This month’s historic flooding in Toronto and the GTA has meant major headaches for many home and property owners – and tenants too.
A Mississauga highrise on North Service Road was evacuated after the flash flooding that occurred on July 8. Residents were happy to get the word last week that they could finally return – but in some cases, those good feelings were shortlived.
Some are finding cracks in the walls and they say that the telltale musty smell of mold infestation permeates the building.
Water from nearby Cooksville Creek flooded the basement of the building and blew out a hydro box, cracking the base of the structure. The City of Mississauga says the only criteria they consider is whether the building’s fire alarms and gas service are operational – not structural issues or things like mold infestation.
Moisture Means Mold
Tenants of the building are right to question whether it’s safe to return. Mold sporeswill begin to grow and infest any area that moisture lingers. And – it’s necessary to act quickly. Mold can grow within 24-48 hours after dampness occurs.
As in this case, you may not actually see where mold is growing – inside walls, under flooring – but you may smell that telltale odour or feel the health effects.
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