Keeping Your Home Clean
We specialize in residential services including mold inspections, air quality testing, lead and asbestos testing, and mold remediation in the Ottawa area. Find out more by contacting us.
Arnprior Mold Removal
Trott Home Services is owned & operated by myself, Breen Trott. I am an indoor environmental professional, and I specialize in residential mold removal, designated substance reports, and rodent infestation. I service Ottawa and the Valley.
Breen is a down-to-earth, hardworking, trustworthy and responsive professional who recently completed a mold remediation project for me in the basement of my new home. He responded to my request for assistance quickly, assessed the situation, gave me a very fair quote with information about the treatment he recommended and was clear about the parameters of his service. Upon agreement to proceed with the project, Breen promptly and meticulously sealed off the rooms with plastic, carefully cut the drywall, took photos, offered advice on where a potential leak may have occurred and information about what steps I could take to prevent a future mold issue/leak. Later, Breen walked me through the steps he took to remedy the mold in my home. (*This was a personal touch which I really appreciated). Breen's work actually came in under budget which told me that he is very fair about his pricing. I was invoiced in a timely manner and provided with a comprehensive report complete with photos of the air quality measurements both before and after the treatment along with a prompt receipt. I would highly, highly recommend him to you for any future mold remediation work you may require in your home.
Air Quality Testing
Testing for Lead and Asbestos
Our Service Areas
We service from the greater Ottawa Area and Ottawa Valley. Contact us to enquire.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does home insurance cover water damage?
Not all policies offer coverage for water damage. It helps to keep the following in mind before filing an insurance claim:
- Keep proof of the water damage
- Have a detailed record of the damaged assets
- Do not throw anything away as it could be a piece of evidence
- Do not make any permanent repairs before the inspection by your insurance company
When should I call a restoration company after water damage?
If you were not able to dry out the affected area quickly then it is very possible the water could have seeped into the floor or walls. The added moisture sets up a perfect environment for mold to grow. The earlier you can remove the moisture, the better chance you will have at preventing the growth of mold. That’s why we recommend having a professional take a look. Their knowledge and experience will help you distinguish your problem before it even becomes one.
Is It dangerous to live with mold?
Mold is everywhere but living with too much mold around is not good for your health. If you’re not sure it would be worth having a professional inspection to assess the situation. Mold is especially dangerous for young children and anyone with outlying medical conditions.
What should I watch out for when the snow is melting?
Every season brings its own concerns and hazards to a home. After bearing the harsh winter of temperatures significantly rising and dropping, homeowners now must worry about the melting snow. Water damages are major concerns throughout the winter seasons due pipes freezing and bursting. It is also an issue during the spring season due to the spring thaw and all the snow melting. Although you can never completely eliminate the chances of damages from happening, there are many steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk.
Water is able to penetrate into a home through cracks in the foundation or in window sills due to the fluctuating weather. During warm weather, water seeps into the ground and when the temperature drops, the water freezes. When the water freezes, it expands and pushes the foundation causing cracks. Even the smallest, hairline crack can allow a significant amount of water into your home.
Why should I use an IIRC certified restoration company?
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification is a certification authority. The IICRC establishes standards that the cleaning and restoration companies should meet. There are many benefits of working with an IICRC certified restoration company, including the following:
- Deal with professionals who know exactly what to do in an emergency such as pipe burst or basement flooding.
- The technicians will have the knowledge and skills on how to operate and place drying equipment in the most efficient ways.
- The company will have the expertise, experience, and resources to handle a project of any size.
- The experts from an IICRC certified company will have the ability to answer your questions.
- You can rest assured about handling the damages in the best possible way with minimal disruption.