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Interior Water Damage: Why the First 48 Hours Are So Critical

Soaked wallboard, inundated tile flooring, damp concrete, ruined documents and equipment – floods shock, devastate and disrupt businesses and residences. But the danger does not abate as flood waters or leaks recede. Mould – an insidious fungal growth – begins multiplying within 48 hours of[...]

Seven Great Ways to Defend Against Ice Dams in Winter

For property owners in Canada, indoor water damage stemming from the roof is a bigger threat after winter snows than summer thunderstorms. The frigid problem starts with ice dams: the roof melts snow, water flows down to the colder eaves and refreezes there. As this cycle repeats, ice accumulates in[...]

Wise Questions Help Identify the Best Restoration Company

When a toilet overflowed in a third-floor apartment at a large complex, the flood was surprisingly destructive because nobody was home to report the problem. As angry residents streamed past complaining about wet belongings and buckling wallboard, the property manager began searching for help[...]

Put Safeguards in Place Before Wildfires Peak in the Months Ahead

The 2018 wildfires in the British Columbia charred many thousands of square kilometers and reduced entire towns to ashes, triggering scary memories of the severe 2017 fires that forced 65,000 people from their homes. In Canada, peak risks occur April through September but veteran forecasters warn of[...]

Know Your Mould ABCs: Staying Safe After Canada’s Spring Floods

Thousands of residents in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick fled their homes after days of extreme flooding this spring. As municipalities and citizens struggle to recover, they confront a threat that many Alberta citizens remember from their own floods in 2013: mould. Though mould is the most[...]