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Can I get a fungal infection from mold?
Can I get a fungal infection from mold? In short, yes you can. Aspergillosis is an infection caused by a type of mold (fungus). The illnesses resulting from aspergillosis infection usually affect the respiratory system, but their signs and severity vary greatly. The mold that triggers the illnesses, aspergillus, is everywhere — indoors and outdoors.…Read More
I think I’ve been exposed to Asbestos
I think I’ve been exposed to Asbestos…what should I do? No one wants to find themselves sayin one day, “I think I’ve been exposed to Asbestos”. Perhaps you’ve been working in your older home cleaning up the basement and notice something suspiciously similar to asbestos, maybe a white or grey fibrous material in and around…Read More
Did you make the mistake of not having a home inspected for mold?
Did you make the mistake of not having a home inspected for mold? In today’s fast paced real estate market people sometimes make the mistake of not having a home inspected for mold. Did you make the mistake of not having a home inspected for mold? Deals happen so fast and people sometimes cut corners…Read More
What should I do if I rent and find mold?
What should I do if I rent and find mold? We receive calls on a regular basis from people who rent an apartment or home that will have mold. So what should I do if I rent and find mold? The size of the contaminated area matters The size of the contaminated area determines your…Read More
Maple Leaf Mold has been designated as an essential service
Our designation as an essential service has been confirmed Our designation as an essential business has been confirmed. Maple Leaf Services Inc, and its sister company, Maple Leaf Mold has been designated as an essential service by the Province of Ontario during this emergency province wide shutdown, (see Item 13); https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces-2.html Province wide non-essential services…Read More
Connection between the Coronavirus and Mold
Is there a connection between the Coronavirus and Mold As we ready ourselves for impending arrival of the Coronavirus virus here in North America it would be wise to understand not just the implications of the virus itself but if the virus may be exacerbated in some way through the presence of mold. The question…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Concerned about the quality of your mold / flood / fire remediation?
Are you concerned about the quality of your mold / flood / fire remediation? You’re about to be hit twice…a flood or fire has decimated your home and / or business. It’s your worst nightmare because it can destroy your memories, your valuables and your data. You will need to rebuild and fast…mold takes only…Read More