What you should know about reoccurring mould in your bathroom or basement.
Mould is a fungus that can keep reoccurring in dark, high-humidity areas of your home, such as bathrooms or a damp basement. No matter how many times you try and clean it, it keeps coming back.
Many homeowners underestimate the danger of mould, especially the presence of black mould in bathrooms and basements. While most people think of it as only being unsightly, many types of mould can also be hazardous to your health and your home.
There are several varieties of black mould, but one of them, Stachybotrys chartarum, is the most toxic and can grow indoors wherever there is long-term, reoccurring moisture. Toxic black mould releases mycotoxins, a noxious substance that can cause serious harm to humans including headaches, breathing difficulties, lung infections and allergic reactions. Only a mould remediation expert can determine which variety of black mould is in your home.
Black mould can also cause structural damage to your home as it spreads and reproduces by making spores that can be carried by air or moisture to new locations and create new growth. Professional mould removal contractors know how to handle and remove black mould thoroughly and properly so it doesn’t spread. They can also treat the affected area to help prevent black mould from reoccurring.
At ServiceMaster of P.E.I., our mould removal technicians have completed intensive mould remediation training and have extensive experience in the handling and removing of mould. We have the resources to respond immediately, with the expertise and specialty equipment required to professionally remove black mould from your home and help prevent it from reoccurring.
With one call, we're at your side providing expert guidance on what to do and the resources and know-how to fix the problem fast. And throughout the process, we strive to minimize disruptions, answer all your questions, and guide you every step of the way.
ServiceMaster of P.E.I. takes pride in Restoring Peace of Mind® by providing professional residential mould removal and water damage restoration services to homeowners. We work directly and collaboratively with our customers to provide outstanding results. We will guide you through the mould removal process in your home, every step of the way. Day or night, we are available to take your call 24/7, every day of the year.
The experts at ServiceMaster of P.E.I. work to get the job done right and stay by your side until you are satisfied with the results.
If black mould is growing in your bathroom or basement, call the mould removal professionals at ServiceMaster of P.E.I. right away.
What makes mould grow?
- Any organic food source: cellulose in paper, wood, or drywall, natural fibres, even soil
- Moisture, even high humidity in the air
- Moderate temperatures, especially between 20 - 30°C (68 - 86°F)
- Lack of ventilation or stagnant air