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5 Star Cleaning & 24/7 Flood Emergency company performs Professional Mold Inspections and Mold Remediation services in residential and commercial areas in the GTA .

Our Certified and knowledgeable technicians will provide you with a quality inspection and make sure things get done right the first time.

We believe in the safety of your family and home. With certified technicians and professional techniques and proper testing materials our goal is to make your home a safer place to live. Call today to set up your mold inspection services.

As a Mold Inspection Business we offer a variety of services to our customers. It is our goal as a company to provide the best quality service and results in your Mold Inspections and Remediation.

What is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that can grow on fibers.

Mold is most often associated with locations such as bathrooms, basements and attics because they tend to be more damp or musty. Mold travels through the air as tiny spores and then can land in wet areas where the spores can spread. Molds are fungi that reproduce by releasing tiny spores into the air. Spores that land on moist objects may begin to grow.

There are thousands of different types of mold and we encounter many of them every day, in our homes and outdoors. Stachybotrys chartarum, black Molds in residential or commercial areas can Cause Health Problems and Structural Damage.

Therefore it is very important to diagnose mold , remediate and prevent further damage and health related issues.

What is Toxic Mold?

Toxic mold is a type of mold that produces hazardous by-products, called mycotoxins. While individuals with asthma and other respiratory problems may have reactions to many types of mold, it’s thought that mycotoxins are more likely to trigger health problems in even healthy
individuals. These toxins are believed to be linked to memory loss and to severe lung problems in infants and the elderly.

Floating particles of mold are invisible to the naked eye, so it’s impossible to see where they might have landed until they begin to grow. Loose mold particles that accumulate on items within a house are easily inhaled and can be a constant irritation to the people and pets who live there. The toxic mold we hear most about is Stachybotrys chartarum, a slimy, greenish-black mold that grows on moisture-laden materials that contain cellulose, such as wood, paper, drywall, and other similar products. It does not grow on tile or cement.

Even if the mold in your home is not toxic mold, it can still be a problem, because any mold growing on organic materials will in time destroy them–and too much mold of any type smells bad and degrades air quality.

Mold thrives in damp, humid conditions:

  • Bathrooms with poor ventilation. Install an exhaust fan if possible.
  • Leaky water pipes. Repair them immediately.
  • Roof leaks. Repair them right away.
  • Flood aftermath. Repair as soon as possible. See: EPA’s Flood Info
  • Clothes dryers and exhaust fans that vent under the house or back into the room. Vent them to the outside.

Help Discourage Mold Growth:

  • Install a dehumidifier in chronically moist rooms.
  • Don’t carpet rooms that stay damp.
  • Insulate pipes and other cold surfaces to discourage condensation.
  • Install storm windows to eliminate condensation on glass.
  • Cover crawlspace dirt with plastic and ensure that the area is well ventilated

Houses that have been flooded are at serious risk for molds, especially in areas when are high humidity and temperatures provide the mold with the perfect place to reproduce before cleanup begins…

There are approximately 100 species of mold that are considered toxic. About 15 of those types of mold are known to cause health problems for humans and animals.

Inspecting for mold can be difficult since mold tends to grow in dark, damp areas of homes, but if you understand the basic principles of how mold forms and grows, you’ll know exactly what to look for when inspecting for mold

The symptoms of a mold allergy range from mild to severe and differ from person to person.Sometimes mold allergies will affect someone year-round, other times it will affect someone during a specific season.

The most common symptoms of a reaction from mold allergies are:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy mouth or throat
  • A runny nose

Our mission as mold inspectors is to aid present or prospective home owners by not only
conducting mold inspections but also inform the home owners of potential dangers and hazards
within their home.

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