Damage due to water flooding is a sore point for any homeowner in Canada. Though an unexpected event, crucial steps taken in time can contain the damage. However extensive harm is also done by tiny water leaks and seepage on a daily basis which are usually out of sight.
These pose major issues as they need considerable remedial actions. Mould formation due to water logging or moisture trap is very common in homes, more so in places with humid conditions. Mould growth is extremely annoying. It leaves almost no surface untouched if it goes unchecked; be it metal, wood, textiles or walls. It gives out bad odor and the microscopic spores emanated from mouldings cause allergies and breathing problems for sensitive people.
The best way to keep them in check is to take preventive action which does not allow them to grow at all. However, if they do show up in your home, you can try few DIY ways or hire professionals to do the job for you.
Mould from water damage is most likely to be caused by internal sources like leaking pipes, blocked drains, cracked roofs, low quality plastered walls or defective appliances like washing machines and dishwashers. Water damage is also possible through external sources like flooding and severe weather conditions like incessant rainfall and snow.
In most cases, mould needs to be handled by trained experts who know how to safely deal with different kinds of mould infested areas at a large scale. For example residential buildings are prone to widespread mould damage across several apartments with common walls or across different floors. Such situation is best handled by certified agencies.
Mould cleanup services offer end to end solution in mould damage remediation. Give us a call as soon as the problem has been identified. The specialists would assess the extent and severity of mould, sometimes through use of advanced equipment. They would then ensure containment of the situation like quarantining the affected area. Air filtration catches microscopic spore particles and prevents mould spreading to other areas. Mould is then physically removed, surfaces treated with antimicrobial and anti-fungal chemicals and restored to their original state as much as possible.
When you have identified the source of mould formation, take immediate steps to fix it and then focus on cleaning up. You can clean the surface with a mild detergent solution. Some detergents are specifically marked as anti-fungal so it’s a good idea to use them for sanitation as well.
Always assess the mould situation before trying to handle it yourself. Regular cleaning with detergent works well for mild growth but extensive mould problems in Toronto, call for professional treatment. Always wear protective gear like rubber gloves, boots, mask and goggles when dealing with chemicals for washing and sanitizing.