Mold Inspections in Toronto

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Mold outbreaks can happen in various parts of the home, and for a variety of reasons. With the right conditions, mold can easily find a habitable breeding ground, even in a newly built home. When the indoor environment is moist or humid, mold can find nourishment from numerous sources. It may be damp carpeting, it may be wet drywall, or it may be insulation that has been waterlogged. Whatever the case, mold should be removed, and removal should be professional.

While it’s important to prevent mold from developing in the first place, even good maintenance and upkeep may not be preventive enough. For some homeowners, the easy way with mold is a visual inspection and a DIY approach using over-the-counter products from the local home centre. The much-preferred approach begins with an expert mold inspection in Toronto and an action plan for remediation. Mold is far too dangerous to manage in a superficial manner.

Professional Services from Inch-by-Inch Inspections

To be certain about hiring a professional mold inspection company in Toronto, homeowners can count on the team at Inch-by-Inch. Inspection work includes both the interior and exterior of the home, which is followed by any testing that may be required. In situations where there is water damage, mold inspection is even more important, particularly in determining the origin and scope of any contamination. Also important is to determine whether a mold infestation is actually hazardous.

When hiring a mold inspection company in Toronto, a comprehensive approach is essential for the best results. Because of the potential for danger, inspection and testing must be through and in-depth – anything short will not guarantee longer-term success. When inspection is comprehensive, it will set the stage for appropriate mold removal and a thorough cleanup that will be permanent.

What’s most important is a professional approach – this is not the right time for a DIY effort.

Mold Inspection Services Toronto

For homeowners looking for professional mold inspection services in Toronto, Inch-by-Inch Inspections can provide a complete service – from inspection to removal, to remediation. Inch-by-Inch belongs to InterNACHI and the IICRC– the industry's largest organization, with comprehensive Standards of Practice, and a Code of Ethics that ensures strict industry standards for a mold inspection. At Inch-by-Inch, the aim is to inspect and identify mold, while ensuring a safe environment for occupants.

What an expert mold inspector in Toronto will inspect in your home?

Mold professionals manage mold safely and effectively. They provide a comprehensive inspection that determines the source and extent of a mold infestation. They have the tools and experience to carry out an inclusive inspection and a detailed report with a realistic remediation plan.  

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  • identifying pockets of moisture accumulation
  • searching for spaces of potential water entry
  • room-by-room inspection for apparent signs
  • testing for air temperatures/humidity levels

A mold infestation can be challenging for homeowners

Mold infestation can be a serious challenge for any homeowner. It’s often hard to detect and can remain hidden while it grows and spreads. In fact, it’s not unusual for mold to grow undetected behind walls, above ceilings, and even under a floor. That’s why it’s essential to contract a company that specializes in mold.  For mold inspections in Toronto, Inch-by-Inch Inspections has the expertise to deliver results – with experienced personnel who are trained and certified.

Inch-by-Inch Inspections provides a full-service approach to mold inspections in Toronto and mold remediation in Toronto.  The company specializes in inspection, detection, and testing, and helps clients to better understand the nuances of mold. As well, in-house experts recommend a plan of action for resolving the contamination. Once informed, customers can make appropriate decisions going forward.

Mold is actually a natural fungus, but indoors it can cause some health issues for humans and animals. With prolonged exposure, symptoms may arise – like skin rashes; breathing difficulties; and sinus irritation. For the most part, health symptoms remain mild, but there are certain strains that are potentially dangerous. Clearly, proper inspection and testing is required.

Arranging for an expert mold inspection in Toronto

In general, mold is not a serious health problem inside the home. However, when mold spores spread and grow, there is potential for health concerns. Mold produces allergens which can cause allergic reactions in certain people – sometimes minor, sometimes more serious. For those who are particularly sensitive, inhaling or touching mold can cause a reaction. And the reaction can range from sinus symptoms, to reddening eyes, to skin rashes.

When a mold infestation is suspected, it’s smart to arrange for an expert mold inspection in Toronto. It’s the best way to uncover the source of the mold, and the best way to determine the scope and possible danger. Waiting for health symptoms to worsen is not wise – getting to the bottom of the problem is much preferred. What most important with mold is to remediate at source and ensure a cleanup without the potential for recurrence.

Choosing the Right Mold Inspection Company in Toronto

Inch-by-Inch Inspections provides experienced, certified mold inspection specialist for every job. These specialists pinpoint the mold infestation, report their findings to the homeowner, and offer an action plan for mold removal. Once an inspection has been completed, a detailed report allows the property owner to understand all of the options. With Neutral Reporting, Inch-by-Inch allows customers to come to their personal conclusions, and make astute decisions going forward.

Whatever might have caused a mold outbreak, it’s better to have remedial work performed by a professional mold inspection company in Toronto. Professionals have the right tools and equipment. They have experience and expertise. And they can guarantee remediation success. With Inch-by-Inch, property owners are assured of quick response times, competitive pricing, and effective results for the long-term. Inch-by-Inch is available 7 days a week, with no-charge for follow-up calls.

What are the warning signs of mold?

