How can I tell if there is mould in my home?

 

It’s the most frequent question we’re asked, but the answer is not as simple as you think. Of course, if you can see mould, say around your window sills, you have it. But what if you feel sick every time you walk into your house or have a constant headache while at home? If you’ve seen a doctor and they don’t have an answer, mould could be the cause.

 

How do I take care of the problem?

 

The only way to know for sure if your home is contaminated is to get a qualified expert to perform an inspection that may include an indoor air quality assessment.

You know you’re dealing with an experienced mould removal company by their accreditation and knowledge of mould and mould remediation. As Mold Remediation Ontario professionals, OMS has helped thousands of home owners throughout the province identify and remediate their mould issue. Call us today to book a free initial consultation and have OMS to come to your home and talk about your options.

We can perform various testing including – Indoor Air Quality Testing, Radon, Asbestos, Methane Gas, Toxic VOC’s, Mould, Carbon Dioxide & Carbon Monoxide.
We can also Remove & Remediate – Mould, Asbestos Type 1 & 2, Vermiculite (Asbestos Free)

 

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Our Method

If you suspect or see indications that you are living in an unhealthy home, you are welcome to call our office or send a quote request through our site.  Our trained office staff will listen to your concerns and assist you in starting a plan to make your home healthy again.

If interested a certified mould inspector can come to your home to do a free visual assessment.  This means exactly that, it is a visual inspection, we will not cut into walls or disturb your home in any way.

At times testing may be required, costs will vary depending upon the number of tests.  We would never test an area without discussing number of tests and costs with you.  Testing is always optional.  We use an independent lab and a full report is sent to you, an inspector always goes over the report with you to ensure you understand the results.

Once the issue has been identified our inspector will give you a quote on site and if required we will send you a written quote.  At times there could be options on the removal depending upon various issues such as where the mould is, the size of the mould, as well as costs.

Removal – Removal of drywall and mould on soft surfaces is recommended that the removal be completed to a point of 1 foot past any visible mould where practicle

Abrasive Cleaning– Could include Dry Ice Blasting, wire brushing, filing, sanding and/or scrapping.

Non-Abrasive Cleaning – Could include wiping down with warm soap & water, concrobium, or chemical treatments such as On & Gone and Gone for Good

Dry Ice Blasting – extremely effective in destroying mould – Creates C02, which upon contact destroys mould spores so they can’t reproduce.  Once the spores are broken up, we use certified mould removal equipment – industrial strength HEPA vacs – to vacuum up the microscopic pieces.  Finally, we fog the area with an environmentally friendly, people and pet safe antimicrobial solution to ensure that any remaining spores are killed.

Chemical Treatments – Could include Aegis, Concrobium, On & Gone and Gone for Good.

We could use Aegis.  Ideal for all odours.  This is a green product with no bleaching or staining properties- safe for all surfaces.

We could fog with Concrobium which is an antimicrobial solution.  This is a green product with no bleaching or staining properties – safe for all surfaces.

On & Gone goes on and dissolves mould spores and turns it to a mud.  It removes staining and we follow that process up with a treatment of Gone for Good.  Gone for Good changes the PH level of the surfaces from a PH7 to a PH 11 to make surfaces inhospitable for mould growth.  Once the spores are broken up, we use certified mould removal equipment – industrial- strength HEPA vacs – to vacuum up the microscopic pieces.  Finally, we fog the area with an environmentally friendly, people and pet safe antimicrobial solution to ensure that any remaining spores are killed.

We are Approved Applicators of all the chemicals we use.

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