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5 Things to Look for When Moving into a New Home

Posted on Aug 17, 2020

Moving into a new home is always exciting, as it brings refreshing change and interesting new experiences. However, this process can be also quite stressful and time-consuming. Packing up, hiring a moving company, and then unpacking and settling – there is a lot to do and this is just the very end of the process. Before that final moment, you...

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Summer Heat and Mold

Posted on Aug 12, 2020

Mold are fungal organisms that play a very important role in natural ecosystems as organic matter decomposers, but they also cause a variety of health issues when present in indoor environments. They are most active from early spring to fall, but their occurrence in indoor environments is most likely during winter and humid summer days. A...

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Can Asbestos Affect Your Health?

Posted on Aug 09, 2020

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, made of long, thin, thread-like crystals. Each thread is composed of numerous microscopic fibers that can get released into the air by abrasion or other types of physical damage. Asbestos was widely used as a building material for the most of 20th century. It was often mixed with concrete due to its very...

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Summer Allergies and Indoor Air Quality

Posted on Aug 04, 2020

Late spring and summer are the worst parts of the year for many people who suffer from allergies due to high levels of air pollutants. In order to avoid them, many people with allergies prefer to stay at home during the warm months. However, this might not be the best solution if the air quality of their home isn’t great. Weather conditions...

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Natural Remedies for Black Mold

Posted on Jul 18, 2020

Black mold is a vicious fungus that readily occupies humid spots in the home. It is commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens, cellars, and attics, even in the cleanest, neatest homes. Regular exposure to this type of mold can lead to respiratory issues and allergic reactions, which is why it is necessary to regularly inspect your home and clean any...

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Is Your Home Ready for Summertime Mold Season?

Posted on Jul 14, 2020

While most people think winter is the time of the year when molds thrive, many forget that summer is also a critical period for their development. Certain types of molds remain dormant during the cold months; increasing temperatures and humidity end their dormancy and the spores begin to germinate. This process usually begins in late spring and...

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted on Jul 10, 2020

Now that we are spending more time at home, good indoor air quality has become a crucial factor in maintaining good health. Millions of people die every year from diseases related to indoor air pollution, and the current COVID-19 situation has only accentuated the importance of this issue as individuals are spending much more time inside their...

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How to Test for Asbestos

Posted on Jul 03, 2020

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction during the previous century. When it became evident that this material causes severe respiratory issues with long-term exposure, many countries banned or limited its use. However, considering that many residential and business buildings in Canada have been constructed...

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Signs You May Need A Mold Inspection

Posted on Jun 23, 2020

Mold is a colloquial term that encompasses many species of fungi whose growth causes discoloration and dusty or fuzzy appearance on construction materials, food, clothes, wood, and similar materials. Mold and their spores can be found everywhere, considering these fungi reproduce vigorously and play a crucial role in the degradation of organic...

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Asbestos Exposure in the Home: Risk and Removal

Posted on Jun 19, 2020

Asbestos was a widely used building material for most of the 20th century. It was mainly utilized in the manufacture of fire-resistant and insulation materials due to its favourable physical qualities. Asbestos was used for producing floor and ceiling tiles, house siding, plaster, brake pads, heat-resistant fabrics, hot water pipe insulation, etc....

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