Avoiding Mould: Clean-up After A Flood

With the wet spring that we’ve had so far, basement flooding is a real risk for many homes in Toronto and the GTA. Along with damage, flooding brings another risk that can linger long after—mould.

Mould Growth
As a matter of fact, mould spores can begin to develop within 24 to 48 hours if moisture lingers and does not dry. That leads to the first, and foremost, principle when you are faced with having to clean up after a flood.

The sooner, the better!

  • You may not be able to prevent all damage from a flood, but quick action will definitely minimize the extent of it.
  • Be thorough—even if an area just feels damp, without any standing water, it can be a breeding ground for mould spores.

Remember, mould only needs moisture and a food source—such as the cellulose based materials in carpet and even drywall—to thrive. It can appear in, walls, furniture, carpets, flooring, curtains and other fabrics.

Dangers of Mould
If left to grow unchecked, or improperly cleaned up, mould can cause a host of health problems, including worsening allergies, asthma, chronic nose, throat, and eye irritation, and more. These are your first steps towards preventing mould growth.

  • Disconnect any power cords, and switch everything off;
  • Move anything you can out of the room, including furniture and electronics (the latter, if wet, are likely a write-off in any case);
  • Pull up and remove any carpeting, including underpadding—this too is likely a write-off;
  • Cut out any drywall that has gotten wet.

The next step is to remove the water. For smaller amounts and areas, old towels and buckets are the old fashioned way that still works. A wet/dry vacuum, or even a small sump pump, available at a typical hardware store, is a good choice if there is more, provided it is feasible to use electricity.

  • Once you’ve removed all the water and moisture that you can, fans and a dehumidifier will help to dry out the area more thoroughly. If you can open windows to allow for a through draft, that’s ideal—provided it has stopped raining.
  • Now, you will want to use a good disinfectant to sanitize the area, including the walls, baseboards, and any surface that came into contact with flood water.

At this point, you’ve done all you could to help prevent the spread of mould after a flood. Still, you may find that mould has developed under the floor, or behind a wall where you didn’t see it.

We Can Help
If you have mould issues in your home, you can trust the experienced mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of it for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Mould And Renovations

A GTA homeowner recently got a nasty surprise – mould in the walls in a prized family room. What’s worse, the Thornhill resident is blaming a TV renovation show that took on her home in a televised episode for the problem.

The woman says that, back in 2009, the room was more or less gutted by the TV show’s reno team, including carpeting and other flooring, redoing a bar area, and removing a wall mirror. Part of the new look involved turning one corner of the room into a banquette area with bench seating and an upholstered backrest.

Unfortunately, just recently, the homeowner says she discovered water damage in the basement underneath the family room, with a leak in the plumbing that was traced back to the area of the wall behind the upholstered backrest. When the banquette was dismantled, the homeowner discovered a hole in the drywall where a drain pipe was visible – and there were drill holes in the plastic piping. Black mould and stain was everywhere inside the wall.

Renovation Caution
We can’t say whether or not the show – which no longer airs – was at fault or not, but the story brings up a very important point about being cautious of plumbing during any renovations.

  • All it takes is a pinhole in plumbing inside a wall, unseen, for moisture to accumulate. Mould can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours.
  • If you are drilling into walls, do you know for sure where plumbing is located? You can’t afford to take the risk.

We often think about maintenance when it comes to the connection between plumbing and mould, and while that is important, extra care is just as warranted when it comes to renovating, or any type of work that involves drilling into walls that potentially contain plumbing.

We Can Help
If you have mould issues in your home, you can trust the experienced and certified mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of it for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

DIY Bargain or Mouldy Nightmare?

Bargain for a bit of work or nightmare filled with hidden issues — like mould? Risky real estate buys can bring on much more than you bargained for.

Old houses…old problems
With the price of housing in the GTA, not to say the competition for viable homes, many people are considering deals they may never before. It’s not unheard of for house hunters to be searching for a year or more, making offer after offer above the asking price, only to be outbid again and again.

The situation has led many people to buy fixer-uppers with the hopes of landing a bargain, knowing full well there is work to be done, and it’s more and more common for such sales to take place even without an inspection. However, what many are not considering is that there may be much more to an older, neglected property than meets the eye.

Even with an inspection, there’s no guarantee that the inspector will find mould which can be hidden,

  • Underneath flooring;
  • Inside cupboards;
  • In the walls;
  • In the basement.

