Molds are part of the natural environment. They are present almost everywhere and play a key role in breaking down organic matters. While their presence is typically negligible, unchecked mold growth, especially indoors, becomes a problem since they can damage a property and may even cause potential health risks for the property’s human occupants in the long run.
Mold growth happens when there is excessive moisture which accumulated over time in buildings and/or furnishings. Oftentimes, mold growth occurs in damp areas of a building such as attic, basements, laundry rooms, and kitchens – anywhere as long as there is moisture and oxygen. And when the mold growth remains unchecked or unaddressed for a certain period of time, it can cause cosmetic and structural damages to the building such as stains, warped ceilings, and cracked drywalls. These can then make the building unsafe to occupy. For the health issues which can be brought about by unchecked mold growth, exposure to molds can cause allergic reactions, such as sneezing, asthma attacks runny nose, and skin rashes, especially for sensitive people (e.g. elderly and infants).
Experts recommend a number of proven ways to control moisture inside your home or commercial property which will then prevent the growth of molds. Below are some of the tips which anyone can follow to avoid mold growth:
- Ensure that any wet areas are dried up within 24 to 48 hours.
- Fix immediately any water leaks and seepage.
- Make sure that your heating and air conditioning system is functioning properly by having it checked regularly by your contractor for potential air leaks or incorrect airflows.
- Ensure that your crawl spaces are clean and well-ventilated.
- Have your basement floor regularly checked for leaks. Conduct repairs immediately to avoid any water seepage.
If your property has evident mold growth already, then seeking the help of professional mold inspection and removal services provider is the best way to go. With the experts by your side, it is a guarantee that molds will be removed or remediated safely, preventing damage to your home or building materials, saving you money, and protecting your loved ones. In Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, and North York, one of the most trusted provider of mold inspection and removal services is GTA Mold Inspections. With 15 years of experience in doing professional mold inspection for properties in Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, and North York, we have the capacity and resources to make sure that your property is protected against mold growth.
If you are suspecting mold growth in your basement, kitchen, or any other place inside your home, let the GTA Mold Inspections, conduct the necessary mold inspection, removal, or remediation services. We serve the areas of Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, and North York. Call us to know more.