Vaughan Mold Remediation
Many people fear mold growth in their home or business, as it is both an ugly sight and poses a significant health problem. Following the winter melt and during the hot and humid summer months, water damage and moisture build-up can become major issues in homes and commercial spaces, making it extra important to keep an eye out for mold growth. No matter what the location, mold growth negatively impacts air quality and can affect the health of your family or commercial tenants. Although you can often see blue, green, orange, black or other coloured mold growing, you sometimes are not able to see active mold growth, or it could be spreading in areas not visible to the naked eye. There is, therefore, no way to guarantee that your home or commercial space is safe from mold growth without a thorough and professional mold inspection, followed by a complete cleaning of the affected areas. In this blog post, we are going to discuss mold removal and remediation in Vaughan and answer some of the frequently asked questions about eliminating mold growth. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the expert team at Inch by Inch Inspections to learn how you can access mold removal and remediation in the Vaughan area.
Can you clean up mold yourself?
Depending on the extent and location of the mold growth, it is possible to clean yourself. However, at-home cleaning products are only effective on hard surfaces and not porous materials such as wood or drywall. Bleach and other abrasive cleaners can treat limited amounts of contamination, but it is always recommended that you have a professional inspect any potential mold growth and eliminate it efficiently and effectively.
What is the best product to kill mold?
Many products are available over the counter to kill mold, such as bleach, borax, vinegar, ammonia, and tea tree oil. However, these products are only effective at removing mold from hard surfaces such as counters, and are not effective against mold growing on wood, drywall, carpet or other porous materials. In fact, the water present in many of these chemicals can make mold growth on porous surfaces worse! That’s why we always suggest hiring a professional to inspect and remove any mold contamination from your home or commercial space, especially if the growth is affecting a large area with different surface types (such as an entire basement or attic).
Is bleach or vinegar better to kill mold?
Both bleach and vinegar can be effective at removing mold, but vinegar is slightly more effective at removing mold from porous materials. Both substances can be effective at cleaning small amounts of mold in the home, and for regular household cleaning and maintenance. Vinegar is considered slightly more effective as it can penetrate deeper into surfaces to remove mold; however, no household cleaner is able to completely eliminate mold growth on porous materials. Whether you use bleach or vinegar, if you are trying to remove mold from wood or drywall without professional help, it is highly likely to return.
How does mold inspection work, and how does it work with Inch by Inch Inspections?
To begin, any inspection starts with an “Indoor Air Quality Assessment.” This usually involves a simple laboratory test to determine the level of contaminants present in the air in your home or commercial space. A professional inspection will then be followed by a thorough exterior inspection to help determine areas where moisture may be leaking into the building and facilitating mold growth. The final step is to then conduct an in-depth indoor inspection, including identifying areas with increased moisture and temperature to determine where mold is growing and where mold has the potential to grow. Finally, the expert team at Inch by Inch Inspections can conclude the assessment with an action plan for professional removal of the mold growth and repair any damage caused by the contamination.
How much does mold removal cost?
The cost of mold removal will vary significantly depending on the amount and extent of the contamination. In general, professional mold removal services range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars depending on the size of the home or business. If you are concerned about mold growing in your home, contact by Inch by Inch Inspections for a free quote and to discuss your options.
Why Inch by Inch Inspections?
If you are looking for professional mold removal and remediation in Vaughn or the Greater Toronto Area, Inch by Inch Inspections can provide you with expert experience and exceptional customer service. The team is recognized with an impressive number of international certifications. They are certified by the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors for both Ontario and first-time home buyers, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, and many more! The Inch by Inch Inspections team is experienced not only with mold inspection and removal, but also solving other air quality issues, including odour problems and asbestos.
If you are concerned about mold growing in your home and business, it’s important that you promptly seek professional help. At Inch by Inch Inspections, our expert team can help with any issue related to mold removal and remediation in Vaughan and the Greater Toronto Area. Our technicians can help with every step of the process, from an initial air quality assessment to a thorough inspection and permanent mold removal. We can also help identify sites in your home or business that are facilitating mold growth and offer services to eliminate the compromises in your building integrity. If you have questions about mold removal and remediation in Vaughan, or want to learn more about our services, contact our team at 416-826-7172 or visit our office. You can request a free quotation and learn more about how to improve your indoor air quality and ensure the health of your family or business tenants. There’s no better time than now to start breathing the best quality air!