Mould is no joke
All it takes is a pinhole leak in plumbing, or a slightly leaking window frame, and moisture that lingers for 24 to 48 hours and mould can start to take hold. If a home has been neglected for any significant length of time, the chances are overwhelming that mould is present somewhere in the building.

When it is hidden in the walls or under flooring, a home inspector may not even catch it or note it on the report. When you move in, all you may notice is a telltale musty odour…at first. Mould can cause a host of problems.

  • Persistent cough;
  • Nose, throat and eye irritation;
  • Breathing difficulties;
  • Asthma and allergies worsened, even if under treatment;
  • And much more.

We Can Help
We can help. If you suspect the presence of mould in your home, you can’t afford to delay. You can trust the experienced mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Snow Days…and Mould Days?

The kids got a couple of extra days and parents an unexpected childcare headache this week in Southwestern Ontario when a public school was forced to close for two days after mould was found in classrooms.

Testing found a strain of mould called Cladosporium, one of the most common household strains that is also found in grass and soil.

Officials said they’d also found “substances that may promote the growth of mould.” That means organic matter that mould feeds on to grow, which can mean just about anything from traces of soap to oils left by hand prints. Mould also happens to love cellulose based substances like wood, paper and even carpeting.

Watch Those Leaks
The other thing that mould needs to thrive is moisture – and it doesn’t have to be a lot. A pinhole leak in pipes behind the wall – where you never see it, and it lingers – is all it takes for mould to begin to take hold. It can do that within 24 to 48 hours.

Even if you can’t see mould in your home, you may know it’s there by certain signs and symptoms:

  • A telltale, persistent musty odour;
  • Constant eye, nose and throat irritation;
  • Worsening symptoms of asthma, even under treatment;
  • Persistent respiratory systems.

We Can Help
If you suspect the presence of mould in your home, you can’t afford to delay. You can trust the experienced mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Bagpipes, Mould and You

A medical case just published in an academic journal illustrates the hidden dangers of mould in a dramatic way.

An article in the journal Thorax – a peer-reviewed pubication about respiratory medicine – details the unfortunate case of a 61 year old British man and his breathing troubles. The man suffered from hypersensitivity pneumonitis or HP, a chronic lung disease involving inflammation. The condition is triggered by inhaling a specific protein from the air.

The man’s symptoms included a dry cough and breathlessness that persisted and grew worse despite active treatment over a seven year period. The cause of the symptoms was a mystery. His home and environment were examined thoroughly and there were no signs of mould or even water damage.

To further the mystery, his condition cleared up on a three-month holiday but then immediately worsened on his return. It got so bad he couldn’t walk more than 20 metres.

Mould makes you sick
The culprit? His bagpipes, which he played every day. The inside of the instrument contained mould and fungi, which he inhaled daily – except when he went on holidays and left the bagpipes at home. It may seem off the wall, but there have been previous cases of other wind instrument players suffering similar conditions.

The case underscores the dangers of living with mould. The man’s symptoms are classic:

  • Shortness of breath;
  • Persistent cough;
  • Eye, nose and throat irritation;
  • Flu-like symptoms;
  • General respiratory irritation.

The kicker is that the symptoms persisted and even got worse, even though the man was under medical treatment.

Be safe, not sorry
The danger with mould is that you may not even know it is in your home until you experience these symptoms, or perhaps get a whiff of that telltale musty odour.

We can help. If you suspect the presence of mould in your home, you can’t afford to delay. You can trust the experienced mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Leaky Windows, Mould and Potential Legal Issues

A minor leak in a window can go unnoticed or, depending on where it is, unrepaired. A small leak in a basement window, after all, only involves a few drops during a heavy rain. If the basement if unfinished, where’s the big rush to spend money on repairs or new windows?

Mould. That’s the answer.

Mould facts
The fact is that mould can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours wherever there is moisture that doesn’t dry out. Basements are particularly prone to dampness that lingers, often unnoticed.

  • Once mould has taken hold, it can spread through the HVAC system, dispersing mould spores throughout your home.

Mould is a recognized health hazard with many potential repercussions. It can cause a variety of flu-like symptoms such as persistent cough and throat irritation among others.

  • It can worsen existing asthma and other respiratory issues;
  • Eye and nose irritation;
  • Persistent sinus congestion;
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath.

