Mould Remediation Services
Ottawa Mold Removal Services
Ottawa Extreme Clean offers expert Mold Removal and Remediation Services. Our team is experienced in a variety of Mould Situations, this includes after a flood, or sewer backup. We also remediate grow-op properties as well.
One of the first indications that you may have a mold problem in your home is odor. If you detect a musty, earthy smell, it is very likely that you have Microbial Growth aka Mold Growth in your home.
If you have a flood or water damage situation, we recommend you call us right away to minimize the damage and mould growth. The Key is to get the home dry as quick as possible. In the case of a sewer backup, additional decontamination would also need to be done as well.
Our goal in every Mold situation is to ensure the safety and well-being of all of the occupants. Our Service is available 7 days a week.
Dangers of Mold in Your Home
Mold growth, aka microbial growth generally occurs with the elevation of moisture in an indoor environment where common building materials are present. High humidity or water damage, if present for periods of 24 to 48 hours can and will promote the growth of mould spores. While mould spores are always present indoors, they are usually at acceptable levels. It’s the change in humidity and addition of water that starts the growth cycle for Mold in your home.
Who is At Risk From Exposure to Mould?
While Everyone is at Risk, those who are higher at risk include individuals with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. Children and infants are also more prone to the effects of Mold as well due to their body weight. Pregnant women, as well as asthma sufferers, are indeed at high risk.
Mold Symptoms in the Home
Most types of mold release spores into the air and can cause a variety of illnesses as well as other health issues.
If you notice any of the symptoms below when you or your family are in the house, you might consider investigating for mold with a mold inspection and/ or indoor air quality test.
Visible mold can appear where any excess moisture is present. Areas that are most common include:
- Attic Mold
- Mold in the Basement
- Crawlspace Mold
- Laundry Rooms
- Kitchen Mould
- Bathroom Mold
- On Drywall and Plaster
- Window Mold is also very common due to condensation.
In the winter months, we often mistake the signs of mould exposure for the common cold, due to the lack of outside ventilation.
Mold symptoms may include:
- Constant headaches
- Aches and pains
- Coughing or Wheezing
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
- flu-like symptoms
- Watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion
- Asthma attacks
- Memory problems
- Possible fever
- Mood changes
- Memory problems
The Process and Protocols We Use
Our starts with a full inspection of your home. This will include structural inspection, moisture readings, preliminary tests of suspected mould. If it is suspected that there is an elevated mould count, we would likely recommend an indoor air quality test. We use a 3rd party test with an air quality hygienist to maintain integrity of the results. Once it’s established that there are elevated mold counts, the remediation would commence based on the protocol set out by the hygienist.
Our Team would isolated the area’s deemed contaminated to prevent the mould spores. The decontamination and removal of the affected materials would happen afterwards. We would also completely clean the area by way of HEPA Vacuuming, use of Negative Air Pressure, Antimicrobials, as well as remediating the cause of the mould and sealing the structural materials affected with a sealer to prevent further mould grown or re-occurrence.
It would be recommended following the remediation to have a follow up air quality test for safety clearance. Especially if the counts were excessively high to begin with.
Book Your Mould Inspection Now!
To book a mould inspection and remediation in Ottawa, please call us at 613-366-8417 or click on the button below to have a team contact you.
We are available 7 days a week to serve you. We service Barrhaven, Ottawa South, Manotick, Rockliffe, Vanier, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans and every other zone in the greater Ottawa Area.