Mold

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[...]

Recognizing the Signs of Mould Infestation in Municipal Buildings

The municipal property manager was perplexed. A city employee complained about a mouldy odour in her office that intensified on rainy or damp days. The manager inspected the office and found nothing alarming: no obvious mould growth or damp spots and, on the sunny day he visited, no smell either.[...]

Know the Seven Frequent Sources of Commercial Water Damage

Commercial building owners and managers are frequently troubled by the many ways that water escapes its confines. Dripping, leaking, soaking, spraying, trickling – water damages right out in the open, or silently behind the scenes. It’s insidious, seeping into the tightest crevices and even[...]

Is Mould Causing These Health Problems?

When we experience coughing, congestion and throat irritation during a humid summer and fall, can we blame the symptoms on mould? It’s a question everyone asks at this time of year and even a casual search of the internet reveals qualified experts who disagree significantly. The bottom line:[...]

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[...]