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Mould And Mildew Removal

Concerned that your home or property may have been affected by mould or mildew growth? At Jani-King Environmental we are experts in mould and mildew detection and removal in both residential and commercial properties. Mould and mildew can be harmful – call us today to discuss your needs!

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SIGNS THAT YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE PRONE TO MOULD OR MILDEW:

 

Mould and mildew thrive in dark and damp conditions. Mould and mildew may not always be immediately apparent to the naked eye. Often, mould growth can be hidden, for example in your air conditioning or heating vents. It is important to know what signs to look for in order to protect the health of the property’s inhabitants.

Risk factors for mould growth may include:
  • Dampness

  • Leaks

  • Flooding

  • Poor ventilation

  • Condensation

  • Older housing

 

A musty odour in the home, discolouration on walls, or on grout between tiles, high humidity inside the property, condensation, water stains, excessive dust, and poor health (e.g. allergies or breathing difficulties) may be a result from mould or mildew. One of our Jani-King Environmental experts will be happy to assist you, should you have any concerns.


HEALTH RISKS OF MOULD AND MILDEW:

Exposure to mould or mildew, even in small quantities, can have profound effects on your family's health.

A large proportion of the population is allergic to mould spores. Exposure in such cases may cause asthma-like symptoms, as well as eye irritation, runny nose, skin rashes, headaches, fatigue, and occasionally more serious symptoms.

Certain strains of mould are toxic. ‘Black mould’ is among the most well-known, and most common. It is a greenish-black gelatinous mould, and is associated with a range of severe health effects, including:

  • Respiratory problems

  • Inflammation

  • Damage to internal organs

  • Mental ‘fogginess’

  • Tiredness

  • Nausea

Young children and the elderly are most at risk to health effects associated with mould and mildew exposure.

Cleaning up mould and mildew growth yourself may increase your exposure to mould spores and chemical fumes. Jani-King Environmental is equipped to tackle mould and mildew problems, even in difficult-to-reach places.


TREATING THE CAUSE:

Prior to initiating clean-up, the source of moisture that led to the mould growth should be corrected. Common causes include water leaks, plumbing and HVAC system problems, high humidity and condensation. Our Jani-King professionals will work to identify the source of the problem and rectify it, to prevent reoccurrence of mould in your property.

If the mould in your property is the result of flooding, or a water leak, Jani-King Environmental has the expertise to restore water-damaged areas. For more information, click here, or give one of our experts a call today!


 

GENERAL MOULD REMOVAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Work areas should be unoccupied during mould clean-up activities.

  • Be aware that the removal of mouldy material may impact asbestos-containing materials, particularly if carpet, cove base, sheetrock or plaster is involved. If so, it will be necessary to carry out asbestos removal before the mould removal begins.

  • Mould contaminated material is not regulated and can be disposed of as regular waste. To prevent spreading mould to non-affected areas in a building, contaminated material must be removed from the work area in a sealed disposal bag or wrapped in plastic.

  • A commercial HEPA vacuum cleaner must be used whenever vacuuming a work area as part of a mould clean-up process. The tanks, hoses, and attachments of these vacuums should be thoroughly cleaned and dried after use.