Mold Removal and Testing
Servicing Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island
Mold Removal, Testing and Inspection Services in Victoria BC
Where there is moisture and a musty odour, you will often find mold. Many homes and businesses in Victoria and around Southern Vancouver Island are exposed to high levels of moisture, which puts them at risk for mold growth. It is very common for homes on the island to have damp basements, leaky ceilings, poorly ventilated bathrooms, or moisture buildup in crawl spaces. When mold or odour is discovered, it’s important to act fast to prevent further mold growth and keep your home or business safe. Coastal Pure Air provides professional mold inspection and removal services that you can rely on when you need to find and remove mold fast.
Mold exposure and Mold toxicity can be extremely detrimental to individuals with immune deficiencies, respiratory conditions and concerns, environmental sensitivities and intolerances, hypersensitivities, and chronic illness such as Chronic Inflammation Response Syndrome (CIRS). Our team works with advanced technology to remove mold as well as neutralize any harmful mold spores circulating within your home, leaving you with clean safe air to breathe. We pride ourselves in providing efficient, safe and affordable services for our community that contribute to healthier lives.
Demolition Free Mold Removal
One of the worst parts about finding mold in your home or business is the prospect of ripping out walls, furnishings, and ceilings to find and remove all mold spores. Luckily, the experts at Coastal Pure Air use an advanced mold treatment technique that is effective, efficient, and does not require any demolition. Most jobs are completed on the same day, allowing our customers to return to their space as quickly as possible.
Our team is certified and trained by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to perform water restoration and antimicrobial remediation procedures, which allows us to provide thorough mold removal services within a few hours. Not only does our advanced dry fog technology kill mold spores on surfaces, but it also neutralizes airborne spores and colonies found within carpets, furniture, air ducts, and behind walls and ceilings. Our technicians follow top industry procedures and standards when providing all mold removal services.
If you suspect that you may have mold in your attic, basement, crawlspace, bathroom, kitchen, garage, or elsewhere, contact the experts at Coastal Pure Air to safely and completely neutralize the problem.
Our experienced team of technicians uses advanced dry aerosol fogging technology to remove harmful bacteria and allergens while disinfecting all areas of your home or business. This process creates a safe, non-toxic, environmentally friendly fog which covers hard to reach surfaces and eliminates up to 99.99% of bacteria, fungal spores, mycobacteria, yeast, molds, and viruses. Once all harmful particles are eliminated, the fog evaporates safely without leaving behind a heavy residue or wet coating.
The Value of a Coastal Pure Air System
Moisture buildup and mold infestations aren’t always noticeable in every home or business, but they can be lurking behind walls and in hidden areas. Coastal Pure Air provides comprehensive mold testing services that can reveal mold problems in your home or business.
Our team provides two main types of testing.
- Air quality sampling test: Using the industry standard Zefon Bio Pump Plus, our team collects multiple air samples around your home which are sent for laboratory analysis at an accredited institution. The test determines the specific mold spore count within your home, and all findings are emailed to you as soon as they are available. This is the best and most reliable way to test indoor air quality, and the convenient reporting process helps you know right away if your home or business is unsafe.
- Surface sampling test: For areas with visible mold or moisture, our team performs a surface swab or tape lift to gather samples and determine what type of mold and how much is present in the area. These samples are reviewed by an accredited laboratory, and a comprehensive report detailing the specifics mold species and spore count is provided shortly afterwards.
Attic Mold Removal Victoria BC
One of the most common places to find mold growth in a Vancouver Island home is within an attic or crawl space. These spaces often provide the perfect combination of humidity, temperature, and materials such as wood, particle board, or insulation. Mold grows quickly in these spaces when excessive moisture and lack of ventilation are present, and can ber when any of the following signs are present:
- Dark discoloration/staining on wood or insulation
- Moldy/Musty odours
- Attic or crawl space feels excessively hot or stuffy
- Visible signs of water damage or staining
- Moist wood and or insulation
- High humidity of 60% or greater in your home
Any of these signs can develop as a result of a leaky roof, improper drainage, improperly installed appliance exhaust fans, insufficient or blocked ventilation systems, and a wide variety of other issues.
