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A Burlington Homeowners Guide to Asbestos Testing

Posted on Feb 16, 2021
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Burlington is becoming an increasingly popular home for those choosing to live near Toronto. If you’re one of them, congratulations on becoming a new homeowner in Burlington! As with any other large purchase, buying a home can be a complicated process, and completing a home inspection is one of the best ways to ensure that your new home...

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How Much Will It Cost to Remove Black Mold

Posted on Feb 15, 2021
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Toronto and the wider GTA have a growing number of neighbourhoods with older homes, and one of the most significant risk factors associated with it for homeowners is mold. Mold can quickly develop in humid areas with poor ventilation and can quickly spread throughout the house. Although all types of mold are harmful for your house’s...

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Is it Hard to Remove Mold

Posted on Feb 05, 2021
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One of the biggest fears for homeowners in Toronto is finding mold in their homes. Mold can be found in virtually any climate but can be hazardous to humans through inhalation and their homes' structural integrity. Mold removal in Toronto has increasingly become a DIY task for many as it can be completed in just a few hours and with...

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Can I Test for Asbestos Myself?

Posted on Feb 03, 2021
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Asbestos is a highly hazardous material you don’t want to find in your home. Before its negative health effects were discovered, this material was widely used in construction due to its favourable insulating and fire-resisting qualities. Many Burlington homes were built before the ban in the late ‘80s, so if you live in an older...

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Signs You Need Mold Removal in Oakville

Posted on Jan 31, 2021
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Due to their microscopic size, molds are very hard to notice in the initial phases of growth. They become visible to the naked eye once they have established and formed a colony. Molds like damp, dark areas and warm temperatures (77° - 86° F), so any humid, hidden spots at your home might be perfect environments for these microscopic fungi...

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Long-term Health Problems if You Don't Remove Mold

Posted on Jan 28, 2021
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Mold is a microscopic creature, so its growth is tough to notice until they form large colonies. These tiny fungi also like to hide in hard-to-reach spots, so it is not a big surprise that many homeowners live with them without even knowing. However, mold is not just an unpleasant nuisance that causes unsightly stains on walls and musty smells....

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What Does Asbestos Testing Look Like?

Posted on Jan 27, 2021
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Once considered an advantageous building material, asbestos is now listed as one of the most harmful indoor air pollutants. Only a few decades ago, it was discovered that this naturally-occurring mineral is very harmful to human health and that it causes severe diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer. Although its use in construction ceased upon...

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Places in the Home to Test for Asbestos

Posted on Jan 19, 2021
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Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral used widely hen developing the city of Oakville. Asbestos was commonly mixed with concrete to improve its resistance to fire and electrical conductivity without increasing its weight. However, its use in construction ceased when it was discovered that inhaling its microfibers causes very serious...

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What is Toxic Mold Syndrome

Posted on Jan 17, 2021
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There are many different species of mold. Although we could consider most of them highly beneficial, playing a key role in the cycling of organic matter, some species are able to produce toxic compounds that can negatively affect our health. One of those species is Stachybortys chartarum, commonly known as black mold or toxic mold. It is imperative...

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Symptoms of Poor Air Quality

Posted on Jan 15, 2021
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Many homeowners live in polluted homes without ever knowing their health is at risk. Many indoor air pollutants are very hard to detect with a simple inspection, while some, like molds, become visible only once the damage is already done. This is why the safest way to find out whether the indoor air is polluted is to get air quality testing....

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