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Improving Air Quality This Winter

Posted on Dec 14, 2020

Having good air quality at home is an essential component of a healthy life. With changes in seasons and temperatures outside and inside our homes, it can be difficult for us to maintain high air quality throughout the entire year. Summer and winter are the most critical seasons, as we tend to close all windows and amp up the AC....

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Controlling Window Condensation to Eliminate Mold Growth

Posted on Dec 12, 2020

When the first cold days of late fall start to draw in, we amp up the heating and close all windows. The steep drop of temperature is not uncommon for a December in Mississauga, so every bit of precious warmth is best kept inside. With more time indoors, air quality testing can become one of the more important factors to consider. If the windows...

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Mold and The Winter Time

Posted on Dec 08, 2020

Although you might think that molds go to sleep during the winter, like most of the natural world during this season, they are actually more likely to invade your home at this time. Why? Well, due to large differences in outdoor and indoor temperature, condensation is a very common occurrence. All this moisture creates favourable conditions for...

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Reasons You Need Air Quality Testing for Mold

Posted on Dec 04, 2020

Molds inhabit almost every terrestrial environment on Earth. That is a very good thing, as these microscopic fungi play a key role in the decomposition of organic matter. However, even though they are a key component of every natural environment, it is not so favourable when you find them in your home. Aside from plaguing the home with musty smells...

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Removing Mold in Burlington

Posted on Nov 23, 2020

Having mold in your home is not just an unpleasant nuisance – it is also a constant source of air pollution in an environment where you spend a significant portion of the day. Besides plaguing the area with their musty smells and causing unsightly stains on walls, molds also cause respiratory issues and allergic reactions. Long term exposure...

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Everything You Need to Know About Mold in Oakville

Posted on Nov 16, 2020

Mold is a term that refers to different types of microscopic fungi that produce filamentous structures called hyphae and typically feed on organic matter. While many molds are famous for spoiling food, some types are famous for spoiling living environments by growing on various building materials. Aside from causing unpleasant odours and unsightly...

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Ways to Prevent Mold in The Basement

Posted on Nov 09, 2020

The idea of a basement is usually associated with a dusty, damp, dark place, full of stuffy air. High humidity levels, poor air circulation and darkness – aside from being unpleasant and a bit creepy, these conditions are perfect for the development of molds. It is not a surprise that these microscopic fungi are common residents of many...

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How to Safely Deal with Asbestos in The Winter Time

Posted on Nov 06, 2020

Although asbestos is an excellent insulator, widely used in construction due to its lightness and low cost, it is also a very dangerous material that can cause a variety of serious health issues. Asbestos is composed of tiny microfibrils that can become airborne due to damage and abrasion. If the microfibrils get inhaled, they permanently stay in...

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How to Identify Asbestos Materials?

Posted on Nov 02, 2020

Asbestos is a common, naturally occurring mineral composed of thin, thread-like crystals. Each crystal is made of microscopic fibrils that can become airborne if subjected to abrasion and damaging. The Ancient Greek word “asbestos” (ἄσβεστος) translates to “inextinguishable”,...

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What Happens If I Have Poor Air Quality?

Posted on Oct 19, 2020

Poor air quality has been recognized as a global health issue which affects nine out of ten people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Most of the pollution comes from industrial activities and fossil fuel combustion, creating a thick layer of smog over cities and industry-intensive areas. However, many overlook the importance of...

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