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Why you need an inspector to deal with mould

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guest | 02 Nov 2011, 02:58 PM Agree 0

Mould is everywhere. It is in the air we breathe and grows on virtually any surface. In fact, there are over 1,000 species of mould in Canada. So what can you do to protect yourself and your tenants from mould and maintain reasonable indoor air quality? A: Control the moisture, control the mould.Mould requires water to grow, so it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. When poor ventilation is mixed with high humidity, often caused by leaks in roofs, downspouts, and basements, the right environment for mould growth is created. Under these conditions visible mould will appear in 24 to 48 hours and will flourish if left unchecked, eventually becoming airborne spores. And it is the airborne mould spores that cause human health problems.What do you do if you see or suspect you have mould? It is recommended you get a qualified mould inspector to do a proper assessment. Many property managers have unwittingly made their building’s mould situation worst by attempting to remedy the problem themselves. The mould inspector will test and safely remove the mould, while keeping everything outside the contamination area free from spores. At the same time the moisture source should be addressed otherwise the mould is likely to reappear. Indoor air quality testing performed before and after the clean-up, along with supporting laboratory documentation, will confirm the mould has been effectively removed.
  • Andrew | 21 Nov 2011, 10:54 PM Agree 0
    Great post. Mould is a nightmare for property owners. Not only are there health concerns but there also concerns regarding leaks that can cost a lot of money in energy costs and repair.
  • Andrew | 21 Nov 2011, 11:54 PM Agree 0
    Great post. Mould is a nightmare for property owners. Not only are there health concerns but there also concerns regarding leaks that can cost a lot of money in energy costs and repair.
  • Hamlin1234 | 08 Dec 2011, 03:08 PM Agree 0
    I think this is very good i really admire your post
  • shane99 | 08 Dec 2011, 06:12 PM Agree 0
    I really like your informative and useful information about Mould.
    Thanks for sharing with us.............::)
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