Mold decontamination Montreal

Many people have no idea of the importance of fighting mould in their homes. This is rather easy to understand since many people can spend their lives surrounded by harmful mushrooms without ever noticing them. But, what is important to know about them is that their effect on health is real. Unexplained chronic infections, sudden headaches and other recurrent throat irritations are all symptoms of a harmful fungus infection. These symptoms very often go wrong as failures of the immune system. The most exposed being the very small ones, it is important to test and clean up your home at least once a year. For safety, you could even do it after each water disaster.

Why not take care of the mold yourself?

Two key facts must be taken into account when cleaning up harmful fungi: the conditions conducive to their proliferation and the large number of types of harmful fungi.


Conditions conducive to mould growth

The proliferation of harmful fungi depends on several conditions inherent in the environment in which they are found. They thrive in humid, warm and poorly ventilated environments. In the event that these three conditions are met by your home, harmful fungi will multiply at an exponential rate.

On the other hand, the ease with which you will defeat the harmful mushrooms depends greatly on the material on which they have embedded themselves. If water and bleach can be enough to remove harmful fungi from a concrete wall, it will be much more complicated to get rid of them if they are on a wooden surface, for example. Harmful fungi not only attack the surface of the wood, they are embedded inside, making them virtually inaccessible to any desire for decontamination. In some cases, you may not even realize that your home is infected because it cannot perceive the harmful fungi hidden in it. The most sensitive ones perceive the presence of irritating odours at best. It is for these different reasons that we should not rely solely on empirical findings when it comes to harmful fungi. Even if you don’t see any mold and don’t smell any strange smells that can emanate from it, remember to do regular air tests.


Types of mould

The term mold is a generic term for microcellular organisms as a whole, both single-celled and multicellular organisms. And so the term “mold” makes no distinction. For more information on the most common types of harmful fungi, you can do an internet search.

This reflection underscores the fact that you are not an expert in mold and therefore in wanting to get rid of these pests yourself, you might not be effective or worse even accelerate their spread. It is therefore recommended to call in experts for decontamination.


What are the health hazards of mould?

The dangers associated with harmful fungi are real. Many people suffer from it regularly without knowing that their ailments are due to harmful fungi. The greatest danger associated with the presence of harmful fungi in your vital environment is that they do not induce symptoms specific to their appearance in the environment. Symptoms range from influenza to respiratory diseases, lung infections, respiratory and skin allergies, large coughing fits, etc.

All these manifestations may be a sign of another disease, and most people treat the symptom but do not seek the cause of the harm. Which evil can then very quickly evolve and become chronic or even settle permanently in your body. As with almost all health-risk situations, the most at risk are children and seniors. It is no longer a secret that organisms that are too young or too old are less effective in terms of immune response.

Although not everyone reacts in the same way, inhaling harmful fungal spores (which are invisible to the naked eye) can trigger reactions in your body that are impossible to predict. The non-treatment of these symptoms and prolonged exposure to harmful fungi can therefore have very serious consequences. It is therefore essential to deal with harmful mushroom problems on a regular basis.


Some tips to fight mold

We can’t always prevent harmful mushrooms from invading us, but we can keep our homes pure for as long as possible through a few simple gestures. To do this, you have to avoid moisture. This involves regular cleaning of areas that may be invaded by moisture (showers, the underside of the sink…). Also consider regularly aerating your entire home and especially areas with high hydraulic density. The areas with the onset of infection of harmful fungi should then be relentlessly tracked and cleaned.

You might as well schedule frequent general cleaning sessions so you don’t have to wait for the infestation to start before taking action. This would allow you to anticipate and keep your living environment always healthy.

We hope that this article will have allowed you to understand, if you doubted it again, the importance of the regular hunting and extermination of harmful mushrooms in your home.



At Decontamination ExpertsTM, we work hard to ensure an adequate and safe environment for your family’s health. Our work is carried out by APCHQ. In addition, an independent laboratory analyzes the air after our decontamination work. This will ensure that all traces of asbestos or mold are gone.