Mold Removal CALGARY
Mold can be harmful to you and your family
More than an unattractive look, many types of mold (especially black mold) pose serious health risks to you and your family and can damage the structure of your building.
Do you suspect mold growing in your property? Call us or book your estimate today for professional mold removal services.
We are Calgary's trusted mold removal company, specializing in the removal of airborne and visible mold. We can provide you with start to finish mold inspection, mold testing, and mold removal. We guarantee safe and proper removal of all hazardous materials and ensure clean and safe indoor air quality.
Our primary concern is removing molds from your home in a safe, cost-effective, and timely manner.
- Experienced team of IICRC certified technicians
- Adhere to the highest safety standards
- 100% job success rate
- Available 24/7
- We work with your insurance company and help you deal with insurance procedures.
Why is mold so harmful?
Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that thrives in a wet and damp environment. Having mold spores inside is common and doesn't necessarily mean the environment is contaminated.
Many types of mold, however, produce allergens, irritants, and toxic substances that can be a threat to your family's health.
Mold reproduces by tiny spores that travel through the air and grow on a number of natural and synthetic materials, where they quickly multiply and spread throughout your home.
Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, making them hard to detect without special equipment.
For more information about indoor air quality, visit Health Canada.
Health & safety risks
Exposure to mold and its mycotoxins can have serious long-term health risks if inhaled, ingested, or touched.
Prolonged exposure can lead to severe allergic reactions, infections, suppressed immune system responses, and in rare cases, toxicity poisoning causing death.
Mold remediation ensures you and your family breathe fresh air inside your home.
What Are The Symptoms of Mold Sickness?
- Breathing & Other Respiratory Issues
- Irritated Eyes, Nose, & Throat
- Nasal & Sinus Congestion
- Asthma Symptoms
- Anxiety, Depression. & Insomnia
Property damage risks
Mold digests organic matter and eats away nearly anything it grows on including your belongings, furniture, and can threaten the structural integrity of your house, condo, or business.
Our remediation and removal services can restore any furniture damaged by mold.
What Kind Of Damage Can Mold Cause?
- Floor Boards
- Ceiling Tiles
If left unchecked, mold can damage these areas beyond repair and require expensive restoration costs or replacement.
Where does mold come from?
The great city of Calgary AB is no stranger to the moist, damp, and wet conditions that mold needs to flourish.
Moisture from springtime basement flooding, roof leaks, or issues with the plumbing are all common ways for moisture to enter your home or business and cause the conditions needed for mold to grow.
Where Does Mold Grow?
Our mold REMOVAL PROCESS
- Air quality test and mold testing
- Identify and determine the type of mold
- Locate the source (poor ventilation/moisture)
- Recommend treatment options to remove mold
Water & Mold Removal
- Take humidity measurements
- Contain the area to avoid cross contamination to surrounding areas
- Remove any water that may cause further damage
- Remove airborne contaminants with air purifying equipment
- Remove all visible mould by hand using antimicrobial treatments
Drying & Cleaning
- Dry the area using dehumidifiers, fans, and scrubbers
- Bring the moisture down to a safe level so mold cannot thrive and return
Prevention & Restoration
- Receive a post completion report detailing the root causes of the mold
- Receive tips for ongoing maintenance to ensure mold does not return
- Our team will restore any property damaged by water or mold
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Mold Removal FAQ's
What Is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that can grow anywhere indoors where a moisture problem exists. It feeds on materials containing cellulose and water, i.e., paper, drywall, carpeting, etc. Molds have been shown to cause health problems by causing allergic reactions and/or respiratory problems.
How does mold affect my health?
Mold exposure can cause an array of health problems. If mold is growing inside your home, you may be exposed to mold spores and other mold elements. The type of mold determines what kind of health effects you might have. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, toxins.
The mold species dictates what the health effects are likely to be. Allergic responses are common with mold exposure. Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). In people with mold allergies, symptoms tend to be mold-specific, meaning that people will have reactions only to the types of mold to which they are allergic. Some illnesses may be caused by mold toxins (mycotoxins).
These effects are not allergic in nature; rather, they are toxic. For example, Stachybotrys chartarum (Stachybotrys atra) has been linked to pulmonary hemorrhage in infants, cognitive deficits in children, and toxic reactions in people with compromised immune systems. Exposure to mold toxins can result in neurotoxic effects including memory loss, brain fog, mental confusion, difficulty concentrating, slurred speech, or other neurocognitive deficits.
