Archive for fungi

What Happens When Structural Drying Falls Short?

The contractors have departed, the walls have been painted, the cushy couch has been moved back in, the ping pong table is newly poised for fierce competition. It’s wonderful to relax in the finished basement, pristine once again after the flood recovery. Just one question: were those studs[...]

When Should You Worry about Black Mould?

Black mould: these words provoke fear and anxiety for homeowners, but they shouldn’t. Knowing more about black mould helps you discern when you have a problem, how to battle it if necessary, and ultimately sleep well at night in a healthy home.   While black mould is less common than other[...]

Inspect your Property for Wood Rot

Wood rot is a common issue for homeowners, as the vast majority of residential structures are built with timber building supplies. As with many other property maintenance projects, prevention is the key to reducing the onset of damage to your home, especially wood rot damage. Luckily, homeowners can[...]

Identifying and Repairing Wood Rot

Wood is a versatile, durable building material that easily shapes to nearly any form. Warm and beautiful to look at, it insulates well, accepts surface treatments and lasts a long time. Wood does have one notable Achilles heel: rot. A serious condition caused by fungus, rot bleeds the structural[...]