April showers bring May Mold?

April 19, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It’s that time of year and while the rain is great for the flowers in the garden it can also highlight potential mold or water intrusion problem in your home.    Now is the time to pay particular attention to excess moisture and musty odours.  We have taken the time to outline some helpful tips so

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Do I need a mold remediation specialist?

April 12, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It’s not unheard of to have a plumber or contractor discover mold while working in a home.  And on occasion the problem is small (less than 1 square meter).  Knowledgeable trades’ people who have a good understanding of industry practices can effectively deal with a small mold problem without causing you larger problems in the

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Mold in Attics: who is looking out for your best interests?

April 5, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Lately, during inspections we seem to be having a lot of discussions about mold found in the attic and how to best address it. Homeowners are unfortunately not always getting the whole story or more accurately, only getting the information that best serves the pockets of the contractor and not the homeowners’ needs. One client

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Bathroom Fans: How to size a bathroom fan?

April 2, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Ventilation is one of the key ingredients to controlling the humidity level in your home and one of the easiest things you can do is simply run your bathroom fan during and after you have a shower.  But the question some consumers have is; what size bathroom fan do I need? If your bathroom is

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Spring is in the air

March 22, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Spring is in the air and that means the ground will be thawing out turning the frost and snow to water which will be trying to enter any voids or gaps accessible in your foundation walls.  Keep your nose focussed on any musty smells, and your eyes on the lookout for any discolouration on your

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Are pets affected by mold?

March 15, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The effect of mold on the occupants of a home varies based on the type and amount of mold, each person’s individual immune system and their tolerance to mold species’.  But what about our pets’, is mold potentially harmful to cats, dogs and other household pets?  The answer is yes. Animals, much like humans, can

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Spring is around the corner, are you ready?

March 8, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The thermometer is rising, slowly but surely, the thaw is beginning and the rain is on its way.  Many people think it’s too early to start preparing for the spring but a little effort and attention can go a long way.  Now is the time to … Clear any remaining snow and debris around the

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Is your home or business supporting mold growth?

March 1, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Molds are found in nature and are necessary for the breakdown of leaves, wood and other plant material. These micro-organisms can enter a building directly or by their spores being carried in by the air or through air intake systems. In a home or building, mold is usually found growing on wood, drywall, upholstery, fabric,

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Use Mold and Moisture Resistant Products Like Blue Wood

February 22, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

When clients are reconstructing their basements, typically after a mold remediation project, we are always asked what materials should be used.  We at mri-mold.ca are big fans of blue wood; the reason for this is best stated by the manufacturer ““That incredible blue wood!” (www.bluwoodcanada.com). In recent years, research has shown that mould contamination can

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Mold the new found enemy!

February 15, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

When excess moisture from the elements or unexpected flooding occurs, the wood, drywall, and insulation in your home absorbs moisture and becomes vulnerable. When organic building materials absorb too much moisture, mold can grow and proliferate. Mold has joined radon, asbestos, and other hazardous materials at the top of the health industry’s list of home

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