Mold Prevention and Home Maintenance in the Winter

January 8, 2015 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It’s not uncommon during the colder winter months to be met with unexpected surprises such as a burst pipe or excess condensation inside your home.  As the temperature drops and we all get ready for a real blast of winter it’s a good time to remember to take precautions to make sure we don’t run

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Attic Mold?

November 11, 2014 By In Uncategorized Comments Off

Most people rarely look in their attic and are usually alerted to a mold problem when either buying or selling their home.   When faced with a mold problem in the attic the general reaction is panic.  However, we don’t live in our attic, so often times there are many options on how and when you

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New Home Buyers and Attic Mold

June 13, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Buying a home is an exciting time and people sometimes forget – with home ownership comes ongoing maintenance.  It is not uncommon that home inspectors identify potential mold in homes, specifically attics.  When considering what to do when you suspect there is mold in the attic, there are few questions that you should ask …

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Wet Basement?

May 29, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Summer has arrived and with it comes heat, humidity and on occasion heavy rains.  It is really important to manage humidity and water issues in your basement if you want to keep your home comfortable and mold free.  Mold loves water whether it’s from moisture in the air or coming from a leak in the

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5 Signs of Mold In Your Home

April 30, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

April showers help prepare the ground for gardening season but can also introduce unwanted water issues in your home which will lead to mold growth.  But the question is, how do you know if you have mold in your home? Below are the 5 most common signs that you have mold in your home …

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A Guide to the Cost of Mold Inspections

April 3, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

If you suspect you have mold and you’re looking for a company to come in and perform an inspection there are a few things you should know. 1)      Looking for a free inspection? Be sure to find out what it is that you are getting for “free”.  If a “free” inspection means having someone with

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Killing Mold on Wood, Drywall and Tile

February 3, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It is not uncommon, especially during the winter months to notice some mold growth on window sill, baseboards and in the bathroom.  Depending on the extent of the problem it sometimes makes sense to try to first attempt to resolve the issue on your own.  If you’ve noticed a small amount of mold on drywall,

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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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Top 5 Most Common Mold Questions

August 2, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

With the rainy weather this summer and the numerous flooded basements most mold, water proofing and restoration companies have been “flooded” with calls.  And after numerous conversations with people it turns out there are quite a few common questions/concerns that people have. The top 5 questions for July 2013 are; Q. My basement flooded but

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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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