What are common places to find asbestos?

In reality, there is only one real way of finding out whether your home has asbestos or not is by testing. Homes built prior to 1980 are more likely have asbestos lurking around. It’s not definite that your home may, but it does increase the chances. The top five most common places for asbestos to be hiding are; Continue reading

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Why use a professional when dealing with mould?

If you ask the guy at your local Home Depot, you’ll get one opinion. If you ask an accredited Indoor Air Quality Investigator, you’ll get another opinion. And if you search the Internet, you’ll get another 50 opinions. As consumers, the best we can do is to become well informed, with plenty of facts and figures to make educated decisions. Clearly, every situation presents its own set of criteria – if the mould is widespread, in a home, public place, or building this is not a project for the layperson. At the same time, with some mould species being toxic, there are potential health hazards that should not to be taken lightly. Without doubt, these are instances where a licensed professional should be engaged. Continue reading

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Why does mold removal cost so much?

Our customer service representatives have been receiving a lot of questions as to why mold removal costs so much once they received their official estimate. Some expect that mold growth in their home can be easily cleaned by some cleaning product or hire their everyday handyman to cut some drywall out. However, going to the cheap and easy route may not be the best course of action. As many know, mold has serious health affects if not treated correctly. Continue reading

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Preventing mould, or if its there, getting rid of it.

Water is key to the survival of mould. Without water, mould cannot start growing, let alone reproduce and spread. The most basic way to prevent mould is to control indoor moisture, dampness, and wetness. This includes leaky pipes or conduits; humidity and condensation; and general air circulation. Keeping the home, office or building clean and dry are important first steps. Water leaks, spills and flooding should be properly cleaned up within a 24 hour period; the same goes for building materials that have become waterlogged; wet carpeting must also be dried or removed within 24 hours; and where possible, a dehumidifier can be used to reduce indoor levels of humidity. Continue reading

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The ABCs of Mould – what you need to know

In simple terms, mould is any fungus that grows on a moist surface (including food). For mould to grow and to thrive, three conditions must be present: moisture; a suitable surface; and ideal temperatures. A leaky pipe; a flooded area that was not properly cleaned up; and windowsills with higher-than-usual condensation are just perfect for mould to grow, breed and spread. It also not unusual for mould to be present in carpeting, cardboard, and wood – especially in those high moisture areas like the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. Continue reading

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Tenant rights when dealing with mold

We have numerous of calls from tenants who have found some mold in their unit and want it removed. Some have great landlords who hire the right contractor to safely remove mold, but some have landlords who want to find the cheapest solution, and hire a handyman, painter or try and remove it themselves to save a dollar or two. Continue reading

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How Harmful is mold to my health?

The questions whether mold is harmful to pets as it is to humans is constantly asked. It is hard to say that mold is definitely harmful to pets. However, it does carry the same characteristics and results that it causes to humans. The signs of the symptoms can differ from animal to animal, which may make it more difficult to determine. Continue reading

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Canada’s Restoration Services London Ontario

Canada’s Restoration Services is pleased to announce our expansion into London Ontario as of February 1st 2014. The London location is strategically located to service the growing regional demand. Currently with five locations across Canada, serving the GTA, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton, we are excited to open our sixth location. Continue reading

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I See Mold On My Window Beds, What Should I Do?

The Moment mold reproduction settles down within your home and spreads out to other areas like your window beds you can’t afford to do nothing about it. Now there are questions on your mind to consider. What do I do? Should I worry? Mold needs moisture to start developing and also digests anything it can grasp onto for their growing process. There are in fact molds which can develop and multiply on various materials like wood, carpet, sheet rock, paints, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, and padding. As soon as extra humidity or fluid accumulates inside your house starting from a leaky roof, high humidity, or flooding, situations will often be well suited for molds. Longstanding moisture or high humidity cases and mold development get together. In reality, there’s no way for you to be free from all mould and mildew reproduction from your home; the best manner by which to manage mould development is to control moisture. Continue reading

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All About Dry Ice Blasting For Smoke Damage and Mold Removal

It can be a devastating event in your life when you discover that you have mold in your home. Another event that can be just as bad is that of smoke damage. Used to the process of taking care of these two issues was a pain in the rear and cost a small fortune. In recent years the use of dry ice blasting has made the entire process a lot more Eco-friendly and has even reduced the time needed as well as the costs associated with this process. Dry ice has been used for a number of different things over the years, it makes sense that the use of this for cleaning of smoke damage and mold would be the next logical step. Continue reading

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