How to Get Rid of Mould and Mildew

Cleaning mould and mildew once they take hold in your home may seem daunting, but mould removal, if done properly and early, is actually fairly easy. However, if the issue is extensive, it is recommended that you call professional mould services, as they have the proper resources.

That said, many homeowners may not see the need to remove mould and mildew, especially if there’s only a little. However, everyone, from health professionals to mould removal services, will tell you that even a little mould or mildew can lead to serious health issues. Both also have strong odours and are unpleasant to look at.

Mould and mildew can also affect the structure of your home by consuming organicMould removal materials; while the two are both part of the fungi kingdom and necessary to many natural processes, you don’t need them damaging your residence.

If you recently had a flood in your home, it is imperative to get your basement dried out properly immediately following the flood because mould and mildew thrive in moist environments.

How Does Mould Affect Your Home?

While mould and mildew are typically pictured in basements, they can appear anywhere in a building. For instance, if your roof develops a leak, mould can develop in the insulation. They can also affect the glue that is used to bond carpet, drywall, and wallpaper.

Mould and mildew also feed on dust and dirt; while they won’t rot the wood in your home, the look is extremely unsightly. Since mould and mildew need moisture to thrive, it is recommended that you fix any issues with humidity in your residence.

How to Prevent Mould

While you should call for professional mould removal services immediately when necessary, there are additional steps you can take to prevent mould in your home. For instance, you can seal a leaky air conditioning unit with duct tape and make sure the condensation pan on your central unit is emptied frequently or use wall coverings that don’t trap moisture. In addition, make sure there’s a drainage point near a washing machine in case of an overflow or burst pipe and provide ventilation in your bathroom when showering. Finally, perform regular inspections of your roof as well.

If you notice mould in your home, call GTA Property Services Group Inc. for professional mould removal services. We offer mould and mildew removal at an affordable price and use only the best tools and materials.


“How to Combat Mould and Mildew,” The Family Handyman web site;, last accessed January 19, 2015.

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Leonard Nutt

Leonard Nutt is a Field Supervisor at GTA Property Services Group Inc., a company providing 24/7 emergency disaster restoration services specializing in fire & water damage throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He has over 25 years of experience within the cleaning and restoration industry and an extensive background in construction management.