IICRC Accreditation

We are certified as a IICRC-approved Mold Inspection and Removal firm

Why IICRC certification?

Because the mold inspection and removal industry is not regulated in Ontario. Anyone can call themselves an "inspector", or removal, "expert" in Ontario. Trusting a mold issue in your home to anyone could lead to futher issues with you and your families health.

We believe that in order to address the serious issue of mold inspection and removal we must adhere to the highest standards available and there is nothing better than the IICRC. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. The IICRC operates in more than 25 countries in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

As  corporate member, we must follow the strict guidelines within the ANSI/IICRC S520. The ANSI/IICRC S520 is a procedural standard for the remediation of mold damaged structures and contents. The ANSI/IICRC S520 is based on reliable remediation and restoration principles, research and practical experience, and attempts to combine essential academic principles with practical elements of water damage restoration for technicians facing “real-life” mold remediation challenges

The IICRC outlines five major principles of mold remediation.

  1. Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals and occupants. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.
  2. A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management
  3. Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.
  4. Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.
  5. Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or recontamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.

Application of these principles may involve multiple disciplines and professionals from a wide range of restoration and indoor environmental fields.

Our certification insures that we follow rigid mold inspection and removal standards. For instance;

  1. Inspection Procedures- Mold remediation certification means we adhere to various inspection protocols that help to identify the presence and type of mold. This is necessary to determine how extensive the problem is and what steps should be taken for removal and clean-up..
  2. Mold Assessment and Identification- Our technicians have learned to use a combination of visual inspection and test results to plan the best course of action for a particular situation.
  3. Understanding Mold Testing Procedures-  Some molds are easily identified by sight, although most variants require testing in a lab setting. Samples must be taken for testing purposes. We know how to collect samples and how test procedures are conducted according to IICRC Standards.
  4. Understanding Lab and Test Results- Our inspectors know how to read and understand the results of the tests, and thereby use that knowledge in preparing to deal with the mold outbreak.
  5. Types of Toxic and Non-Toxic Mold- Assessment and identification are vital to ascertaining mold types. The kind of mold dictates certain factors in the remediation procedure, including the tools and chemicals to be used, and the level of safety required.
  6. Health Effects of Mold Exposure- Adverse impacts of mold exposure on health run the spectrum from minimal to potentially life-threatening, depending on the type and scope of the mold infestation. There is a broad assortment of symptoms associated with mold exposure. Our inspectors are able to use the symptoms in determining exposure and the steps to take to eliminate the problem.
  7. Removal Techniques- Our technicians know about with various methods and applications for the complete removal of mold.
  8. Mold Containment Construction and Site Safety- There are times when the rest of the home or site may need to be protected from mold exposure as the remediation takes place. Mold removal can send spores into the air. An interior structure is created from building materials and high-grade plastic sheeting is used to contain any random airborne particles. Special air movers are used  with ventilation to the outside to create a negative air pressure in the working area. The use of safety clothing, filter masks, and eye protection is learned, along with the proper handling of cleaning chemicals.
  9. Remediation Supplies-  Our technicians understand the proper use and safe handling of the cleaning materials and chemicals that are utilised in the remediation of mold and sterilisation of  impacted area(s).
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Our Guiding Principles

  1. Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals and occupants. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.
  2. A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An      effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management
  3. Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of      contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.
  4. Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.
  5. Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or re-contamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.

Application of these principles may involve multiple disciplines and professionals from a wide range of restoration and indoor environmental fields.

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We can inspect your home or business for mold in 3 hours or less.