Is White Mold Dangerous?

February 17, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Mold comes in a variety of colours and in the case of mold …  colour doesn’t matter.  What you should be most concerned with is … -          Do I have mold? -          Why do I have mold? -          How much mold do I have? Interestingly, many people see a white substance on their walls (many

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Do you have enough insulation in your home?

January 9, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It’s cold outside and temperatures are reaching record lows.  Are you finding that your home is losing heat faster than your furnace is generating heat?  Is your furnace working really hard to keep the temperature in your home at the thermostat setting?  Are you noticing that the ice and snow is melting in specific areas

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What to do if you have water damage?

July 11, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Area residents of Calgary and Toronto have recently experienced some extreme weather conditions which have resulted in flooding and unexpected water damage to their homes and other buildings in their communities.  Unfortunately, the follow up problem to water damage is mold.  Once porous materials become wet, it takes only 24 – 48 hours for mold

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Waterproofing your basement vs. water management

June 28, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

We get asked regularly after we detect mold in a basement what steps should be taken to ensure that the mold does not return.  Most homes will eventually experience water intrusion due to a breakdown in preventing water from entering through the foundation; a crack in the foundation, a blocked weeping system, hydrostatic pressure, failure

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Have you checked your sump pump lately?

June 7, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

With the recent heavy rain and the forecast of more to come, when is the last time you checked your sump pump?  Now would be a good time to check. Below are some simple steps for you to take… -          Make sure the area is free of any debris -          Ensure that the float is able

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New Home Construction: Is it possible to have mold?

May 31, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Recently during inspections of new build homes we are finding numerous instances where the planking being laid down during the build phase is mold contaminated.  In one situation we detected mold in a basement on the underside of the exposed ceiling sub-floor.  The client explained that when the home was being constructed it rained and

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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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