Certified Mould Testing
Even if you don’t see any visible mould in your home, you may still have harmful mould contaminating your property and the air you’re breathing. To find out for sure, the first step is to call the experts at Breathe Easy Eco Solutions for a dependable mould inspection. We can often find a mould source that you may have missed. If you do have visible mould in your home, we don’t recommend a mould air test since the results are bound to be positive. In these cases, it’s better to treat and remove the mould rather than test the air. However, an air test may be required in certain circumstances, and our certified testing experts are happy to help. Our mould testing is followed by a report from a professional lab and our expert interpretation of the results. Count on our team for prompt services when in need of mould and asbestos testing in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
Talk to one of our professionals today if you need more information regarding our mould testing services in Winnipeg.
Identifying Mould in the Household
Damp conditions directly correlates with mould growth. According to Health Canada, indoor mould growth is a health hazard. It can increase the risk of respiratory allergy symptoms and can even aggravate asthma in mould-sensitive individuals. People living in homes with damp conditions and mould are likely to have:
Irritation in the eyes, nose, and throat
Wheezing and feeling shortness of breath
It is important first to know how to identify mould in your home. Mould growth is usually hidden; it can grow behind walls or above ceiling tiles. At Breathe Easy Eco Solutions, we provide effective yet eco-friendly mould remediation removal services. Our team of skilled and well-trained certified technicians can often find a mould source that may have evaded your attention.
We start with a visual inspection of your home and look for signs of mould in damp or flooded areas. After examining the condition of your property, we recommend solutions and priority action plans to address specific problems in your house.
When damp conditions are present, mould is expected to appear in the next 48 hours. Hence, immediate action is important. Schedule an appointment with us if you see visible signs of mould growth such as musty odour, leaks, or facing adverse effects.
The Importance of a Control Sample
When performing indoor mould testing, we also take a control sample to determine the level of outdoor mould. Although not all companies take the time to take a control sample (particularly in winter conditions), we almost always do due to the many environmental factors that can have an impact on your mould reading. There is no legal guideline for how much mould is too much in an indoor environment, but a general goal is to have the indoor and outdoor levels very close to equal.
Steps to Follow Before Mould-testing Procedures Start
The underlying source that led to mould growth has to be removed to prevent it from returning. But before that, as a homeowner, you need to follow these steps:
Discard damaged or mouldy materials by sealing them in a plastic bag and dispose of them outside of your home.
Pull carpets and furnishing away from wet walls.
Check non-washable furnishing and paper products. For moulds such as mattresses, bedding, and toys. If they have been stored in a wet environment or exposed to damp conditions, throw them away.
Vacuum all surfaces in the house, non-washable furnishings slowly and carefully. Do not use a regular vacuum for homes; rather, use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.
Dry areas that are wet with a dehumidifier.
Isolate the area if possible, or you can cover the affected surfaces with plastic sheeting.
After this, consider seeking professional assistance to chart out an action plan. You can count on us to give you a home free of mould and asbestos.
Take Control of the Moisture Problems in Your Home
Where there is moisture present, mould will grow. It can result from our daily activities such as showering, washing clothes, and sometimes due to weather conditions, inadequate ventilation, and many more. Moisture accumulates inside a house when it cannot be vented outside. However, moisture problems are preventable, and here are a few ways to do so:
As a homeowner, you need to ensure rain and snowmelt drain away from the house. The outflow should run away from the house and not into neighbouring foundations.
Make sure you repair plumbing leaks promptly.
Using exhaust fans to vent moisture outdoors are recommended.
Run a dehumidifier in damp areas if you notice that moisture is condensing on surfaces.
In several cases, we have seen that mould does come back after adopting preventive measures and cleaning, which is usually an indication that the source of moisture has not been removed. Unless the problem has been identified and solved, the mould will reappear. Take professional assistance from Breathe Easy Eco Solutions for a reliable mould inspection. Whether you need it for residence or commercial, we provide both services with ease.