What to Do When You Find Mould in Your Home - Next Steps
Health Canada calls mould growth a "significant health hazard". That's because the damp conditions that contribute to mould growth in your home make it more likely you'll experience respiratory allergies. If you suffer from asthma and are sensitive to mould, your asthma will get worse.
Poor indoor air quality because you have mould in your home can lead to eye, nose and throat irritation. Coughing and phlegmatic wheezing, and shortness of breath are other signs of mould in your home getting out of control.
Signs of mould in home environments need urgent and professional remedial and removal action. The kind that Breathe Easy Eco Solutions in Winnipeg, Canada can provide. Read on to find out how to go about testing and getting rid of mould in the home.
Signs of Mould in Your Home
The first step of having mould removed from your home is understanding the high probable areas for mould to grow. Winnipeg's often humid continental climate makes it susceptible to mould.
Mould is a type of fungus that thrives in damp conditions, and there are at least twelve different kinds of mould that could take residence in your home. It is certainly a good idea to keep your house clean, ensure you throw away decaying vegetables, and make sure leaks do not go unattended.
But even so, some sources of mould could go undetected, and most visual indications, such as discolouration on surfaces, occur when the problem is already at the advanced stage. Places where mould can get out of control include:
- Under kitchen sinks
- Behind the washing machine, or in a laundry room
- Around air conditioning units
- Inside your walls
Whether you're buying a new home, selling your existing one or plan on staying exactly where you are, testing for mould in your home is essential. Your own health and the health of the house itself depend on it.
What Breathe Easy Eco Solutions Tests For
That musty smell is a sure sign that there is mould in the room. But there are other methods, including our chemical testing kits, used to inspect and find mould in your home. We're certified mould inspectors through agencies such as IICRC, Ahera, and Internachi. After understanding if your home may or may not be affected with mould, the second step is to call the professionals for testing.
As such, we use our eighteen years of professional experience to track down sources of mould in your home. Our inspections are free of charge. We should warn you that attempting mould removal on your own is not recommended.
You need proper protective equipment to ensure you do not inhale the spores that mould produces, especially when it is disturbed. Aside from that, you might not succeed in removing the mould if you do it yourself. We use eco-friendly methods and we are experienced in tracking down the source of the mould.
Our methods of mould removal ensure that the mould you cannot see is removed too. It's a fogging process using our own special formulation of botanical enzymes and essential oils to kill airborne spores and inhibit organic growth.
We're House Doctors, Not People Doctors
If you are concerned about your respiratory health, you should discuss this with your doctor. We can clean up your home environment, but we cannot diagnose or treat human conditions that might be caused by less than satisfactory indoor air quality.
Clean Indoor Air
Contact us for residential mould testing in Winnipeg, as soon as you sense signs of mould in home spaces. We'll do the testing, and help you get rid of this unpleasant menace so that you can enjoy healthier home living.