If the previous owners neglected your home, it may have a serious mold or odor problem. Brand new homes may also have odor problems from construction, or, more rarely, mold. Regardless of how they got there, you can remove the mold and odors that remain, to turn your home into the healthy and comforting space you envisioned. Here’s how you can remove these contaminants from your home, and a few reasons why you may want to do that sooner rather than later.
How Does Mold in the Home Affect Health?
According to Health Canada, mold is a significant health concern. If you have mold in your home, you may experience:
- Throat, nose, and eye irritation
- Phlegm build-up and coughing
- Shortness of breath or wheezing
- Worsening asthma symptoms
That’s just the effect of normal mold. Some types of mold also release mycotoxins, which can cause severe health issues for some people.
How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Home
No matter what kind of mold you have, from attic mold to bathroom mold, the removal process is the same. First, the root cause of the mold is identified and fixed before scrubbing the visible mold off the walls. Depending on the cause of your mold, different solutions may be suggested. For attic mold removal, ventilation may need to be added to the home, and for mold removal other sources of moisture will need to be eliminated. Once the underlying problem is fixed, mold can be removed as well as surfaces that have been damaged beyond repair.
Can I Remove Mold from My Home by Myself?
Many homeowners find that when they try to remove mold themselves, it simply comes back stronger. That’s because few homeowners have the expertise and equipment to find the root cause of the mold and fix it permanently. It’s best to get a professional’s help to protect the value of your new home, and your health.
Where mold occurs most often: 1) Attic, 2) Bathroom, 3) Kitchen, 4) Basement, 5) Garage
In addition to mold, you can also experience persistent odors in a home. Among the strong odors that may be hard to tolerate and need to be removed are: cigarette smoke residue, cooking odors, and pet odors. These odors can be removed effectively with ozone odor removal.
How Does Ozone Odor Removal Work?
Odors can be effectively eliminated using an Ozone odor removal treatment. The first step towards odor removal is to determine the surfaces which might be the source of the smell and using a specific cleaning product to remove it. For example, walls and ceilings can be washed with a specialized nicotine removal product if you have cigarette smell in your home. If you have spice odors, specialized cleaning products to remove spice residue from cupboards, exhaust fans, and the rest of the kitchen can be applied. Ozone shock treatment then kills the odors and bacteria that may linger in the air.
Contact Steri Mobile for Effective Odor and Mold Removal
Are you considering buying a home that will require mold or odor removal? Or, perhaps you already have. At Steri Mobile, we can help you free your new home from mold and odors. Contact us today for your free estimate.