Looking for Certified Mold Inspection Services In Edmonton?
Is your health and safety a concern?
YEG Inspections offers certified mold and mildew inspection for walls, bathrooms, basements, carpet, homes, and outbuildings for residential and commercial buildings. Trained and certified by IAC2, YEG inspections uses the latest equipment and testing methods to thoroughly check your home for mold or mildew. All mold samples are then sent to an accredited lab for testing with a detailed report sent out almost immediately via email and a printed copy.
What to expect from your mold inspection. Once an appointment has been set we will arrive to inspect for visible mould or mildew and the cause. Almost all mold infestations are caused by water penetration in the home. If needed, specialized devices will be used, such as a moisture detection tool, infrared camera, a borescope, a laser thermometer, or a hydrometer. If visible mold is found, we then take an air sample using specially designed air sample cartridges recommended by the lab, or take swab samples. The samples are then couriered to Pro Lab ( an accredited air quality testing lab) where lab technicians count the spores in the samples and are able to determine if your home has elevated levels of mould and what types of mold are growing in your home.
Once the results are received, usually by email YEG inspections can arrange a meeting by phone or in person to explain the mold report in detail from Pro Lab. The report will tell you the spore counts of the mold as well as the types of mould growing in your home. If you do have an elevated mould spore count, then YEG inspections can recommend a DIY method to clean up or a professional remediation service.
YEG inspections will do mold inspections in surrounding areas as well, including St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park, Devon, Fort Saskatchewan, Ardrossan, Acheson, Leduc, Calmar, Beaumont, Bruderheim, Morinville, Nisku, Gibbons, Camrose, and Villeneuve and more. Extra mileage applies.
- $300 for initial inspection on residential properties
- $450 for initial inspection on commercial properties
- $75 per sample
- Mileage included in Edmonton city limits. Mileage is $0.75 a km outside of city limits
If you are suffering from symptoms associated with mold, mildew, black mold or toxic mold and live in Edmonton or surrounding areas, please see a health professional immediately. Your very next step is to remove any people or pets from the possible mold environment. Once everyone is safe, contact YEG Inspections to book an appointment to test your air quality. Prolonged exposure to mold can be detrimental to you and your family’s health.
Some common symptoms associated with mold exposure:
- Watery eyes
- Itchy skin/ rashes
- Dizziness/ fatigue
- Sensitivity to odors
- Difficulty concentrating
There are many other symptoms as well. If you have any of the above symptoms, confirm with a doctor.
Are you or your family members/coworkers or employees experiencing any or all of these symptoms and think it is a result of your indoor environment?
If your answer is yes, confirm symptoms with a doctor. Then, it is suggested that you have your indoor air quality tested in your residential or commercial building.
It could be why:
- You have taken so many sick days
- Your kids’ grades are suffering
- Shortage of energy to get through the day
- Employees’ productivity is decreasing
- You have and increase in employee absences
These and more can all be attributed to the presence of mold in your indoor environment.
Some common types of dangerous molds are:
Stachybotrys are the most dangerous and their symptoms are:
- respiratory issues
- nasal and sinus congestion
- eye irritation
- sore throat
- hacking cough
- chronic fatigue
- central nervous system issues
- aches and pains
Stachys, as they are referred too for short, have been linked to hay fever, liver damage, pulmonary edema, and in the most severe cases, brain or nerve damage and even death. Infants and the elderly are particularly susceptible to Stachys and can become very ill when they are exposed to Stachybotrys and in worse case even death.
Cladosporium, Fusarium, and Penicillium:
Are not as dangerous as Stachybotrys but still have the potential to cause allergic reactions, hay fever, nail fungus, asthma, and also infections of the lungs, liver, and kidneys. Fusarium has been linked to gastrointestinal illnesses and even complications to the female reproductive system. Chronic cases of Cladosporium may produce pulmonary edema and emphysema.
Aspergillus is the least toxic of the mold groups and has over 160 subspecies of which only 16 effect humans and they can all be treated by a doctor.
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