Mould consulting services have become part of Abacon’s daily operations since the late nineties, when fungal contamination in public buildings and portable classrooms became a major issue in the Greater Toronto Area. Natural in outdoor and indoor environments, the highly adaptable microscopic fungi have become an interesting topic in the media. Many health and safety officials and building inspectors require that the indoor space be free of mould. How much mould may be allowed indoors to consider it normal? If you are faced with a question like this than hiring mould consulting professionals may be justified. Abacon will be able to answer your question.

Our consulting services in the fields of mould, and fungal contamination include:

•  Inspection and sampling for mould
•  Air sampling for airborne fungal elements
•  Inspection of concealed building spaces
•  Inspection of HVAC systems
•  Identification of mould amplification sites
•  Assessment of exposure to mould
•  Design of mould removal and remediation
•  Inspection of mould abatement projects
•  Assistance in water damage restoration
A number of toxigenic and pathogenic moulds like Stachybotrys, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Trichoderma, Fusarium may grow in indoor environments. Fungal growth develops on cellulose-containing materials like lumber, paper, and drywall, often in concealed building spaces and in moist locations. Areas typically affected by mould include basements, crawl spaces, attics, portable classrooms, and library archives. Attics are often affected by bird droppings, a potent source of Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans.

Mycotoxins produced by moulds may induce toxic effects in some people. Adverse health effects range from irritations and infections to allergic and asthmatic reactions. The deaths of infants in Cleveland, Ohio have been associated with the presence of Stachybotrys atra and related to water problems in basements.

From our base in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), we extend our mould consulting services into all of Ontario and Canada.

Links to mould-related topics:

Indoor Moulds (fungi)

Health Effects of exposure to Fungi

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