There are over 270 species of Mold identified as living in Canadian homes. When mold is permitted to grow and multiply indoors, health problems can occur and building materials, goods and furnishings may be damaged.
When molds grow inside the home, there may be health concerns as molds release chemicals and spores. Breathing in, swallowing or through direct skin contact with mold contaminants are some ways you can be exposed to the chemicals and spores. Depending on the type of mold, amount, degree of exposure and health condition of the occupant, health effects can range from insignificant to causing allergic reactions and illness.
Pregnant women, infants, the elderly and those with health problems (e.g respiratory disease or weak immune systems) are more at risk when exposed to mold.
What is involved in Mold Testing?
If visual mold is found during the inspection either a Surface swab and/or Tape-lift sample will be taken. Air samples, Bulk samples and/or Dust samples may be performed at an additional charge in order to identify if mold is present and the identification of the molds.