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Mold Inspection and Removal in Winter Time

Published on January 29, 2021

During the winter, home maintenance tasks usually involve things like shovelling snow or de-icing the driveway - not mold removal in Toronto. But mold issues are just as prevalent in the winter months as they are during the heat and humidity of summer, and there are several common reasons why. Mold inspections in Toronto take the guesswork out of this common infestation and help you make your home clean and mold free. 

Why Does Mold Grow in Winter Time? 

While every home is different, those with mold infestations often share a number of similar signs and symptoms that signal the potential for mold growth. Here are some of the reasons people need mold removal in Toronto during the winter: 


More Time Spent at Home: In the winter, we tend to spend a lot more time indoors and keep our windows and doors shut tight against the cold. This can amplify existing issues and create a closed environment that encourages or enables mold growth. 


Temperature: In the GTA, heating our houses in the winter is essential! But this heat can actually create the perfect stable environment for mold growth. While it can thrive in even near-freezing temperatures, the common home temperature range of 19-24º is ideal. 


Moisture and Water Use: Water is the single most crucial ingredient for mold growth - and homes that suffer from high humidity, have leaks, condensation, or floods are almost always affected. Winter can magnify issues with humidity, especially as we compensate for dry and uncomfortable air. 


Safe Mold Removal During COVID


If you discover mold in your home, there’s no safe amount or window of time before you should remove it - it needs to go straight away. This is because mold can spread rapidly, and even a small visible portion may indicate a much larger issue. When mold grows unchecked, it causes serious health consequences and can result in thousands of dollars of damage to your home and appliances. 


Mold reproduces via airborne spores, so safety before, during, and after is of utmost importance at MoldTech. Wearing masks is a critical part of our job — COVID or not — as is physical distancing and worksite safety. Because we always want to contain mold growth to prevent spreading or cross-contamination, we use industrial quality air filtration and contain our workspace so that there are physical barriers between us. 


MoldTech Works All Year Round


Just because the weather’s changed doesn’t mean that mold will stop growing - a mold infestation can start at any time of year, and seasonal changes won’t halt or change its growing patterns - as you can see, it can sometimes even make it worse! Mold inspection in Toronto is an essential tool for homeowners concerned about humidity, recent floods, strange smells, and health and safety. In a time when respiratory health is top of mind, every advantage you can give yourself is appreciated - and a safe indoor environment is a huge plus. For more information on mold removal in Toronto, get in touch at 1-866-684-7684. 

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