It is good to know not all molds that occur in homes are hazardous. However, current Canadian mold guidelines advise building occupants to clean-up and/or remove visible mold growth. To control mold growth, moisture should be eliminated or reduced. To learn more click Mold In Your Home.
A free online listing of mould testing and remediation companies in Canada is available at http://www.moldbacteria.com/servicelist.html. The listing is intended to help Canadians locate mould testing or remediation services near their area. All companies dealing with indoor mould and bacteria are free to list their services.
Recently we were asked whether it would be OK to paint over mould on the shower ceiling. Painting over existing mould is probably not a good idea because the mould may continue growing beneath the paint film and subsequently the paint would start peeling off. The best solution would be to clean the mould following current mould remediation guidelines such as CCA 82 – Mould Guidelines for the Canadian Construction Industry and then find a way of reducing condensation in the shower. Painting after the mould has been cleaned and the condensation problems fixed would be OK.