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How to handle potential issues during your home improvement project

Female worker of cleaning service removes the mold using antimicrobial spray and scrubbing brush.

Now that COVID-19 is in full swing and social distancing orders have been implemented, many people find themselves spending more time than ever before at home and possibly in need of something to do. Once you have the surface cleaned your house, perhaps it is time to move on to a bigger project. For instance, cleaning out the garage, finishing the basement or renovating the bathroom. But what should you do if you come across something a little unexpected? Perhaps a touch of mould in the bathroom? Lack of insulation in the attic?  Here is how you can deal with some unanticipated of you next at COVID-19 induced home improvement project.

Mould

Discovering mould in your home is never a pleasant experience but rest assured it does not have to be a disaster. Whether the patch of mould is big or small, there are always ways to rid your home of it for good. If you are lucky enough to catch the mould early then, you can potentially scrub it out yourself, with the proper protective equipment. Mould spores can cause an allergic reaction or irritation if they are inhaled, it is recommended to wear a mask while cleaning the mould. Scrubbing the mould with a mixture of bleach and water then allowing it to dry should kill the mould spores, but you should be careful to check that it has adequately dried and fixed any underlying causes.

If you are unlucky enough to discover a large area of mould or have a reoccurring issue, then it is better to call in professionals, like Urban Environmental, to ensure the pesky mould is dealt with efficiently and permanently.

Insulation

As you start in on renovations like finishing the basement or the attic, then it is essential to ensure this new space if as comfortable and cozy as possible so that your family may enjoy it year-round. Installing insulation is something that is best left up to the professionals. While it may sound like a simple task for any handyman out there, improper insulation installation can lead to increased home heat loss and increased energy consumption, which in turn will lead to higher home heating bills. In other unlucky cases, the improper installation of insulation will also lead to trapped moisture and eventually the growth of mould. The growth of mould can, in turn, lead to long term respiratory issues or structural weakness of affected wood.

When installing insulation, it is highly recommended to go with fast, efficient and professional service like you would find from Urban Environmental. Give us a call today to find out how we can help with your latest home improvement projects!