Getting Rid of Mould in Ontario

In some cases, it is possible to remove small areas of mould yourself. However, it’s best to hire a professional for larger infestations, as mould can penetrate your sheetrock, air ducts, and more. It can also grow back if you do not address the underlying cause. Keep reading to learn about mould removal in Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto.

Causes of Mould

Mould growth is almost always caused by water penetration in your home. This water can result from a leaking pipe, plumbing damage, foundation damage, a leaking roof, flooding after a storm, and more.

Signs of Mould

Sometimes it can be apparent if you have an issue with water damage, but often water damage occurs slowly over time due to a slow-leaking pipe or roof damage. That is why you should always look out for other signs of mould, such as:

  • A musty or damp smell
  • Allergy symptoms or frequent sinus headaches
  • Dark stains on the wall or peeling wallpaper
  • Visible dampness or moisture

If you notice signs of mould, contact us today for a mould test so we can help you determine your next steps.

How the Mould Removal Process Works


Mould Testing

Dark stains and spots are not always caused by mould. The best way to determine if you have mould is by testing it to ensure you don’t make unneeded repairs.


Identifying the Source

Since mould is almost always caused by water, you’ll want to start by addressing any leaks or waterproofing your home, if needed.


Remove the Mould

Once you have identified the source, it’s time to remove the mould and access water. Your contractor may use a wet vacuum to remove moisture and a HEPA vacuum to remove mould. They may also remove and repair sheetrock and other damaged surfaces.


Retest the Area

After completing your mould remediation, it’s always a good idea to retest the area to ensure that you have eliminated the problem. Contact us today to get started.

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