Across the city, moisture and water problems affect nearly every home during their lifespan. In Burlington, homeowners certainly know what it’s like to have devastating home floods due to the weather, and you may have had to book a mold removal in Burlington in the past. When it comes to basement moisture it can be especially difficult to dry out your home fast enough to prevent mold growth from starting - it only takes 48 hours after moisture is introduced for mold to begin to grow.
At InchbyInch, our specialized technicians have been managing our mold removal in Burlington services for homeowners in need. Our teams are certified by third party organizations (such as the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)) to provide safe and knowledgeable mold removal services that follow contemporary health and safety guidelines. This ensures that any household mold is thoroughly eliminated in a safe and timely manner so that you can get back to enjoying your home.
Mold can affect a home anytime and anywhere, but because of Burlington’s history of flooding, we often find basements and low-lying homes to be particularly affected by mold growth. Mold prefers damp, humid environments with little natural air flow, making the basement a favoured site. Attics, bathrooms, and kitchens are often affected by mold growth as well, because they’re either out of the way or have the potential for water infiltration.
The Where and Why of Mold Growth
There are three clues that may point to your home needing a mold removal in Burlington - moisture problems, indoor humidity, and a lack of ventilation. All three are interrelated: moisture in the home can contribute to humidity, and humidity and moisture can’t disperse without air movement. One big way to reduce indoor humidity is by ensuring that the humidity we add to our indoor environments (like through cooking and bathing) are vented out of the house through fans or open windows.
The magic ingredient for mold growth is water, which is why mold removal specialists like us pay so much attention to it. By increasing your indoor ventilation and reducing water infiltration in your home, you can prevent many of the mold problems affecting your neighbours as well as creating a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment.
At InchbyInch, we often find mold growing in the same ideal locations indoors, such as:
- Basements (which often suffer from poor airflow)
- Attics (damage to the roof and shingles can cause slow, barely perceptible leaks)
- Garages and sheds (mold in these spaces can grow on objects that then travel indoors)
- Kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms (all places where small leaks or water-based accidents can trigger mold growth)
Where to Find Mold in Your Home
Regardless of where you find it, InchbyInch Inspections has a way to remove mold in your home. When it comes to mold removal in Burlington, there are no jobs too big or too small. Our teams of experts will work with you to find the least invasive and most effective solution to your mold problems. Some of the materials and surfaces we can effectively remove mold from are:
- Attic joists and beams
- Basements and crawl spaces
Types of Mold
Because mold is a necessary part of the natural environment, there are many different strains that make their way indoors, and they can be a myriad of different colours, shapes, and textures. Some of the common household strains that InchbyInch finds during a mold removal in Burlington are:
- Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as black mold)
The Health Dangers of Mold Growth
As a professional mold remediation company, we strongly recommend mold removal in Burlington because unchecked mold growth can cause serious health problems for you and your family. Because it can be difficult to detect (especially if it’s growing behind walls or in the dark attic), mold can easily grow unchecked and become a big problem in a short period of time. Mold reproduces by sending out airborne spores, which become lodged in our lungs or mucous membranes. These spores can cause us to have:
- Itchy, burning eyes
- Watery, congested noses
- Respiratory problems
- Skin irritation
- Dizziness and lethargy
Because these symptoms mirror those of the common cold or flu, it can be difficult to identify mold as the culprit. But long term mold exposure can weaken the immune system and lead to more serious health problems. For those of us living with respiratory problems or with young children or elders at home, you may find that they have more serious reactions, attacks, or are sick more frequently.
How Can an Air Quality Assessment Help?
At InchbyInch Inspections, one of the low-impact ways we test for mold growth in homes is by doing an air quality assessment or taking indoor air samples. These tests can not only help to identify if mold is growing, but what strains are present, how many spores are airborne (which can help us figure out where and how large the mold colony is), and can identify any other indoor air quality pollutants that may be present in your home. These types of assessments and tests can have a positive effect on your mold removal in Burlington by helping us to develop a precise plan for your home’s unique needs.
What Does a Good Inspection Look Like?
If it’s the first time you’ve ever needed a mold removal in Burlington, it might be hard to know what to look for when looking up mold remediation companies. At InchbyInch, our experience has shown that the best mold inspections need to have two important parts: an in-depth indoor and exterior inspection. Skipping the exterior inspection means that valuable information about your home’s geography, landscaping, and exterior elements is lost, and that information can tell a good mold inspector a lot about what’s going on inside the house.
The interior inspection can then pay closer attention to these areas and help identify the reasons for mold growth or locate unknown problems, like mold growth behind walls or under flooring. The indoor inspection will also include temperature and humidity readings that will give a good inspector further information about the unique ecology of your home.
Certifications in Mold Testing
All air quality assessment and mold test results at InchbyInch are sent to a third party laboratory for testing and interpretation. This provides us with impartial results that help us work with you to determine the best remediation plan for your needs. Additionally, InchbyInch technicians follow third party industry standards and guidelines set out by organizations such as InterNACHI and the Institute of Inspections, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC). These organizations provide us with ongoing research about mold testing and removal, a code of ethics, and standards of practice that ensure the quality and safety of our workmanship. When it comes to mold removal in Burlington, the professional approach is the only one that ensures your safety and peace of mind in the long term.
InchbyInch Inspections is a specialist in mold removal and remediation, asbestos testing, home inspections, infrared thermal inspections, and more. This depth of experience across a range of homes and commercial properties has given us the confidence to work on even the trickiest of projects, and has lead us to work closely with homeowners, landlords, and insurance companies. Our professional, friendly teams provide high tech mold remediation services to help you make safe, successful decisions about your home and investments.
Call us Today For More Information About Mold Removal in Burlington
If you have any questions about mold removal in Burlington 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 Burlington.