The crucial role of containment during mold removal When you engage a mold removal company to come in and remove the mold from your home you are assuming that the company you’ve hired will insure that the rest of your home does not become cross-contaminated during the removal. You expect that they will treat your…

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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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Basement Mold There are a number of reasons why we see basement mold however the primary reason is a sewer backup. It’s not fun to think about but sewage backups can happen to anyone in any home, (see our internal link regarding flooding at https://mapleleafmold.ca/things-you-should-do-if-your-basement-floods/ . When we see mold in a basement due to…

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Does it matter if you have an IICRC certified company do the work? Maple Leaf Mold Inc. is a IICRC certified company and unfortunately the majority of companies out there are not. So why does this matter? It is important because when your company becomes an IICRC certified company, (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration…

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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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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…

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IN CANADA, MANY PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SICK FROM EXPOSURE TO MOLD BUT DON’T THINK THAT MOLD IS THE ROOT CAUSE. WHY? HAS MOLD BECOME THE NEW “ASBESTOS” OF OUR DECADE? Education is one of the primary goals of Maple Leaf Mold. We believe that reaching out to inform consumers in Toronto and Southern Ontario about…

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Snow Mold and Associated Allergies Now while we are usually concerned about mold as it impacts human health inside your home we thought that, as we start moving into the spring thaw, something we should discuss is the presence of an unusual type of mold that is purely seasonal and is found outdoors. Snow mold…

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What is the relationship between the growth of mold and my home’s Relative Humidity? We’ve been asked by home owners on a number of occasions about what, if any, relation between when mold growth starts and relative humidity. So, the first thing we should do is explain what relative humidity is and what is a…

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