The experts at Coastal Pure Air are familiar with finding and removing mold spores in a variety of attics and crawl spaces around Southern Vancouver Island. If you have mold in your home, it is absolutely crucial to have a professional team clear out the harmful spores and find the root cause to help prevent future growth. It is not recommended to try and remove attic or crawl space mold yourself as these spaces can be hazardous at the best of times, let alone once they are contaminated with black mold.
Inspecting attics and crawl spaces meticulously is crucial in identifying the mold & root cause, removing it effectively and preventing future growth. A detailed scope of work is always provided to the client outlining the mold removal procedure and an accurate cost estimate.
Leave the treacherous work to the professionals and rest easy knowing that the dangerous spores in your attic will be completely and safely eradicated. Our team uses an advanced three step mold removal process:
First we apply an industrial grade mold stain remover to help eliminate embedded mold and fungal stains, restoring the surfaces to like new condition.
Secondly we apply a professional grade foaming antimicrobial decontaminate to ensure a complete kill of surface and embedded mold spores.
Thirdly we utilize our advanced dry fogging process, treating the entire area with a power decontaminate to neutralize airborne and hidden spores helping to prevent future growth.
What risks are associated with mold growth and your health?
Why is it so important to take care of a mold problem as soon as it is discovered? Prolonged exposure to mold spores can cause serious health implications such as respiratory illness and infection. Mold spores can be present throughout an entire building without obvious evidence, and they can cause you and your family harm. Some common symptoms that accompany mold exposure include headaches, coughing, wheezing, sinus blockages, respiratory distress, and skin rashes. Those with allergies or immune deficiencies are especially susceptible to mold, but even if you are healthy it is recommended by the CDC to remove any type of mold you encounter in your space.
When moisture is present in your home or business, mold can begin to grow and can spread quickly under the right conditions. If you discover mold in your space, avoid the contaminated area and seek professional services as soon as possible. The Coastal Pure Air team can help completely eradicate mold in your home or business with just one visit. In just a few short hours, the mold will be gone and you will be back in your space.
Don’t let mold jeopardize your family’s health. Coastal Pure Air utilizes top tier industry standards partnered with the most advanced eco-friendly antimicrobial decontaminate.
Prevent Mold Before It Happens
Those living on Vancouver Island get to enjoy island weather, but unfortunately this weather creates near perfect conditions for black mold to grow. That means we need to be a little more cautious about mold growth in our homes and buildings. The best way to avoid a potential mold problem is to be proactive in preventing mold issues before they happen.
Here are some ways to do that:
- Inspect the exterior of your home for standing water – including gutters, drains, and the ground around your foundation.
- Look out for condensation, especially near windows and on walls. Keeping the relative humidity below 55% can help reduce the chance of moisture buildup and mold growth.
- Make sure there is adequate ventilation – especially in attics and crawl spaces.
- Have a professional perform a mold test or air quality test.
Free Mold & Moisture Inspection
Remember: just because you can’t see mold doesn’t mean that it is not there! Our expert team can perform a comprehensive mold and moisture inspection of your home or business to determine where problem areas are and if mold is present. This involves having a detailed conversation around the history of the building, inspecting the perimeter of the property to find drainage or runoff issues, and visually checking the interior for signs of moisture and mold. After the inspection process, our team provides a detailed scope of work to clients outlining the mold removal procedure and an accurate cost estimate. If mold is discovered or suspected, we work with our clients to plan next steps including moisture meter readings or full mold removal services.
Protect what matters most
Coastal Pure Air provides professional remediation services to home and business owners across Vancouver Island. Call us below or visit our contact page to request an estimate.