Should I remove mold myself?
It is recommended that mold be removed by a mold removal company. The mold removal technicians are trained in the use of mold remediation techniques, including containment and air scrubbing. Most mold growth occurs hidden behind walls or above ceilings where it’s not easily visible to the naked eye. This makes it nearly impossible to diagnose the mold problem and to determine how moldy your house is.
What mold test kit can I use to test my own home for mold?
There are mold kits available that allow you to swab a surface and then send in the mold samples in the included container. The lab tests the mold samples and sends back a mold analysis. This mold test is not guaranteed to be accurate because it takes many mold spores to become mold contamination.
There are millions of mold spores in a cubic meter of air. Also, mold can grow on both the surface and inside porous materials such as drywall and carpeting, so it is impossible to test for mold by swabbing the surface only.
How much mold does it take to make someone sick?
The amount of mold needed for an allergic reaction is very small, i.e., approximately 0.25 cubic centimeters, which is about the size of an eraser on a pencil. The mold needed to make someone sick is very small, i.e., mold can be on your clothing and shoes and you won’t get mold poisoning from it unless you breathe the mold spores in and they find their way into your lungs where they can grow and release toxins. Symptoms of mold poisoning can include nausea, diarrhea, headaches, coughing, and eye irritation.
How does mold cause damage?
Mold releases spores into the air that can be breathed in and mold grows by degrading building materials and household items such as wood studs or paper. Some mold takes hold and continues to grow without any visible sign of mold. This mold can damage the building materials or household items that it is degrading
How moldy is my house?
There are only two ways to be certain how moldy your house is… test the mold or remove all mold growth. The mold removal technicians are trained in the use of mold remediation techniques, including containment and air scrubbing. A mold inspection can’t tell you how moldy your house is. A mold inspection can only tell you if mold is present in a building and in many cases, mold can be hidden in walls and ceilings
How do mold spores get into the air?
Mold spores are not always visible to the naked eye. Spores live in mold colonies that continuously release thousands of mold spores into the indoor environment. The mold spores can be found floating in the air, on shelves, molding, and other mold-contaminated surfaces
What are mold spores?
Mold spores are basically a cell that enables mold to reproduce. In the mold life cycle, mold produces millions of mold spores from each mold colony. The mold spore is fully alive until it comes in contact with a surface where conditions are unfavorable for mold growth. Once the mold spore comes in contact with a favorable environment, which is moldy building material or household items, it can germinate and grow into a mold colony. Mold spores are everywhere indoors and outdoors
How do I know if my home has mold?
The presence of mold can’t be seen unless mold growth is large. You may suspect mold if you notice any of the following: mold odors, unexplained respiratory health problems, and/or persistent mold-related allergy symptoms such as allergies, asthma, or sinusitis. Other mold symptoms may include mold on surfaces, mold growth in appliances or items, and/or deteriorating building material
How does mold get in a house?
Water leakage from roofs, siding, or plumbing can cause mold to grow indoors. In addition, mold may be a problem in a house that has water leaks from the interior such as a kitchen or bathroom sink drain that is not venting properly to the exterior. The mold growth may be hidden behind drywall or molding
How many types of mold are there?
There are thousands of mold species worldwide and mold constantly evolves and mutates. In a mold colony, mold spores grow as filaments. The mold filament structure presents at least two mold types: mold spores and mold mycelium
What is the difference between mold and mildew?
Mold and mildew are both molds but they belong to different genera (i.e., mold and mildew are mold species). Mildew is not as harmful as mold. Mildew does not produce mycotoxins, which is one of the toxins that mold produces. In addition, mold has a fuzzy appearance and grows in colonies but mildew is singular and it doesn’t grow in colonies
How do I prevent mold growth in my home?
The best mold prevention is to fix any water leakage problem. Other mold controls include the use of mold inhibitors. If mold spores are entering your house through windows or HVAC system, it may be necessary to have an air filtration system installed
How do mold remediators make mold disappear?
The mold remediation technicians use mold cleaning products, mold removal products, and containment to remove mold growth. Mold remediators also use air scrubbers to capture mold spores. Finally, mold remediation professionals usually follow up with a post-remediation mold test to ensure mold growth has been eliminated