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How to Tell if a House Has a Mould Issue

Blog by Gord Honor | August 9th, 2017

It is common to find some mould in homes, the most common place I have seen it is around window frames where the combination of condensation the right temperatures creates a breading ground. In most cases this situation can be remedied by cleaning it with vinegar or a mould remover.

Mould in homes can cause health issues even when very little is present, and some people react stronger to it than others.  One of the most common symptoms in humans are breathing issues.

When trying to find mould in a house look for areas with dark spotting. In damp basements mould can be a serious issue and can often go undetected behind walls. If the area smells musty then there could be a moisture issue and mould could be present.

This is an example of one of the worst cases of mould I have ever seen in a house. The mould is literally growing out from the baseboards.


If you think you have an issue it is best to consult an expert in the field of mould detection and removal.

There is a interesting article here from the Health Canada