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Mold Inspections in North York

North York is home to one of the largest marijuana grow-op busts in Toronto history – a 13-storey apartment building that contained within it 6,600 plants in 22 separate units – along with the Black Creek Drive corridor, an area showing a high concentration of grow-op homes and apartments year after year, according to Toronto Police grow-op statistics for the City of Toronto.

Grow-op homes are notorious for toxic black mold lurking behind their walls thanks to the high humidity and temperatures needed to grow marijuana. While real estate agents are required to inform home buyers if the home is a grow-op, not every grow-op is shut down by police. Some grow-ops are later resold without anyone being aware of them, making it especially important to undergo a mold inspection when buying a new home.

Mold in Your Home or Business

Mold needs only two things to thrive: moisture and a food source. Moisture can come in the form of water-damaged wood or drywall, a leaky pipe or, in the case of grow-ops, air with humidity above 50%. All organic matter can be considered food for mold, including drywall, wallpaper, carpet, wood, cardboard and paper. As long as these two things are present, a mold infestation can occur just about anywhere – including in your home or business.

Effects of Mold

Mold and mildew are types of fungi that travel through the air as tiny spores. There are thousands of species of mold, with some species affecting human health more seriously than others. The elderly, children and people with compromised immune systems are the most vulnerable to mold, but mold can make anyone sick. Some symptoms of mold exposure are:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding Lungs
  • Ear Infections
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Memory Loss
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Skin Problems
  • Trouble Breathing

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MoldInspections.ca is the trusted leader for mold-free homes, businesses and breathable indoor spaces in North York, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and Ontario. Providing certified mold inspection, mold detection and testing since 2005, we service home owners, landlords, property managers, insurance companies and businesses. Featured on CTV and recommended by contractors, we regularly serve as expert witnesses in court proceeding relating to Mold and Indoor Quality issues.

Prevent mold from taking hold. Contact us today or call (416) 575-6111. We specialize in Mold Inspections , Mold Detection and Mold Testing services in the North York, Ontario.

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