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Toxic Mold: Causes, Prevention, Removal

One of the most common problems in any house is mold. This fungus has the ability to grow on anything which contains moisture, primarily damp, warm, poorly lit, and less ventilated places. Mold is composed of thread-like filament known as hyphae...

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What Are Designated Substances?

Construction workers are exposed to various health issues which could be related to many chemical, biological, or physical substances used. Eleven of these chemical agents are termed as Designated Substances...

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Popcorn Ceilings = Asbestos

Many homes, especially those in the 1950’s to early 1970’s, contain so called popcorn or cottage cheese ceilings. Despised as they are today, they actually had a few advantages...

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An Asbestos Inspection And Testing Can Help Prevent Unwanted Exposure

An asbestos inspection of your home or workplace can determine whether or not your health may be compromised. Continual exposure to high concentrations of this carcinogenic substance has led to many debilitating ailments like mesothelioma...

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What To Do If You Find Mold?

Professional mold removal services can help you deal with your problem safely and effectively. Mold is present everywhere, and given the right conditions i.e. moisture and wetness, it will quickly spread. The National Association of Home Builders says that...

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Professional Vermiculite Removal Helps Secure A Smooth Sale

Homes in Toronto that are built before 1990 should plan for vermiculite inspection and removal. It provides peace of mind and can contribute to a smooth sale. There is a big chance that the vermiculite insulation may contain asbestos which is a hazardous

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Mold Testing Is Highly Recommended If You Are Experiencing Skin Rashes

Professional mold testing can help you determine if this toxic substance is the cause of your health problems. A mold infestation can affect people in many ways. A common one is skin rashes. These often become itchy and uncomfortable, and in some cases even lead to...

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Hazardous Asbestos Work Site Exposure In Newfoundland

A recent scare in Newfoundland has once again highlighted the importance of asbestos inspection at work sites. Five workers of the Town of Carbonear’s public works department were unnecessarily exposed to this carcinogen because of a lack of awareness of its presence...

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Safety Tips For Homeowners Who Suspect The Presence
Of Asbestos

Hire professional asbestos removal services for an effective resolution of the problem in your Toronto property. If you suspect that asbestos is present in your home or work place do not panic. Leave the material alone and call a certified asbestos inspector to determine the...

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Vermiculite Removal From Your Pool And Pond

Professional vermiculite removal services help Toronto property owners safely eliminate the threat of asbestos exposure and contamination. The natural mineral (vermiculite) was used to control moisture in many home products including roofing insulation, gardening items...

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Avoid Bad Indoor Air Quality And Mold Growth With Regular AC Maintenance

Get mold testing done professionally to determine whether this toxic substance has invaded your Toronto home. Indoor air contains viruses, bacteria, microbes, mildew, allergens and many other harmful substances. A poorly working AC can encourage unhealthy concentrations...

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Why Almost All Sinus Infections Are Misdiagnosed And Mistreated

A number of mould inspections in Toronto homes have revealed that the sinus infections occupants experienced were caused by exposure to this toxic substance. A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester not so long ago found that “the cause of most chronic sinus infections...

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5 Ways To Remove Bathroom Mould

There are many DIY mould removal methods being employed by Toronto property owners. Whether or not your efforts will be successful depends on the extent of the problem and strain of mould. Black mould and infestations for instance, rarely respond to DIY solutions...

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Alcohol Is As Dangerous As Asbestos

Ever since the perils of prolonged exposure to asbestos have become known, you are required to engage a professional asbestos removal service should you suspect such a problem on your Toronto property...

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Asbestos Detected In Toronto Catholic School

Professional asbestos inspections can help prevent unnecessary exposure as in the case of students and staff in a Toronto Catholic school which was forced to close as remedial measures were taken. Although only 1.5% of asbestos was discovered in the grout at St. Patrick Catholic...

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Mold Reports Give An Accurate Picture

Mold grows everywhere. All it needs is a wet or damp environment. It is a myth to believe that only older buildings are faced with mold problems. Condensation and inadequate ventilation, which are typical of basements, lead to mold growth in homes of all ages and sizes...

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DIY Mold Removal In Toronto

To ensure maximum effectiveness and safety, hire an experienced mold removal service in Toronto. Prolonged exposure, including during DIY mold remediation, can affect your health and increase the area of contamination. It is not worth the risk...

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Northern Sun Completes Successful Asbestos Removal

Northern Sun Mining Corp., for example, shut down its Timmins-based Redstone Mill and McWatters Mine sites during asbestos removal to ensure effective rehabilitation and protect employees and visitors from further exposure...

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What Is Roofing Felt?

Some types of roofing felt used in flat roofs have been made with asbestos causing concerns about exposure to this carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substance. Hire a licensed contractor to deal with your flat roof asbestos problems...

