When the topic of mold comes up in conversation, one of the first questions people wonder about is black mold. Is it toxic? Will it harm my family or my pets? And how do I get rid of it? Media hype has made black mold into a household name and for good reason - it can be toxic and it may harm you and your family. However, black mold removal in Toronto can ensure that any unwanted growth is dealt with quickly and safely, so that you can go back to enjoying your home.
If you’re concerned that mold growing in your home may be toxic, the first step is to have a professional come in and assess it. At MoldTech, we have over a decade of experience performing black mold removal in Toronto and the GTA, and can quickly and effectively visually assess the problem in your home. If we believe that the mold growing may be harmful for your health, we might suggest testing samples or taking other diagnostic measures to determine the reach of the situation.
Mold comes in all shapes, sizes, and colours. One or more of these variables alone can’t tell you exactly what type of mold you have growing in your home - only a lab test can do this. But in our experience at MoldTech, black mold usually likes to set up camp in the same places in your home, and we generally start looking for it in one of two places: the attic or the basement. We target these areas because they are the most frequent places that black mold likes to grow. Both tend to be warm, humid, and damp, with small water leaks or other sources of moisture that mold needs to grow. They also tend to have lots of mold’s favourite foods, materials like drywall, old insulation, books, carpets, and wood.
Black mold removal in Toronto is so important because mold growing in these places can cause serious health effects, not to mention property damage or damage to your home’s structure. Black mold got its bad rep because of its virulence - you may have come across the name stachybotrys chartarum used in conjunction with the term black mold, which is the scientific name of a particularly toxic black mold that grows in your home. Impossible to eradicate with at-home methods, stachybotrys can cause a range of health problems and allergic reactions, such as chronic fatigue and headaches, fever, irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, and with long term exposure, serious respiratory illnesses, and in some cases, even death.
When you have a MoldTech professional perform your black mold removal in Toronto, you gain all of our experience and knowledge in ensuring this problematic growth is removed safely and permanently from your home. Mold can take hold deep within porous items or be hidden behind otherwise pristine walls, making a professional assessment with specialized tools one of the best methods for detecting and then eradicating the problem. If you have black mold growing in your home, don’t wait to see if is harmful - call us at MoldTech to have a professional black mold removal in Toronto.
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