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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Suspect Mold In Your Attic?

February 8, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

We frequently are asked to inspect and provide quotes for mold removal in attics. This commonly occurs after mold has been detected in the attic  by a Home Inspector during the purchase/sale of a home or by professional Insulation experts who advise the Home Owners they may have a mold issue in their attic space

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Fun facts about moisture and humidity levels in your home

February 1, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Did you know that the average household creates moisture on a daily basis through everyday activities?  The obvious ones are boiling water or a steaming shower, but there are so many other ways moisture is generated.  For instance running a dishwasher, hanging wet clothes in the house and even breathing!  What is most surprising is

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Basement Flooring Options, does it matter what I use?

January 25, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The short answer to this question is no.  But perhaps this is not the only question you should be asking yourself.  If you are looking to renovate your home, one of the decisions you need to make is what type of flooring makes sense for you and your family; hardwood, carpet, laminate, tiles? Unfortunately, in

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Control the Moisture, Control the Mold

January 18, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It’s Cold Outside! Winter is truly here and everyone has turned up the heat and pulled out their winter gear.  With your home nice and warm and the subzero temperatures outside, it’s a good time to remind you of some simple housekeeping items and signs that indicate high humidity levels in your home. Do you have

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Do it Yourself Mold Removal, Things You Shouldn’t Do

January 11, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

1)      Don’t disturb the area One of the most common mistakes people make is to disturb the area where they suspect mold (for instance ripping out carpet or removing drywall without following proper procedures).  Mold spores become airborne when disturbed and you can inadvertently cause the mold spores to spread throughout your home and contaminate

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Too Much Humidity? Too Little?

October 24, 2012 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

How do you know when you have too much or too little humidity in your home?  Below are a list of signs to help you guage whether or not you have a problem. Signs of Too Much Humidity -          Condensation on windows -          Water stains/moisture on walls, ceilings and baseboards -          Moldy bathroom -          Musty

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