Mould Inspection

Mould Inspection 2018-06-17T18:10:37-04:00

You and your family spend approximately 90% of your time indoors, so indoor air quality is critical to ensure your optimal health and comfort. A simple visual home mould inspection from a Registered Home Inspector and Certified Master Inspector can visually identify any potential mould problem areas in your home.

Breathing difficulties and allergies are just a few of the health problems that can occur as a result of poor indoor air quality in your home. Poor ventilation, excess humidity, water leaks etc. are factors that can lead to unhealthy air quality. Mould (Canadian/British spelling) or mold (American spelling) fungi is often found growing in moist, damp or excessively humid spaces, such as, attics, bathrooms and basements.

Mould spores contain allergens and irritants that Health Canada considers a potential health risk. Coughing, wheezing and headaches are common symptoms that may be experienced if mould is present in a home. Asthma sufferers are particularly at risk to symptoms caused by mould in a home, as mould can trigger an asthma attack. Verifying the existance and type of mould discovered, air quality samples must be tested in a laboratory setting. 

There are several things that you can do if you suspect mould may be in your home:

  • Have a professional home inspection service from a Registered Home Inspector, with a focus on dampness/mould inspection.
  • If mould is present in your home, use soap (detergent) and water to clean it up.
  • Ensure your home has good ventilation and fresh air exchange – lack of fresh air can lead to excessive humidity. Fans or dehumidifiers can be used in parts of your home that are damp.
  • Regularly change air filters – they collect dust and contaminants.
  • Ensure air conditioners, humidifiers and de-humidifiers are properly cleaned and serviced – stale water in these units can lead to the growth of mould fungi. Keep the relative humidity in your home below 50% in the summer and 30% in the winter.
  • Fix leaky roofs, walls, and basements, seal all ceiling junction boxes where an attic is above.

Contact your Hamilton home inspection service – BLT Home Inspections – today and arrange for your mould inspection.

S Kerr
S Kerr
12:11 06 May 19
Bruce was a pleasure to work with as we did the inspection for our new home. He encouraged us to accompany him through the home, pointing out details that would later be a part of our report (which we received the same day). The report we received was highly detailed, clear, and easy to understand. I have know Bruce for a number of years, and his integrity and experience are extremely valuable in what he does. He not only looks at the home, but at the environment in the area we were buying in and was able to point out things to watch out for in the future (e.g. underground streams, bedrock. Many thanks!
Karen Sifton
Karen Sifton
00:08 22 Mar 19
Bruce was so easy to deal with. He provided a thorough inspection and report was prepared and in my hands within 24 hours. He is very approachable, knowledgeable and flexible with appointment times. I highly recommend him
Matt Galvin
Matt Galvin
13:05 04 Mar 19
Bruce arrived at least 10 minutes before the appointment, and spent the time starting to look around. He was informative during the inspection, and the report after was detailed and easy to understand. He followed up a few days after, as well as a few weeks after asking if there were any other questions. I would recommend Bruce to anyone looking for a home inspection
Cameron Hubling
Cameron Hubling
16:22 28 Feb 19
Bruce did a fantastic job of a home inspection on a house we purchased for our son. He was very professional and provided a detailed report which we were able to use to have the house price reduced to correct some issues. I was truly impressed with the quick turnaround with the report which we needed in a couple of days for the final offer. I would highly recommend him.
Noella Peterson
Noella Peterson
19:35 26 Feb 19
We hired Bruce to assist us with completing our 1 year Tarion new home warranty list. He was very thorough and identified a few items that we would not have found on our own. He also gave us some maintenance tips for our home.
JC Hu
JC Hu
14:22 29 Oct 17
Bruce has been great. Will highly recommend him.
Sanjit Katoch
Sanjit Katoch
19:23 13 Oct 16
Bruce completed two of our inspections, before we moved into our home, we truly appreciated the thoroughness of his report and the details he covered, and the advice presented in the report! Would definitely recommend him to family and friends!!
Julie P
Julie P
01:11 15 Jul 16
We are very happy with our inspection report from Bruce. He was punctual, thorough and included lots of pictures with recommended timelines for repair. With details from his report we were able to have the sellers agree to repair a problem before closing. A problem we probably would've missed and had to pay thousands for down the line. I would recommend BLT to family and friends.
Lynn Domenici
Lynn Domenici
15:46 23 Apr 16
Bruce more than exceeded our expectations of a home inspector. He reflected a high level of knowledge in his field. He was punctual and had the time management skills and ability to meet our deadline on time. We would not hesitate to recommend BLT Home Inspections to any of our friends.
John G
John G
22:41 20 Apr 16
Bruce did a great job with our home inspection. I work in the home and property management business and I've seen many issues that arise in the home. I felt that Bruce was spot on with his identification of the status of items on the home inspection checklist. His report was very well written and packed with great, well explained images. I will use his report as my list of 'things to do' as soon as we take possession of the home.
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