Mold Removal in Hamilton

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Moisture and water problems affect nearly every single home across the city at some point, and if you’ve had moisture problems in the last year due to a leak or flood, you may need to inquire about mold removal in Hamilton. It’s often difficult for water that’s made it into your attic or basement to dry fast or thoroughly enough to prevent mold growth - and once it starts growing, mold can quickly cause damage to your home and affect the health of you and your family.

At InchbyInch, we have International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the IICRC trained technicians running our mold removal in Hamilton services. This third party training and certification program means our inspectors are knowledgeable in the latest mold removal and remediation research and follow certified health and safety protocols at every stage of remediation.

Mold doesn’t discriminate - it can affect any home at any time. At InchbyInch, we frequently find mold growing in the humid and damp places of homes, and in a city like Hamilton, where there are many older and heritage homes, attics and basements are prime spots for mold growth, especially since they tend to have less air flow. As a result, water problems go undetected for longer periods of time.

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The Why and Where of Mold Growth

The two biggest clues that you might have a mold problem or need mold removal in Hamilton are ventilation problems and humidity. Air flow issues mean that stagnant humid air can collect and linger in out of the way areas like the basement or attic. Humidity is added to our indoor environments by everyday activities such as cooking and bathing, and can travel throughout the home, condensing and wetting drywall, wood, textiles and more.

Mold always needs a source of water to grow - so removing sources of humidity and increasing airflow throughout your home can be two of the greatest mold prevention tools. The good news is that mold tends to grow in the same places in your home - we most frequently find it growing in:

  • Finished and unfinished basements and cellars
  • Attics and storage areas
  • Garages and outdoor sheds
  • Laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms

Places in Your Home You Can Find Mold

Mold Removal in Hamilton | Inch By Inch Inspections

InchbyInch can remove mold wherever it grows in your home - no job is too big, too small, or too delicate for us to handle. Using a number of different mold removal in Hamilton strategies, we can safely and effectively remove mold from: 

  • Walls
  • Basements
  • Wooden floors
  • Insulation
  • Bathroom tiling
  • Windows
  • Concrete
  • Shower caulking
  • Attic joists and beams

Types of Mold

There are a  number of common household mold strains that we may find:

  • Alternaria
  • Aspergillus
  • Botrytis
  • Chaetomium
  • Fusarium
  • Penicillium
  • Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as black mold)
  • Trichoderma
  • Ulocladium

The Health Risks of Undetected Mold Growth

The reason we recommend mold removal in Hamilton so strongly is that mold growth can and does cause serious health problems for millions of Canadians every year. Because it often grows in out of the way places, it can be difficult to spot and can quickly become a big problem. Mold is a type of fungus that reproduces by releasing a stream of airborne spores into the air. These spores easily settle on the body or are breathed into the respiratory system. Mold in your indoor air quality can cause:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Breathing problems
  • Skin irritation
  • Lethargy

These short-term symptoms can sometimes be difficult to diagnose as a mold allergy, since they mimic many of the symptoms of the common cold and flu. But long term exposure to mold spores can lead to more serious health concerns, and any exposure is often too much for the young, elderly, or those suffering from respiratory illnesses or diseases like asthma.

How an Air Quality Assessment Can Help

One of the lowest impact ways to test for mold growth in your home is by taking indoor air quality samples. InchbyInch inspectors are familiar with the current guidelines and best practices related to air testing, and are here to help you breathe fresh air and find answers to your indoor air quality questions.

An indoor air quality assessment can not only help identify how many spores may be present in your indoor environment (which can help us determine how large any mold contamination is), but which kind of strains are present, any Volatile Organic Compounds, CO2 buildup, or other allergens in the system. This assessment gives us valuable tools for remediation and, most importantly, prevention strategies, allowing us to work with you to find the best solutions for your individual needs.

What a Good Mold Inspection Looks Like

Knowing the difference between good and bad is all a matter of experience and perspective - if it’s the first time you’ve needed to call a mold professional, it’s hard to know what to look for. At InchbyInch, we believe every good inspection needs to have two critical parts: an in-depth exterior inspection, and an indoor visual inspection.

