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Government of Canada – Mold and Indoor Air Quality

Where can I find unbiased information on what is a safe level of mold in my home? We get asked frequently about where can we look for answers and find information not put out there by companies that remove mold. Here is a handy link to a Government of Canada web-page that briefly outlines this…

An example of what your attic should look like after a mold removal

Just thought I’d post a small example of what a rafter should look like after a soda blast. No amount of scrubbing / sanding / chemical application with remove mold as thoroughly as a soda blast. If the mold company that’s quoting on your attic mold removal doesn’t recommend soda blasting it’s because they don’t…

Black Mold Exposure and a recent impact on health

We’ve just been informed that one of our friends has been diagnosed with a mold-related health issue. This issue, diagnosed by his physician, will be a life-long affliction for this person. We feel a deep sympathy for this person and wish him and his family all the best in dealing with his illness. We take…

Burst pipes and our recent cold snap

Burst pipes and our continuing cold snap Here in Toronto we are seeing a significant increase in burst pipes as a result of our recent cold snap. Should this unfortunately happen to you there are a number of things you do to immediately lessen the damage to your home; Find your shut off valve and…

Attic Mold Alert

Attic Mold Alert  This morning we’d become aware of a mold remediation company in our industry that is completing work on mold contaminated attics incorrectly, ineffectively and not to proven IICRC standards. Be careful of companies that, “remove”, mold in your attic with just chemicals / sanding / scrubbing In order to remove mold properly from…

Symptoms of Mold in a House

What to look for when you think you have symptoms of mold in your house During these cold winter months we are starting to see an increase in people indicating that they believe they have symptoms of mold in their house. The reason for this is simple; during these cold months we seal our homes…

How do I keep mold / mildew out of my washroom?

We usually get asked; “How should I take care of my washroom to keep mold / mildew out and how often should I clean it to avoid potential mold issues from popping up?” When it comes to washrooms, it’s the least favorite room for homeowners to clean. However, dust, dirt, grime, and moisture sitting on…

Is it possible to clean my clothes that have been attacked by mold?

Any garment or fabric that has not suffered physical deterioration or discoloration as a result of mold growing on it, and that is washable (typically, a minimum of 130ºF for at least 10 minutes), can be restored completely. That goes for bacterial contamination as well, as evidenced by hospitals daily as they wash linens, gowns,…

IICRC Training and Certification – Top level in Mold Inspection and Removal

We are certified as a IICRC-approved Mold Inspection and Removal firm Why IICRC certification? Because the mold inspection and removal industry is not regulated in Ontario. Anyone can call themselves an “inspector”, or removal, “expert” in Ontario. Trusting a mold issue in your home to anyone could lead to futher issues with you and your…

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