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How to Know if Mold is Making Indoor Air Quality Worse

Posted on Dec 20, 2022

When the weather is cold, most of your time is spent indoors, which means during the winter good indoor air quality is even more important. However, with the heat roaring and windows shut, fresh air decreases and humidity increases. As a result, mold spores will fester in your home, leading to potential outbreaks. If you suspect that your property...

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Why Check for Mold Ahead of Your Holiday Gathering

Posted on Dec 12, 2022

Mold can sneak up on you, even in the winter, with melting snow, rain, and heaters increasing indoor infestations. As mold takes over your space, its impact on the indoor environment worsens, causing poor indoor air quality, illness, and unwelcoming odours. With many parties and gatherings scheduled for the holiday season, it's important to...

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How to Decrease the Risk of Asbestos Exposure During the Winter?

Posted on Dec 07, 2022

December is supposed to be the most festive and fabulous time of year, but accidental asbestos exposure can throw sweet holiday plans off track. Some winter activities can trigger asbestos exposure, like hanging decorations on the roof, completing snow-related repairs, or upgrading your attic insulation. To ensure your winter plans go off without a...

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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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