Wet Summer, Wet Fall – Avoiding Mould

It’s been a wet summer, and it looks to be sliding right into a wet autumn here in Toronto and the GTA. That means potential flooding – and the potential for mould.

Residents of older and public buildings in the city complain of leaks and black mould and it hits the news, but it can happen to any home under the right conditions. All it takes for mould to develop is moisture that doesn’t dry out for about 24 to 48 hours.

Fighting floods – fighting mould
When your home floods, it’s not just the furniture and carpets that get wet. Drywall can be ruined, and water may seep into the areas between rooms. That’s where it can get tricky.

Basements are particularly vulnerable. All it takes is for moisture to seep inside a wall where you can’t see it, and with cooler temperatures in a basement, it lingers for a couple of days. The mould spores become airborne, and enter your HVAC system, distributing throughout your home, and into the air you breathe. That’s how it becomes a health problem.

Prevention is the best cure
Here are some steps you can take to help reduce the risk of flooding in your home. Just add them to your yearly fall maintenance list.

  • Inspect walls and floors, including the basement and foundation, for cracks, and take measures to seal them.
  • Make sure any window wells are well sealed.
  • Where it’s possible, disconnect your downspout from the sewer system, and place it where it can drain at least 2 metres from your foundation.
  • Clear debris out of eavestroughs.
  • Build up any areas on the outside of the home where the land slopes towards the foundations – ideally you want water to drain away from the house.
  • Plant bushes and shrubs around your home, particularly native species as they are well adapted to our rainy seasons, and they will absorb the moisture.

A well maintained home is your best defence against flooding, and against mould. Being aware of the current state of your home, and your plumbing systems, is the key to avoiding the conditions where mould spores can grow.

We Can Help
Our mould removal experts have years of experience, and will ensure that your environmental issue is eliminated efficiently. Mould can grow into walls, floors, and even carpets. If you smell that telltale musty odour, give us a call.

Let our technicians help keep you and your family safe. In the Toronto area call GreenStream Environmental 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 Toronto Home Sells For $650K

Mouldy home? No problem – at least, not for some buyers in Toronto’s crazed real estate market. A home in Scarborough, in the east end of the city, just sold for $650,000, a full $100,100 over the asking price, despite the fact that it was literally riddled with mould.

A Buyer’s Nightmare – Or Not?
Ten years ago, the story would be the stuff of a Hollywood comedy – or maybe even a horror movie – about a hapless but photogenic couple who buy a mouldy home and have to live with the consequences.

In real life, the buyers of the Scarborough property – which we’ll note is a bungalow – couldn’t even access the main floor or basement of the home. The ceiling had caved in, and the basement was a dreadful mess. We don’t know their plans, but wouldn’t be surprised if a bulldozer will be playing a major role.

The listing notes that the property needs “extensive renovations inside and out.” That’s putting it mildly. Still, it found a buyer in the GTA’s over heated market.

Mould And Neglect
We don’t know the scoop on what could have happened here, but it sounds like a case of long term neglect for whatever reason. Lack of maintenance can lead to mould infestation in many ways.

  • Mould can grow within 24 to 48 hours wherever moisture lingers.
  • A leak in plumbing, especially within a wall where it is not immediately observed, can rsults in ongoing moisture.
  • Leaks in the basement, even if the room has been dried out, can cause mould to grow in carpets and other fabrics.
  • Leaky windows and doors, or a leaky roof – all of these can result in moisture build-up that does not dry out.

Mould Is No Joke
Once mould has infected your home, the spores can reach your HVAC system, and from there, spread throughout your home. It can cause a variety of symptoms and health issues.

  • Persistent nose, throat, and eye irritation;
  • Existing asthma worsens;
  • Respiratory problems;
  • Persistent coughing;
  • Even difficulty breathing.

Don’t Take Chances
If you smell the telltale musty odour of mould in your home, let us help. Our experienced and certified mould removal technicians can help keep you and your family safe. In the Toronto area call Environmental 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.

High-Tech Construction Methods – The End of Mould?

