Prevent Water Damage Problems & Mold Growing in Toronto

How can you prevent Mold Growth?

Lots of people ask us how can they prevent mold from growing in their homes, although it isn't always easy it is definitely possible to help prevent mold from growing within your home. Below we have made a list of the top 3 things that you can do to stop mold and keep you and your family safe.

1. Find plumbing issues early and fix them

Plumbing issues are one of the main factors contributing to mold growth. If you notice that you have a leaky pipe you should call a plumbing company to fix it as soon as you can. GTA Restoration offers plumbing services in Toronto & the GTA that can help you with this if required. Mold is attracted to moist areas and by not fixing a leak or any other problem you will be helping promote mold growth. GTA Restoration also offers a leak detection service utilizing non-destructive equipment, like thermal imaging and moisture meters.

2. Throw out any items that are contaminated

If you find anything in your home that has been contaminated instead of trying to clean it we recommend you throw it out. Especially if it is an item that is hard to dry such as carpet, fabric, tiles or wooden furniture.

3. Watch your humidity levels

It's very important that you keep the humidity levels in your home under control have your humidity level at the recommended level is a good way to ensure that your home stays healthy. Your relative humidity level should ideally be around 30-40% depending on the season.

If you find any mold in your home we recommend you call us right away, mold can be dangerous to your health and especially dangerous to younger children and the elderly. We recommend you read out post on the risks of mold to learn more about this. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area and are having any problems with mold we recommend you call us and we can have an expert on site to quickly help you determine how serious the mold is and how we should proceed. Check out our services page on Mold Remediation.


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