The exterior inspection allows us to look for areas where water is infiltrating the exterior of your building, which may point to areas of concern inside that are hidden behind walls or in hard to reach places. The indoor inspection includes temperature and humidity readings to help further narrow down our search for mold growth in your home.

Mold Testing

All of our air quality assessments and mold tests are performed by a third party laboratory, which provides us with impartial results and reports that help us work towards a remediation plan that suits you. Every InchbyInch mold test follows the Code Of Ethics and Standards of Practice set out by InterNACHI and is also certified by the Institute of Inspections, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC), which gives you quality and safety assurances. When it comes to mold removal in Hamilton, the only approach is the professional approach, which guarantees your safety and peace of mind.

About Us

InchbyInch Inspections specializes in home safety, working with mold removal and remediation as well as asbestos testing, home inspections, infrared thermal inspections and more. What this means is that we’ve seen it all - literally. Our extensive experience working with homeowners, landlords, and insurance companies, as well in a wide range of buildings and job sites means that we have the experience and tools to do the job right. Our teams are professional, friendly, and provide modern, high tech services to help you make successful decisions about your home safety.

Call us Today For More Information About Mold Removal in Hamilton

If you have any questions about mold removal in Hamilton or whether your home is at risk, give us a call! We’re always happy to thoroughly explain our processes and procedures in plain language so that you feel confident working with us - give us a call today at 416-826-7172 for more information about mold removal in Hamilton.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Hiring a construction contractor to renovate my house for the first time, I was not familiar with any of the DSS-related requirements.  So, it was quite reassuring to find someone like Tony who is trustworthy and knowledgeable. I also needed a quick turnaround for the completed DSS report and Tony delivered (on time, as promised).  In short, Tony was great to deal with. I would recommend him to anyone, anytime.   

Richard, Toronto

Tony did an excellent job with inspecting the house. He was very knowledgable in his field and thorough with his inspection. He carefully and patiently looked at both the exterior and interior of the building. He pointed out the deficiencies, what the risks are and how to rectify them. He answered all of our questions and made sure that we understood them. He offered his expertise and help if we needed.

Mandan, Toronto

I have heard a lot of stories about home inspection but I could honestly say that I had a great experience. I would like to thank Tony from Inch by Inch Home Inspection for the great experience. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Tony through my realtor. I want to thank Tony for taking the time to answer any questions and any concerns I had about my home inspection.

Teresa, Toronto

Tony Muscat of Inch by Inch Inspections is extremely professional, caring and a prompt individual, when he heard we may have a mold problem he came immediately. Tony was worried with the level of mold that was contained in this recent purchased older home and he walked me through the process of getting rid of the mold and what dangers were involved. He paid the best attention to us, while we went through this horrible ordeal. The fact that impressed me the most was his vast amount of knowledge, and the dangers of each mould which there are many. He is extremely professional and equipped to handle any job. I would recommend Inch by Inch, (Tony) to anyone he is a concerned and serious individual, that cares about your family!!!!!!!

Debra, Toronto

If it wasn't for Joe from Inch by Inch Healthy Homes coming into test the quality of the air in 3 condo's in our building we would have never known it was a gas leak from an outside BBQ which had been an ongoing problem for close to four years!!!!!!(the gas smell was going into the fresh air intake and then spreading through the 3 condo's!!!  Thank You!

Peggy, Toronto

We called Inch By Inch Inspections as we needed the mold removed from our attic to complete the sale of our property. They were very professional and did a great job! Thank you Tony and Team!

Andrew, Vaughan

Tony and Joe were really knowledgeable and great to work with! They explained everything thoroughly and were very responsive to questions. Thank you!

Angela, Burlington

I contacted this company to do an air quality test after we had asbestos wrapping removed from our basement. They were the most reasonably priced. The young man came the same day and was very thorough about the entire process. I appreciate that Tony was able to get my results sooner than the previously date we originally agreed on.

Iman, Mississauga

Tony came to my home to help me inspect the potential root causes of some water damage in my home. Through his vast knowledge and the use of the latest technology, he was able to help me understand what led to the damage and how to better prevent it in the future.

Giuseppe, Vaughan

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