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What are Ideal Household Humidity Levels?

Posted on Feb 01, 2021
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Because we spend so much time indoors (much of it at home), indoor air quality and home humidity is critical for both health and comfort. Humidity is the amount of water vapour in air, and getting the right proportion between air and moisture is more important than many think. Too much home humidity will cause moisture problems. Worse case, it...

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Signs You Need Mold Removal in Oakville

Posted on Jan 31, 2021
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Due to their microscopic size, molds are very hard to notice in the initial phases of growth. They become visible to the naked eye once they have established and formed a colony. Molds like damp, dark areas and warm temperatures (77° - 86° F), so any humid, hidden spots at your home might be perfect environments for these microscopic fungi...

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Long-term Health Problems if You Don't Remove Mold

Posted on Jan 28, 2021
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Mold is a microscopic creature, so its growth is tough to notice until they form large colonies. These tiny fungi also like to hide in hard-to-reach spots, so it is not a big surprise that many homeowners live with them without even knowing. However, mold is not just an unpleasant nuisance that causes unsightly stains on walls and musty smells....

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What Does Asbestos Testing Look Like?

Posted on Jan 27, 2021
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Once considered an advantageous building material, asbestos is now listed as one of the most harmful indoor air pollutants. Only a few decades ago, it was discovered that this naturally-occurring mineral is very harmful to human health and that it causes severe diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer. Although its use in construction ceased upon...

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Places in the Home to Test for Asbestos

Posted on Jan 19, 2021
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Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral used widely hen developing the city of Oakville. Asbestos was commonly mixed with concrete to improve its resistance to fire and electrical conductivity without increasing its weight. However, its use in construction ceased when it was discovered that inhaling its microfibers causes very serious...

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What is Toxic Mold Syndrome

Posted on Jan 17, 2021
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There are many different species of mold. Although we could consider most of them highly beneficial, playing a key role in the cycling of organic matter, some species are able to produce toxic compounds that can negatively affect our health. One of those species is Stachybortys chartarum, commonly known as black mold or toxic mold. It is imperative...

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Symptoms of Poor Air Quality

Posted on Jan 15, 2021
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Many homeowners live in polluted homes without ever knowing their health is at risk. Many indoor air pollutants are very hard to detect with a simple inspection, while some, like molds, become visible only once the damage is already done. This is why the safest way to find out whether the indoor air is polluted is to get air quality testing....

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Common Indoor Air Quality Pollutants

Posted on Jan 14, 2021
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Most of us, living in the city of Toronto, first think of fossil fuel combustion and industrial pollution as the leading causes of low air quality, but they are only a part of the problem. Even if the outdoor air is clean and fresh, you need to do an indoor air quality test to ensure your home air quality is equally good. Indoor...

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How Do You Treat Mold Sickness?

Posted on Jan 13, 2021
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When we first hear the word “mold”, most of us first think of spoiled food, musty smells and unsightly stains on walls. However, molds can also be present in seemingly clean environments. They can hide in building materials, hard-to-reach spots, nooks, and crannies, which makes their detection by simple visual inspection very...

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How to Know if Mold is Making You Sick

Posted on Jan 08, 2021
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Molds can be found everywhere. No surprise, considering a single colony can produce millions of tiny, light spores, easily spread by wind and water. Wherever there are favourable conditions for their growth – the presence of organic matter, moisture, and temperature between 77°F and 86°F – molds will grow and reproduce very...

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