On August 4th 2014, Burlington, Ontario had almost 200 millimetres of rain over a couple of hours. That is equivalent to the total rainfall for both months of July and August. This caused flooding on streets (especially near rivers), highways, and into around 3,000 homes in the region. This flooding caused damages to the extent of full gutting’s of basements, first-story living rooms, etc. Homes in the GTA were also hit the year prior. The fact of the matter is that flooding can happen anywhere and often happens without warning. Preventing flood issues in your home is the first step to…

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Asbestos was used in construction materials commonly from 1930 until the 1980’s. Even though the ban of some asbestos containing material started in 1986 and fully by 1989, all manufacturers and distributors were allowed to exhaust their inventories and were still allowed to sell asbestos-containing products that remained at their facilities. Thus, asbestos can be evident in buildings even into the 1990’s. Asbestos fibres can be found in buildings in the forms of spray-on fireproofing, pipe and boiler insulation, vermiculite insulation, vinyl floor tile, acoustical plaster/tile, roofing shingles, drywall joint-filling compound, and mastics/adhesives. Prior to demolition, renovations, repairs or alterations…

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