Finding the leak
Sometimes the source of the leak is easy to spot, other times not so much. With older windows, the water can simply be seeping in around the windows. In that case, they can often be resealed from the inside or outside.

  • Remember to check under carpets and if necessary, flooring. Carpeting provides the ideal environment for mould to thrive.

Once you have found the problem, windows are a relatively straightforward repair, but when it comes to mould, you’ll need professional help to clean it up.

Buying or selling?
If you are buying or selling a home, fixing leaks and dealing with mould are crucial issues. With housing prices skyrocketing in the GTA, many potential buyers are foregoing the usual home inspections and may be buying somebody else’s mould problems. Are you letting yourself in for someone else’s problems – or courting legal issues by passing them on to the buyer?

We can help
If you suspect the presence of mould in your home, you can’t afford to cut corners or “save money” while you damage your health and that of your family. You can trust the experienced mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Fix Our Schools Wants Province to Address Mould, Asbestos Issues

Get rid of asbestos and mould in our schools. That’s the goal of Fix Our Schools, a grassroots organization that is putting pressure on the provincial government to address the often shocking state of our schools.

They are asking the Ontario government to put aside $1.7 billion to “to fix the critical and urgent disrepair…that exists in our children’s schools,” according to a statement made by the group.

The group claims there is already a $1.5 billion backlog in maintenance and repairs. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has confirmed about $3.3 billion in needed repairs. Among the specific points mentioned:

  • Water damage is very common in many schools, leading to mould from chronic leaky roofs;
  • Crumbling, poorly maintained buildings are subject to asbestos “leaks” – where deteriorating or damaged materials release asbestos fibres into the air.

A Serious Issue
Nearly a quarter of the TDSB’s 591 schools are considered to be in critical condition. The situation is particularly troubling in that children (along with seniors) are especially prone to suffering the health effects of both mould exposure and asbestos exposure.

In the case of mould, symptoms can include:

  • Nose, throat and eye irritation;
  • Respiratory issues, including worsened asthma and allergies;
  • Flu-like symptoms.

When it comes to asbestos, the health effects may not be felt for decades to come but they include lung disease and lung cancers, including deadly mesothelioma.

We Can Help
Years of cutbacks have left Ontario’s schools in a poor state of disrepair. As a property owner, you can make the difference by addressing these very common issues. Proper maintenance is essential to preventing water damage and mould.

When it comes to asbestos, the material is considered safe when intact. However, asbestos used in older homes is already decades old and the other materials often mixed with it – such as concrete – are prone to deterioration at this point.

If you have a problem with mould or asbestos in your home, you can trust the experienced mould removal technicians and asbestos removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Mouldy Papers – Health Canada Recalls Children’s Books

The recent recall of two children’s Christmas books by Health Canada reminds that mould can be an issue when it comes to papers and documents – an often forgotten potential hazard in your home.

Mouldy Books
The books, called That’s Not My Reindeer and That’s Not My Santa were recalled due to possible mould contamination. The books were manufactured by a British firm in China, to be distributed in Canada.

Globalization means goods and services can have far flung origins. It is a challenge to control the conditions and environment during transportation when goods are being shipped across the globe. What we do know for certain is:

  • Somewhere along the way, moisture was introduced into the packing of the books so that they were directly affected.
  • That moisture didn’t dry out right away and lingered – again, likely inside the packaging.

Mould Growth
Mould only needs a few basic conditions to survive. These include:

  • Temperatures between 10-35°C with the optimum temperatures between 15 and 30°C;
  • Lingering moisture;
  • Food – they tend to love soft materials such as cellulose, fabrics, and drywall – and paper is right up their alley.

What’s in Your Basement?
Hopefully all the parents who bought those books returned them. Children and the elderly are actually the most susceptible to the adverse effects of exposure to mould, which include a range of respiratory symptoms, skin, nose and throat irritation, persistent coughing and more.

The question you want to ask yourself is: What old papers or books do I have in my own attic, basement, closets and bookcases?

An inspection of your papers may be called for – especially if there are documents you’ve stored for a year or more without disturbing them.

Let GS Help Solve Your Environmental Woes
If you have mouldy documents the first solution has to be simply throwing them away. You can take pictures of important documents and simply reprint them. If you have documents that you simply can’t give up, there are document specialists who can help you.

