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Mold growing on new homes under construction 

Mold growing on new homes under construction During my travels I am constantly dismayed at the number of instances where I see mold growing on new homes under construction. As a professional in the industry I get to visit many existing and newer homes because the owner has called me into take a look at…

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Can’t sleep? It may be mold related.

Can’t sleep? It may be mold related. As research continues into the impacts of mold in our daily lives we are starting to understand a number of things about mold and its impacts on our health that we weren’t aware of even ten years ago. One of the new lines of research into mold, its…

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Beware, this time of year is ripe for insulation contractor scams!

Beware, this time of year is ripe for insulation contractor scams! It’s around this point in the year that many residential owners find cold spots, frost on second floor ceilings just under the attic space, cold walls and drafty rooms. Many people open their attic hatch only to find low levels of insulation or, in…

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Is anyone surprised that mold is tough to kill?

Is anyone surprised that mold is tough to kill?     Aspergillus Niger Astronauts on the International Space Station are in a constant battle against mold inside their living environment and it’s toughness is a real problem. Recently, a German microbiologist conducted a set of experiments whereby hard x-rays and heavy ions were focused on…

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Climate Disruption and Mold

      Climate Disruption and mold…how can we adapt? Storm clouds are forming on the horizon that are troubling…the intensity and severity of storm systems are undergoing changes that have been directly linked to climate change. Storms will linger longer in areas and downpours will be more severe. Spring will be cooler and longer…

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ERMI tests…what are they?

ERMI Testing

ERMI Testing   ERMI tests…what are they? ERMI is a molecular based test that is being pushed by a select few labs, doctors and some allied health practitioners and water damage assessors as the latest and best method to quantify human exposure to mould. The test stands for the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index and although…

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Is mold in your attic?

Attic Mold

Is mold in your attic? Attic mold in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area is extremely common. Whenever anyone calls us and says they have a mold issue they would like me to come check out, in the back of my mind I am always thinking attic mold.  In fact, sometimes I will guess, “Where…

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