Mold Testing & Mold Inspection in Ottawa

Do you smell something musty in your house? Have you had a flood recently? Water leakage through the roof perhaps? Are you worried you might have mold in your home and now you are breathing in the spores?

Get an ambient air test done. We will take an air sample and send it to our lab for analysis. Results are expected back 4 to 5 days after the sample is submitted in the form of a report. This report will provide the mold spore count as well as detail the mold spore strain.

Why should you get tested for mold?

Mold can be extremely toxic for you and your family members.

Although everyone is prone to suffer from its toxic side effects, people of old age, immune compromised people, children, and pregnant women are most vulnerable to mold.

Unluckily, people with pre-existing illnesses are also prone to infections triggered by mold and can also be easily affected.

Hence, getting a thorough check is mandatory to eliminate any signs of mold from your household and to provide your family with a safe and healthy environment.

Exposure to mold can cause the following adverse health effects

  • Infections – Patients with a weak immune system and lung-related disorders, when being exposed to mold can easily be affected and could also develop a severe infection in their lungs.

  • Sensitivity to mold – Some people with mold allergies could also show severe reaction which will result in skin irritation, sore throat, wheezing, and chest and nasal congestion.

  • Respiratory conditions–It can cause shortness of breath, upper respiratory tract problems, and an asthma attack in severe conditions.

  • Other health conditions – It can further lead to severe and chronic conditions such as cancer, neurotoxicity, immune and blood disorders, liver and kidney conditions, and much more.

What are the common types of harmful mold in homes?

Generally, there are three types of molds found in households that are a serious threat to the health and well being of you and your family members.

  • Toxigenic – Often cited as toxic mold, these types of molds produce toxic substances that are extremely harmful to humans and can lead to some serious health conditions.

  • Allergenic – Allergenic molds are responsible for producing allergies and reactions such as asthma, itchy and watery eyes, and sneezing.

  • Pathogenic – These types of mold causes health problems in those patients who are already suffering from acute illnesses.

So, despite the type of mold, all of them are dangerous and harmful to human health, and to avoid any health-related issue, they should be treated and eliminated from your households – the sooner the better.

Remember, try not to treat the issue by yourself. Seeking professional help with this kind of situation is high recommended.

Professional technicians are the experts, they have been in the field long enough to tackle the problem with ease.

Why should you get your home mold cleaned by professionals?

Well, you never know which hidden areas of your home have developed mold, and we are sure you won’t be wanting to take a risk on it. So, it’s always a good idea to play safe and get your home tested, and  get rid of any possible signs of mold found in your household. What better way to do that than hiring professional services?

The following are some of the reasons why you should invest in quality professional services.

  • Complex procedure – It is very difficult to identify the types of mold and dealing with it directly can be harmful to your health. Professionals are equipped with all the latest tools and equipment to detect and eliminate mold from your house, once and for all.

  • Hibernated mold – When you manage to do it by yourself there are chances that you may not remove all the mold spores. As a result, these spores hibernate themselves for some time and later they reactivate themselves in suitable conditions. Professional cleaners make sure to remove every single mold spore to get rid of them completely.

  • Health issues – You should never have a direct exposure with any type of mold as it can cause several health conditions, and if you already have some chronic diseases, they can be worsened. Professionals have safety tools to deal with mold; therefore, they are able to do it in an efficient and safe manner.

How to stop mold from growing in the cold room?

In the good old days, we had cold rooms – mostly in the basements, that were used for storing food, preservatives, and hanging meat down from the ceiling. It was much cheaper than a refrigerator and used to be an unfinished constructed area.

But did you know, these cold rooms are more likely to produce mold? Even in the newly constructed homes, if you have a cold room, you are possibly inviting mold in your household?

And, if you have a cold room in your home, you can still take some precautionary actions to stop mold from growing or spreading into your home. Take a look at these precautions below:

All you have to do is stop storing certain household items in cold rooms. Most common among these items include:

  • Carpets and rugs

  • Pictures, frames, and home décor items

  • Clothing

  • Baby car seats and strollers

  • Suitcases, cotton boxes, and furniture

  • Organic items

You can however store metal, plastic, glass, non-porous, and non-organic things.

Moreover, there are several construction flaws that can cause mold to grow in your cold room and later spread into the remaining areas of your house. The most common of these flaws are: use of wooden foaming boards that are used to form the floor right above the cold room’s ceiling. These boards are supposed to be removed after the construction is completed, but most of the constructors don’t do this and it results in a disaster.

I suspect my household is being exposed to mold…

What to do?

Hire us!

Try us once, and you won’t regret it, we guarantee!!

Get an ambient air test done. We will take an air sample and send it to our lab for analysis. Results are expected back 4 to 5 days after the sample is submitted in the form of a report. This report will provide all the necessary details – the mold spore counts as well as the mold spore strain.

After all, at the end of the day, it’s about caring for the health of your loved ones that matters the most.

Simon Air Quality can also provide you with swab sampling of mold for surface mold or mold in carpets.

If you aren’t sure as to whether or not you need to test for mold, we can always inspect your home for mold and offer our recommendations based on what we find.

About Simon Air Quality:

Simon Air Quality is one of the best mold testing/inspecting companies in Ottawa and has been in the mold cleaning business for 20+ years. Instead of using old traditional equipment and techniques, we have upgraded ourselves with the latest technology and tools.

Led by Mr. Simon, our team consists of certified, competent, experienced workers.

What we do?

  • Indoor Air Quality Testing – It is really important to get your indoor air quality tested because these microscopic particles (molds spores) keep floating in the air, and are harmful to your health.

  • Mold Removal – When it comes to removing the mold, we work with the best in town. With all the up-to-date equipment and safety measures, they can eliminate mold efficiently from the source.

  • Mold Inspections – Our inspectors conduct a quick interview with the client and inspect the client’s premises for any possible mold development.

  • Asbestos Testing – If Asbestos is found by you or our inspector during the inspection, it needs to be tested with specific testing equipment – all of which we have access.

Why choose us?

  • A team of highly-qualified and certified professionals

  • Reliable team of trustworthy people, who are dedicated to provide quality services

  • Thousands of happy customers and five-star reviews

  • Easily accessible through phone, email, or live chat on our website or live chat on Facebook

  • Commitment to excellence

  • Top-notch customer service

We keep doing our hard work until the customer is fully satisfied with the quality of service being provided to him/her. In fact, even if the customer is satisfied, we provide some extra time to make sure your house is foolproof for the next possible mold attack, so you won’t face this curse again.

Our team:

Our team is led by Mr. Simon who himself had suffered from allergies because of mold during his childhood – he completely understand and appreciates the harms and effects of mold. He is a certified home inspector and has all the necessary qualifications and licenses.

Along with Mr. Simon, we have a team of professions – experienced workers who are working under his supervision to provide you with a healthy, non toxic environment.

We take pride in the fact that we have left many happy customers, who had suffered from the issue, now living within prosperous, healthy environment. We are committed to providing you with nothing but excellence because we care for you and your loved ones!

Simon Air Quality can also provide swab sampling of mold.

If you aren’t sure as to whether or not you need to test for mold, we can always inspect your home for mold and offer our recommendations based on what we find.

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