Matrix Remediation Blog
What To Do In The Case Of A Water Damaged Ceiling22 February, 2016
A water-damaged ceiling could be the result of several things, many of which are beyond control. In a residential home (or commercial building), there may have been a broken plumbing pipe, a roof or attic leak, even a severe rainfall. But in every case, immediate action is required in order to ensure safety, health and comfort. In a worst-case scenario, a water-damaged ceiling can result in mold, especially when left unattended. Indeed, mold can infiltrate any ceiling surface, whether its mortar, drywall, or plaster. The idea is to get to the underlying source of water damage.
Asbestos Removal Procedures18 February, 2016
By any definition, asbestos removal is dangerous and fraught with risk. Indeed, there are many government regulations, industry guidelines, and workplace protocols right across the country. And by no means should asbestos removal be undertaken by the inexperienced – this is work best left in the hands of the professionals. They have the tools, the equipment, the know-how, and the expertise. Above all, they are familiar with the various standards for asbestos removal.
Effective Mold Removal from Drywall16 February, 2016
Dealing with mold removal (including black mold) is quite a common occurrence for the typical homeowner. And because mold grows and thrives on porous material, drywall is a very welcome environment. At some point or another, every homeowner will have to deal with mold removal, and very often it will involve drywall – it’s a material that just makes for great nourishment. The fact that some mold can pose a health risk means that mold removal is absolutely essential.
Fire Damage Restoration Steps11 February, 2016
For Matrix Remediation, fire damage restoration is entails a complete, comprehensive approach. We have highly experienced teams who routinely handle fire damage restoration, and manage the process from beginning to end. Above all, Matrix understands the frustration and stress that ensues with fire and/or smoke damage. Whether it’s a residential home or commercial business, our people respond professionally, and provide fire damage restoration that is efficient, effective, and most importantly fast. Our bottom line is to restore it all to original (or better) condition.
Health Issues Related to Asbestos Exposure20 January, 2016
Asbestos was historically used in building construction as a flame-retardant and for thermal insulation, in both industrial and residential properties. However, in the year 2000, it was found that asbestos exposure could lead to severe health hazards ; its usage was banned thereafter. If your house is built before the year 2000, there might be a possibility that you’ve been exposed to asbestos. Through our expertise, we at Matrix Remediation fully understand the health risks of asbestos exposure and can ensure that asbestos can be removed from your home in the safest way possible. For your reference, here are the various health issues related to asbestos exposure, and why you should contact a professional company to have the asbestos in your home removed.
Is Water Damage Covered by Insurance?13 January, 2016
Water damage in your apartment or home could cause a huge headache. Water damage commonly occurs – especially in Canada – due to extreme weather. Anything from burst pipes, heating and ventilating issues, malfunctioning household appliances, or other weather-related triggers could be the source of water damage in your home. At Matrix Remediation, we understand the frustration and obstacles that homeowners or tenants can face when dealing with water damage in their living space. The good news is that in some cases, insurance policies will cover remediation of water damage. Here’s what you need to be aware of when it comes to insurance coverage on water damage.
Does Bleach Kill Mold Spores?12 January, 2016
You may know that damaged pipes, weather catastrophes, heating or ventilation issues, and malfunctioning household appliances can cause water damage to your home. But did you know that if this water damage isn’t taken care of immediately, it can ultimately destroy your home both structurally and aesthetically? Due to its high endurance, mold and mold spores infestations are common and are one of the most concerning problems to many homeowners when water damages occur. Mold spores infestations can be a threat to both your home infrastructure and your overall health. At Matrix Remediation, an IICRC certified cleaner for mold inspection and removal, we can ensure that your water damage is taken care of, and that your home is left structurally and aesthetically the way it should be. One of the most common questions we get is, can bleach clean mold spores? Here’s your answer.
Asbestos Removal DIY - Good Idea?11 January, 2016
We live in a world where information about a wide range of DIY projects are right at our fingertips. Whether by clicking on a link to an article or video, the Internet provides us with content of countless experts plying their trade and offering instructions for the average layperson to tackle those jobs themselves. The majority of tasks can be done through study and other step by step knowhow. However, when it comes to something as intricate and important as asbestos removal and the removal of other potentially harmful household human carcinogens, we should always leave it to the experts. Primarily because they are just that. Experts.
How to Choose A Mold Removal Company in Calgary21 December, 2015
Mold is everywhere! Mold loves moisture, and can occur in Canadian cities where it’s cold outside and warm inside our homes and buildings. You’ve probably seen water condensation on your windows before. This is because of the drastically different temperatures outside and inside your home. Our houses may look sparkling clean on the outside, but there could be mold secretly forming in areas you can’t see. If you’ve already spotted mold growth in your home, you should consult a mold removal company immediately. if you haven’t seen mold in your home and you want to ensure you don’t have a mold problem, you can call a mold removal company to confirm your home’s status. Sometimes, mold is detectable through subtle smells and signs of water damage. A good professional company can spot mold right away. Here are some tips on how to choose a mold removal company in Calgary.
How to Get Rid of Smoke Damage18 December, 2015
We think we’re safe and sound after the fire dies down, but there can still be underlying dangers left behind from the fire that will eventually result in smoke damage. If you’ve had fire damage to your home, you’ve also likely inherited smoke damage. If smoke damage is ignored, it can cause extensive corrosion, etching and discolouration, not to mention lingering powerful odours. There are many helpful online DIY tips on how to get rid of smoke damage, but to stop the problem once and for all, you should consult a professional company.
Asbestos Abatement in Alberta16 December, 2015
Asbestos abatement is essential, and many of us may not even know what it is. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring mineral silicates that can be separated into flexible fibres. It was widely used from the 1950’s to 70’s to insulate buildings, piping and homes due to its non-combustibility and flame-retardant properties. Newer buildings are most likely built with safer materials, but if your home or building is constructed before the 1980s, you should invest in asbestos abatement.
Black Toxic Mold Inspection14 December, 2015
Not all molds are harmful to humans. But there are a few molds that can seriously affect our health when we come in contact with them. One of which is black toxic mold, or more scientifically speaking, “stchybotrys chartarum” molds. Since it’s difficult for us to determine which molds are harmless and which are threatening, a mold inspection should be performed by professional companies if you encounter mold in your home. If your house is clean, then “passing” the mold inspection will make you feel more assured about the status of your home; if your house is indeed infected after the mold inspection, it’s better to know sooner rather than later.
Tips on How to Safely Handle Asbestos25 November, 2015
Asbestos removal companies invest in ensuring that their staff is properly trained in handling the hazardous material. Employees are expected to understand the importance of handling asbestos safely in order to ensure that they do not run into any health problems. To protect yourself when you need to deal with asbestos, here are some tools and tips you can use.
How Did Mold Grow In My Attic?23 November, 2015
Are you wondering how mold got into what you thought was a properly insulated home? Or why your humidifier is creating more problems than solving them? And maybe why mold grew in your attic before the rest of your home? There are many reasons as to why and how mold can sneak into your attic, but here are the four most common reasons.
The Difference Between Mildew and Mold19 November, 2015
Many people think that there is not a difference between mildew and mold and that they are the same thing, a fungi. However; there are key differences between the two. Yes, they are both a fungi, and they may look the same from afar, but that is really only the few similarities between the two. The following highlights the main differences between mildew and mold and exemplify how to prevent either of them from showing up in your home.