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Simple Steps for Preventing and Removing Mould in Your Home

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Simple Steps for Preventing and Removing Mould in Your Home

Health Canada produced a video not long ago with several simple steps on preventing and removing mould in your home.

We often get calls from customers who notice small amounts of mould in their home and aren’t sure what to do, so if that’s you, then check out this video.

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Mould naturally grows in everyones home. This can affect the air quality, and for people who are sensitive to mould can consequently suffer from breathing problems, including asthma allergies and cold-like symptoms.

We’ll often find mould in areas of excessive moisture. One of the most common areas is the basement, because water drips down and settles there from flooding. The bathrooms and kitchens are also very common mould prone zones because of the exposure to leaky pipes and moisture. Finally, exterior walls and the roof can be problematic if not maintained properly.

Prevention

To prevent the issue, make sure to clear areas of water damage as quickly as possible.

Keep an eye on the humidity of your home – it should be kept at no more than 50% in the summer. 30-40% in the winter.no more than 50% in the summer. In the winter, it should be no more than 30-40%.no more than 30-40%.

You should also check to ensure that fans vent outside rather than into other rooms of your home.

Removal

Small areas of mold on non porous surfaces can be cleaned with dishsoap and water. You don’t need to use bleach, and in fact, this can stain your walls besides harming you.

For larger areas that have been exposed to significant water damage, you may need the help of a professional.

If you want more detailed steps, take a look at our mould inspection checklist.

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The Ultimate Mold Inspection Checklist

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MoldInspectionChecklist-Banner_smallThe Ultimate Mold Inspection Checklist

Mold growth can be a serious issue in your home if it’s not handled properly. Recovering from such damages can cost anywhere from $1500 for a small remediation project, to tens of thousands of dollars for widespread mold issues. This is definitely something every homeowner wants to have checked out before committing to any purchase.

Having a mold inspector come in and check every house you visit can be costly and impractical. For that reason, we’ve created a list of items that every home buyer or renter can examine for themselves. This checklist covers:

  1. Introduction – Mold Growth facts and statistics
  2. Home Exterior examination
  3. Home Interior examination

The checklist can also be found in PDF format so it can be quickly pulled up on your Mobile device for quick reference.

Take a look at the checklist here to see if your house is affected.

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