High-tech housing is cropping up all over the GTA, and it’s interesting to look at the new techniques and features. Many problems that we deal with in our business are caused or worsened by old construction methods and materials – like asbestos. Mould is another problem that can be worsened by the typical issues associated with an older home – old windows and doors, aging roofing, and more.

Along with energy efficiency, when it comes to newer construction methods, there is the potential to minimize the conditions that lead to mould infestation.

Construction Innovation
Rethinking structural and design aspects can make a big difference. The design looks at each element in context.

  • The windows are placed to take advantage of natural light. This keeps the home warmer, saving on energy costs for heating as well as lighting.
  • A high performance building envelope can reduce heating and cooling costs drastically.
  • A steel rather than wood frame is resistant to rot and mould.

What makes the difference? It’s moisture retention. Wood can retain moisture, while steel does not. If moisture can sneak into the building through any opening, it can linger on wood. Wherever moisture lingers for even 24 to 48 hours, mould spores can grow.

What About My Home?
You may not want or be able to move to a brand new steel frame home. But, you can still take measures to minimize the effect of wood + moisture in your own home or property.

  • Install energy efficient windows – this prevents condensation build-up, and therefore moisture build-up.
  • If your window frames are wooden, install metal, vinyl or fibreglass clad frames.
    Add or replace weatherstripping to ensure an optimal seal around windows and doors.
  • Inspect and replace shingles, flashings, and drip edges as needed.

Anywhere that moisture can come in and linger, there is the danger of mould.

We Can Help
If you are dealing with mould in your home, we can help. You can trust the experienced mould removal experts at Green Stream Environmental to take care of your environmental issues. In the Toronto area contact Environmental 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.

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.

Wood, Water & Mould in the Springtime

Humidity levels are typically high this time of year. Even though the temperatures aren’t as high as they will be later in the summer, the start of the growing season in spring requires a lot of moisture and while it’s wonderful for your garden and lawn, it can wreak some havoc with your hardwood flooring if the conditions are right – including mould.

Wood Expansion
When there is constant humidity in the air, the wood in your home – including hardwood flooring – can expand.

The type of wood makes a difference; genuine 100% hardwood is more susceptible to absorbing water and the resulting problems. Engineered hardwood consists of a veneer of hardwood over a plywood base which makes it much more resistant to humidity.

  • Movement – a little bit is normal, a lot signals deeper problems
  • Does the space between planks change with the seasons?

Either of these may be signs of too much moisture that is affecting your hardwood flooring.

Mould and Hardwood Floors
Anywhere there is constant moisture for 48 hours or more, mould can grow and develop. It only needs two things: water and organic materials and your wood flooring fits the bill nicely. If humidity is elevated over a period of time, it can create an environment of constant moisture that lingers below the wood. When mould develops underneath your flooring, it can pose a real problem because you may not even notice it until it’s extensive.

The most effective solution? Prevention.

  • Adjust the humidity in your home – this likely involves using a humidifier in the winter and a dehumidifier in the summer to keep moisture levels in the air at levels that won’t allow moisture to linger.

If You Notice the Signs of Mould
Mould is a serious health hazard that can cause a host of symptoms and issues including respiratory issues, worsened asthma and more. Some of the signs of mould include,

  • A persistent musty odour
  • Grey, green or black stains that don’t come out
  • Persistent and unexplained flu-like symptoms such as coughing, eye and nose irritation

Don’t hesitate – and don’t disturb the area. That’s where we can help. At GreenStream, you can be sure that our licensed and experienced mould removal technicians can get the job done so that you have peace of mind.

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 Adds to Asbestos Woes for Nation’s Science and Technology Museum

It’s something of an irony of course that the Canada Science and Technology Museum should be closed for two of the issues that epitomize old-fashioned building technology – asbestos and mould.

The Museum is closed amid renewed talks for it to simply move out of the building and into more appropriate quarters. The latest complaint is high levels of mould in the air that were detected recently. Mould was also detected along one wall. It’s meant that workers are prohibited from entering the building.

This comes after workers found asbestos in the roof last year. The material was encapsulated but not removed.

Playing Politics with the Museum
In fact, the building itself – which had been a warehouse – was never designed as a permanent home for the collection. It opened in 1967 in honour of Canada’s Centennial celebrations and has only been able to display about two percent of the collection due to its size.

