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Mold Inspection 101: Part 3

Choosing a Mold Inspection Company Mold Inspections are usually carried out by home inspectors, and some do a fine job of detecting mold; however, most are not Certified Mold Inspectors and may not adhere to Provincial, Federal and/or recommended Mould Guidelines for the Canadian Construction Industry. A certified mold inspection company is specially trained in…

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Mold Inspection 101: Part 2

Mold is a fungus mostly related to damp and musty areas such as bathrooms, basements and attics. Mold can grow and take hold within 24-48 hours following a water intrusion, can be difficult to identify, and if left unchecked, can result in property damage and health issues including: Allergic reactions Asthma Ongoing Respiratory Issues Why…

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Get to Know Your Soil

Healthy soil is essential to the health and vigor of your garden. This About Your House introduces the basic soil properties that influence plant growth; outlines simple field tests to identify your soil condition and provides tips if you need to amend your soil. Soil has eight basic properties. Knowing your soil type (that is,...

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Spring Maintenance

Spring household maintenance put out by Rona Now that this winter is a thing of the past, it’s important to take advantage of spring’s arrival to go over the house with a fine-toothed comb. Snow, ice, cold and the wind have possibly, without your knowledge, caused damage to your home. To know for sure, it’s…

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Downspouts

Home Hints: Add a 6 foot long downspout extensions to your downspouts. A 1 inch rainfall drops about 650 gallons of water on an average roof and your downspouts concentrate all that water in only a few spots. If dumped too close to the house the water will undermine your foundation causing it to leak,…