EXPERT MOLD REMOVAL for your home

Many homeowners underestimate the danger of mold, and especially the presence of black mold in basements and bathrooms. While most people think of it as only being unsightly, many types of mold are also hazardous to your health and your home. Mold grows indoors on wet or damp surfaces, such as wallpaper, ceiling tiles, carpets, insulation material, wood and drywall. It can start to grow within 48 hours after a flood or other water damage, and if left unchecked, can have serious impact on both your quality of life and your home's physical structure.

If you notice the presence of mold in your home, or think you may have toxic black mold, contact ServiceMaster Restore, Canada’s #1 mold removal experts. We are here to help remove mold and prevent potential health risks and long-term damage to your home. 

 

effects of mold in your home

Structural Damage

Molds gradually destroy whatever they grow on and can grow anywhere:

  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • HVAC system
  • Drywall
  • Gutters
  • Furnishings and more

Health Problems

All molds have the potential to cause side effects:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Skin irritation
  • Allergic reactions
  • Aggravation of asthma symptoms

 

But some molds, such as toxic black mold, can cause more serious reactions and illnesses including:

  • rashes
  • respiratory problems
  • hypersensitivity reactions
  • chronic coughing
  • organ toxicity

 

SERVICEMASTER RESTORE: canada’s #1 MOLD REMOVAL AND RESTORATION COMPANY

With 65 years in business, ServiceMaster Restore stands at the top of the Canadian mold remediation industry, leading the way with highly-trained technicians and advanced processes and technology. We use the best mold removal procedures for your particular home and situation.

Prevent mold growth with water damage restoration

Because mold can start growing within 48 hours, it's important to react quickly to flooding and other water damage. We use advanced technology and highly-effective drying techniques to monitor and measure the home's temperature, humidity and moisture content. Taking immediate action can make the difference between a small water damage problem and a much larger, costly and more difficult to remedy, situation due to mold growth.

Trust ServiceMaster Restore for expert mold removal and prevention services. Keep your home healthy by contacting us immediately following any incidences of water damage or as soon as you see mold or experience a musty odour in your home.

  Homeowner



Mold on Wall and in Carpet

What makes mold grow?

 

  • An organic food source: cellulose in paper, wood, or drywall, natural fibres, even soil.

  • Moisture, even high humidity in the air

  • Moderate temperature, especially between 20 - 30°C (68 - 86°F)

  • Stagnant air; not fresh or moving air

When allowed to grow, mold causes discoloration and structural damage to building materials. A significant amount of mold impacts indoor air quality, requires specialized remediation techniques and is costly to remove.


Related Content

What is black mold?

Black mold (Statchybotrys chartarum) is greenish-black in colour and grows in conditions where there is an excessive amount of moisture over a long period of time. Water damage, excessive humidity, water leaks and condensation in small, damp places like bathrooms all create a perfect breeding ground for black mold. Black mold releases microtoxins, a noxious substance that can cause serious health problems for humans and pets.

What causes mold in my home?

Excess moisture caused by leaks or flooding in your home — especially in typically damp environments like your kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms — creates the perfect breeding ground for mold or mildew. To control and reduce the risk for mold growth in these areas, you must properly maintain your plumbing system and monitor appliances that use large quantities of water, such as dish washers and washing machines. Small amounts of indoor mold are unavoidable and usually harmless. In damp environments, however, mold spores can more easily reproduce and cause more serious and difficult to remove mold problems.

Is There a Difference Between Mold and Mildew?

 

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