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What is the Difference Between Mold & Mildew?

Posted on Nov 28, 2022

When bringing in a professional restoration company to conduct home inspections, you may learn that mold is infesting your property. While a simple visible inspection will identify infestations, some may refer to these outbreaks as mold and mildew interchangeably. Despite the common use of these terms to describe infestations in the home, there is...

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When You Should Schedule Mold Testing in Toronto

Posted on Nov 25, 2022

Mold testing in Toronto is not always top of mind for property owners in the city. Most people are caught up with hectic schedules, day-to-day lives, and other maintenance that may arise throughout their properties. However, the issue of mold does catch their attention when a water damage incident occurs or the odour of mold gets under their nose....

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How to Track Down Black Mold with Home Inspections Brampton

Posted on Nov 21, 2022

Black mold in homes is caused by excessive moisture, whether it be from a flood, sewage backup, a pipe burst, or inadequate ventilation. If you encounter mold in your property, the wisest thing to do next is to contact a trusted service provider for mold and home inspections. Comprehensive inspections from Inch By Inch Inspections can help you...

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What Commonly Encountered Contaminants Must Be Recorded on DSS

Posted on Nov 18, 2022

Before beginning any construction work on a project, Ontario laws and regulations require a designated substance survey to be provided to all potential contractors. The purpose of the survey and home air quality tests prior to beginning demolitions, renovations, and rebuilds is to identify the concentration and location of potentially harmful...

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Why Conduct a Home Inspection Before Renovations?

Posted on Nov 10, 2022

Whether you’re renovating your current property or moving into a new home, some issues may arise, making a home inspection a smart step prior to projects and renovations. Following professional home inspections, property owners often learn that they need asbestos or mold removal in Mississauga. To make sure your property is in top shape,...

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Do You Need Asbestos Popcorn Ceiling Removal?

Posted on Nov 08, 2022

If you look up at your ceilings and they have a popcorn-like texture to them, you may be at risk of asbestos exposure. While asbestos popcorn ceilings were a popular material during the mid-to-late 20th century, the effects of asbestos were widely unknown. As a result, homes built before 1985 with popcorn ceilings likely contain asbestos, posing a...

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Should Business Operators Be Concerned with Radon Testing?

Posted on Oct 31, 2022

When it comes to your commercial properties, keeping your tenants safe isn’t just an add-on — it’s a requirement. That’s why Inch by Inch offers commercial property inspections in the GTA. These inspections help protect you, your team, and your clients from any environmental contaminants and help prevent long-term property...

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Reasons to Stay Away From Mold Removal Spray in Mississauga

Posted on Oct 27, 2022

Home inspections may reveal that you need mold removal in Mississauga. The sudden knowledge of a hazardous infestation in your living quarters might push you to take matters into your own hands and attempt DIY mold removal. While heading to the store and purchasing mold removal spray may be tempting, it's not practical or safe. Get started with...

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How to Know if There is Asbestos in Your HVAC System

Posted on Oct 20, 2022

Throughout the late 20th century, asbestos was widely used in building materials in properties, mainly due to its heat resistance, strength, and durability. Despite the federal ban on the hazardous mineral in 2018, it’s not unusual to discover asbestos in building materials and around your property in tiles, insulation, and HVAC systems. If...

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How Air Flow Affects Attic Mold

Posted on Oct 13, 2022

When you find yourself in need of attic mold removal in Toronto, you can work backward to the cause of an infestation and realize that multiple factors contributed. These factors often include excessive humidity, unrestored water damage, and, most importantly, insufficient airflow and ventilation. The best way to detect mold in the attic is to be...

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