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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…

Bleach vs. EPA registered products

      Bleach vs. EPA registered products – Is bleach really the cure all to killing surface mold and mildew? Bleach has been used for years as the “cure” for mold and mildew problems however while bleach will kill surface mold, it will not get to the roots of the mold. Secondly, bleach itself…

Cottage Mold / Mildew – Exterior Removal

We have been receiving a number of calls from cottage owners, (particularly lakefront cottage owners), asking us about mold and mildew on the outside of their cottages. We usually see this type of mold / mildew on cottages that have had an application of an oil-based stain and / or clear sealant. Oil-based stains /…

Wet weather provides an opportunity for you to evaluate your foundation under stress

Basements were first brought into use a number of centuries ago in areas where it was easy to  excavate the soil. Basements were really, at one time, called root cellars, which were cool in the summer and dry enough so that food could be preserved for longer periods than if kept at room temperature. However,…

Toronto's Number 1 rated Mold and Inspection Team

Maple Leaf Mold is proud to continue our long tradition of providing mold inspection and removal services to the Southern Ontario region. We’ve recently developed a new technique that will help address those who have a mold / mildew issues with the outside of their cottages. Our new method is environmentally friendly and can be…

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