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Black Mold - Is It Dangerous?

22 November, 2019

In understanding black mold, it’s important to differentiate between fact and fiction. It’s also important to understand the natural characteristics of the species, and how we humans interact. As a living species, mold is a naturally occurring organism with thousands of variation types.

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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Mold in the Bathroom

15 October, 2019

Even with frequent and vigorous cleaning, bathrooms create a perfect environment for mold growth. Humidity and excess moisture contribute to the warm and wet environment that is characteristic of any bathroom. The three major contributors to bathroom mold growth include high humidity, poor ventilation and deteriorating caulk.

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Mold In Your Cold Room? How To Prevent And Fix It

20 September, 2019

Many homeowners are surprised to find cold room mold in a basement that is otherwise clean and dry. The truth is, because of the inherent condensation, cold room mold is not uncommon.

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Managing Mold and Humidity During Calgary Summers

18 July, 2019

With the onset of the Calgary summer, it’s time to welcome warm weather, the stampede, and outdoor fun. However, the summer is also when Calgary will get most of its yearly rainfall, creating the perfect environment for mold growth. Thankfully, summer weather allows Calgary homeowners the opportunity to check their home for water damage, leakage or other problems following the cold winter months. Water leakage, water damage or built up moisture can all allow mold to flourish in your home. As humidity rises and rainfall increases, take the time this summer to check your home for mold and ensure you and your family are breathing the best quality air. The team at Matrix Remediation can help you check your home for mold and remove any contamination that is identified. Through this blog post, we are going to address some of the most frequently asked questions related to humidity and summer mold growth. If you suspect you may have mold in your home, contact the team of experts at Matrix Remediation to professionally remove the contamination and restore the safety and integrity of your home.

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How to Safely and Effectively Remove Mold From Wood

30 April, 2018

Practically every home will experience a mold infestation at some point. Ideally, the trick is to prevent mold from developing. But once discovered, it’s important to remediate the infestation and remove mold from wood and any associated materials. From a small infestation to a big one, the removal and remediation has to be effective enough to prevent anything developing further.

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A Good Understanding of How Mould Remediation Works

25 April, 2018

As a homeowner, if you suspect mould in your home it’s enough to take some action. Suspecting mould means that you’ve either detected some tell tale signs or actually seen a mould outgrowth. Either way, mould remediation is recommended in order to completely remove all of the mould.

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Mold Fungus: What Does It Smell Like?

13 March, 2018

With mold fungus smells, you'll definitely know that something isn't right. You may associate the smell with a musty odour - like in the basement or attic space. Or you may experience something more unpleasant - like the odour from rotting wood. In any case, if it smells like mold then it probably is mold. This is mainly because mold produces an MVOC gas (microbial volatile organic compound). If you do notice mold fungus smells in the home, it's time to identify the source.

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In Extreme Conditions the Toxic Effects of Mold are Evident

16 January, 2018

Once mold has started to grow, it can spread quite quickly under the right conditions. Needless to say, in extreme conditions, the toxic effects of mold can present health problems to occupants.

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Mold in the Bathroom can Quickly Get Out of Control

10 January, 2018

It’s almost expected to find mold in the bathroom. After all, it’s the perfect environment for mold to grow and to thrive. Bathrooms provide the humidity that mold requires to grow and to spread. It might be around the bathtub itself, it might be creeping up to the ceiling, or it may have already spread quite extensively. In some cases, and depending on the age of the home, is may be hiding.

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When There’s Mold in your Basement - Action is Required

27 December, 2017

If there’s mold in your basement, it means that something is not right. It also means that action is required, and depending on the extent of mold, perhaps some serious remediation. While health risks are usually low with a typical mold infestation, the risks are heightened if mold spores are circulated into the air. Basement or kitchen or bathroom, any sign of mold is a sign to take action.

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The Right Approach to Removing Mold Under Floorboards

8 November, 2017

Old house or new, mold can develop practically anywhere, as long as the conditions are right. It’s not uncommon, for example, for mold to grow under vinyl flooring or under wooden floorboards. Mold can be tricky – it can actually “hide” in its early stages of development, and can go unnoticed for quite some time. But once discovered, it must be completely removed, and removing mold under floorboards must be done right the first time, in order to avoid any chance of recurrence.

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Eco-Friendly Mold Removal From Matrix Remediation

27 October, 2017

Mold infiltration in a residential home or commercial business is a stressful experience. The fact is, mold can grow in a brand new building (residential or commercial) just as easily as it can grow in an old building. Whatever the case, mold removal should be expedited the right way, the first time. More importantly, it’s highly recommended to go with eco-friendly mold removal than not.

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Matrix Remediation: Mold and Asthma

17 July, 2017

Being exposed to moist and mildew-covered environments may cause an assortment of health impacts. Many people are especially sensitive to mold. For these individuals, molds can quickly cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, vomiting, eye aggravation and skin irritations.

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Reminder: Exposure to Asbestos in Calgary Can Be Dangerous

30 May, 2017

Most everyone knows about the dangers of asbestos. And while not everyone may be clear about exposure to asbestos, suffice to say that asbestos conjures up images of ill health and disease. The bad news is that asbestos still lurks in some older residential homes. It may have been installed as thermal insulation, or perhaps in some manner as a flame retardant. In those days, exposure to asbestos was quite common, although not particularly dangerous as static material.

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The Long-Term Effects of Mold on the Body

21 April, 2016

By any description, mold has been associated (directly or indirectly) with negative health effects. Whether its mold sensitivity, allergic reactions, physical infections, or physiological disease, there are human side effects with exposure to mold. On one hand, mold conjures up damp carpeting, water leakage, and soggy drywall. On the other hand, there is also good mold: penicillin, yeast, and various fungus strains (mushrooms). As for so-called “bad molds”, some can be dangerous.

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