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Mold thrives in places where they can find organic food and water. These are the perfect ingredients for the proliferation of mold in any space, and they can easily spread to other rooms, causing a myriad of respiratory problems, including sneezing, sore throat, allergic reactions, rashes, asthma, and much more.

It is thus of paramount importance that whenever you suspect mold in your house, you immediately call for mold removal services, and KBS Maintenance is here to offer you the very best.

Mold is a serious problem, so if you notice mold growing in your home or office, then immediately give us a call. Mold growth results in several health problems that cause bad odors and affect the structural integrity of your home if it starts growing on structural components.

We offer professional mold removal services and make sure mold and the underlying reasons for it (such as water damage or excessive moisture levels) are rectified.

Common Causes of Mold in Homes

Before we delve deep into the mold remediation process, it is important that you also learn about some of the common causes of mold at home. When you know what causes them, it will be easy for you to be vigilant so that you stop some of the propagation before they turn into a serious infestation. Read below to learn about some of the popular culprits responsible for mold growing in homes:

  • Leaking pipes in the home
    This is a very common cause of mold in homes, especially under sinks and cupboards, and behind drywall. The leaks from the pipe, however small they are, contribute to creating damp conditions that mold is likely to thrive under. Besides, most of these leaks usually happen in dark places or not-so-open places that are not easy to detect. In most cases, it is the presence of mold or mildew that will alert your attention to the leak.
  • Leaks in the roof
    Apart from leaking pipes in the home, the other popular cause of mold at home is leaking roofs. Leaks in the roof are likely to make the attic region damp, and since this an area that is never well aerated, it encourages the fast propagation of mold.The best way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to regularly inspect the attic for leaks. Don’t wait to see physical signs of mold on your ceiling for you to do the inspection.
  • Condensation Build-up
    The temperature fluctuation during the cold months of winter may cause condensation buildup on cold surfaces in some homes. Some of the affected areas that are likely to grow mold spores include floor tiles, brick walls, and metal piping.When the buildup is not detected and removed in good time, it may end up creating the right conditions for mold to propagate. To avoid this problem, always ensure that your pipes are winterized and that every room is ventilated properly to stop any condensation buildup.
  • Flooding
    Generally, mold is usually observed after an episode of flooding. This is because flooding will leave a lot of moisture around and not all homeowners know how to get rid of that moisture before they can start using their homes again.To avoid mold propagation after flooding for your health and safety, allow adequate time for the affected rooms to dry out completely before you can start using them again.This may take a couple of days or weeks depending on the extent of the flooding, but remember that mold requires just 24 hours of wetness to get the right conditions to start growing.
  • Poor ventilation at home
    Homes with poor ventilation have very high risks of experiencing mold problems. As already noted, mold requires damp conditions. With poor ventilation, it means that the houses don’t have proper airflow in all the rooms.With stagnant air and a little moisture, the conditions will be just right for the mold to start growing. This is why proper aeration is encouraged as one of the ways for preventing mold growth at home.
  • Damp Basements
    The basement is one of the rooms normally affected by mold in many homes. The number one reason for this is because basements are usually poorly ventilated. Also, leaks in the basement are never discovered immediately, and by the time they are discovered, some damage has already been done.
  • Damp foundations
    Other than damp basements, you are likely to experience mold problems at home if you have a damp foundation. Damp foundations can be a big problem because it has the potential of affecting multiple rooms and sometimes it can be a serious structural flaw that might be very expensive to repair.Garden moisture and rainwater may slowly find their way down into the foundation of your home. With time and with more accumulation of this moisture, the foundation will become damp, and moisture may escape towards the surface of the floor where it will make the conditions right for mold to propagate.
  • Faulty air-conditioning system
    A faulty air conditioning system may also be responsible for the growth of mold in your homes. Most rooms in the home usually feature air conditioning, and in case of a leak within the system, multiple rooms may be affected. Suppose only one room was affected, the system will transport pores from that room to the rest of the rooms where if the conditions are right, full mold growth may be realized. To stop this from happening, inspect your units regularly for leaks, or any buildups of moisture.

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Signs of mold infestation

Mold are microscopic organisms and this means that you can’t see them with your naked eyes. You can only detect their presence by some of their prevalent signs. The most common sign is black or gray patches on the walls or floors.

Initially, you will notice just a small patch, but this will keep on growing with time.

The patches on the contaminated areas can be black, gray, spotted, white, or just about any color since there are different types of mold that can attack your home. If you notice these patches, check if they have :

  • A musty, earthy smell
  • If there is peeling, warping, or cracking on the affected sections
  • If there is a source of moisture nearby, but little light
  • If you drop a bleach and it lightens up after a couple of minutes
  • If family members are beginning to have allergic reactions or respiratory problems

If you could confirm the above, then there will be good chances that the spots you are seeing on the walls or the floor are mold. You shouldn’t try to remove them by yourself because of the potential health problems associated with their removal. Always call for professional mold inspection and remediation services to help you clear them up.

