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5 Reasons Mold Inspections are Necessary

Published on January 18, 2021

If you’re here because you’ve never thought to do a mold inspection in your Toronto home, you’re not alone. Mold removal in Toronto is a common service, but the average homeowner is usually unaware of the presence of mold in their home or the potential risks it may bring to their family until it’s too late. Mold inspections can keep you ahead of the curve and help identify problematic areas or help plan for when disasters (like flooding) strike. 

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should have a mold inspection:

1. It finds hidden mold growth

Many of our clients are surprised to find that the patch of mold they see is actually only a small part of a much larger mold issue. Mold likes to grow where it isn’t disturbed, like in wall cavities, under wallpaper or carpeting, or behind hard to move furniture or appliances. A mold inspection helps find these hidden pockets of mold growth, which can then be removed before they grow out of control.

2. You feel sick

One of the common problems with mold growth is that it makes people sick. Mold reproduces by creating small airborne spores that cause irritation and inflammation when they’re breathed in or settle on our skin or eyes. Feeling like you have a never-ending flu or suffering from frequent headaches is one of the most common effects of mold exposure.

3. Mold damages homes

Besides your health, the most worrisome affect of mold growth is the damage and destruction it can cause to your home and items. While mold removal in Toronto does an excellent job of restoring items that are mild to moderately affected by mold, severely affected items may have to be replaced. While it might be time for a new carpet anyway, losing priceless family heirlooms to mold or paying thousands of dollars to replace attic insulation quickly overshadows the costs of an annual mold inspection.

4. Mold affects respiratory health

Adults or children with respiratory issues like asthma, COPD, cancer, or other chronic lung diseases are disproportionately affected by indoor mold growth, and may need to visit the hospital more frequently. Mold spores irritate healthy lungs and mucous membranes too, and may exacerbate even a common cold or flu.

5. Mold usually has a cause

Mold doesn’t spontaneous generate - it’s usually related to an issue like water leaks or high humidity. Beyond the damage caused by mold, these issues can affect your home’s structure, appliances, or safety, and should be fixed when the mold is removed. 

Professional Mold Removal

Mold growth is a serious issue that should be addressed by a professional. The benefits of having a professional mold removal in Toronto is that your safety is ensured - by using air purifiers, safely enclosing our work site, and thorough testing and cleaning, we can ensure that every last infected surface or item is seen to. For more information on why you should have a mold inspection in Toronto or for a free visual mold inspection with a MoldTech technician, call us at  1-866-684-7684, or contact us at info@moldtech.ca.

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