How well do you know your home?

September 13, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

While the weather remains pleasant, it’s an ideal time to “get to know your home”.  Many homeowners take great care in making sure the interior of their home is well maintained but it is easy to forget to maintain those areas that are not regularly seen.  Unfortunately, these items are some of the major culprits

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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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Insurance Coverage, friend or foe?

July 24, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

After the “rain event” in Toronto on July 8th, 2013 the number of people in Toronto affected by the flash flooding is staggering.  Even after 2 weeks, there are many people still dealing with significant water damage issues and the accompanying mold problem.  We have had many discussions with customers who have had a similar

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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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Getting the Cottage Ready

May 17, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The May long weekend has arrived and it’s time to battle the traffic and open the cottage. This past winter has been long and with that comes an incredible amount of debris.  For most, opening weekend at the cottage is filled with cutting lawns, cleaning the dust and cobwebs inside the cottage, putting the dock

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Home inspection vs. mold inspection

May 3, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

A home inspection is a review of the general state and condition of a home.  The intent is to look at the environment as an eco-system and assess all of the major working parts.  This gives a potential home buyer visibility to any potential or previous problem areas and an indication of any components of the

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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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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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