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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Mold Growth in the Wintertime

Posted on Dec 19, 2019
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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
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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
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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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How to Prevent & Remove Mold in the Laundry Room

Posted on Oct 25, 2019
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Your laundry room is one of the more common sources for mold. It might be surprising because it’s an area of cleanliness – but laundry rooms are warm and humid – the perfect environment for mold. What’s important is to understand what causes mold to grow and how to prevent it. In a typical residential home, laundry rooms...

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Minimizing Mold Growth in My Cold Room

Posted on Sep 27, 2019
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Mold is found everywhere in the environment and can infiltrate homes through windows, doors and water leaks. This is especially true for basements, which come with unique vulnerabilities that make them significantly more susceptible to mold growth. The damp and moist corners in basements that aren’t frequently trafficked create a perfect...

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Is Asbestos Affecting My Home Air Quality? 

Posted on Sep 20, 2019
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Asbestos products were widely used in building construction for decades. It means that many homes may still contain remnants – and may experience home air quality issues that are compromised. For the most part, asbestos remains harmless if properly contained. Likely, your home air quality is unaffected. The problem, of course, is when...

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Mold Horror Stories - The Oakville Bathroom

Posted on Sep 06, 2019
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We’ve seen some crazy things in our many years involved with mold remediation services, but one homeowner’s experience stands out as a true mold horror story. Last year, we worked with a family who purchased their dream home in 2010. It was a beautiful four-bedroom home that they bought from the previous owners after it had been...

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Debunking the Effects of Bleach on Mold

Posted on Aug 26, 2019
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Mold is a universal problem, affecting most homes at some point in time. Homeowners are often unaware that even if you cannot see visible mold growth, it could still be growing in hard to reach places, such as basements, attics, below floors or behind walls. If you suspect mold is growing in your home, or if you see visible mold growth, many...

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How to Deal with Bathroom Mold Growth

Posted on Jul 30, 2019
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Bathrooms are often sanctuaries within our homes. Maybe you like to relax at the end of the day with a warm bath or shower? Maybe you enjoy cranking up the tunes during your morning shower? Whatever your routine, there is one thing that is common about all bathrooms, they contain a lot of water. Sinks, toilets, bathrooms and showers, in addition to...

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How Does Summertime Humidity in Toronto Affect Mold Growth in the Home?

Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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Humidity & Mold Growth Summer has officially started in Toronto, and that means sunshine, patio season, and unfortunately, mold growth. The extreme heat results in infrequent, but heavy rainfall that increases the chance of flooding. The large amount of moisture from the rain and humidity create the perfect environment for mold to flourish...

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