In nature, mould serve a purpose. Indoors, mould can grow and multiply causing health problems and property damage.
Mould growth can persist as a result of flooding or poorly ventilated spaces, and can appear in areas susceptible to moisture including:
- Bathroom walls
- Floor tiles
- Underneath carpet
- Ceiling tiles
- Basements and crawlspaces
If left untreated, mould can be destructive to property and poses significant health risks and allergies, particularly in small children and the elderly. Unlike its fungal brother, mildew, mould can’t simply be scrubbed off the wall. It requires a diligent and professional approach to properly remove all matter and spores.
There are many different mould species in a variety of colours and textures, including the uncommon but toxic black mould. As you might have guessed by now, identifying what kind of mould problem you’re facing can be complicated; sometimes its not even visually apparent!
Regardless of the species you suspect in your space, it’s important to get all mould professionally removed and abated as soon as possible to avoid potential health complications and expensive renovations.