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Things you should do if your basement floods

Recently, Toronto has been experiencing significant flooding in recent weeks due to summer storms that have packed driving winds and torrential downpours. It is anticipated that these types of weather events will become more of the norm rather than an aberration. And the risk of basement flooding becomes greater every year. In fact, major insurers are…
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Mold in HVAC Systems

Mold in HVAC Systems The presence of mold in HVAC systems is a concern that residents of today’s condominium towers express to us regularly. As well, property managers recognise the fact that mold may expose their residents, and themselves, to unnecessary risk. We’ve known for some time now that mold can be traced back as the…
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Mold in my Apartment

Mold in My Apartment Do you suspect you are getting sick from mold in your apartment? “I’ve found mold in apartment”, is a scenario that is more common than you think. In fact, mold is in up to 87% of homes here in Canada. And even worse, it can be incredibly frustrating when you suspect…
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Cleaning up after a flood

Cleaning up after a Flood Cleaning up after a flood can pose health risks that include potential structural issues, electrical / shock potential and hazards associated with exposure to biological contaminants. Depending on the source, water from even a minor flood will contain viruses, bacteria and raw sewage. You and your family should wait to…
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Mold and how it’s affected a growing number of people

  Mold – A growing issue We continuously hear from people about some of the common experiences they have after being exposed to mold and how it’s affected a growing number of people. Because of this we felt that by sharing some of their stories, and other relevant individuals, we can help people better understand…
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Can I save my hardwood flooring after water damage?

This is one of the most common questions we receive at Maple Leaf Mold. Many people ask us, “How can I save my hardwood flooring after water damage?”, and, “If I decide to leave it to let it dry on its own is there a health hazard? Today, the amount of homes with hardwood floors…
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Why choose a IICRC certified company?

Does it matter if you have an IICRC certified company do the work? Maple Leaf Mold Inc. is a IICRC certified company and unfortunately the majority of companies out there are not. So why does this matter? It is important because when your company becomes an IICRC certified company, (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration…
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Eliminate mold early to reduce costs and health risks

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

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

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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