Mould spores can be found everywhere in the air outside as well as inside—they can be carried in on our clothes, on our pets, or through open windows. However, mould needs specific conditions to grow—moisture and lack of airflow are major contributors to growth. These conditions can occur if your home has inadequate/improper fans and venting or if your home is not properly insulated.
Frequently, bathroom or kitchen fans are not properly connected or vented. This will allow conditioned air (warmed air) to enter the attic and condense on the roof sheeting. Once it has condensed, water is present, and mould grows quickly throughout the attic space.
Improper insulation includes:
- low or inconsistent insulation throughout your attic (not installed up to code)
- Insulation that is packed too tight in the soffits without korovents (baffles) to allow for airflow
- Venting that is not properly wrapped
Cold areas in the attic will need to be topped up with insulation to prevent mould from growing on the interior ceilings at these areas. The same is true for cold spots on exterior walls. The attic should be brought up to the current R value (to code) for your area to ensure that no stacking effect (warm air heating through the ceiling) will take place in the attic.
To help determine the cause of your mould, contact us today.
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If you cannot see your mould but you have a musty or earthy smell or family members have been suffering from respiratory issues - we suggest starting with a home humidity & mould inspection and possibly air quality testing to test for allergens. Click Here for more information on a home inspection.
Health Canada advises that high concentrations of airborne mould spores may have a number of adverse health effects. These include eye, nose, and throat irritation; coughing and phlegm build-up; wheezing and shortness of breath; and allergic reactions. Some studies show that mould may also affect your immune system.
Mould is often discovered by a building inspector during the sale process. Buyers, insurance companies, and finance companies will often require that the mould professionally remediated. So if you want that quick sale - let us turn your mould into Sold!
Once mould has been identified in your home, isolating the type or measuring the spore count does not change the procedures for mould removal. Mould will actually ‘eat’ the structure of your home. It will reduce the value of your property. We can remove the mould in your home often in less than a day.
Take care of your family, find out about our mould removal processes and call us today.
This photo shows the mould growing through the paint in an attic. The goal of the paint was to encapsulate the mould, but as you can see this is not the best process.
This mould was sprayed with a product with the goal of rendering it non-viable (killing it). Other than watching to see if it grows again, there is no way to determine if this mould is still viable (live). The best way to deal with mould is to remove it!
This is a good example of how your attic should look. There is no grey, black or white - it is a clean caramel wood colour. The baffles have been installed correctly at the soffit vents to allow the attic to breathe.
Serving the Central Island Communities:
Serving the Central Island Communities:
- Campbell River
- Quadra Island
- Denman Island
- Hornby Island
- Port Alberni
We recently had Home SOULutions Remediation Ltd. come into our home to advise us on a mould issue in our attic. Roy not only completed a mould remediation but gave good advice on how to improve ventilation within our home. He arranged for a roofer’s input and between them, we now have improved ventilation. Our attic looks like new wood. Throughout the whole process, we felt that Roy was giving us good advice. He takes pride in doing the job properly and keeps at it until it is done right, however difficult. We would like to thank him again for the good job he did, and would have no problem recommending his services to others.