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Insurers are becoming concerned about mold claims

     Warmer, wetter weather contributing to more mold claims There has been a noticeable uptick in the amount of mold claims made by homeowners against insurance companies in Canada and in the United States. So much so that Insurance companies are becoming concerned that the claims amount of claims could overwhelm them and adversely affect…

Should I remove mold myself?

What do we get asked the most? There are two questions that stand out among all the rest that we’ve received over the years and it’s about whether or not can I clean up the mold I see in my home and / or should I hire someone to do this for me. We understand…

Mold Statistics

Mold Studies and Medical Reports We’ve attempted to centrally locate a number of studies and reports from the most respected universities, colleges and researchers across the world. We have not gone into depth in a number sub-genres, (including detailed pathogen / fungi characteristics documentation and indoor/outdoor air quality-related papers), however have provided a good cross-section…

Shady Mold Company Methods

Our Hall of Shame Awards As we move forward into the New Year it’s good to know that the general public is becoming much more aware of the significant dangers of mold exposure. In order to meet this new demand we, as an industry, are also noting a significant increase in the number of companies…

Mold Colours and what they mean

Mold colour and how to determine the danger level when exposed When defining or assigning a danger level to a mold growth in your home we typically refer to what we sample in the air as opposed to a colour. A colour can be a misleading indicator when defining a particular type of species, However,…

Black Mold

So what is “toxic black mold”? There are thousands of species of mold, most good and some bad. One species, in particular, is known as “Toxic black mold”, and it can cause significant health problems. Toxic black mold, (or Stachybotrys chartarum), is a particular species of mold that can release spores as it feeds on organic…

Tips to clean up mold

Here are a few helpful tips from our friends as the Centre for Disease Control should you have a small area of mold you need to clean up.  

Secondary Health Effects of Mold

Secondary Effects of Mold Exposure In yesterday’s blog we discussed one of the primary health effects you and / or your family could contract through exposure to mold contamination in your home, (asthma). Today we would like to talk about some of the secondary health effects we are seeing as a result of exposure Upper/…

Asthma and it's impact on your health

Asthma Facts and Figures We feel it’s important to provide you with ongoing knowledge and support when it comes to outcomes associated with exposure to mold. One of the most significant health-related issues that can come about from exposure to mold is asthma. Asthma causes swelling of the airways. This results in narrowing of the…

Should I or shouldn't I deal with mold in my house

Should I or shouldn’t I deal with mold in my home? If you have mold and you are selling your home you need to have it removed or disclose the fact that you have mold to the potential buyer. Case law exists where an owner of a home did not disclose and did not address…

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