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Signs of Poor Air Quality in Your Burlington Home

Posted on Feb 26, 2021

Poor air quality in the home can be caused by various pollutants, but one of the most harmful ones is asbestos. This naturally-occurring mineral is a silent, slow killer. If inhaled, its microfibers cause inflammation of the lung tissues and permanent scarring. Long-term exposure can result in very serious diseases like asbestosis, mesothelioma,...

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Everyday Activities That Can Cause Mold Growth

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

Molds are a common problem in many indoor environments. This is because these microscopic fungi thrive at room temperatures, in humid, dark spots, and many areas in our homes provide such conditions. Once molds establish, it can be very difficult to get rid of them and control their spread. Getting indoor air quality testing or a mold inspection is...

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A Burlington Homeowners Guide to Asbestos Testing

Posted on Feb 16, 2021

Burlington is becoming an increasingly popular home for those choosing to live near Toronto. If you’re one of them, congratulations on becoming a new homeowner in Burlington! As with any other large purchase, buying a home can be a complicated process, and completing a home inspection is one of the best ways to ensure that your new home...

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How Much Will It Cost to Remove Black Mold

Posted on Feb 11, 2021

Toronto and the wider GTA have a growing number of neighbourhoods with older homes, and one of the most significant risk factors associated with it for homeowners is mold. Mold can quickly develop in humid areas with poor ventilation and can quickly spread throughout the house. Although all types of mold are harmful for your house’s...

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Is it Hard to Remove Mold

Posted on Feb 05, 2021

One of the biggest fears for homeowners in Toronto is finding mold in their homes. Mold can be found in virtually any climate but can be hazardous to humans through inhalation and their homes' structural integrity. Mold removal in Toronto has increasingly become a DIY task for many as it can be completed in just a few hours and with...

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Can I Test for Asbestos Myself?

Posted on Feb 03, 2021

Asbestos is a highly hazardous material you don’t want to find in your home. Before its negative health effects were discovered, this material was widely used in construction due to its favourable insulating and fire-resisting qualities. Many Burlington homes were built before the ban in the late ‘80s, so if you live in an older...

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What are Ideal Household Humidity Levels?

Posted on Feb 01, 2021

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

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

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

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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