Dangers of mold propagation

Failing to remove the mold as soon as you see it may lead to serious and very costly health consequences. They include, but not limited to the following-:

  • Breathing complications
    The mold of growth normally comes with the release of fragments, pores, cells, and other unstable organic compounds that are easily transferred from one room to another. These substances are usually toxic and when they are inhaled, they may cause a variety of respiratory problems.
  • Allergic Reactions
    If you have sensitivity or allergy towards any mold-related particles, then you may also be affected in case of mold propagation in the home. Some of the allergic reactions you may experience include-:

    • Itchy nose
    • Non-stop sneezing
    • Water eyes
    • Runny or blocked nose
    • Itchy throat
  • Other conditions
    It is also possible for mold to facilitate the production of bacteria and microbes that may lead to a wide range of conditions or responses in various people. For example, they may lead to various inflammatory responses that may result in conditions such as-

    • Allergic fungal sinusitis
    • Lower respiratory tract problems in children
    • Allergic alveolitis
    • Bronchitis
    • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis

    Due to all these, it is highly recommended that you deal with mold infestation as soon as you notice it. And, instead of trying to get rid of the mold on your own, you should get the help of professional mold remediation experts.

Why Choose us for Mold Removal?

We have a team of experienced mold clean-up experts who have the needed technical knowledge and certification to carry out such critical tasks with the utmost skill. Right after visiting your home or office, our experts analyze the extent of mold growth so that a plan of action can be created accordingly.

Before work begins, we create an isolated work zone or containment zone so that mold spores do not spread to other locations where mold infestation has not occurred. To accomplish this goal, our experts maintain negative air pressure in isolated work zones.

Our team also decides whether things upon which mold is growing can be effectively cleaned or if it will be necessary to discard them.

We have access to different cleaning products that help in the mold removal process. For instance, we select chlorine-based, quaternary ammonium-based, anti-microbial, or fungicide products based upon the requirements at the site where clean-up is being performed. Our experts utilize their professional expertise to make such decisions.

Mold cleanup: identification and testing

It is never easy to identify mold within your spaces. It has a distinctive smell that most people become desensitized to, hence failing to notice it anymore. Unless you see it, the only way, you may suspect an infestation is when your family members begin to complain about the associated symptoms. At that point, it is essential to call for mold testing and mold cleanup services immediately so that the rooms and the air can be completely cleaned.

How KBS Maintenance will eliminate mold from your premises

One thing we understand as mold removal experts, is that no removal procedure will remain successful unless the source of the water that caused the growth is identified and repaired. As such, we prefer to remove the problem right from its root, so that there is no chance of re-infestation.

At KBS Maintenance, we have qualified professionals who are well trained and experienced in getting rid of mold of any magnitude. We take all the necessary measures to ensure the mold is contained during the removal process so that it doesn’t spread to other rooms or places.

Whether it is your first-time facing mold-infestation, or you need a permanent solution to a recurring mold problem, you can confidently contact us knowing that we have a permanent solution, as far as mold removal is concerned.

Creation of Proper Containment Zone

Our experts are aware of the fact that creating the right containment zone is important to stop mold spores from spreading to other locations. We understand that the containment zone needs to be of the right size so that optimum results can be achieved.
They also stay away from creating a containment zone that is too large due to the following reasons:

  • Our team understands that managing airflow becomes harder due to the presence of the greater number of devices and equipment necessary for the management of such airflow.
  • If the containment zone is large, then it will have a greater number of leak points that will have to be blocked.

Use of Right Equipment and Devices

We have a large collection of advanced equipment and cleaning devices, which helps us in achieving optimum results while performing mold clean-up work. Let us briefly look at the equipment we use during the clean-up process.

  • HEPA Filters: HEPA or High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters are set up at the entry and exit points of the isolation zone to prevent mold spores from entering or leaving the work zone.
  • Microfiber Cloths: Microfiber cloths that are few microns in size are selected for cleaning purposes. These are used after all large debris is already cleaned up.
  • Cleaning Chemicals: Our team makes use of hydrogen peroxide and other chemicals to get rid of mold from affected surfaces. Moreover, the chemical is given the required dwell time to achieve maximum effectiveness. In addition, our experts apply a biocide on surfaces where mold growth was noticed for complete decontamination of such surfaces.

After the clean-up work completes, we utilize a particle counter to make sure optimum results have been achieved. Our technicians also check whether the moisture content is at or below the desired level of 16%. Once this is achieved, there is assurance that the indoor conditions are not conducive anymore to facilitating mold growth.

If your home or commercial establishment has been affected by mold growth, then give KBS Maintenance a call, and our team will visit your location to examine the situation. We will develop a plan of action and share it with you so that the mold removal work can be finished as early as possible.

Mold remediation experts

At KBS Maintenance, we pride ourselves on being one of the most preferred mold removal and remediation experts in Montreal, having helped hundreds of homeowners and businesses get a permanent solution to their mold problems. We have the skills and the experience to detect the presence of mold, then offer the necessary removal and remediation services to ensure they never come back again.

Our remediation process goes keenly into addressing the root of the problem. Mold will only exist if there are organic food sources and water in that area. As part of our remediation process, therefore, we will identify the source of the moisture that caused the mold to proliferate, and once we eradicate this, you will not have to worry about mold coming back again.

Fast and reliable mildew and mold removal in Montreal

We are well aware of the health complications of sharing your spaces with mold, and as such, we are determined to offer very fast and reliable services. We will not just make it to your premises as soon as possible, but we will be equipped with the necessary gear to contain the spread of the mold during removal so that they don’t grow in other places.

We will then clean the air, and leave only when we are certain that it is safe for your employees or family members. With our methods and techniques, you can trust that you will get a permanent solution to such an infestation.

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Talk to us today if you need mold removal services, or you suspect an infestation, and you require mold testing services.

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