3
Jan
2014

What Is Black Mould?

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In all areas of life, you’ll find words or phrases that have taken on a life of their own and can strike fear in the hearts of most people who hear them. The term “black mould” has that ability with homeowners and many others in modern society. The legend of black mould is strong and it continues to grow. But what is it, really? Getting Technical Technically speaking, what we all know as black mould is actually “stachybotrys chartarum.” This type of mould, often shortened to “SC” is known for infesting materials with a higher than average cellulose content and…

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It’s probably safe to say that the majority of homeowners are aware that mold in the home is not a good thing. In fact, the presence of household mold has the ability to initiate large-scale renovations or cause prospective homeowners to pass on a home altogether. The reason for such strong reactions is the potential health risk that mold exposure brings with it. Common Issues For most people that experience health issues because of household mould exposure, the effects are more chronic than acute. That’s to say, they start small and build up over time. Some of the common health…

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Along with being a great place to store decades worth of junk, or a creepy reminder of all those scary movies you’ve seen, the crawlspace of your home is also known as a problem mould spot. In some cases, the mould may be under your house multiplying as it pleases for years and you won’t even know it’s there until a family member gets sick or you put your house up for sale and a home inspector finds it. Both of these scenarios are bad news for you, so it makes sense to deal with the problem before it actually…

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Whether your basement is a sanctuary, an extra apartment, a kid’s play room, hobby area, family room, finished or unfinished, mould is always an issue. You probably know that mould requires moisture to grow and flourish, and you probably know that a basement is an ideal place for moisture to get out of hand. Here are five steps you can take to help keep mould out of your basement and never even give it a chance. 1. Control the Clutter – You don’t have to turn into that neat freak you swore you’d never be, but keeping everything organized down…

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11
Oct
2013

Test Before You Tear Down

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Ontario One Call {On1call.com} states the importance of ensuring homeowners and potential contractors call before they dig. Before excavation begins, it is essential that the area be checked for gas lines and other safety issues, which can be avoided by a simple call. There are crucial other questions to consider before starting any renovation. Asbestos used in building material was finally banned in Canada in 1986. The ban did allow for companies to continue to sell stock of asbestos materials until their sources were depleted. To be safe, homes built prior to 1990 should have substrates tested before work is done. Once…

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The amount of stress is overwhelming when deciding to move into a new home. When looking to purchase the perfect home, there are certain issues that can alter a person’s decision on whether or not to buy. One of the common issues for homebuyers is buying a house that has mould or asbestos. According to a CNN Money article, around 30 per cent of houses on the market each year have mould. Our first instinct is to protect our family from impending dangers in the air we breathe. There is also a growing fear of the unknown (How do we…

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If your health is a risk, or your preventing a legal issue or you want to determine the extent of mould and which species are apparent. Or if to determine if asbestos is present in air. Bacteria tests can also be performed such as the case for sewage floods and other health risks. (more…)

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3
Dec
2012

Asbestos Removal Services

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What is Asbestos: Asbestos is a natural accruing mineral that was and is mined in several locations around the world. It’s most enhanced benefit it that it has extremely high flammability rating and is still considered one of the best fire proofing materials known to man. There are several types of asbestos utilized in building materials some more dangerous than others.

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