October 30, 2015 19:55 ET Provides Mold Checklist for New Home Buyers

To identify mold problems and sources for potential problems in the future, Toronto mold inspection and removal specialist offers home buyers a checklist of things to watch out for when shopping for a home

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2015) - (, a Toronto mold inspection and removal company serving the Greater Toronto area, Mississauga, and the Kitchener-Waterloo region, offers home buyers a mold checklist of things to watch out for when shopping for a home. Whether buying an older home or new construction, it is important to do a thorough inspection to identify any existing mold issues and to examine the structure for any signs of water intrusion, moisture and ventilation problems in key areas. Mold experts know from experience certain areas can be potential sources of mold.

"The solution to stopping mold growth is to recognize and manage moisture and water problems as soon as they are spotted. Mold will grow on just about any surface that has sufficient moisture. Mold spores are everywhere, so homeowners need to be vigilant to prevent mold growth, both inside and outside the home," says Gregg Dalrymple, owner of "And it's not only older homes that buyers should examine carefully. Newly-built homes can be just as susceptible to mold if there are construction issues or foundation problems. A new home could be fine for a few years until moisture seeps in from somewhere, and a mold problem begins. Home buyers should use every resource at their disposable, including hiring a certified mold inspector, but it is important that they also know what to look out for," explains Dalrymple.

According to, buyers should pay particular attention to moisture problems in the basement, around the foundation, the roof, and windows; these are places where signs of dampness can be visible. On the home's exterior, look for things like cracks in the foundation, water staining, water pooling around the foundation, missing shingles, and broken eavestroughs. Some warning signs that mold may be present inside the home are musty smells, high humidity levels, water damage, water staining, and condensation in the windows.

"Knowing what to look for significantly reduces the odds of purchasing a home with mold problems. But, if the home you buy does turn out to have mold, it's best to call in a certified mold inspection company to determine the extent of the problem and implement a solution to remove the mold safely," advises Dalrymple. To view the complete Mold Checklist for New Home Buyers, visit: (

About is a certified mold inspection and mold removal company that serves the Greater Toronto area, Mississauga, and Kitchener-Waterloo region. Offering a complete range of moisture and mold remediation services in the GTA, also provides interior demolition, renovations, and timely fire and flood damage repairs by qualified professionals. Using the latest technology, the highly-trained inspectors of perform comprehensive mold and moisture inspections, testing air quality, and obtaining samples for laboratory analysis. After a thorough investigation has been completed, an honest assessment of the mold problem, the underlying reasons behind the mold growth and advice on how to prevent mold issues in the future is provided. For fast and professional mold inspection services for your home or business, and complete mold and moisture remediation services, call at 416-504-0333, or visit

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  • Gregg Dalrymple, owner
    130 King Street West Suite 1800, Toronto, ON M5X 1E3
    416. 504.0333


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