations. There are a few signs you can look out for to identify potential mold. Visible signs of mold include spotted or pattern staining in dark colours like green, brown, grey, or black. One of the most notable signs of a mold infestation is its undeniably pungent odour. If you notice the signs of mold on-site, contact Inch By Inch Inspections to schedule an inspection. By getting started with mold remediation sooner rather than later, you can mitigate the dangerous symptoms of exposure from allergies to headaches, nausea, difficulty breathing, and more. 

Signs of Fire-Related Contamination in Your Property

When winds bring the smoke from wildfires down from your property, open windows, vents, HVAC systems, and doors let contaminated air inside your building. As wildfires worsen the potential for indoor pollutants follow suit. If you have difficult breathing indoors or notice a change in the way your indoor air feels, you may need indoor air quality testing in Mississauga with Inch By Inch Inspections. Exposure to smoke from wildfires can lead to wheezing, coughing, exacerbated asthma, eye irritation, and even skin rashes. You may also notice a persistent smoke odour that penetrates the fabrics in your home. With Ozone odour removal and air quality monitoring, our teams can help you improve your indoor environment in the wake of wildfire season. To learn more about our services, contact Inch By Inch Inspections for mold and air quality testing. 

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