Health Canada Air Quality Guidelines describe mould in a residential building as a health hazard which should be removed. Water leakage or damage as the causation should also be remediated. The health risk can depend on the type of mould and the level of exposure. For asthma symptoms, it will depend on allergic sensitization. Mould is hazardous and can not be just treated with disinfectants or chemicals. It must be completely removed. Non-viable spores contain toxins so the risk still remains until affected area is cleaned effectively.
BAD NEWS: Mold loves basements!
Your basement is likely to be the most probable spot for a mould infestation. There are several reasons for this:
- A foundation leak is creating a moist environment to nurture mould
- Not enough insulation results in cool temperatures and condensation
- Lack of ventilation
- Pipe leak or slow leak (dripping) creating more moisture
- Over storage –Stored objects create more surfaces for condensation and mold spores to inhabit
Mould removal work should be completed by experienced and licensed professionals with a proven track record in mould remediation. Kleen Condition have just that. The removal of mould can be a dangerous process increasing the risk from mould spores significantly. ODTS – Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome is a flu like condition which can appear 4-6 hours after high exposure from demolition, remediation or construction work.
Kleen Condition know just how to deal with mould quickly and safely. Contact Kleen Condition today for a quote and assessment of your mold remediation work.