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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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Cold Room Mold

Cold Room Mold I’d like to take a few moments to talk about your cold room and cold room mold. Cold rooms are usually never considered when looking for areas of moisture and mold however we consider them significant hotspots for mold growth, right after foundation leaks. Most homes have a cold room and they…

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Indoor Air Quality and Mold Prevention within a Building Envelope

Indoor Air Quality and Mold Prevention within a Building Envelope Today we thought we’d discuss indoor air quality and mold prevention within a building envelope. We have begun to see some of our commercial property managers identify issues with a number of their buildings…particularly buildings were constructed at least 20 to 25 years ago. Building envelopes…

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Mold and Mildew in Toronto

      How to prevent Mold and Mildew in Toronto Today we’re going to talk about mold and mildew in Toronto and, although humidity levels are lower during our winters, there are conditions can make the inside of your home a breeding ground for mold and mildew. We’ll discuss what they are and how…

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Mold at your Cottage

Mold at the Cottage It’s this time of year that you may not be thinking about mold at your cottage or vacation home. But, thankfully, we’ve turned the corner and warmer temperatures are starting to make their appearance…only a few more weeks and Spring will be here! And we’re now starting to think about our…

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Mold species and their role in our lives – Penicillium

Mold species and their role in our lives – Penicillium We thought we’d take this opportunity to provide information about various mold species and their role in our lives, both from a positive and/or negative impact. Today, we are looking at penicillium, a common mold found across North America called Penicillium. Penicillium species: the mold that saved…

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