Mould in documents is often the result of surrounding mould in your home. Basements and attics – where documents are often stored – often offer mould nearly ideal conditions in which to spread. Mould’s health risks are well documented and it’s no joke. If you suspect the presence of mould in your home, we can give you expert help.

Our experienced mould removal technicians can help you with your environmental issues. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Scarborough Landmark to be Renovated after Asbestos & Mould Clean-up

Mould, asbestos and other hazardous substances are all that stand between a dilapidated former inn and artist’s colony in Toronto’s east end and new life as a restaurant and event centre.

Located in the Guildwood Village in Scarborough, the Guild Inn was once a place where artisans and crafts people worked in open concept studios where the public could watch their sculptures and paintings take shape or wander the landscaped grounds. Today, the windows are boarded up and the grounds are cordoned off. That too is set to change soon, however, and work is set to begin this fall.

The historic property was green lighted for development and the final details are close to being sorted out. Built in 1914, the property began as the Bickford house, a manor house that would eventually become the core of the Guild Inn.

The city has agreed to be responsible for clearing mould and asbestos from the building before the renovation work will proceed.

Historic Properties – Historic Problems
After decades of neglect, it’s a wonder that there is anything left to restore. It was built just over a century ago just when the heyday of asbestos use was reaching its peak. It was seen as a miracle construction material that was,

  • Fire retardant;
  • Water and moisture resistant;
  • Nearly indestructible.

What could go wrong…? Well, decades after the fact, it was discovered that asbestos dust can be inhaled into the lungs where it never goes away. Over the decades, many lung diseases can develop, including cancers and deadly mesothelioma.

Neglect = Mould
Mould is the other major issue that needs cleaning up. It didn’t get built into the house, of course, but the only requirements for mould infestation to begin are:

  • Lingering moisture;
  • Food – which for mould is organic materials, including the cellulose found in materials like drywall, carpeting and fabrics;
  • Temperatures above 4 degrees Celsius.

It’s clear that a long neglected building is a recipe for mould growth. However, it can also be growing inside a wall in your home or under the floor where you never see it, the result of a pinhole leak in the plumbing you never knew you had.

Adequate Budgeting
Just as with the Guild Inn situation, when you renovate, it’s important to budget for potential asbestos removal or mould removal or it can be a nasty surprise once the walls are opened up. If your home was built before the mid 1980’s, it almost certainly contains asbestos in one form or another.

If you have a problem with mould or asbestos in your home, you can trust the experienced professionals at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Insulation and Mould

One GTA family’s ongoing nightmare with their home and legal battles boil down to one equation: no insulation = mould.

The unfortunate family bought a semi-detached home in Vaughan, north of Toronto, in 2004 but haven’t lived in it in four years as it has become uninhabitable due to mould infestation. The home was purchased from the original homeowner, who had bought it brand new two years earlier. Like many naive – and later sorry – homeowners, the family moved in without a home inspection, reasoning that the house was only two years old. What problemls could there be?

Almost immediately, the family began to notice clues that point to a lack of insulation in the attic, including:

  • Too hot in the summer;
  • Very cold in the winter;
  • Ice build-up where the walls meet the roof;
  • Constant leaks in the winter when he turned the furnace up and it melted the snow on the roof.

In the summer, the heat and constant humidity from the outside caused mould to begin to develop. The volatility of temperature changes disturbs patterns of ventilation, meaning moisture tends not to dry out – a recipe for mould growth.

The family began exhibiting some of the typical health issues associated with mould exposure, which include:

  • Respiratory issues, including difficulty breathing;
  • Eye, nose and throat irritation;
  • Persistent runny nose and sinus irritation;
  • Worsening of allergies with no known cause;
  • Skin irritation and rashes.

Insulation, Ventilation & Mould
The family, the city, the builder, the original homeowner, a subcontractor and the insulation company are all embroiled in a round of lawsuits in a search for who is responsible for the situation. It’s a very unfortunate case that illustrates the crucial role of insulation and adequate ventilation in preventing mould growth.

Insulation helps to control both temperature and humidity in a building. When warm air from outside hits cooler surfaces inside, it creates condensation. If it doesn’t dry out, it causes mould growth. Humidity levels of over 60 percent also promote mould growth.

If you have a problem with mould in your home, you can trust the experienced professionals at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.