Mold Damage Remediation in BC & Alberta
Canstar Fire & Flood offers thorough mold damage removal and repair services to keep your family, employees, or customers safe. With multiple locations throughout British Columbia and Alberta, we can safely remove contaminated surfaces, stop the spread of mold, and hunt down the source of the problem. By the time you notice mold in your home or business, the chances are that the problem is more extensive than you realize. Our experts offer professional mold removal services and can help if your building has water damage, indoor air quality issues, and more. Learn more about our services and contact us to schedule service.
Where Does Mold Grow?
Mold exists indoors and outdoors, but there are some common places it can be found inside your home or business. Check out some of the most common places you might find mold in your building:
- Window Frames
- Ventilation Systems
- Cabinets & Furniture
- Drywall & Subflooring
- Wallpaper or Painted Walls
- Wet Walls
- Water-Damaged Mattresses
What Are the Causes of Mold Growth?
The fungus known as mold can grow on many surfaces, including wood, fabric, drywall, flooring, plants, and ceilings. Mold is present just about everywhere and can never entirely be eliminated. The good news is that you can contain the sources and conditions in which mold thrives. Water is the key source for mold growth, and even the slightest bit of moisture can create an enticing environment for mold. The ideal conditions for mold growth are areas with little sunlight and temperatures between 4 and 38° C. Common causes of mold growth inside include damp basements, leaking pipes, dripping faucets, a recent flood that was not properly dried, and rain or snow leaks in a roof.
What Is Mold?
You might have a good idea of what mold, or mould, can do, but do you know exactly what it is? Mold is a fungus that grows in multicellular structures. The hyphae produce mold spores that you may find inside your home or business. Mold is dangerous for multiple reasons. Learn more about what causes mold to grow, where you can expect to find it, the dangers of mold in your home or business, and our mold remediation services.
The Dangers of Mold in Your Home
If left untreated, mold can cause severe problems for your health and your building. As mold grows, it gradually destroys surfaces. Untreated mold growth can eat away at the structural integrity of your home or business if contamination occurs in the ceiling or walls. In time, parts of your building can become vulnerable to collapse, becoming dangerous and costly. Mold growth can often be hidden, making it necessary for a mold inspection. Mold can impact the physical health of your family, employees, or customers. Mold spores spread through the air and are inhaled, causing allergic reactions such as eye, nose, or lung irritation. Certain types of mold produce hazardous toxins, and failing to have the mold removed can put the occupants of your building at severe health risks.
Our Mold Remediation Process
The team at Canstar Fire and Flood has been answering the call for mold damage help for more than 30 years. We have multiple locations throughout Alberta and BC, so there’s a qualified crew in your neighbourhood. We take a comprehensive approach to every situation to properly assess the magnitude of the damage and take steps to ensure it doesn’t come back. Our process includes a thorough inspection and mold damage assessment, containing the mold to one area, drying out the environment, and removing all mold-contaminated materials. The length of time it takes to perform mold remediation depends on multiple factors, including the amount of mold present in your home or business, the area where the mold is growing, and the type of material with the mold contamination. A typical mold remediation job takes one to five days.
How to Prevent Mold Growth
Many home and business owners don’t realize that they can control the growth of mold. The best way to prevent mold growth is not to allow moisture in your building. Check for and repair any leaks in your roofs, pipes, or windows. Keep your humidity levels low by using an air conditioner or dehumidifier. Allow the air in your home to flow freely. In case of a flood, be sure to clean up and dry out your home quickly and thoroughly. You can add mold inhibitors to paints before applying them. While cleaning bathrooms, use mold-killing products. Be sure you remove or replace any carpets or upholstery after it has been soaked if you cannot dry it right away.
Contact Our Mold Damage Experts
Canstar Fire and Flood is a locally owned and operated restoration company offering reliable services to home and business owners throughout the Lower Mainland and throughout BC. Mold is unsightly and can cause several health issues if left untreated. Our team is properly trained to handle and remove mold damage and contain the spread to other parts of the building. Once the damaged surfaces have been removed, our restoration services can get your property back to its original beautiful shape. Contact our team today.