Performing Mold Removal Yourself
Risks And Precautions
To ensure maximum effectiveness and safety, hire an experienced mold removal service in Toronto. Prolonged exposure, including during DIY mold remediation, can affect your health and increase the area of contamination. It is not worth the risk.
How Does Mold Affect Your Health?
Continual contact with mold has been linked to:
- Eye, nose and throat irritation
- Coughing and phlegm build-up
- Wheezing and shortness of breath
- Allergic reactions
- Increased incidences of asthma flare ups
Mold Removal Precautions
If the affected area is small and you are determined to attempt mold removal on your own, here are some key precautions you must take:
- Never mix bleach (a standard mold treatment) with ammonia or other household cleaners. It will produce dangerous, toxic fumes.
- Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
- Wear non-porous gloves and protective eye wear.
Note that in order for the mold remediation process to be successful, it is important to determine the type of mold you are dealing with as well as the extent of contamination. This requires training and the right equipment. Mold often grows in hidden and hard-to-reach places. A proper inspection helps identify areas of concern and provides important guidelines for the mold removal process. It is also essential to seal off contaminated areas and properly dispose of contaminated materials to prevent the spread.
A professional mold remediation service like Asbestos Environmental Of Canada (AEOC) utilizes proven methods to secure your peace of mind. We only employ licensed mold inspectors and mold removal technicians to help Toronto property owners successfully deal with the problem. We get to the root of the issue and conduct a thorough cleaning so that you can breathe easily again.
If you are looking for a licensed mold removal service in Toronto, call Asbestos Environmental Of Canada today at 416-985-5025.