I have mold issues in my home

When there's mold in the home, you better act fast. Your health and safety is on the line.

Author: Openroom HQ

Published: Monday, August 21, 2023 | Updated: Monday, August 21, 2023

When you see something that looks like it could be mold, get on it - ASAP.

What you might not know is that mold can grow on any organic matter. This microscopic fungus can thrive on your clothing, floors, walls, or paper.

As a Tenant living in the rental unit, it is your responsibility to notify the Landlord of any mold growth as soon as possible because it's a health and safety concern for you. You don't want to end up sick.

As a Landlord, it's important to attend to mold inquiries from Tenants as soon as soon as possible because it's impacting health and safety.

How does mold come about?

  • Water leaks
  • Condensation
  • Flood damage
  • Airborne spores
  • Food

Dangers of mold over time

  • Respiratory issues
  • Eye irritation
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infections
  • Structural damage to your home

Top areas where mold could growth

  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry rooms
  • Basements
  • Attic
  • Behind walls

As a Landlord, some tips before you call a Technician:

  • Take photos
  • Inspect the property
  • Identify the source of moisture
  • Ventilate the area
  • Clean the area
  • Dispose of the contaminated materials

If you have followed these tips and you still think you have mold, you should call a technician to have the mold removed.

5 Companies used by the Openroom team

The Mold Guy, Mold Detection & Removal

Toronto: 416-333-2999 | GTA: 289-233-6653

437 Roncesvalles Ave. Suite 420 Toronto, ON M6R 3B9

Mold Inspections and mold removal in Acton, Ajax, Barrie, Brampton, Brantford, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Vaughan, Hamilton, King City, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Milton, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Scarborough, Stouffville, Woodbridge, Whitby. | Primarily Toronto but they’ll go the extra kilometer if necessary

9.8/10 out of 672 reviews on HomeStars

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AllMax Home Inspection



7851 Dufferin St., Suite 500 Thornhill, Ontario L4J 3M4

Greater Toronto Area

9.9/10 of 852 reviews on HomeStars

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Templar Environmental Services

416-209-4857 | 1-866-505-4857

1595 16th Avenue, Suite 301, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3N9

Greater Toronto Area

9.9/10 of 434 reviews on HomeStars

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Quantum Home Inspections


416 844-0747

9235 Jane St. Suite 103, Maple, Ontario L6A-0J8

Greater Toronto Area

9.9 10 of 144 reviews on HomeStars

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Inch By Inch Inspections, Asbestos And Mold Detection And Removal



10/10 of 246 reviews on HomeStars

6-6150 Hwy 7, Suite 424 Vaughan, Ontario L4H 0R6

Serving Toronto and GTA | Toronto, Burlington, Mississauga, Oakville, Vaughan, Hamilton, Etobicoke, Scarborough

10/10 of 246 reviews on HomeStars

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