KITCHENER, ON--(Marketwired - October 11, 2016) - Winter is coming, and Mold.ca (www.mold.ca), an Ontario mold inspection and mold remediation company serving clients in Toronto, the GTA, and the Kitchener-Waterloo region, wants homeowners to be ready. "With the arrival of fall, many homeowners begin the annual chore of putting away patio furniture and preparing the outside of the home for winter. We'd like to suggest a few additional items that should be added to the fall to-do list in preparation for winter that will help to prevent problems with mold in the spring," says Steve Zehr of Mold.ca.
"Fall is the time to fix any problems with your home's roof, attic, flashing, foundation, and eaves troughs. Although they can be critical to maintaining a healthy home, often people don't pay attention to these areas. If left unchecked, a small mold problem can grow into a large one. Burst pipes and hidden leaks are the leading cause of mold growth, with melting snow and significant rain storms causing 85% of household mold issues. Your home's exterior and its roof can be gateways for moisture problems. When temperatures fall, any water that enters can freeze and further damage any minor compromises. As well, water intrusion and excess humidity in the home, if not addressed promptly, will cause mold. Unfortunately, most people don't realize that these types of mold problems can be prevented by performing regular maintenance in all areas of the home and taking the time to ensure that excess moisture in not getting in," explains Zehr.
Is your home ready for winter? To prevent mold, should review the condition of:
- Roof and flashing - check for signs of wear and tear
- Eaves troughs and downspouts - clear debris and check that they are in good working order
- Attic - look inside to assess if there is enough insulation, any signs of mold or water damage
- Exterior of the home: Look for and repair any cracks, crumbling mortar, or concrete
- Caulk around windows
- Grading - ensure that water run away from your home
- Foundation - remove any debris, pay particular attention to external drains that may be clogged
- Locate shut off valves for water pipes/hoses that are exposed to the elements, and shut them off before the temperatures drop below freezing
About Mold.ca: Mold.ca 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, Mold.ca also provides interior demolition service, renovations, and timely fire and flood damage repairs by qualified professionals. Using the latest technology, the highly-trained inspectors of Mold.ca perform comprehensive mold and moisture inspections, testing air quality, and obtaining samples for laboratory analysis. Once a thorough investigation is 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 Mold.ca at 416-504-0333, or visit www.mold.ca.