Telltale Signs You Need Emergency Mold Restoration
Mold is a common problem in many residential and commercial properties. In fact, over 500 species of mold have been detected in Canada, and studies show that approximately 70% of houses have mold infestations at some point. While not all mold infestations are as apparent, especially when they begin, all instances of mold should be addressed with urgency. The best way to keep your property free of mold is to recognize the signs and precursors of mold and follow up by contacting our experts at CPR24 Restoration for emergency restoration in Toronto and the surrounding areas. With IICRC-certified mold removal services on call, you can free your property from the harmful effects of mold.
Keep an eye out for these signs of a mold outbreak.
Leaks or Flooding
The number one cause of mold outbreaks is water damage. If you’ve recently had flooding, appliance leaks, or plumbing leaks on your property, then you may be at risk for mold. In as little as a day or two after water damage, mold will start to grow. Depending on the size of the affected area, mold infestation can be pretty expansive. To stay on top of mold effectively, you must address water damage promptly. At CPR24 Restoration, we provide 24/7 emergency restoration for water damage cleanup, flood restoration, sewage backup cleanup, and more, in addition to mold removal services. By addressing water damage sooner with expert services from our team, you can minimize mold removal costs while ensuring effective results.
Pungent Mold Odour
When mold growth persists, the spores that reproduce and contribute to mold outbreaks release harmful mycotoxins into the air, which also emit a pungent Earthy odour. If you consistently notice the smell of mold, you may need mold removal services. It’s a good idea to address the problem as soon as possible because the odour is a symptom of mycotoxins. It also indicates that your air quality is being affected.
Visible Signs of Mold
As mold begins to contaminate various building materials, from drywall and grout to wood and insulation, it will typically take on a patterned staining appearance. The sporadic spots of mold will be a range of earth-tone colours, including black, green, grey, white, yellow, and brown. The texture of mold can also be distinct. Usually, black mold and other common household molds will have a fuzzy or velvet texture.
Health Effects of Mold
As mold lingers, it can affect indoor air quality, causing those exposed to mold to become sick. The symptoms of mold exposure can start off similar to allergies with a cough, post-nasal drip, runny nose, and even sneezing. As mold persists, the health effects become more severe depending on the location, size, and species of the outbreak. In the most serious cases, mold exposure leads to nausea, headaches, rashes, eye irritation, and more.
Eliminate Mold with CPR24 Restoration
If you’ve been struggling with mold or water damage on your property, get emergency restoration with our experienced team of IICRC-certified specialists. Available 24/7, our team is available to help you address all your urgent mold needs.