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Understanding the Impact of Mold on Indoor Air Quality

Your home is supposed to be your safe haven, but it could be making you sick. If you have a mold infestation, your home can quickly become unlivable.

Mold affects the air that we breathe. With these contaminants in the air, healthy people may start experiencing adverse effects.

How does mold impact indoor air quality, and what can you do about it? Keep reading to find out.

How Does Mold Affect Indoor Air Quality?

When mold enters a building and remains undetected, it proliferates and disperses mold spores.

There are different types of mold, some of which can produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can release unpleasant odours into the air that are commonly associated with mold problems.

Toxic mold can cause major problems like airborne contamination and poor indoor air quality that can affect a person's health.

Signs Mold Is Affecting Your IAQ

People in your home or building can experience health effects from being exposed to mold in the air. The symptoms range from severe health problems to less severe symptoms like sneezing and headaches.

Mold growth greatly affects those with weakened immune systems, pre-existing respiratory problems, and allergies. Experiencing these symptoms could indicate that there is mold in the air:

  • Watery eyes

  • Irritation

  • Coughing

  • Mood changes

  • Difficulty breathing

Mold thrives in specific conditions, particularly in stuffy and damp environments. If you notice a musty scent in your home or building, it could be a sign of a mold infestation.

Understanding these conditions can help you identify potential problem areas and take appropriate action. 

Mold Inspections and Tests

Indoor mold is common because it can enter your building through doorways, windows, HVAC systems, and vents. Mold can grow practically anywhere and may cling to your clothes and shoes to get inside your home.

To ensure you have clean air, regularly inspect for mold in your home or building. Inspecting your air quality can help minimize lingering mold spores that continue to affect your health.

Air mold tests and air quality tests can identify mold in the air. Some tests can specify the type of mold present to help with mold removal efforts.

Mold Solutions will focus mold testing on identifying the root cause of the problem to prevent future mold infestations.

Mold Removal

Removing mold from your air can improve indoor air quality. You can use an air purifier or dehumidifier to trap mold spores and prevent them from spreading.

The best plan of action is to work with professional mold removal services. Mold Solutions' quick and effective mold treatment process can help improve your indoor air quality.

Our process takes only a few hours to complete and you don't have to vacate the area for long periods. With the mold testing information, we can determine the best course of action.

Improve Indoor Air Quality Now

Poor indoor air quality due to mold could make you very sick. We're here to help.

At Mold Solutions, we've been offering mold inspection and removal services to the Greater Toronto Area for over 10 years. We prioritize your health and safety by following guidelines set by the Ministry of Labour, Mold, and Lead Control.

We stand behind our work and offer a quality guarantee to ensure your space is mold-free. Request a quote from our expert team today.

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