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How to Spot Mold Problems When Buying a Home

Who wants to buy a home that's has chronic mold problems?  That's right, not you. For some homeowners, mold is an irritation they put up with in small doses, as long as it does not get out of hand. Others have upper respiratory problems…
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What to Do When You Have Mold in Your Crawlspace

Do you have a crawlspace in your home?  Often times, the crawl space is the dark, damp space in your home where funky things grow and live....and the place you stay out of unless absolutely necessary.  Here in Toronto, many older homes were…
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Will Homeowner’s Insurance Cover My Basement Leak?

Often, the first question that homeowner’s ask us here in Toronto is whether homeowners insurance will cover the cost of repairing their leaky basement. The second question is whether insurance will pay to replace their lost items or repair…
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Handbook for Reducing Basement Flooding [free pdf download]

The North East of the Americas have experienced a record number of storms this season, resulting in billions on property damage and loss of personal memories that can't be replaced.  Here in Toronto, while we experienced quite a bit of flooding,…
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When Should I Call a Mold Inspector?

As a mold removal company in Toronto, we're often asked by homeowners when they should take on the task of cleaning up their own mold and when should they have a professional mold removal company come in.  We usually recommend that the homeowner…
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How To Keep Your Basement From Flooding During a Power Outage

While widespread power outages are rare in Toronto, you do see smaller power outages affecting various neighborhoods from time to time.  If you have a leaky basement and rely on an interior waterproofing system and sump pump to keep water out,…

5 DIY Mold Removal Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Mold formation is a common problem in homes across Toronto. The worst part is that it’s not necessarily limited to developing only after a flood or some other type of major water damage. It just takes a small leak from a faucet to cause persistent…

7 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Not Attempt DIY Flood Damage Repair

The aftermath of a flood can be devastating – the damage unimaginable. What can come as the biggest shock to most home owners is how quickly the flood waters come rushing into their home and the destruction it leaves in its wake. At times…
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Is White Mold Dangerous In My Home?

Do you have white mold growing somewhere in your home? As a mold removal company in Toronto, we respond to calls for all types of mold.  The most common type we see is black mold, though mold comes in all types of colors.  From a health…
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The Dangers of Household Molds

There are a number of potential dangers lurking in a house that could cause you or your loved ones harm, some of which are more obvious than others. One specific danger that is not always easy to see or detect is the growth of mold. There are…