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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[...]

Protecting Beloved Family Pets From Flood Threats

Dogs wag in our houses, cats bask in our apartments, canaries sing in our kitchens – this resident menagerie makes us better people. Study after study prove that sharing our lives with animals boosts mental and physical health. And oh boy, are we sharing with the frisky set: nearly half of all[...]

How Experts Locate Hidden Damage After Roof Leaks

Of all the pesky structural problems that afflict houses, roof leaks are the ones that can drive homeowners certifiably batty. They come in so many moist and irritating varieties. Slow leaks over months that finally create tiny damp patches on the ceiling – aren’t you glad you happened to look[...]

A Hazardous Spill – Paul Davis Explains What to Do Right Away

Which of these is a hazardous spill in the workplace: a puddle of water in the lobby from a dripping umbrella, drops of mercury from a broken thermometer in the health center or a sulphuric acid leak on the shop floor? It’s a trick question because all three are hazardous even though one of the[...]

Stopping Termite Damage Early

Spring: the time of year that termites love best. That’s when these pale insects, measuring six to 12 millimeters in length, take wing in groups to found new colonies. While most of the tiny fliers become lunch for animals and birds, it takes just a single pair to launch a colony of millions. They[...]