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…

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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…

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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…

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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. 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! 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?     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…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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