Mississauga mold removal companies range from very small to medium sized restoration contractors. Mold grows in areas that are frequently wet or damp for prolonged periods of time. The bathroom and basement are particularly prone to mold growth since they are damp most of the times. Before you pay for mold removal or you undertake mold removal yourself, it is recommended a thorough mold inspection and testing be conducted. Mold inspection and testing help to determine if you have a mold problem and if so which types of mold are growing and the level of contamination. The cost of mold removal is based on the level of mold contamination. Generally three levels of mold contamination are recognized. These are level 1 (small amount of contamination), level 2 (medium contamination) and level 3 (large contamination).
Mold testing in Mississauga
For mold testing in Mississauga, you can pay a professional mold inspector to test the mold for you. However, in most cases you can test the mold yourself thus saving money. While there are many mold testing kits available at hardware stores, home supply warehouses and online we DO NOT recommend any kit that is said to give instant results. You should use the same equipment and the same labs that professional mold inspectors use. If you want to test for visible mold growth we recommend using clear scotch tape which you can easily obtain from a dollar store. If you would like to test for air quality in your home, then we would recommend the mold test kit used by mold professionals.
When Can You Perform Mold Removal Yourself?
If the total area covered by mold growth in your home is less than 10 square feet, then, with proper protection you can remove mold with ordinary household cleaning products. Disturbing big infestations can be bad for your health, particularly if you are an allergy sufferer or have a weakened immune system. If you have than 10 square feet, consider hiring a mold removal company. If you don’t know any mold removal company in Mississauga, use Google or other search engines to search for “mold removal in Mississauga” to find local companies that provide mold removal services. It’s important you get quotes from several companies and the quote should include the procedure they use to remove mold and references from their past happy clients.
Indoor Mold Control
Indoor mold control can be achieved by controlling moisture. After mold removal keeping the area dry to prevent mold from regrowing. Make sure any leaks that contributed to moisture are properly sealed. If mold growth was due to high humidity, you may consider installing a dehumidifier areas of the home that have poor ventilation. Whenever showering or cooking ensure the fans are on to reduce accumulation of moisture indoors. In the shower or bath, take a moment to dry the bathtub or shower after each use to reduce moisture in the air. Regularly cleaning your home will also help to prevent mold growth.