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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Summer has finally come to Toronto and the GTA, and with high temperatures inevitably come high humidity. Humidity is simply water vapour in the air, so it’s not just the discomfort when you venture outside that you need to worry about. The Mould-Humidity Link Indoor humidity is directly related to air quality, and can lead…

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We’ve been lucky enough to avoid the worst of winter weather so far here in Toronto and the GTA, but still, we all know there’s no escaping the inevitable. Winter will come, and with it, cold, damp weather that can bring on a slew of problems, including mould. Here are some tips on what to…

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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…

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Frozen water pipes caused flooding in Toronto City Hall this past week, an unenviable issue many home owners have to deal with too. Mould can’t grow at freezing temperatures, that’s a fact. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a link between freezing water pipes and mould – when pipes burst and there’s flooding, mould is…

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As any homeowner knows, vigilance is the key to maintaining a healthy indoor environment. That’s especially true when it comes to an issue like mould – so common and so difficult to keep under control in a topsy turvy, damp climate like the one we enjoy here in the GTA. Naturally you should be on…

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