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Why DIY Mold Removal In Toronto Is A Bad Idea


Mold removal in Toronto

Mold Removal

Do It Yourself projects are all the rage these days. Homeowners
everywhere are swapping out their phones for hammers, taking on all
kinds of jobs in and around the house. But when it comes to DIY mold
removal in Toronto, you may be getting in over your head. If you’ve
found mold growing in your home, you’ll need to call in an experienced
professional. Here’s why…


Health and safety concerns for mold removal

Did you know that mold can dramatically affect your health? Even
minimal exposure to spores can have long-term health consequences
for both you and your loved ones, especially affecting people with
existing respiratory and immune system deficiencies.
Mold has been shown to cause a wide variety of unpleasant
symptoms, including coughing and sneezing, sore throat, respiratory
irritation, skin disorders, chronic fatigue, headaches, asthma attacks,
and irritated eyes. Believe it or not, mold can even affect your pet or

Lack of proper inspection for mold

When it comes to DIY mold removal in Toronto, there is no such thing
as a “one size fits all” solution. Truth is, there are more than a hundred
different types of mold that can grow in your home, each coming with
their own unique set of challenges. Stachybotrys Chartarum
sometimes referred to as black mold or toxic mold is probably the
most harmful type of mold to have indoors. If you haven’t got a clue
what you are dealing with, you risk exposing your family to dangerous
toxins and potential major property damage.
The only way to know for sure is to have a certified mold inspector
inspect your home. They will do a thorough assessment, examining
the interior an exterior of your property to find the source and the
cause of the mold. Air testing is the most effective and accurate way

to determine conclusively if you have mold, as well as the types of
mold, and the contamination levels of each type of mold found. Be
sure to have someone trained in this field take the air samples as the
air samples must be taken within specific parameters to ensure
the accuracy of the results. The samples taken will be sent off to an
independent certified lab to get them properly evaluated.

Inadequate mold removal equipment

If the only thing protecting you from the dangers of mold removal
Toronto is a dust mask and an open window, you might be getting
more than you bargained for. Proper mold remediation requires state-
of-the-art equipment, supplies, procedures, containment, and PPE. If
you are not fully trained and equipped to properly remove mold from
your home, leave it to the professionals.

Accidently spreading mold

You’d never know to look at it (especially how ingrained it gets into
surfaces), but mold is highly airborne. So, that afternoon of scrubbing,
wiping, and vacuuming you’ve put aside may actually make matters

Cleaning up mold yourself can send trillions of mold spores flying off
to other areas of your home, making a potentially small problem into a
much larger one. Sometimes there may only be a small area of mold
visible, but that visible portion is only the tip of the iceberg. The only
way to truly contain your mold issue is to hire a mold remediation

A DIY project can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. But for
troublesome mold removal jobs, you, your family, and your property
will be better off letting the pros tackle the problem. For a full range of
mold inspection, testing, and removal, contact MoldCare Today!

Think you’ve found mold? Call (519) 579-Mold or 1-888-MoldCare for
your FREE phone consultation.