Toronto’s leader in mold inspection, Removal & remediation serving Toronto and surrounding GTA
Icon restoration has carved a niche in the market in mold Inspection, mould removal & remediation, in Toronto & the GTA.Our specialty-trained teams of mould remediation experts have the knowledge and the specific tools to respond quickly and to allow us to complete the required mold abatement.
The majority of the services at ICON Restoration are covered by home insurance plans which include mold removal services as well. However, if for any reason your claims aren’t covered then just call us today and book an on-site mold inspection. We guarantee you that our competitive rates won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Call us today to book an on-site mold inspection so we can assess the scope and extend of your mold issue and provide you with an estimate. icon restoration is an IICRC certified mold removal and remediation company with over 20 years of experience.
What is mold?
Mold is an airborne fungus that grows in damp places indoors. Most commonly mold can appear on window sills, under carpets, in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry areas. Mold also grows in various colors and textures, which can make it difficult to detect. If left untreated, mold and mildew can be a major health risk.
How dangerous is it to human health?
With the exception of fresh blue cheese –which is made with cultures of the mold Penicillium, very beneficial to human health–, the larger the mold-affected surface in any household or workspace, the more serious the health risks to the humans and their pets coming in close contact with that surface. Commonly found health problems caused by mold in the house are allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory problems in children under 5 and elderly over 50, the most vulnerable age segments. Also, mould can cause serious damage to elements in the building, many of them essential to the structure such as wood beams and studs, but also wood or carpet floors, drywall, drop ceiling tiles not just in stagnant-water-abundant rooms —bathrooms, kitchens, and basements—, but anywhere inside a home.
why you should hire a professional for Mould removal and remediation?
While there are many DIY-mould remediation suggestions on the internet, they may often create the impression that mould remediation is too easy a task to hire a professional. But, depending on the severity of the damage, doing a proper mould remediation job can actually be a time consuming and often complicated process. Without proper diagnosis, removal and remediation, the mould may grow back and create new problems.
Most people try to scrub mold or mildew. But scrubbing or rubbing mold can release toxic spores into the air. Mishandling mold can increase health risks and even cause spores to grow.
Why are mould inspections needed often?
Mould grows pretty much everywhere. It is a normal component of our existence. But it can become very problematic when mould levels inside our living or working environment get significantly higher than outside. As the mold-affected surface gets bigger, the indoor air quality worsens, giving a clear signal that a mould inspection is necessary, preferably on a regular basis, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.
what steps do we take to perform mold inspection?
For visible mould removal, Icon Restoration can give professional help by performing mould inspections, which include:
- Locating the mould
- Eliminating mould growth in all areas of the property
- Making an immediate guidance plan to help you repair the damage at the earliest
- Providing pocket-friendly estimated costs to you in a timely manner.
Mold is also caused by floods. We can help in providing flood water cleanup and restoration services in such cases.
articles about mold
Common Causes of Mold in Homes
- persistent humidity
- leaking pipes
- A leaking roof
- A damp basement
- foundation dampness
- home flooding
- poor ventilation in your home
- Drying clothes in a property without ventilation
- Trickle vents in windows sealed up or closed