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Our Mold Removal Process

Ottawa Mold Removal Services 

Do you have black mold in your home? Are you worried about the effects it might have on your family? Call First Response. You can count on us for mold inspection, mold removal, and other extreme cleaning services.

For most homeowners, mold removal is a time-consuming process which can be dangerous without the proper protective equipment. That’s why First Response offers complete mold inspection and mold removal services in Ottawa, Kingston, and Belleville. We understand how important your family’s health, comfort, and wellbeing is to you so we make sure to eliminate the mold from your home. If you have spotted mold in your home, or suspect areas of your home might contain mold, contact First Response Today. We are the region’s premier mold inspection and removal service.

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Mold Removal After Flooding

Flooding Mold Removal in Ottawa

Has your home recently been flooded? Not sure how to thoroughly clean and remove the mold? Don’t worry, that’s what First Response is here for!

Our team of mold removal experts can help stop the spread of mold growth and remove it quickly to get your home back to normal as soon as possible. Contact us today to book our mold remediation services!





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Our Mold Inspection Process

Professional Mold Inspection Services in Ottawa

While certain kinds of molds have telltale signs, sometimes mold can be very difficult to detect and identify. This is because mold develops in hidden spaces in the home such as your roof, around your heater or furnace, or around any vents in your home. Removing the mold from your home is vital to protecting the structure of your space as well as the health of you and your family. If you are feeling lethargic, having breathing problems or skin and eye irritation it may be a sign that you have mold in your home. If you are experiencing these problems and suspect mold is the culprit, contact us. We will get started on our mold inspection process right away.

Our proven mold inspection process is so effective because of the skill and experience of our mold remediation team. We know the hotspots where mold can thrive, have top of the line equipment to detect mold, and know exactly the best remedies to eliminate the mold in your home. Trust First Response Cleaning, the mold removal experts in Ottawa.

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Why Mold Removal Is Important

Mold removal is extremely important for a number of reasons, the most important of which is the fact that that mold can produce numerous health concerns which, if left untreated, can increase associated health risks. First response can provide you with proper mold inspection services to diagnose the problem and completely eradicate it. Some health problems that can occur from mold in your home include; chronic inflammatory response syndrome, nasal congestion, eye irritation, allergy symptoms, aggravation of asthma symptoms, severe reactions from long-term exposure and mold infections if there is a pre-existing chronic lung illness.

Ignoring mold in your home can be a serious threat to the health of you and your family and only increases over time. As a secondary concern, mold digests organic material, eventually destroying the material upon which it grows and spreading to other areas. On top of the very serious health risks posed by mold, it can also be extremely damaging to your home and leaving the problem to fester can be extremely expensive down the line. Eradicate the mold problem entirely with First Response today.


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“Timothy B.”

Ryan and his team were excellent to work with. Ryan answered all our questions and concerns with great detail and always had time for us.

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They were amazing to deal with and professional. We are happy to suggest them to anyone who needs help with mold.

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Frequently Asked Questions

White mold (mildew) and black mold share several characteristics. They are both fungi which thrive in moist, warm environments, but there are several important differences. As the names suggest, these two kinds of molds are different in appearance. Mildew can pose some minor health issues and should be removed immediately, however black mold is much more dangerous. It can cause serious respiratory issues, heart problems, fatigue, and depression. It can also seriously damage the building. This is why it is extremely important to deal with black mold as soon as it is detected. If you suspect you have mildew or mold in your house or place of business contact us today to get it removed.

We do not recommend you clean black mold on your own. Cleaning black mold is extremely dangerous to do without proper training and equipment. Even minimal exposure to black mold during the cleaning and removal process can lead to serious health issues for you and all those in your building. On top of the very serious health risks involved in removing mold, there is a good chance you could make the problem worse on your own. Cleaning without proper equipment or training can release spores into the air and spread the black mold further throughout yourself. If you have black mold in your house or building, don’t take any risks and contact us today.

To untrained individuals, black mold can be hard to distinguish next to other kinds of mold. Black mold often appears as slimy and has a dark greenish-black or gray colour. As the name suggests, the colour of the mold is the telling sign. If you have determined that you have black mold in your home or building, contact us right away to ensure the safety of all those who occupy the space.

The safest way to get rid of black mold in your basement is to call professionals who are experienced in the area of black mold removal. Black mold is dangerous and can lead to very serious health complications, especially if you disturb it by improperly cleaning. If you have found or suspect you have black mold in your basement, contact us right away.

There are a few reasons as to why black mold might be on your ceiling. One reason it might grow on your ceiling is due to a water leak on an upper floor trapping moisture in your ceiling. Another very common cause of mold on the ceiling is when warm, moist, air interacts with a cool ceiling. This causes condensation which creates a warm moist environment for black mold to thrive in. If you spot mold on your ceiling, contact us right away so we can eliminate it before it gets out of control.

If you are suffering from mold sickness, regular exposure to mold can cause allergy symptoms, such as:

  • Wheezing/shortness of breath
  • Rashes
  • Watery eyes
  • Ronny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Coughing
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Persistent sinusitis

Other more serious symptoms might come to be as a result of mold sickness, such as:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle cramping
  • Persistent nerve pain
  • Numbness, tingling, or tremors
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Frequent colds and flu
  • Fatigue and weakness

If you suspect you are suffering these symptoms because of mold poisoning, contact us today. We can remove the mold from your home.

Mold spores become temporarily inactive after they have dried out, however that doesn’t mean they are not a threat. Dry mold spores can still cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes, runny nose, etc. This is because dried mold spores become airborne and can enter our systems.

Dry mold spores can still travel to other places in your home and spread if they find an environment which is conducive to their growth. They can also start regrowing in the same place where they are located if the conditions (such as an increase in moisture).

Even if the mold in your home is dry, the problem runs the risk of getting worse. contact us today to get rid of the mold in your home.

Once the mold is remediated from your home, you want to make sure that it does not come back. The most important thing you can do to achieve this is to control the level of moisture and humidity in your home so that it does not facilitate rapid mold growth. You can also reduce the potential for mold even more by wiping up puddles of water as soon as they form, and insulate surfaces which are prone to condensation. Dehumidifiers are also good at keeping the humidity in a room below what is needed for mold growth. Make sure that you identify and isolate sources of moisture in your home to ensure that mold does not grow back.

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