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Application of spray foam to a mold free attic space

Spray foam is not the right option to deal with mold contamination.

Spray foam is not the right option to deal with mold contamination.       Application on mold treated surface                   Application on untreated surfaces Spray Foam Issues Spray foam is not the right option to deal with mold contamination in your attic of wall cavities of your…

Climate Disruption and Mold

      Climate Disruption and mold…how can we adapt? Storm clouds are forming on the horizon that are troubling…the intensity and severity of storm systems are undergoing changes that have been directly linked to climate change. Storms will linger longer in areas and downpours will be more severe. Spring will be cooler and longer…
We work for you not the insurance company

Watch out for sub-standard work when using an insurance recommended mold removal company

What to watch out for / how to deal with substandard mold removal companies recommended by insurance companies Today’s post deals with how to watch out for sub-standard work when using an insurance recommended mold removal company and, more importantly, what to do when you find it. Why is this becoming common and why bring…
ERMI Testing

ERMI tests…what are they?

ERMI Testing   ERMI tests…what are they? ERMI is a molecular based test that is being pushed by a select few labs, doctors and some allied health practitioners and water damage assessors as the latest and best method to quantify human exposure to mould. The test stands for the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index and although…
Attic Mold

Is mold in your attic?

Is mold in your attic? Attic mold in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area is extremely common. Whenever anyone calls us and says they have a mold issue they would like me to come check out, in the back of my mind I am always thinking attic mold.  In fact, sometimes I will guess, “Where…

Flooding and what you can do to avoid mold

Flooding and Mold Today I thought I’d talk about flooding and what can you do to avoid mold, (see our internal links for more information); https://mapleleafmold.ca/cleaning-up-after-a-flood/ and What to do before, during and after a flood Many people right now in Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario are dealing with flood conditions and many, are facing…

Are You Worried about your home’s air quality?

Are You Worried about your home’s air quality? Are you worried about your home’s air quality? As we move further into 2019 we are seeing more and more cases if homes with poor heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems that contribute directly to poor air quality and increased levels of mold and other harmful toxins…

Cold Room Mold

Cold Room Mold I’d like to take a few moments to talk about your cold room and cold room mold. Cold rooms are usually never considered when looking for areas of moisture and mold however we consider them significant hotspots for mold growth, right after foundation leaks. Most homes have a cold room and they…

Mold and Allergies

A Common Problem Mold and allergies have become a significant problem in today’s world…more so than at any other time. Mold is a fungus that comes in thousands of varieties and grows both outside and inside. In order to thrive, mold needs two things: water and warmth — and you certainly don’t have to endure…

Indoor Air Quality and Mold Prevention within a Building Envelope

Indoor Air Quality and Mold Prevention within a Building Envelope Today we thought we’d discuss indoor air quality and mold prevention within a building envelope. We have begun to see some of our commercial property managers identify issues with a number of their buildings…particularly buildings were constructed at least 20 to 25 years ago. Building envelopes…

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