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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…

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Ever wonder what’s behind those nice one day bathtub refits?

Ever wonder what’s behind those nice one day bathtub refits? As both a certified mold inspector and a certified home inspector I am always amazed at the level of quality and range of finishes I see when looking a retrofitted bathroom, particularly those one or two day bathtub retrofit services, (you know, the ones with…

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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…

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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…

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Wet basements and mold

Wet basements and mold We’ve noticed a significant increase in demand for our services as they relate to wet basements and mold removal / restoration services due to higher rainfall levels and longer more intense storms this past year. The number of wet basement projects we addressed in 2019 almost doubled over the previous last…

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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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