Mold is a serious environmental health issue. Since toxic mold and can grow anywhere moist conditions exist – it can potentially damage your property. If left unresolved the presence of mold and bacteria (bioaerosols) in your daily environment may cause illness, infections and allergies. EMS offers cost effective mold testing and monitoring designed to ensure your remediation, abatement, or renovation project is completed safely.

Mould infected wood

Mould infected wood framing

Why do Mold Testing

Mold growth can occur quickly after experiencing a flood, leaks or other forms of water infiltration. If mold growth is present workers/inhabitants may experience unexplainable forms of environmental sickness. Investigation should be undertaken to determine if an amplification site is present within the building and further air sampling should be undertaken to ensure that the indoor environment meets Health Canada Guidelines.

Mold is often toxic. The symptoms associated with it are commonly mistaken for everyday allergy symptoms such as:

  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Respiratory infections
  • Asthma
  • Allergic reactions
  • Irritation of the ears, nose and throat

Residential Mold Testing

Toxic black mold may be growing in the damp surface areas of your home impacting your indoor air quality. Conditions are assisted by weather factors such as storms and flooding, which often result in mold developing in residential basements. Houses that previously harbored marijuana grow operations are also commonly contaminated with toxic mold. Residential mold inspections are the solution to helping you achieve a safe and healthy home. If you believe that you may have a mold problem in your home, then call today to schedule a residential mold testing appointment.

Commercial Mold Testing

One of the main factors in workplace air pollution is mold contamination. Fungal contamination can produce toxins that can raise costs by increasing employee absenteeism, turnover rates and health care costs. The benefits of a mold testing and detection service far outweigh the cost, since a “sick building” can cost your business its competitive edge. If you believe that you may have a mold problem at your business, then call today to schedule a commercial mold testing appointment.