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Preventing Basement Mold this Winter

Posted on Jan 21, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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