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The Effects of Bedroom Air Quality on Sleep

Posted on Apr 23, 2020

Do you wake up tired? Does it take you long to fall asleep? If you are having these, or other similar sleep problems, you might want to inspect the air quality in your bedroom. Good quality sleep is essential for good health, good mood, good looks, sharp focus and efficient working performance. If we also take into account that we spend about a...

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Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality This Spring

Posted on Apr 08, 2020

Poor air quality in your home can have a significant effect on your mood and health. Low air quality has been connected with a number of health issues, such as asthma, fatigue, low energy and lung diseases. There are various factors that affect indoor air quality, including increased air humidity, outside air pollution, building materials that...

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Maintaining Indoor Air Quality While Growing Cannabis

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

Since the surge of cannabis legalization and legal changes in October 2018 many Canadians have seized the given opportunity and started cultivating their own marijuana plants at home. Even though the number of plants per home is limited, indoor cannabis cultivation created increased need for odour removal services and special precautions for...

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How to Prevent Mold Growth this Spring

Posted on Mar 11, 2020

Longer days and warmer temperatures of the early spring bring a surge of new energy and sense of relief to many homeowners. This is a period of Nature’s rebirth; rising temperatures are melting last bits of ice and snow to supply plants, animals and fungi with enough moisture for growth. This includes mold too, so before you open up all...

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Air Quality Testing for Volatile Organic Compounds

Posted on Feb 28, 2020

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that have a high vapour pressure at room temperature, which enables them to easily evaporate or sublimate and enter the surrounding air. These compounds are numerous, and they can be both natural and man-made.  Most VOCs are harmless, but there are some that have harmful qualities that usually...

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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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