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Preventing Window Mold this Winter

Posted on Feb 12, 2020

Winter is that time of the year when staying at your warm, cozy home seems like the most attractive option. Temperatures can be quite low outside and humidity very high – very unfavorable and unpleasant conditions for human errands, but very favourable for mold development around windows. If you’re not paying attention, your window...

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Why You Need a Designated Substances Survey Report

Posted on Feb 06, 2020

Whether you are planning to completely renovate your home or just do some smaller maintenance work, renovation is the perfect time to assess your home and land for potentially hazardous substances. This kind of assessment is considered necessary especially when old houses are in question, because they were often constructed with potentially harmful...

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When to Seek Professional Odour Removal

Posted on Feb 04, 2020

Homes are prone to keeping certain smells; because of this, almost all homes have their own distinct smell. It can get very unpleasant if the place in which we sleep, eat and feel most comfortable in starts harbouring bad smells. They are not only unpleasant, but can also indicate the presence of a far greater problem. But where do these bad odours...

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Preventing Basement Mold this Winter

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

Mold spores can exist and thrive almost anywhere. They are present in both indoor and outdoor air. If the environment is warm and humid, mold can grow and multiply very fast considering that these are optimal conditions for their growth. Stark differences between temperatures inside and outside during cold Toronto winters result in condensation on...

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Why Does My Home Smell Musty in the Winter?

Posted on Jan 17, 2020

Winters can be quite cold and long in Toronto and during those chilly days, windows in many homes are usually shut most of the time. While this is an excellent way to keep indoor temperature in a pleasant range when the cold bites to the bone, this practice also significantly increases air humidity. Showering, using home appliances like washing...

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Chronic Fatigue Due to Mold Growth

Posted on Jan 15, 2020

Air pollution has become a major global public health issue in the last few decades. New studies and data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that nine out of ten people globally are breathing air that is full of dangerous chemicals. It is estimated that air pollution takes about 7 million lives annually. Sadly, the issue is increasing...

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Is the Air Quality in Your Home Making You Sick?

Posted on Dec 30, 2019

Usually when people think of air pollution, they think about the city smog, industrial and agricultural emissions, but very few remember the importance of air quality indoors. Considering how much time we spend in indoor environments today (around 90% on average), indoor air quality has become a very important factor that contributes to overall...

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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Mold Growth in the Wintertime

Posted on Dec 19, 2019

Mold is a term that encompasses numerous species of fungi that grow in the form of filaments and produce large amounts of microscopic spores which give their colonies a dusty texture. Considering that their spores are very light and easily spread by air currents, it is no big surprise why molds are so widely distributed. As they thrive in humid...

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Why You Need a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Posted on Dec 12, 2019

Purchasing a new home brings a lot of pleasure and excitement, but also requires tedious searching, a lot of discussions with a real estate agent and significant investments. Even when a seemingly perfect home is found, the story doesn’t end there. There are a number of problems that might be hidden or barely noticeable at first glance...

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Common Causes for Indoor Air Quality Issues in the Winter

Posted on Nov 05, 2019

Many homeowners find it difficult to maintain good indoor air quality throughout winter. For those who live in colder climates, much time is spent indoors during the winter, so air quality is even more important. The challenges are common in most residential homes – dryer indoor air; more limited ventilation; and heating sources that are...

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