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Mold and Relative Humidity

What is the relationship between the growth of mold and my home’s Relative Humidity? We’ve been asked by home owners on a number of occasions about what, if any, relation between when mold growth starts and relative humidity. So, the first thing we should do is explain what relative humidity is and what is a…

Mold – Helpful but with a Dark Side

Mold – Helpful but with a Dark Side Aspergillus is a genus of imperfect fungi whose specie produce dark brown to blackish or yellow spores, (known perhaps with some hesitation as Toxic Black Mold). It is closely related to the Penicillium molds and is used extensively in industry. One or more species are used commercially…

11 Natural Ways to Deal with Black Mold Symptoms

11 Natural Ways to Deal with Black Mold Symptoms If you already see or smell black mold, remove it immediately and thoroughly. Just give us a call and we’ll help you quickly deal with hazardous issue right away! Once you’ve called us here are a few natural ways to help you deal with the symptoms…

Renting and Concerned about Mold?

Renting and concerned about mold? What to look out for when looking at an apartment In today’s Toronto we are seeing an extremely tight rental market. Landlords are calling the shots and are choosing carefully before renting. A potentially knowledgeable tenant is not necessarily a Landlords best friend so we’re here to offer you, the…

Mold in Schools

Mold in Schools Parents dropping off their children at an American school a number of weeks ago were greeted with a jarring sight: maintenance crews carrying out ceiling tiles stained with mold. “It caused a little bit of a panic,” recalls one parent, “Parents have little or no faith in the health or safety of…

Water Damage and Mold Growth

Water Damage and Mold Growth Today I thought we’d talk about what you should be doing if you find yourself in a position where you have a leak in your home or perhaps you’ve had an accident where a bathtub may have overflowed or a toilet has spilled over when something has plugged it up.…

Air Testing vs a Mold Inspection

Air Testing vs Mold Inspection vs Both Since we offer both air and mold testing we’ve been asked recently by our customers about whether or not they should they get an air test or a mold inspection or perhaps they should get both done at the same time. Our answer depends on what the situation…

How to beat toxic mold

How to beat toxic mold at home and in your life in ten easy steps We’ve been documenting, over the last number of months, a number of ways that mold can adversely affect your health. It can affect your physically and neurologically (we have a very good resource that outlines various medical reports and papers…

Black Mold – The Movie

Routine Misdiagnosis The vast majority of people suffering from chronic respiratory infections are not aware that their problem is related to mold exposure. And unfortunately, their physicians are also unaware, making appropriate treatment impossible. All molds have the potential to cause ill health, depending on their type, whether or not they produce toxins, how long…

Attic Mold

Attic Mold Almost every day we get a phone call from a homeowner who has an almost baffled tone in their voice, telling me that during the sale of their home an inspector flagged their attic space or basement for a “mold like substance.”  Usually the homeowner expresses the fact that they have lived in…

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