In most residential situations, the warning signs of mold are obvious. But mold is tricky and can hide unseen for quite some time. This is exactly why getting a professional mold inspection in Toronto is important. The fact is, mold can materialize in any home - new or old. But the warning signs are common. When mold is even suspected, it’s a reminder to do something immediate, and arranging for a mold inspection in Toronto is the best first step.

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While a musty smell does not always indicate mold, the odour does draw attention. Finding the source of the suspicious odour is important, first visually, and then more in depth.

Mold Growth

Mold growth is going to be obvious to the eye. It could have a “velvety” texture or a “leathery” texture, and it could be visible in a variety of different colours (brown, black, green).

Water Damage

When left unattended, water leaks and moisture deposits are ideal for mold growth. Mold will show up as discoloration on walls, ceilings, and carpets. These are all obvious signs.

Health Symptoms

Chronic health symptoms inside the home may be indicators of mold and mold spores. Symptoms could range from sinus congestion, to breathing difficulties, to skin irritations.

Inch-by-Inch Inspections understands mold - the characteristics of various strains; the unique growth patterns; and the nature of spores. Inspectors use the latest technology and precision instruments to complete the most thorough and comprehensive inspection. While many mold companies do offer basic inspections, Inch-by-Inch Inspections usually goes much further.

Home or Office, There is Potential For Mold Growth

With a persistent water leak, a basement flood, or a roof leak, there is potential for mold to grow.  Even in areas of the home that have excess condensation or high humidity, this too can provide an environment for mold to grow.  The worst part is that mold isn’t always visible to the eye. This makes it hard to detect for the average homeowner, therefore requiring expert inspection.

Many types of indoor mold do not have a musty smell that could point to mold growth.  And without that musty odor, detection is even more problematic. At Inch-by-Inch Inspections the inspection process is exhaustive and mold assessments are accurate. Every effort is made to identify the source of the contamination, and to determine the scope of the mold growth.

While some inspection companies compete with price, Inch-by-Inch Inspections puts more of an emphasis on quality inspections, with advanced diagnostic instruments, for a job done right. The focus is on identifying the source of the mold contamination, the extent of the affected area, and any potential hazards that may be harmful to inhabitants (in the home, office, or factory).

In Canada, Health Canada encourages homeowners and business owners to hire mold inspection companies who are accredited. Contracting certified professionals (and reputable companies) would deliver the best overall results. In addition to a comprehensive inspection, a reliable company will also propose a viable remediation plan, while safely removing the mold.

Mold inspections and assessments should be professional

In more recent years, industry standards have been established to better manage mold inspections, assessments, and remediation. Overall, this creates professional parameters for service providers, but also protects customers. More importantly, however, is that mold management should not be considered a do-it-yourself (DIY) project for the weekend.

Mold contamination is serious, even when the health risks may be minimal. This type of work is best handled professionally, with the appropriate tools, equipment, experience, and expertise. Working with Inch-by-Inch Inspections, customers can rest assured that all safety precautions are being taken to protect everyone on site – including workers, residents, and occupants.

At Inch-by-Inch Inspections, mold inspection and assessment is a step-by-step process, clearly dependent on the scope of contamination. Where required, air samples and mold samples are collected. There is also a decision on which lab tests will be initiated. And finally, there’s the preparation of a detailed report to help customers make astute decisions on what’s next.

Reporting is objective, with an overall assessment of the scope of the problem. As well, various remediation options are presented for resolving the issue. What’s most critical with mold is to arrest the contamination at the source, eliminate any possibility of spores spreading, and ensure a clean-up with no future potential of recurring. The work must be done right the first time.   

Professional Mold Inspections From Inch-by-Inch Inspections

For mold inspections in Toronto, homeowners (and business owners) can rely on the professionals at Inch-by-Inch Inspections. Following a thorough inspection of the property, various tests may be expedited to measure for mold spores, air pollutants, and the like. Here it’s very important to determine whether a mold contamination poses any danger to occupants.

On site, inspectors use high-tech diagnostic equipment to provide accurate data. Homeowner report summaries are comprehensive so that the full extent of an issue is well defined. With Neutral Reporting, homeowners are assured of impartiality and can decide how they wish to proceed. Viable options for removal and clean-up are offered with the report.

With mold inspection, a professional approach is the best approach. This is not work for the DIY enthusiast, and not an appropriate project for retail products and solutions from the local home centre. Because some strains of mold can be potentially toxic (or at least dangerous to health), the self-management approach should be discouraged – it’s not the time for a home remedy.

In Toronto, and throughout the GTA, Inch-by-Inch Inspection offers trusted, reliable service, regardless of the size of the job. By following strict industry standards, Inch-by-Inch can ensure a high level of business integrity for every customer. Working with Inch-by-Inch Inspections, and customers can feel confident that they are in capable hands. The company abides by industry-wide Standards of Practice and subscribes to the Code of Ethics defined by InterNACHI (The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors). To arrange for an on-site assessment for commercial property inspection or residential mold removal call Inch-by-Inch at 416-826-7172.

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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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