Causes of Mould in Buildings

Calgary’s ASTRA Restorations specializes in mould remediation. We have the expertise, certified training, experience, and specialty equipment to safely restore your residential, commercial, or industrial property so that it is once again safe for your family, your tenants, or your employees.

Never remove toxic mould yourself. Knowing how to recognize mould and how it enters your property, however, is essential to mould prevention and to knowing when to contact an expert.

Mould exists in the natural environment, and we contact it daily. Mould becomes problematic when its spores colonize the buildings we live and work in. They do this by attaching themselves to damp and water-damaged surfaces, especially in humid spaces with little air circulation.

Buildings affected by flooding and other water damage provide the perfect environment for mould spores to colonize. Burst pipes, sprinkler-head failures, plumbing issues, roof penetrations, or even small leaks can lead to serious health hazards, quickly and later.

Mould problems are not always easily seen. Mould can be found behind walls, under floorboards, and in other hard-to-see places. Even hidden, mould will still seriously affect air quality. The use of improper building materials and poor ventilation can leave some environments particularly susceptible.

Moulds are especially successful at colonizing damp drywall and wallpaper. They can flourish in office towers where water damage may not be a priority. Once established, mould spores will spread throughout the building, including through ventilation systems.

Extensive flooding in Calgary and Alberta left homes, commercial spaces, and warehouses water-damaged. If you suspect mould in your home or workplace environment, contact Calgary’s ASTRA Restorations right away.

ASTRA Restorations works hard, expertly, and efficiently, to restore your home, commercial, or industrial property so that you can breathe safe.

*ASTRA Restorations provides mould remediation free of cost with every water-damage restoration service. Calgary’s ASTRA Restorations has the expertise and the tools to save you health, time, money, and future hassle.

For our Calgary-based 24-hour emergency-response service, call (403) 796-3559.

Ground-Pipe Abatement

8th Avenue & 8th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta

Area: 120 ft.
Duration: 1 week
Level: Moderate
Delivery Model: Fixed price
Year of Completion:     2018

Floor Mastic Abatement

550 6th AVE SW, Calgary, Alberta

Area: 21,000 Sq. Ft
Duration: 2 weeks
Delivery Model: Fixed price
Year of Completion:     2017
Risk Level: Low-Mid

Storm Drain Abatement

1015 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta

Area: Parkade
Duration: 1 week
Delivery Model: Fixed price
Year of Completion:     2016
Risk Level: Moderate

Ramsay Stucco Abatement

1051 8th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta

Area: 28 Townhouses
Duration: 4 weeks
Delivery Model: Fixed price
Level: Moderate
Year of Completion:     2018
Number of Bags: 1550

EMCO Restoration

5460 76 AVE SE, Calgary, Alberta

Area: 650,000 sq. ft.
Flood category: 2
Flood class: 3
Response Time: 45 min.
Year of Completion:     2017

Fortress Restoration

13226 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta

Area: 10,500 sq. ft.
Category: 2
Class: 3
Response Time: 55 min.
Year of Completion :     2017

ASTRA Construction Management strictly follows guidelines set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC). We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating, and we hold COR safety certificate.

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