Rapid Sample Testing For Mould Consultants In Toronto
There is an old story floating around the chemical testing industry. An older woman is cleaning her basement when she stumbles upon what looks like an enormous growth of mould hiding in the corner.
Sickened, she calls the local abatement company. Upon arrival, the consultant takes a look at the suspicious invading creature—something is amiss.
It’s not mould at all. It’s her dead husband’s toupee.
However, to keep the dear lady happy (they came all this way after-all) the technician takes a sample for testing.
Get Mould Tested Today
(Results Emailed Today Too)
You’ve got the samples—now you need them tested (and you need it fast). Having been in the abatement business for 20 years, we know know how important turn-around time is for consultants.
For your convenience we have a number of drop-boxes placed around Toronto. Simply find the nearest box, drop the sample in and call us with your preferred turnaround time.
If you want immediate results, bring the sample right to the lab, and we’ll have it tested in as little as 3 hours.
Or, try our automatic sampling service. You can also sit-tight, and we can come pick-up the samples from you (within a 30 km radius).
Not Sure Mould Is Gone? Get It Tested
Testing is most effective after removal and remediation. Once the mould is gone, make sure it’s gone for good.
If you’re not sure what mould looks like, check out this quick guide to mould.
Is Inhaling Mould Bad?
At its best, mould can be an irritant. Hay-fever-like symptoms can occur such as a runny nose, red eyes, sneezing and skin rash. However, it can be a severe problem for folks with allergies or asthma.
Mould has also been known to cause asthma attacks in people with pre-existing allergies. While research is ongoing, immediate mould removal is the only next step.
Getting Rid Of Mould
The most effective way to get rid of mould is to get rid of the source—water and moisture. This is easier said than done, especially in the case of floods (where moisture permeates into every part of the building) or slow plumbing leaks when the invading species remains unidentified until its too late.
The fact remains, bleach and other household products really don’t work. You can scrub it off, but unless the source has been eliminated, it will return. If the mould problem is small (less than 10 sq/ft), you can often do it yourself.
However, significant mould problems will require a contractor.
6 Quick Tips
For Controlling Mould
For Controlling Mould
|Mould grows indoors and outdoors, and there is no real way to get rid of it entirely. However, since it thrives in the presence of moisture…|
|Eliminate moisture, eliminate mould. This is done by having proper ventilation of bathrooms, dryer and other appliances that generate moisture. Using de-humidifiers and air conditioners. Use exhaust fans when you’re cleaning, dishwashing and cooking.|
|If you have any water leaks in the building, taking care of those is the first step.|
|Cleaning and drying wet furniture or carpets immediately (or within 24 hours) vastly reduces the spread of mould.|
|With water and detergent, remove mould from hard surfaces and make sure it’s completely dry.|
|Try to limit or prevent condensation: insulate cold surfaces that have the potential for condensation such as windows, walls, piping etc.|
|Don’t put carpeting where there might be a moisture problem, such as next to the sink or close to drinking fountains.|