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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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…

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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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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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Just after the news of Hurricane Harvey came the aftermath – an almost immediate infestation of mould throughout Houston and other flooded areas of Texas. It’s well known that mould can begin to grow within a mere 24 hours if the conditions are right. But how? And what, if anything, can you do to prevent…

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Flooding is dominating the headlines lately, from the catastrophic floods on the Texas coast to Western Ontario and other places across the globe. The devastation of a flood itself is bad enough, but once people return to their homes and businesses to try and clean up and begin their lives again, there are other threats…

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We’ve long known that mould spores become airborne within a home. That’s how a small mould infestation in the basement — near the HVAC system — can result in mould spores being detected throughout all floors of the building. And, it doesn’t take that long. Recently, however, researchers in France have discovered that it’s not…

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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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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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