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What Kills Mold: DIY vs Professional Solutions
What Kills Mold: DIY vs Professional Solutions

There’s no denying that we live in a DIY world. Thanks to the massive popularity of home remodeling shows, anyone […]

Posted on 18 Mar'20 by

Get Funding for Your Building Renovations from the City of Montreal
Get Funding for Your Building Renovations from the City of Montreal

The City of Montreal is rolling out a new program this April 2020 that will offer financial assistance to rental […]

Posted on 21 Feb'20 by

Mold Busters Voted #1 Mold Remediation Company in Ottawa
Mold Busters Voted #1 Mold Remediation Company in Ottawa

Today we’re delighted to announce that we’ve received the Consumer Choice Award for Ottawa’s top mold remediation company. We’re beyond […]

Posted on 13 Feb'20 by

Painting Over Mold: Is It a Good Idea?
Painting Over Mold: Is It a Good Idea?

Have you noticed unsightly, dangerous mold growing in your home? If so, it’s human nature to want to cover it […]

Posted on 07 Jan'20 by

Does Mold Die When it Dries Out?
Does Mold Die When it Dries Out?

It is a common belief that dry mold is safe, but is this true? Yes and no. While mold spores […]

Posted on 23 Oct'19 by

Household Mold: Leave It or Clean It?
Household Mold: Leave It or Clean It?

This article has been written and submitted by Brady Hodge, B.A., B.Ed., for consideration in the 2019 Mold Busters Scholarship […]

Posted on 19 Aug'19 by

The Risks of Marijuana Grow Houses
The Risks of Marijuana Grow Houses

Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, it is possible to grow marijuana in your own home in most provinces […]

Posted on 16 Aug'19 by

The Difference Between Mold and Yeast
The Difference Between Mold and Yeast

You have seen it and probably smelled it too. Chances are, you are worried about it. Is it normal? Is […]

Posted on 17 Jun'19 by

How to Clean Mold on Clothes
How to Clean Mold on Clothes

You have probably heard about mold, but did you know that you can even get mold on clothes? Mold is […]

Posted on 10 Jun'19 by

What Happens If You Eat Mold?
What Happens If You Eat Mold?

We all grow up learning mold is gross. But is it just unpleasant, or is it actually dangerous? Isn’t it […]

Posted on 17 May'19 by

Student Essay: Passive Design for Indoor Air Quality
Student Essay: Passive Design for Indoor Air Quality

Student: Linnea Langford University : British Columbia Institute of Technology The City of Vancouver has a Greenest City 2020 target […]

Posted on 03 May'19 by

Student Essay: Importance of Mold Education
Student Essay: Importance of Mold Education

Student: Garifalia Milousis University : University of Ottawa Let’s Proactively Talk About Prevention: An Effective Approach to Preventing Mold It […]

Posted on 09 Apr'19 by

How to Identify and Remove Powdery Mildew
How to Identify and Remove Powdery Mildew

Since the dawn of civilization, the practice of growing and cultivating plants has played a major role in people’s lives. […]

Posted on 12 Dec'18 by

How a Mold Buster Dealt with his Landlord
How a Mold Buster Dealt with his Landlord

The end of March seemed like a perfect time to get away from Ottawa—even for just a few days. The […]

Posted on 23 Aug'18 by

Interview with Maegan Ong
Interview with Maegan Ong

After winning our summer semester’s scholarship, Maegan Ong has agreed to answer few questions we had for her. We hope […]

Posted on 24 May'18 by

Asbestos: An Invisible Threat
Asbestos: An Invisible Threat

Student: Nikita Li University : Vanier College Asbestos is strongly hazardous. The federal government has estimated that asbestos was, in […]

Posted on 11 May'18 by

Blastomyces dermatitidis: A Dimorphic Fungi
Blastomyces dermatitidis: A Dimorphic Fungi

Student: Meryssa Boulianne University: Vanier College When people think of mold, the first thing that comes to mind is the […]

Posted on 11 May'18 by

What Are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?
What Are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?

Student: Maegan Ong University: University of Ottawa Gas, an undermined state of matter that is used in all aspects of […]

Posted on 11 May'18 by

My Fight Against Mold – Alexi van Vloten
My Fight Against Mold – Alexi van Vloten

Student First Name : Alexi van Vloten University : Dalhousie University Mold and mold removal has been a big issue […]

Posted on 11 May'18 by

Toronto’s Problem with Air Pollution: Not Safe for Everyone
Toronto’s Problem with Air Pollution: Not Safe for Everyone

For cities like Toronto that strive to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, being compared to Beijing regarding air pollution […]

Posted on 28 Feb'18 by

24 Sources of Formaldehyde in Your Home
24 Sources of Formaldehyde in Your Home

Formaldehyde is an organic compound that is commonly found all around us. It is used for product manufacturing in various […]

Posted on 22 Feb'18 by

Why Indoor Air in Toronto May Be Polluted
Why Indoor Air in Toronto May Be Polluted

Most people are hyper-aware of outdoor air quality hazards. Every other week, it seems, someone on TV or radio is […]

Posted on 08 Feb'18 by

Do I Have Asbestos in My House?
Do I Have Asbestos in My House?

What are the risks of asbestos? Asbestos is extremely hazardous to human health and has caused millions of deaths worldwide. […]

Posted on 30 Jan'18 by