Desa Contracting & Restoration is a highly regarded full-service contracting and restoration firm certified by the IICRC.
We serve Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area and are available 24/7 for all types of restoration and renovation projects, including those for residential and commercial properties. With over 10 years of work experience, our team of certified professionals have the necessary knowledge to handle a wide range of projects, including concrete repair, crack injection, balcony repair, masonry repair, wall and column repair, exterior cladding retrofits, waterproofing, fire and water damage restoration, mold remediation, and asbestos abatement and removal. Our goal is to give residents and property managers the best services and solutions for their renovation and restoration projects.
Desa Contracting & Restoration is a licensed and IICRC-certified full-service Toronto property restoration and contracting company that offers quick-response mold remediation services for both residential and commercial properties in Toronto and the GTA. With over 10 years of industry experience, we are the premier choice for mold remediation, inspection, testing, and abatement services.
The first step in our mold remediation process is to assess the situation. At this point, one of our trained mold removal specialists will come to your property to determine the level of contamination and provide you with information on next steps. This is when it is most important for us to note everything and ensure that you have contacted your insurance company. After identifying the cause of the mold and any hidden contamination, our mold removal specialists will isolate the problem to prevent the spread of spores. This will be done using plastic or polyurethane sheeting.
During this step of the mold remediation process, all building materials that have been contaminated and damaged by mold exposure will be safely removed from the premises. This includes drywall, carpeting, insulation, etc. In order to get rid of any concealed spores on the outside of the bag, damaged items must be wrapped, sealed, and sprayed down. From there, our certified remediation teams will dispose of the items accordingly. That said, it should be noted that this entire process is highly regulated by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) standards, which must be followed accordingly
After the disposal of all contaminated items, any materials that cannot be removed from the premises are then cleaned with a special brush and wipes using detergent solutions. This is one of the trickier steps in the mold remediation procedure, as it frequently stirs up spores in the air. However, to avoid the spread of spores, during this step our certified mold removal specialists will follow the same decontamination methods used during the previous step to dispose of any tools that cannot be disinfected.
The last step in our mold remediation process is the restoration of the property. Even though any kind of property loss has the potential to ruin some goods, many are still salvageable today thanks to advancements in content restoration technology. A content pack-out typically takes place right when the mold remediation process begins. After which, our mold removal specialists will remove any and all salvageable items, including textiles, clothing, hard goods, photographs, electronics, and more, and transport them off site for repair. Some items can be saved, but not all of them. From there, we will begin to dry the affected areas and work to restore your property to its pre-mold condition.
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If mold is growing inside your home, it is best to have it removed as soon as possible. Your health and the health of your family are the two things that mold affects most adversely. Healthy people and those with weakened immune systems or respiratory conditions who breathe in spores that mold releases into indoor air can suffer negative health impacts. Smaller than a pollen grain, mold spores can readily get into your eyes, nose, or lungs, where they can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. What’s more, mold spores can trigger attacks or increase vulnerability to viruses in people who are young, old, or have illnesses like asthma or COPD because their immune systems are working harder to get rid of the spores
Mold frequently thrives in places that are dark, moist, and where moisture may be absorbed, including bathrooms, basements, window frames, caulking, ventilation systems, plumbing, drywall, carpeting, wet walls, and wood. What’s more, mold will harm these materials, and the damage gets worse as the mold colony spreads.
Mold can be caused by leaks, past flooding, poor ventilation, wet basement issues, and other ways water can seep into building materials. This is often due to the fact that moisture creates the ideal environment for mold growth.
It’s possible for homeowners to be unaware of a mold issue until someone starts to cough, sneeze, or exhibits symptoms like watery eyes, a runny nose, or congestion. That said, sudden allergy symptoms like these usually suggest an infestation of mold on the property. Other tell-tale signs of mold infestation are lingering, distinctive smells, which most people describe as earthy and musty. However, not all species of mold produce an odor. That said, you can also identify mold visually by the patterned discoloration on walls, floors, tiles, or other surfaces.
To simplify matters, the answer is no. Attic air is more reflective of outdoor air, as such because the ventilation is different from the other living spaces in the home, it is not recommended taking air samples in attics. Having said that, a visible examination or a tape lift sample will be effective for the attic after the mold has been removed. You don’t need to perform a mold air quality test in the attic because it is not a dwelling environment once we complete the mold cleanup and removal. However, an air quality test is advised if your attic is a habitable area of your house.
To help property owners and managers prevent mold growth, there are a few tips and tricks our experts recommend. They are as follows:
According to FEMA, mold and mildew can grow anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after water damage has occurred. If disturbed, the spores can spread to other areas of the property and lead to further damage and contamination. Thus, it is crucial to hire a mold remediation company you can trust as soon as possible to significantly reduce the spread of mold. Desa Contracting & Restoration is available 24/7 for all emergency and non-emergency mold remediation and restoration services. Contact us today for assistance in removing mold from your property.
Aside from the obvious visible signs of mold growth, there are numerous others. For instance, if you’ve experienced a significant leak in the past, that could be a strong indicator that you have mold. Other indicators, such as bubbling paint, musty smells, or soft flooring, in addition to medical issues like headaches or a cough without a cold, may indicate a mold infestation. However, the only way to be certain if you have a mold problem is to request an inspection from a specialized mold remediation company, like Desa Contracting & Restoration.
The most dangerous type of black mold is Stachybotrys chartarum, which is seriously harmful even to those who are relatively healthy and could be fatal for young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. However, it should be noted that not all black mold is dangerous. Although it’s difficult to identify which forms of black mold are dangerous and which are not, it’s worth contacting a mold removal company as soon as possible whenever there is black mold.
Mold in the attic cannot be removed with encapsulation. This won’t reach the mold’s source, but it will cover the areas where it is developing on the surface. Mold can be covered up or prevented from growing by painting over it or encasing it, but once the mold has begun to spread, these methods will not be able to stop it. Any organic stuff, including mold in an attic, needs to be physically removed in order to be completely gone.
The best way to prevent mold from spreading is to address and isolate the moisture source. As long as there is enough moisture present, mold colonies will grow back even if the spores are removed. Thus, the only way to prevent mold from spreading is to treat the source that caused the outbreak.
When it comes to mold damage, each insurance policy is unique. While some may cover mold, others do not. To find out if mold damage is covered by your insurance, check your individual policy or speak with your insurance representative. That said, we always recommend applying for specific mold remediation coverage to save yourself the headache in the event of a mold infestation and damage to your property, which may not be covered by standard home insurance policies.