Vancouver’s wet, winter season ushers in more than just snow sports and cozy nights indoors. Frigid temperatures increase the risk of freezing pipes bursting and causing property floods. Heavy rainfall can result in flooded basements. And no matter the cause, any water damage in your property can lead to a mold infestation, as mold can start growing 24-48hrs after materials come in contact with water.
Naturally, mold thrives in humid places such as around leaks in roofs, windows, pipes, as well as in bathrooms, basements, attics and crawlspaces, and wherever there has been flooding. Mold grows well on a variety of materials, like paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. It can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric and upholstery.
Exposure to certain molds can cause human illness that ranges from itching eyes, sneezing and coughing to serious allergic reactions, asthma attacks and even permanent lung damage. If you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), no matter what type of mold is present, the best practice is to remove it and prevent its future growth by correcting any moisture source. Since the effect of mold on people can vary greatly, either because of the amount or type of mold, you cannot rely on sampling and culturing to know your health risk.
You owe it to your property and your health to deal with mold contamination swiftly, and at Fresh Start Restoration we believe we owe it to you to do the same. Our highly trained IICRC certified mold removal technicians treat your mold problem as if it were their own. At Fresh Start Restoration we offer:
- Free Inspection for Visible Mold
- Leak or source of mold detection
- Professional mold remediation
- Attic and Crawlspace Clean Up
- Post remediation repairs (if needed)
- Clearance test post-repair (optional)
Your home should be a safe haven. Your business should be your pride and joy. If mold contamination has tainted your property, take heart. With true experts on your side, mold removal is fast, affordable, and painless. With our professional inspection, expertise and advice you can eradicate mold in your property once and for all. Call us today for a free visual inspection!