Professional mold removal services for Victoria and all of Vancouver Island.
Hazpro Environmental provides professional mold removal services for Victoria BC and all of Vancouver Island. Our Head Project Manager has received IICRC Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician training. Hazpro staff receive our industry leading classroom training, reflecting the theory and applied skills endorsed by IICRC Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician training programs.
The first step in any mold remediation is to complete a visual investigation. We can point out if there is an obvious source of the mold, and gain sufficient information to quote on your remediation project.
We have the ability to provide tiered remediation options depending on the project end goal and budget.
Common Causes of mold
In order to prevent mold growth, the air inside a home should be under 60% relative humidity. In homes where the humidity level exceeds this, we often find the culprit is inadequate air circulation. Using bathroom and kitchen fans often, and leaving windows and doors open whenever possible, will help to increase air circulation.
Air can hold more moisture the warmer it is, meaning the relative humidity (the percentage of moisture in the air) will decrease the warmer it is. As a result, making sure the home is adequately heated can go a long way towards alleviating humidity problems.
* The Attic
Ovens and bathrooms that are improperly vented, or not vented at all, can leave warm moist air in the home. Mold growth from these common issues won’t be found near the source but rather in the attic. If you’re concerned about mold growth from humidity or improper ventilation it’s a good idea to check your attic for signs of mold growth
Another common culprit is insufficient or improperly installed perimeter drains, which can mean the foundation of your home is not sitting above the water table, causing moisture to seep into the basement.
Leaks & Floods
Lastly, leaks and floods are a common problem that can result in mold growth. Mould can grow within 48 hours of a leak occurring, so it’s important that leaks and floods are cleaned up as soon as possible and the affected area inspected after clean up to ensure no mold has taken hold.
Hazpro Top Tip
Dark or black areas around roof vents are common indicators of mold in your attic. Head outside and visually inspect your roof vents for signs of mold growth. If you’re concerned about potential mold growth give us a call and we can arrange for a Hazmat Survey or inspection.
Hazpro Environmental – Mold Removal and Prevention
Mold Removal and Prevention – Mold is the common word for any fungus that grows on food or damp materials. Mold can be black, white or almost any colour. It often looks like a stain or smudge and it may smell musty.
In order to grow, mold needs moisture and a material it can live on. It then releases “spores” into the air which are small enough that people can actually breathe them in. Breathing in large amounts of these spores and the by-products they produce can negatively impact your health.
At Hazpro Environmental our goal is to help you and your family live a healthier and happier life so here are some simple things that you can do help keep your home mold free!
What should I do if I think I have mold in my home?
If you have mold in your home and don’t know what’s causing it, or if you suspect you have mold but can’t see it (e.g. you smell mold), give us a call and we can line you up with one of our expert partners who can assess your space and determine if the mold is there, where it is, and what’s causing it.
If you know you have mold and need a price for the remediation, we’ll be happy to schedule a free site visit where one of our staff will come out and assess your issue and come up with a no-obligation quote.