Money, of course, is the issue. A new museum is on everyone’s wish list but money’s short – and the building remains shut in the meantime.

Naturally, the Opposition – Liberal heritage critic Stéphane Dion and NDP critic Pierre Nantel – have both pointed a finger at what they’re calling Conservative neglect of science. “It’s bad news. It’s symbolic that it’s about science,” Dion said.

Don’t Skimp on Maintenance
The problems that plague older buildings, such as,

  • Lingering moisture leading to mould
  • Asbestos that’s left to deteriorate

can be taken care of with proper maintenance and upkeep of the property in most cases. But,lLeft unchecked, these types of issues can result in an uninhabitable building.

We can help. Our experienced technicians offer professional, certified services to help you deal with environmental issues, including

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.

 

Fall Maintenance Can Help to Control Moisture – and Mould

No one wants to contemplate the end of warm weather but it looks like fall is indeed upon us. As home and property owners, we should know that a little prevention can go a long way towards mitigating wear and tear – including the moisture issues that lead to mould. Fall – just before the onset of winter weather and all it entails – is the perfect time for maintenance work.

Ventilation
Most moisture-related issues can be traced back to a problem with ventilation. Ventilation issues can mean condensation – or water that doesn’t evaporate. Where moisture lingers, mould can arise in no time.

– The kitchen range hood is an element you may not have thought of. Make sure your range hood vents to the outside and not, for example, into an attic or anywhere else in the home. Warm, moist air from the stovetop goes into a colder, drier area – what happens? Condensation. That’s also why you’ll need to insulate the vent itself as it runs through the attic. Moisture will condense and run back down the vent.

– The garage – it’s better to leave the door closed than open all the time. As the day heats up and then cools down in the evening, the concrete floor heats up and cools down more slowly than the surrounding air. The humidity in the air will tend to condense as it hits the cooler concrete floor. A dehumidifier may be the best option if moisture is a persistent problem.

– The crawlspace – a properly insulated crawl space can go a long way towards heading off moisture and mould issues that begin in the basement. There are various ways of approaching the issue but the key is to use a combination of insulation and a vapour barrier to keep moisture from condensing.

Mould is a Serious Issue
A little moisture, if it doesn’t dry out immediately, can cause mould to form within 24 to 48 hours. The effects of mould on human and animals health have been well documented and include a host of respiratory and other issues.

As GreenStream Environmental, our mould removal technicians are experienced and conscientious. Proper training, preparation and follow through are all important and we’ll make sure the job gets done right safely and thoroughly.

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.

Apartment Dwellers Displaced due to Asbestos after Fire

“When the inspectors declare the building is safe, we will resume delivery.”

That’s what residents of a British Columbia apartment building saw recently when they tried to get their mail. Canada Post has suspended delivery to the apartment tower after a fire because of concern over air quality issues – namely possible asbestos contamination.

Repairs are expected to take several months. There was fire, smoke and water damage to 86 of the suites and residents were warned about the possible asbestos contamination. An official with the city of Victoria has clearly stated the need for asbestos removal procedures for the building. In addition to asbestos in the walls and ceilings, there is concern over possible mould infestation from lingering water damage.

It’s a recipe for health issues that is unfortunately all too common in older buildings, including individual homes, apartments and condo complexes and public institutions: damage can affect indoor air quality. Asbestos fibres, once released into the air, can enter the lungs and begin the damage that can lead to many respiratory issues including lethal mesothelioma.  Mould spores, once they get into your HVAC system, can disperse anywhere into a building to cause a range of symptoms including worsening allergies and other respiratory issues.

You need to breathe easy.

In Case of Fire – or Floods
Asbestos or ACM (asbestos containing materials) may be present in a wide variety of areas quite literally from floor to ceiling in homes built before the 1980’s. It can be released into the air by any activity that damages the integrity of walls, floors, ceilings and more, including:

  • Fires
  • Flooding
  • Renovations
  • Installation of windows, doors, alarm or home entertainment systems

We Can Help
At GreenStream, our experienced asbestos technicians can offer advice and either asbestos removal or asbestos remediation to safely take any potential hazard out of your way for good. 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.