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What you need to know about mould in your home

This is not the first time you will hear about the effects of mould growth in your home, and it probably won’t be the last.  The damp and humid conditions that accompany the warmer and wetter summer weather increase the likelihood of mould formation in your home, and this is a tangible concern not only for your home itself but for the health of you and your family. In order to get a better understanding of how to address mould issues, eieihome.com spoke to mould inspection expert Tony Muscat of Inch by Inch Healthy Homes.

Mould and Health

“Many people underestimate the negative health effects that mould can have on their families” Muscat says.  Mould release spores that can be inhaled and may lead to an increased likelihood of experiencing respiratory issues such as coughing, shortness of breath, throat irritation and even allergic reactions.  This is especially true if you have children or the elderly living your the home as they are at the highest risk.

Moisture equals Mould

“ Mould needs moisture to grow and a thorough mould inspection is your best bet to identify and eliminate problem areas in your home.” Muscat says. Poor ventilation, excess moisture from bathrooms and kitchens and water leakage are all primary culprits.  Mould can live on wood, carpeting, furniture and drywall among other places where moisture builds such as attics, closets and basements. A thorough home mould inspection carried out by a professional is your best bet to ensure the problem is properly addressed.

The importance of professional inspection

“Mould growth may not always be easy to identify and remove, especially since it can occur within walls or even in your ceiling.” Muscat says.  Relying on experts and expert technology to carry out a mould inspection will ensure both the correction of the causes of mould growth as well as the proper removal of the mould itself. Inch by Inch Healthy Home technicians are trained to the highest standards in mould remediation and will carry out the processes that are most appropriate for your specific situation.

Suspect mould? Act now

Due to the health risks involved, it is important to act promptly if you suspect mould growth in your home. When you rely on Inch by Inch Healthy Homes you are putting your family’s health in the hands of an organization with years of experience and a strong reputation within the GTA.  You can reach Inch By Inch today for a free estimate by contacting them via their listing, here on eieihome.com.



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