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