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Just Killing Mould Isn’t the Answer - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Experts

Just Killing Mould Isn’t the Answer

Posted on October 15, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

We write a lot about DIY mould removal myths. Commonly we’ll talk about how bleaching mould won’t work. However, we realized that this may be a bit confusing for some homeowners. After all, while bleach isn’t a particularly good fungicide, it does usually do the trick and kill the surface mould. But there’s the problem:
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Preventing Mould Growth Over the Cold Months - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Experts

Preventing Mould Growth Over the Cold Months

Posted on October 08, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

While the hot summer months bring the most precipitation to Calgary, that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to worry about mould during the winter. It’s true that the constant heat from the furnace tends to leave Canadian homes extremely dry, but not all rooms are going to give you a nosebleed. Regardless of whether
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Is Asbestos Banned in Canada? - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Testing and Removal

Is Asbestos Banned in Canada?

Posted on October 01, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

This seems like a redundant question with an obvious answer. Asbestos is a known carcinogenic. Those who work or live near asbestos develop an especially cruel form of lung cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and has an extremely low survival rate. Of course, most Canadians think, the Canadian government has banned asbestos
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3 Mould Myths to be Wary Of - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Calgary

3 Mould Myths to be Wary Of

Posted on September 25, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

When it comes to mould, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around. Some of these myths are harmless, but some of them can lead to a lot of problems. Here are some of the most common myths, and what you need to know. Only Black Mould is Dangerous. We can only assume this myth
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Asbestos Used in Your Home? How Safe Is It? - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Removal Calgary

Where did Asbestos Originate?

Posted on September 18, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Nowadays it seems more and more Canadians are scared of things they don’t consider “natural.” So, of course, when they hear about asbestos, they conjure up a big industry boogieman who has created an evil, dangerous, human-made substance that kills everyday people in order to satisfy an unquestionable greed. But the truth is much more
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Asbestos Used in Your Home? How Safe Is It? - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Removal Calgary

Asbestos Used in Your Home? How Safe Is It?

Posted on September 12, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

It’s no surprise that we often meet with Calgary homeowners who have discovered their house has asbestos and want to know what to do next. If you search the internet, you’ll find varying opinions on how safe or dangerous asbestos is, but most of these sites will have an agenda of some sort. You’ll find
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How Proper Ventilation Can Prevent Mould in Your Basement - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Experts

How Proper Ventilation Can Prevent Mould in Your Basement

Posted on September 01, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

Whenever you’re reading about any renovation or product that’s designed to help prevent mould, the best place to start is with the mould basics — what does mould need to survive and how does this change prevent mould from acquiring one of these base needs? While fungi, like mushrooms and mould, may look a lot
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Mould in Your Bathroom? - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Experts

Mould in Your Bathroom?

Posted on August 21, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

Even in Alberta, where the climate is quite dry, most bathrooms have a high enough humidity level to support mould just from the family showering and bathing daily. It’s important for homeowners to watch for any mould growth in their home, because mould becomes significantly more difficult and expensive to remove as it becomes more
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Invest in Insulation to Avoid Mould - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Experts

Invest in Insulation to Avoid Mould

Posted on August 14, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

Many Canadians are used to seeing condensation on their windows or walls during the winter. Frost on door windows is especially common. But what causes this condensation to form? And can it be more problematic than it first seems? Water in air condenses easily from a gas into a liquid when exposed to a cold
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