Mold found in a Home Inspection
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Mold found in a Home Inspection

By Canada Restoration ServicesMold Removal1 comments
As spring is quickly approaching, properties for sale across Canada are popping up all over. Moving into a new home can be very exciting as you start a new chapter of your lives.   However, keep in mind with all the excitement to make sure you do your due-diligence to have a ...

Burst Pipes across Ontario & Quebec

By Canada Restoration ServicesWater/Flood Damage0 comments
Above is a video of one of our GTA's Emergency Water Damage Teams extracting water from a burst sprinkler system.   Over the weekend, Ontario & Quebec temperatures plummeted below -25 degrees - causing many homes and properties to experience burst pipes. Our teams have been ...

What is black mold?

I have heard a lot about “black mold”. Is it simply just mold that is black in colour? Or, is there something else behind it that makes it something special that I have to worry about?AnswerHi @guest,   Great Question, and a very important question! The term "Black Mold or Black Mould" is used very loosely but it actually refers to a specific type of mold, "Stachybotrys". Stachybotrys ...

Air Quality Testing Toronto

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Ever since I moved to my new home in Toronto, I have been feeling under the weather. After some research, it seems like it may be a good idea to do an air quality testing. So, how can I go about doing ...AnswerHi @mark,   An air quality test is the best place to start. Have elevated mold spores in your home can be the source of your ill health and it should be checked to know 100%. Once the air quality ...

Black Mold Removal Toronto

I recently found out that my home in Toronto has black mold. Since you are the experts, I have a couple questions for you. What are the ways that I can go about removing the black mold and are there any ...AnswerHi @msmanek;   When dealing with Black Mold, it must be removed by a professional. The levels of toxicity are too harmful for you to clean yourself. I highly suggest that we come in and take a look ...
Possible Risk of Asbestos in Toronto Home

Possible Risk of Asbestos in Toronto Home

By Patrick G.Q & A5 comments
We are doing a complete renovation of our home. Our contractor thinks there is asbestos on the vent wraps, pipes and old boiler. He told us we needed to get a DSR. What is that and what does it entail? ...AnswerHi Patrick!   Awesome Question!   A DSR or commonly known in the construction industry as a "DSS" (Designation Substance Survey) is very important to have when undergoing a construction project. ...
Unwanted Water in the Basement in GTA Homes

Unwanted Water in the Basement in GTA Homes

By StanleyQ & A4 comments
We have had some water damage in our home. Does insurance cover water that comes in through the foundation and window wells?AnswerHi Stanley,   I wish I had better news for you but insurance does not cover seepage. You can call your broker to know 100% but any time water comes in through the foundation or windows, it will not ...
Testing Plaster for Asbestos

Testing Plaster for Asbestos

By RoseQ & A7 comments
We have some plaster on the walls of our home. We are concerned that it has asbestos. Can you test it for us?AnswerHi Rose,   We actually do not do the asbestos testing ourselves. It has become a conflict of interest for a company to test and do the asbestos abatement hence why we do not do the testing. It goes ...
Does All Vermiculite Have Asbestos

Does All Vermiculite Have Asbestos?

By DonnaQ & A4 comments
Hi, I'm a bit confused about vermiculite, does all vermiculite have asbestos?AnswerGood Afternoon Donna,   No, just because you have vermiculite does not mean that it contains asbestos. Many people are confused by this and assume that vermiculite is asbestos.  Vermiculite is ...
Attic Mold Issues in New Home

Attic Mold Issues in New Home

By Sheila L.Q & A3 comments
We recently purchased a home and during the home assessment the inspector found mold in the attic. They said that the bathroom vents were not vented properly. Is this something your company can help us ...AnswerHi Sheila,   Sheila First off, congratulations on the purchase of your new home!   Bathroom exhausts which are poorly vented into the attic are quite common among older homes. As far as ...
Is It Safe to Clean Up rodent urine and feces

Is It Safe to Clean Up rodent urine and feces?

By Mr. HorvathQ & A3 comments
We arrived at our summer home to find that mice had been living in the attic and walls during the winter. There is a large amount of urine and feces. From what I have read it is not something we should ...Answer Hello Mr. Horvath,   You are correct in thinking this is a health risk for you. The disease that is found in the urine and feces of rodents is called Hantavirus; it is a life-threatening disease ...
How Do I Know if I Have Mold

How Do I Know if I Have Mold?

By CarlQ & A3 comments
How do I know if I have mold, if I can’t see it?AnswerHi Carl!    Great question.    The only way to know if there is mold and it is not visible is by getting an air quality test done. An air quality test or IAQ is a test where air samples ...
What Should I Do if I Find Mold Mushrooms in My House
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What Should I Do if I Find Mold Mushrooms in My House?

By Canada Restoration ServicesMold Removal3 comments
Do you have mushrooms growing in your house? Why would mushrooms grow in your house? Is it dangerous?   Mushrooms growing in your home is a lot more common than you think. Most people are quite shocked when they see them and are not sure what to do or why they are there. Mushrooms ...
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