In certain surfaces, such as the wooden ones, it seems impossible to remove mold or conduct any mold remediation procedure. Thus, in case you think that you can apply any of the mold removal products on your wooden surfaces, you should better rethink before you act. Since mold sealant is supposed to be a paint-like material, thereby sealing a mold infesting surface from which you cannot remove mold, therefore you can be causing a larger issue than what you may have had to being with. Continue reading
Professional Fire Restoration and Repair Trumps DIY Every Time
Fire is one of the more complex issues that you may have to deal with. When smoke from a fire hits your home, you will find that it’s more than just a cosmetic issue. You could scrub all you want, but the truth of the matter is that you will need help with clearing up and repairing the damage that is caused by fire. There are several benefits that you will get when you hire us for professional fire restoration. It’s not enough to clean up the damage, because there are hidden dangers that lurk within a home after fire causes even minimal damage to your home or office. Continue reading
Safe Asbestos Removal – Never Clean It Yourself
Homeowners today are handy, and when it comes to changing out different elements in the home or around an office area, things can be simple at first glance. However, if you are in an older home or you’re working on an office area and you are exposed to asbestos, you could develop serious health issues. Exposure to this may not immediately showcase symptoms, but over time you may end up developing cancer known as mesothelioma. This is a type of cancer that attacks the lungs and can cause serious problems. This may not just be in homes, it can be in offices, popcorn ceilings of apartment complexes, and a lot of other locations that you may not be aware of. Continue reading
The Problem With Mold – Cleaning Up Toxicity
Leave a piece of food out and it will turn green or black, and you will need to throw it out. Mold associated with food is definitely gross, and is something that you will immediately see creep up on older food. However, there are other types of mold that you need to be careful about, especially those that are the result of water condensation, and damage. Often called “black mold”, this is the direct result of water damage and it doesn’t just show up one day and start to wreak havoc. It’s a slow progression that can eventually turn deadly, and it can certainly cause you a lot of distress. Continue reading
What are CFMs? Does your bathroom ventilation fan have enough of them to remove the moist air and prevent mold and moisture damages in your home? Find out here.
What are CFMs?
CFM stands for cubic feet per minute. It is used as a measure of the volume (amount) of air a fan can move in a minute. It is also commonly used as a mode of measurement in air conditioners, air compressors, air scrubbers, negative air machines, etc. The higher the number of CFMs the more air the device will move each minute. Continue reading
Natural disasters can happen in a flash without any notice. Two great examples of this is High River, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario last year of the flash flooding and rising rivers. With major catastrophes getting any personal items out before they get destroyed is generally the first thought home owners have. Continue reading
Mold growth is most commonly known when a new water source gets into contact with organic material and is not treated immediately. The image below demonstrates the extreme cases of when any sort of water damage or flood occurs and is not treated immediately. Many believe that “environmental” or anti-microbial work is useless or consider it as a scam. The comment eliminate in any home in Toronto is the organic material. Every home in Toronto is built with wood, drywall and numerous organic material. Continue reading
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
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