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Dangerous Home Mold Sources Exposed

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Buying  a new home, renting, or even if you are a property manager with several units can be exciting but the due diligence is extremely important. So many local Ottawa people end up using a real estate agent or management company and leaving the research up to them, but knowing the risks and places dangerous mold can grow is a good place to start. You certainly don’t want to take part in the removal, testing or remediation process but becoming educated on the early warning signs as well as how to prevent these type of mold and water damage issues can be a great advantage and save you tons of time and money.

Common Spots To Look For Household Toxic Mold

The first thing you might not know is that without moisture, there can be no mold. Even worse is that just because you can’t visually detect the moisture doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. This is where the services of a professional Ottawa mold remediation company come in handy. They usually work alongside home inspectors to make sure a property is safe and suitable for residence before anything gets closed on. Mold inspectors use air quality detecting equipment to detect traces of toxic mold in the following areas;

  • Basement crawlspaces
  • Ducts and ventilation systems
  • Condensation around window sills
  • Air conditioners
  • Behind wall panels

Some of these areas are not as obvious but they do require specialized experience and equipment to detect and remove fully. Our recommendation is to have the folks at the Mold Remediation Pro’s out of Ottawa fully inspect and remove any harmful mold traces. Leaving the problem alone will not allow a safe environment for your family and visitors. Excessive or even mild mold can lead to respiration issues as well as skin irritation and more medical problems.

How much does mold remediation cost? The cost can range from $500 for a spot inspection to upwards of $5,00 for a more full service. In either case we at YellowHouse see the cost as justified and in most cases. In the best case (i.e. most cases) your homeowners insurance can cover any mould left behind from catastrophic water damage.

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Increasing Home Value With Residential Painting

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Any Ottawa residents that manage or aspire to manage rental properties or even add value to their current residence would do well to familiarize themselves with how to get a fresh coat of paint on their property as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. This is one of the more well known home improvement projects you’ll likely undergo as a new home owner, but it is one of the easiest to preform and can often be overlooked for more fancy and fun tasks such as staging. If you own one or several rental units, you’re going to need a qualified Ottawa house painter on your payroll, which is easier said than done.

Assuming you have a twelve month lease as standard operating procedure, you’re going to need the units re-painted or at the very least touched up once a year so an established Ottawa painting contractor is best so you can begin a professional working relationship.

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The issue many people have with residential interior painting in general is everyone thinks they can do it themselves and there are tons of random painting companies in Ottawa that will claim they can paint your home and likely do a bad job. There truly is value in a professional painter that has incredible attention to detail and has the correct amount of resources so the project can be accomplished on time. A smart painter will meticulously prepare and clean the surface prior to painting while an inexperienced and hasty painter will simply get to work without removing surface bacteria and fluff which can result in a not so smooth first coat. The difference between a professional home paint job and one that’s been rushed and used lesser grades of paints is pretty obvious and you saving a few hundred dollars is not worth the unprofessional look and what that will cost you.