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?…

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Mould is a serious threat to human and animal health, and it can also cause extensive and costly damage to buildings. In Ottawa, the discovery of mould had huge consequences for a national institution. The Canada Science and Technology Museum is reopening on November 17, 2017 to much fanfare. The museum has been closed since…

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It’s spring, otherwise known as rainy season, and this year we’ve already seen heavy, even torrential rains and flooding in some areas of the GTA and Southern Ontario. On April 20, 72.4mm of rain fell in Dundas, just west of the GTA – in effect, representing a month’s rainfall that was dumped on the community…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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