Mould affects your mental health alongside your physical health. Mould presents both structural and health problems, so it’s crucial to identify mould in your house and to quickly address the situation.
Saskatoon Fire and Flood’s certified technicians will assess the size of the mould or moisture problem and the type of damaged materials, and create a plan for the remediation work. Not only will we remove your mould, but we will locate and fix the source of the problem. We are IICRC certified to investigate, abate, and remediate mould, further assuring you that you are getting top professionals with the right training to take on your mould issues.
To attack mould, small areas of fungal growth can be removed by the homeowner or a maintenance worker, however, the underlying problem must be fixed, or else the mould will reappear.
What is Mould?
Mould is a fungus that grows on food or damp building materials. In order to reproduce, moulds release small “spores” into the air and these spores are small enough that people can actually breathe them in. Mould can appear in a variety of colours (white, brown, yellow, gray, black and green) and in a variety of textures (fuzzy, stained, discoloured and cottony). There is mould that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mould growth will often occur. If you can’t tell yet, mould is a common problem!
Few environmental problems have received as much attention in the last few years as mould contamination in buildings. Virtually any water affected building surface can support mould growth. Although moulds are naturally occurring, it is well established that the growth of mould in buildings can cause a variety of health problems ranging from headache and flu-like symptoms to serious and possibly permanent health impairment. For these reasons, current standards recommend that all mould growth be considered potentially harmful to health, and abated, without regard to the types of mould present.
Note: Authorities advise specialized help for the clean-up of more than a few square feet of mould growth. Special containment, ventilation and safety measures may be required for larger scales of work. Saskatoon Fire and Flood has certified, specifically trained technicians ready to investigate, abate and remediate your mould issues. A variety of mould cleanup methods are available for remediating damage. The specific method or group of methods used will depend on the type of materials affected.