The Perfect
Home Inspection

About Metro Home Inspections

The Problem with Home Inspection Standards

The One Thing Your Home Inspector Should Tell You

Condominium inspections

Fixing Bad Inspections

Our thoughts on Environmental Hazards and Building Codes.

Testimonials
Check out Homestars.com

View anatomy of a
3D House

 

 

 

 

 

Mould in action

Moulds


There is increasing public awareness and concern regarding moulds in indoor environments. Depending on the information source, mould growth in the home is linked to numerous health problems from low to severe depending on a person’s sensitivity. Mould sensitivity can result in symptoms ranging from fatigue and headaches to skin, eye, nose and throat irritations.

Other pollutants can also cause these symptoms but mould is often targeted as a major cause of indoor air quality problems.

The known facts can be summarized as follows;

If you suspect a mould problem do not hesitate to contact a specialist. The first step will be to collect samples for culturing and identification. The next steps are to locate the source and cause of the mould growth and to correct the problem.

Other reference sites: www.cmhc.gc.ca - Fighting Mold-The Homeowner's Guide


DISCLAIMER: Please note that the information and materials located on our web site is provided free, for general information only, and is not intended to provide or be relied upon as specific professional advice. This information represents the current technical facts as understood at the time published, but is in no way comprehensive and you should not act or rely on it regarding your specific situation -- until you have consulted with a qualified home inspector. No liability is accepted therefore for any errors or losses that may be incurred if it is relied on "as is". The use of information posted on these pages does not create a consultant-client relationship.