Mould is one of the most common health hazards throughout every home. Especially in warm and humid climates such as Toronto, mould can grow and turn into a real hazard for your home and the health of you and your family.

As we all know, the main cause of mould is moisture. Microscopic spores of mould exist everywhere, and so if there are moisture and proper temperature, mould can grow uncontrollably. That is in fact, the main part of the mould remediation process: It is crucial that for successful remediation to eliminate the source and contributing factors of mould.

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The primary process in any mould remediation procedure is to document the mould issue. Keeping track of the growth and appearance of mould can go a long way into determining the causes an results of mould. From the documenting and measurements, it is possible to build a heat map that will help pinpoint the water leak or mould source.

If you came here, most probably you have read online that you can fix the issue of mould by applying bleach. That is, in fact, one of the worst mistakes that you can make. It is true that some of the companies that offer mould remediation can use bleach to prevent further growth, and that bleach can help kill off the mould. The issue here is that the common household bleach is mostly water (over 90%), and while doing little to kill the mould, it will create an environment full of water that will encourage its growth further on.

How should a proper mould remediation be done?

After completing the documentation, the first of the entire mould needs to be insulated from the other spaces, and the air needs to be circulated using industrial fans and dehumidifiers. If the mould is between the wall or under the wallpaper, those need to be opened up or removed in order to ensure complete remediation. Some types of mould can be toxic so it’s important that the needed precautions be taken, with the use of proper clothing and filters for breathing.

After that, the mould is removed and the surface is treated with chemicals. If the mould has stayed there for too long, it is possible for the surface or material to have become soft or easily cracked. That needs to be addressed as well and replaced during the remediation process. Any moldy insulation needs to be stripped away and replaced with a new one, and for the walls where there used to be mould, it is sealed (encapsulated). This is to not allow breathing space for new mould to grow or for the old mould to regenerate.

Continuous testing is a viable option not to let mould go out of hand in your home. Not everyone has the luxury of periodically checking every space In their home to monitor for mould, and the use of specialized equipment by companies is definitely a plus.

Overall, CPR24 Restoration is a full-service mould remediation company. What it means is that we offer the full scale of solutions needed for complete removal and prevention of mould. From identifying the cause of mould to fixing any design flaws or tubing associated with it to repairing or replacing the affected areas, and the prevention of further mould by removal and sealing to rigorous testing to detect any traces of new mould, we strive to be a leader in the mould solutions industry.

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