Mold: Catch it early and eliminate costs / health risks When it comes to mold you should eliminate mold early to reduce costs and health risks. And the best way to save money and eliminate a potential hazardous material from developing is to know what to look for before it happens. There are a number…

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Mold in your furnace System The CBC news article has come out with an interesting story about the potential dangers associated with mold in your furnace system, such as heat pumps and mold, (you can read the article here http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4559478) These days, with energy savings on everyone’s mind, a heat pump makes a lot of…

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Flooding and Mold The Toronto Star has an interesting article out today titled, Water is the New Fire, (https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/03/05/water-is-the-new-fire-says-the-insurance-bureau-of-canada-as-researchers-point-to-development-as-major-cause-of-basement-flooding.html), that discusses flooding and mold in a report that has recently been released by the City of Toronto working in conjunction with the Journal of Cleaner Production. The study titled, “Assessing urban areas vulnerability to pluvial…

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      The dangers of vermiculite insulation… The dangers of vermiculite insulation are many, particularly asbestos impregnated vermiculite insulation. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that has the unusual property of expanding into fish-hook shapes or worm-like accordion shaped pieces when heated. The expanded vermiculite is a light-weight, fire resistant, absorbent, and odorless material.…

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Mold and Indoor Air Quality From a mold and indoor air quality perspective, it is now a well-accepted fact that both dead and live mold / mold spores negatively affect air quality (IAQ) and subsequently human health. Most people, being health conscious people or those suffering from the presence of mold in their homes these…

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