I’ve got mold! What is it? & What do I do?

I’ve got mold! What is it? & What do I do?
Mold is natural to the environment, It can be indoors or outdoors. The basics of learning about mold begin with knowing that is the break down procedure of dead organic matter such as trees, leaves and when the snow melts. When the problem is indoors this is where the issue becomes very important and can cause serious long term health problems for you and your family. Mold spores are naked to the human eye and travel through the air. There are many different types of mold, but none can exist without water or moisture. If you have any questions regarding Mold and mold removal you can always go online to www.gotmold.ca or gotmoldcalgary.com our brothers in mold & grime and read more about the devastating effects mold can have on your life and anyone in your home.
If you have mold, it is important to get rid of it as fast as possible. Just because winter is right around the corner and things are starting to “dry up” it doesn’t mean this problem will disappear on its own. If you choose to hire a contractor (or other professional service) to do the clean up, make sure they are properly trained to deal with the matter at hand. Got Mold? in Saskatoon & Regina. are the area experts through out Saskatchewan & Alberta because of their experience and “know how” of the industry. Some other companies are known to miss a lot of the mold and put a sheet of drywall over your patch and call it a day. Mold has the ability to assist in a number of different situations where mold can be an issue. Even if the mold damage was caused by sewage or other causes of contaminated water.
Molds will have the potential to cause serious long term health problems and sometimes even fatal if it is not properly contained. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances. The most common responses to mold are runny nose, sneezing, red eyes and rashes. Some of these symptoms can happen immediately and some of them can be prolonged. It has to do with the individual. In some cases people are very allergic to mold. The symptoms can occur with people who aren’t even diagnosed with a mold allergy.
Some contractors treat the issue like it’s just a matter of replacing the carpet, while this may be a temporary fix “out of sight out of mind” it is more likely to cost you more in the long run by just doing the “quick fix” instead of doing it properly. It may still be attached to your floor boards or walls and could have spread by not properly containing the area.
Once you have determined that mold is the issue and know where and why it’s there, experienced mold remediation companies like Got Mold? know that you need to be properly covered when cleaning and removing it. Putting up a barrier between the infected area and the rest of the house so that the spores don’t expand and go elsewhere. Remembering that mold travels through the air and is invisible to the naked eye. This key fact is that you could have mold and not even know about it. In such a case, there are tests that the experts at Got Mold? can assist you with for peace of mind.
For further assistance in booking an air sample test or to have a mold removal expert assist you with your problem don’t hesitate to call the mold experts at Got Mold.
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got mold?™ is a locally owned and operated Canadian company with over 25 years of combined experience in the disaster restoration industry. A Message from the President

Mold is a growing concern. To continue to thrive as a business over the next ten years and beyond, we must look far ahead, understand the ever changing world and power in order to structure our business in the future and maneuver in such a way that will allow us to anticipate challenges we face throughout our journey, enabling us to continue operating as a world class company employing great people for continued success.

Our Mission

Find & fix sources of unhealthy indoor air
Our Vision

Healthy indoor air

Our Core Values

Dependable – We make commitments and meet them
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All this while maintaining the utmost in health & safety standards. Indoor air quality specialists, we are experts in mold testing, removal and remediation; fire and flood damage restoration; indoor air quality testing; asbestos surveying, asbestos testing, sampling and abatement.