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    How to Test Mold at Home?

    Mold growth is a serious problem that should not be ignored since it can lead to severe health problems for all family members. And according to the statistics, most homeowners call professional experts at least once to help them get rid of the mold as soon as possible. Mold may start with a black or white spot or may not even have any sign or mark. As a Toronto resident, if you are suffering from problems with mold growth in your home, you can visit the dedicated, experienced team at Weaver Eco Home. Backed with years of experience and expertise, those working at this company can assess your home precisely, diagnose the mold growth, and then utilize the needed tools to perform professional mold removal sooner than expected. 


    Why Does This Problem Happen? 

    As you may know, mold growth is not harmful to the environment; it is a necessary element to digest the organic world and decompose plants. But there is a problem. Mold particles have different ways to enter the house, for example, through HVAC systems or holes and cracks in the walls. Attic insulation is one of the most influential ways for reducing and controlling the entry and growth of mold at home. In this way, almost all holes are blocked. You can also turn off your furnace and air conditioner and cover ducts and doors to contain spores. 

    Another factor that leads to mold growth at home is moisture. Wherever there is moisture, mold may also be there, such as in sinks, bathtubs, old, not insulated basements, and leaking pipes. Be careful to wipe off all wet places as much as possible. 


    How to Diagnose It? 

    As mentioned earlier, sometimes there may be no sign of mold existence. Generally speaking, there are some tips to help in this regard. For example, if you have seen black spots on the wall, you should not hesitate to contact a professional person to come to help. If you suffer from breathing or itching without no underlying disease, this can also be another sign of mold growth. And sometimes, you may smell a kind of mud or soil constantly. 


    Are All Types of Molds Dangerous for Our Health? 

    There are different types of mold, and each one can cause various problems for you. Some of them may damage your walls, and some of them may cause health problems. The type of mold will be diagnosed at a special lab, and then special mold remediation will be considered according to the kind of mold developing in your home. Keep in mind that testing the type of mold and removing it is not a task done by yourself. There may be some risks to your overall health. So, do not worry about its costs and expenses, and call a team for a proper mold inspection. But there are also some kits for testing the mold to help you know what to do. If you are told that there is just a little mold on your wall, you can stop and remove it with soap and water or bleach and water. 

    Save Money

    Adding attic insulation ensures you don't lose your heat in the winter and your cool in the summer. Your A/C and furnace units work less and cost you less on your energy bills.

    Government Rebates

    Saveonenergy and the Green Ontario Fund are offering huge rebates on home efficiency upgrades. You can receive up to $5,000 off for improving your energy consumption, including your home's insulation!

    12-Year Warranty

    Weaver Attics offers an industry-leading 12-year warranty on insulation, so you can be sure that your investment will last headache-free for many years.

    Free Top-Up

    If you notice your insulation settled lower than you expected, give us a call. If it's lower than it should be, we will top it up and add extra insulation for no charge.

    Carbon Footprint

    Increasing any part of your home's efficiency helps the environment by reducing energy consumption and reducing your household's overall carbon footprint.

    Prevent Damage

    Not having proper attic insulation causes mildew, wood rot, and interior water damage in the winter, and can cause roof/shingle damage in the summer.

    Increase Home Value

    Having adequate attic insulation is almost an expectation for housing resale. Ensure you get top dollar for your house when you sell by having the best insulation possible.

    Increase Home Comfort

    Eliminate winter heat loss and summer cool air loss through your attic. Attic insulation will help remove cold/warm spots and make your home more comfortable.