Mould is the result of a moisture problem that has gone undetected. Eliminating the source of the moisture is the first step in the correction process. Proper removal (remediating), of the mould is imperative to ensure against cross-contamination and the spread of mould to other parts of your property.
When to Seek Help
When dealing with mould, it is always best to get direction early on to determine the next steps for removal or cleaning. A quick call to Supreme Restoration Services for Mould Remediation and Mould Removal service will start you in the right direction, reach us toll-free at 1-877-987-7363 or 519-946-0363
Consider calling us for any of the Following
There is a significant amount of visible mould (more than 10 sq feet).
Your home is very damp and moist.
Mould comes back after repeated cleaning.
A family member suffers from asthma or respiratory problems or other health problems that appear to be aggravated inside the home.
Three common conditions for mould
Moisture – generated by excess indoor humidity, leaks or flooding
Food – organic, porous materials such as drywall, wood, grout and wallpaper
Optimal temperatures –18 to 28 degrees is optimal for mold growth
How can you tell if it is mould?
Discoloration is a sign of mould. However, all discoloration is not due to mould. Carpeting near baseboards, for example, can be stained by outdoor pollution entering the home. Stains or soot may also be caused by the smoke from burning candles or cigarettes. Mould may be any colour: black, white, red, orange, yellow, blue or violet. Dab a drop of household bleach onto a suspected spot. If the stain loses its colour or disappears, it may be mould. If there is no change, it probably isn't mould.
Sometimes moulds are hidden and cannot be seen. A musty or earthy smell often indicates the presence of mould. However, a smell may not be present for all moulds. Even when you do not notice a smell, wet spots, dampness or evidence of a water leak are indications of moisture problems and mould may follow.
To avoid most mould problems, keep materials dry and home relative humidity levels below 60%