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Mold species and their role in our lives – Penicillium

Mold species and their role in our lives – Penicillium We thought we’d take this opportunity to provide information about various mold species and their role in our lives, both from a positive and/or negative impact. Today, we are looking at penicillium, a common mold found across North America called Penicillium. Penicillium species: the mold that saved…

Is hidden mold at home making you sick?

Is hidden mold at home making you sick? Except for an occasional asthma flare up, Caitlin Murray is a healthy, happy 5-year-old, who loves doing artwork. But three years ago, she was terribly sick, and no one could figure out why. “She would have terrible headaches and her face was swollen and she’d throw up…

The latest mold stories in the news

As part of our ongoing efforts to bring you the most up to date information and the latest mold stories in the news we’ve launched a new weekly series today. Titled simply, Mold News this Week, we will be issuing the absolute latest and most up to date information on mold and mold contamination removal.…

To prevent mold during the winter months

To prevent mold during the winter months use the following tips from Health Canada and the Environmental Protection Agency: To Prevent Mold: Moisture control is the key to mold control, so when water leaks or spills occur indoors — act quickly. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24 hours to 48 hours…

Mold contamination in Canada’s northern communities

The CBC’s Devi Lockwood has just posted an article about mold contamination in Canada’s northern communities that frankly is difficult to read and speaks to the terrible consequences of unaddressed mold contamination. Charlene Kappianaq says she washes her walls once a week to try to rid them of black mould.***WARNING: This story contains graphic images…

Basement Sewer Backups

Basement Mold There are a number of reasons why we see basement mold however the primary reason is a sewer backup. It’s not fun to think about but sewage backups can happen to anyone in any home, (see our internal link regarding flooding at https://mapleleafmold.ca/things-you-should-do-if-your-basement-floods/ . When we see mold in a basement due to…

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…

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…

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…

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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