Get Rid of Mould Infestation in North America

Is your building infested with black mould? Mould can be dangerous for one’s health when exposed to it for a longer period. A & O Contracting Inc. provides remedies for mould infestation in North America. With certified technicians and state-of-the-art equipment, we’ll ensure that your home and work environment is mould-free and safe again. Contact us for professional, efficient mould remediation services. Learn more about the harmful effects of mould below.

What Is Mould?

Mould is a microorganism that produces thousands of spores. These woolly growths are present in different colours such as red, blue, brown, black, etc. Mould spreads by releasing spores into the atmosphere when it’s disturbed by handling or the movement of air.

Where Is Mould Found?

Mould can be found anywhere indoors or outdoors. Mould grows indoors in moist, dark environments at room temperature on materials such as wallpapers, particleboards, ceiling tiles, etc. One is exposed to these toxic spores in buildings with water damage due to flooding or leaky pipes.

Why Is Mould a Concern?

In moist environments like water-damaged buildings, mould such as Stachybotrys chartarum can be found in large colonies. Since it appears in small black patches, it is commonly referred to as black mould. A high exposure to such mould can cause adverse health effects. Other types of toxic moulds found in moist environments are Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium.

What Health Effects Can Mould Cause?

In moist environments like water-damaged buildings, mould such as Stachybotrys chartarum can be found in large colonies. Since it appears in small black patches, it is commonly referred to as black mould. A high exposure to such mould can cause adverse health effects. Other types of toxic moulds found in moist environments are Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium.

Why Is Mould a Concern?

In moist environments like water-damaged buildings, mould such as Stachybotrys chartarum can be found in large colonies. Since it appears in small black patches, it is commonly referred to as black mould. A high exposure to such mould can cause adverse health effects. Other types of toxic moulds found in moist environments are Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium.

What Health Effects Can Mould Cause?

The spores produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins. When toxic spores come into contact with our skin or are inhaled, they may irritate our skin, eyes, nose and throat, and cause allergy-like symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, runny nose and watery eyes.


Other symptoms could be

  • Fatigue and headache
  • Asthmatic attacks
  • Burning sensation in nose
  • Nose bleeds
  • Severe coughing
  • Impairment of the immune system


While all of us should keep away from mould, those with a weak immune system should especially never work in mould-contaminated areas.

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A & O Contracting Inc.

Unit 6 -2355 Royal Windsor Dr

Mississauga, ON L5J 4S8


 905-828-6868

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