Archive for February 2018
How do you define normal mold exposure.
How do you define normal mold exposure How do you define normal mold exposure? Over the lifespan of this blog we have attempted to provide you with definitive fact-based data as it relates to mold. We have discussed many of the significant health issues it poses when exposed on even a casual basis and presented a number…Read More
What should I do if I smell of see mold in my house?
What Should I do if I smell or I see mold in my house? It happens to more people than you may realise. They come home one day and they smell a musty or a damp odor in a certain area or, may smell something out of the ordinary. Some people may go into their…Read More
What to do before, during and after a flood
What to do before, during and after a flood We are all seeing the impacts of flooding in the Brantford area play out on our TV’s and devices. We urge you to contact local response groups to volunteer your time in helping as the depth of the damage becomes more apparent as the waters recede…Read More
The Impending Magnitudes of Breathing Mold
The Impending Magnitudes of Breathing Mold Should your home flood it could mean adverse health issues that unfold for years. The 2009 flood of the Red River, the super flood in the Province of Alberta and the City of Toronto in 2013 were health catastrophe’s that have unfolded publicly in slow motion. During the Alberta…Read More
18 Important Mold Facts
18 Mold Related Facts you should be aware of Primary Mold Fact #1: You have 24 to 48 Hours to address moisture in your home before mold starts to grow! Mold needs three things before it will start to grow in your home; Time: It needs 24 – 48 hours before it will start to…Read More
Mold Removal Guidelines
MOLD REMOVAL GUIDELINES INTRODUCTION We’ve provided an outline below that offers a brief history of how and when mold began to be taken seriously as a hazard to peoples health. We hope this will give you a sense of what types of issues you may see when facing a mold issue head on and some…Read More
Mold – The New Asbestos?
IN CANADA, MANY PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SICK FROM EXPOSURE TO MOLD BUT DON’T THINK THAT MOLD IS THE ROOT CAUSE. WHY? HAS MOLD BECOME THE NEW “ASBESTOS” OF OUR DECADE? Education is one of the primary goals of Maple Leaf Mold. We believe that reaching out to inform consumers in Toronto and Southern Ontario about…Read More
General Contractors can do far more damage than you suspect
General Contractors and Mold Removal – A bad idea Should I hire a General Contractor to remove mold? What happens if the General Contractor opens up a wall and finds mold but continues with the Work? The average person or general contractor has no training or expertise in undertaking how to safely remove mold from…Read More
Symptoms of Mold – The importance of a blood test to confirm suspicions
Symptoms of Mold One way of determining if exposure to toxic mold is likely, involves testing of certain blood parameters listed below. These blood parameters indicate exposure to a biotoxin if positive. The Comprehensive Biotoxic Mold Illness Panel is designed to look at the chronic inflammatory response set in motion when a person is exposed…Read More
Snow Mold and Associated Allergies Now while we are usually concerned about mold as it impacts human health inside your home we thought that, as we start moving into the spring thaw, something we should discuss is the presence of an unusual type of mold that is purely seasonal and is found outdoors. Snow mold…Read More