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Asbestos and mould in your home? How to eliminate it

When renovating your home, one of the worst surprises homeowners can find behind the walls is mould or asbestos. While you may be tempted to remove these harmful substances yourself in order to avoid time delays, calling in the professionals is the safer way to go, says Darren Gradus, CEO of Canada’s Restoration Services.

Canada’s Restoration Services is a nationwide restoration company  with extensive experience in mould and asbestos removal. Gradus tells us about the importance of calling in the professionals when mould or asbestos is discovered in your home.

Get to the source of the problem

“When it comes to mould, in many cases, there’s more than meets the eye,” says Gradus. While it may appear the mould is only on the outside of the drywall, once it’s peeled away, often times the mould has spread inside the drywall and is a much larger problem than the homeowner suspected.

A proper inspection done by Canada’s Restoration Services will identify where exactly the mould is. Once that’s done, the experts can develop a plan to get rid of it.

asbestos and mould

Imagine if your home looked like this? You would definitely need a professional to conduct disaster restoration services!

Avoid cross-contamination

The biggest concern with mould is the risk of cross-contamination. When mould spores are exposed, they can quickly spread, contaminating your entire house. “If you try to deal with it yourself, you open up the wall and if the vents are not sealed and there’s no negative air pressure, the entire floor of the house can contain mould now,” says Gradus. A professional mould remediation company will prevent cross-contamination by setting up negative air pressure, sealing off the vents and setting up containment chambers. A similar procedure is followed to remove asbestos. The entire room is sealed from top to bottom, as well as vents to avoid asbestos fibres going into other areas of the home and the product is physically removed.

You do NOT want mould spreading throughout your home!

You do NOT want mould spreading throughout your home!

Avoid health problems

It’s important to deal with mould and asbestos as soon as they’re discovered. Continual exposure to these toxic substances can cause the following:

  • Eye, nose and throat irritation;
  • Coughing;
  • Wheezing;
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Allergic reactions.

“The big difference between mould and asbestos is once asbestos gets into your lungs, it never leaves. With mould, unless you’re exposed to it for a long time, if you go out and are exposed to fresh air for a week, your lungs will clear out,” says Gradus. Eliminating these substances from your home as soon as they’re discovered will help to protect your family’s health.

See Canada’s Restoration Services in action! Here’s a video of the experts removing mould from an attic:

Want to learn more about Canada’s Restoration Services? Check out this video! It also touches upon how the mould removal process works!

If you’re renovating your home and there is mould or asbestos, chances are likely a contractor will come across it. But what if you’re not renovating your home? How will you know if your home’s walls are safe? Call the experts at Canada’s Restoration Services to conduct a mould inspection. Visit Canada’s Restoration Services‘ profile on our website for contact information and to read reviews from homeowners like yourself!

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