To prevent mold during the winter months

To prevent mold during the winter months use the following tips from Health Canada and the Environmental Protection Agency: To Prevent Mold: Moisture control is the key to mold control, so when water leaks or spills occur indoors — act quickly. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24 hours to 48 hours…

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Eliminate mold early to reduce costs and health risks

Mold: Catch it early and eliminate costs / health risks When it comes to mold you should eliminate mold early to reduce costs and health risks. And the best way to save money and eliminate a potential hazardous material from developing is to know what to look for before it happens. There are a number…

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Mold in your furnace system

Mold in your furnace System The CBC news article has come out with an interesting story about the potential dangers associated with mold in your furnace system, such as heat pumps and mold, (you can read the article here http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4559478) These days, with energy savings on everyone’s mind, a heat pump makes a lot of…

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Flooding and Mold

Flooding and Mold The Toronto Star has an interesting article out today titled, Water is the New Fire, (https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/03/05/water-is-the-new-fire-says-the-insurance-bureau-of-canada-as-researchers-point-to-development-as-major-cause-of-basement-flooding.html), that discusses flooding and mold in a report that has recently been released by the City of Toronto working in conjunction with the Journal of Cleaner Production. The study titled, “Assessing urban areas vulnerability to pluvial…

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What should I do if I smell of see mold in my house?

What Should I do if I smell or I see mold in my house?  It happens to more people than you may realise. They come home one day and they smell a musty or a damp odor in a certain area or, may smell something out of the ordinary. Some people may go into their…

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What to do before, during and after a flood

What to do before, during and after a flood We are all seeing the impacts of flooding in the Brantford area play out on our TV’s and devices. We urge you to contact local response groups to volunteer your time in helping as the depth of the damage becomes more apparent as the waters recede…

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The Impending Magnitudes of Breathing Mold

The Impending Magnitudes of Breathing Mold Should your home flood it could mean adverse health issues that unfold for years. The 2009 flood of the Red River, the super flood in the Province of Alberta and the City of Toronto in 2013 were health catastrophe’s that have unfolded publicly in slow motion. During the Alberta…

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18 Important Mold Facts

18 Mold Related Facts you should be aware of   Primary Mold Fact #1: You have 24 to 48 Hours to address moisture in your home before mold starts to grow! Mold needs three things before it will start to grow in your home; Time: It needs 24 – 48 hours before it will start…

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Mold in Schools

Mold in Schools Parents dropping off their children at an American school a number of weeks ago were greeted with a jarring sight: maintenance crews carrying out ceiling tiles stained with mold. “It caused a little bit of a panic,” recalls one parent, “Parents have little or no faith in the health or safety of…

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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…

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