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Why Get a Mold Inspection in Toronto When Buying a Home

Posted in Mold, on September 14, 2022

When it comes to buying a new home, there’s a lot unknown about your new property. While signs of past floods, roof damage, or discolouration may be visible, it’s generally during a home inspection that your home’s true past is revealed. Mold inspection in Toronto is an excellent addition to the standard home inspection process. SafeAir recommends mold testing in Toronto because of the prevalence and likelihood of problems such as attic mold and basement mold across the GTA. Mold removal is the most accessible and safest when performed before you move in, so you can start your new life in a clean, safe, healthy home. 

Get Mold Removal Fast

mold inspection TorontoTime is of the essence when it comes to mold detection and removal in Toronto. That’s because mold can grow in as little as 48 hours after a triggering event such as a flood, spill, or high humidity. While mold does take some expertise to remove, early detection makes remediation fast and easy (not to mention less expensive!). 

Spare Your Health

The biggest reason to have mold testing in Toronto is the health benefits. Many people are concerned about the physical damage mold causes to your home, but at SafeAir, your respiratory tract, skin, and physical health are at the top of our list! Mold spores cause a range of irritation to debilitating allergic reactions in healthy people but can seriously affect those with chronic conditions. Healthy living begins with the air you breathe — mold growth is a serious detriment to a healthy indoor environment. 

How to Spot Mold

At SafeAir, we recommend adding a professional mold inspection to your pre-purchase home inspection. Not only will it warn you of indoor air quality issues, but it may also help with negotiations with your dream home. 

While we advise mold testing regardless of whether there are any signs or symptoms of mold growth, there are a few red flags you can watch out for:

Ventilation problems: Poor airflow is one of the most common causes of indoor mold growth. Homes with ventilation issues will be stuffy, have high humidity, and may experience condensation on windows and walls. 

Leaks: Drips and persistent leaks often leave staining or other visual evidence.

Old water damage: Many neighbourhoods across the GTA are affected by annual flooding, which is the number one cause of basement mold growth. Signs like watermarks, recent refinishing, or obvious repairs may all point to flooding, and it’s worth doing a little extra research to find out if your new home is in a flood-prone area. 

Old insulation: Homes without upgraded insulation often have attic mold problems. Homes with attic mold problems have widespread temperature and humidity issues, and attic mold can be difficult to spot without professional help. 

Why Choose SafeAir Environmental Inc.

Buying a home is stressful — but it should also be an exciting start to a new chapter for you and your family. Mold inspection in Toronto can help evict uninvited houseguests before you move in — ensuring you many safe, healthy, and happy years! Contact our team today to learn more about SafeAir’s mold testing services and book your mold test in Toronto. 


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