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Toronto Mold Testing And Inspection Services

All molds, regardless of the type, pose some degree of risk to respiratory health and should, therefore, be removed. Hiring a professional Toronto mold testing company is the best way to determine the extent of your problem and implement an effective removal plan...

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Help Avoid The Health Risks Of Asbestos Exposure

Hire an established Toronto asbestos removal service to reduce the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to this carcinogen. (Asbestos has been classified as cancer-causing substances by health authorities across the world)...

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Residential Asbestos Testing

The presence of high levels of asbestos fibres in the air has been linked to several life threatening illnesses. If you suspect that this toxic substance is present in your house, ask for professional residential asbestos testing. Businesses should...

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Hire Professional Vermiculite Removal Services

When looking for a vermiculite removal service in Toronto always check the company’s credentials. Training, experience and the right equipment are essential to a safe and efficient remediation process. The risk of disturbing the asbestos within the insulation...

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Air Quality Testing And Factors

Air quality testing can uncover many hidden health hazards in your home. There are a number of toxic substances present in our indoor environment which we are unaware of. Over a period of time, some of these substances can cause us to get very sick e.g. asbestos, mold...

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How To Minimize The Risks With Vermiculite Insulation

Vermiculite insulation removal helps reduce the risk of asbestos-related illnesses. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that is used in construction, insulation and gardening products. In its uncontaminated form, vermiculite is not harmful. Health Canada...

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Designated Substance Survey 101

A Designated Substance Survey (DSS) determines the presence of hazardous substances on your property. The purpose is to find out if there are substances that could pose a threat to workers’ and occupants’ health and safety during a demolition...

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Mold Vs. Mildew: Why Black Mold Removal Is Important

Black mold typically appears as a greenish black slimy mold but can also be dry and powdery. Known as Stachybotrys chartarum, it is considered detrimental to human health because it produces toxins called mycotoxins...

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What To Expect During Mold Removal

There is a well-defined process for mold removal for residential and commercial properties. Whether or not your efforts will be successful depends on the expertise of your mold remediation company and the precautions you take to prevent future occurrences...

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What Is Vermiculite Insulation?

Vermiculite insulation removal helps minimize the risk of asbestos-related illnesses. The only way to find out whether or not you have a problem is through professional vermiculite testing. It is not advisable to attempt this yourself as without the right training...

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What Is Asbestos And Why Is It So Dangerous?

If your Toronto home is more than 20 years old, it is likely that you may need professional asbestos removal services. Asbestos has been identified as a toxic substance and linked to many severe ailments including cancer. Don’t risk living with asbestos in your home...

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Vermiculite Inspection 101

Do you suspect that your vermiculite insulation contains asbestos? You’ll need a reliable vermiculite inspection service in Toronto to check and confirm this. Homes that are more than 20 years old have increased chances of asbestos-contaminated insulation. The only way...

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The Importance Of Household Vermiculite Removal

Household vermiculite removal becomes necessary if the insulation contains amphibole asbestos fibres which can be released into the air and breathed in by you. This can happen during home and building maintenance, renovation or demolition...

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Why You Need A DSS Report

DSS reports help determine whether or not there are hazardous substances present that could pose a threat to workers’ health and safety during a demolition or construction project. Exposure to high concentrations of substances such as asbestos, lead and PCBs for instance are...

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The Dangers Of Black Mold

Many molds are often referred to as black mold though colour and composition vary. It typically appears as a greenish black slimy mold but can also be dry and powdery. Known as Stachybotrys chartarum, it is considered detrimental to human health because it produces toxins called mycotoxins...

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Vermiculite Removal 101

Vermiculite removal has often been known to minimize the risk of exposure to asbestos. Prolonged exposure to asbestos has been linked to many serious illnesses including lung cancer, Mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity) or Asbestosis...

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Asbestos Inspections: The Only Way To Determine If Your Building Is Safe

Asbestos inspections are the only way to determine the presence of this carcinogenic (cancer causing) substance. Unfortunately the health effects were not known until the late 70s. As a result, asbestos was used in many industries including building and construction...

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Mold Inspections: Forms The Foundation Of Mold
Removal Plans

Mold inspections are the best way to determine whether or not you have a mold problem. The toxic substance typically grows on window sills, fabrics, carpets, and walls in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas as well as cardboard boxes and closets...

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The Health Risks Of Asbestos

Before the carcinogenic (cancer-causing) properties of asbestos were known, it was used in many industries including building and construction. The main uses were for strengthening cement and plastics, insulation, roofing, fireproofing, and sound absorption...

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How To Identify Asbestos In Your Home

Leave it to the professionals to identify the presence of asbestos in your home. Without experience and the right tools and safety equipment you could unnecessarily put yourself at risk. Asbestos was used in a number of household...

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