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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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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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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Large appliance maintenance

June 21, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

When is the last time you checked your dishwasher, washing machine or ice maker?  Most people don’t realize that many of your large appliances, if unchecked, can become the source of large water issues – water issues can lead to mold problems.  And in most cases, when there’s leak, it’s big.  Flooding issues caused by

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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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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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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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