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What to Include in Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

By | June 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

If you’ve already made your emergency plan, the next step in emergency preparedness is to create a kit. Although many Canadians claim to engage in a planning process for emergency situations, only 47% have created a kit. Floods are the most common natural disaster in Canada, but it’s important to note that emergency situations can [...]

Health Risks of Fire Damage

By | May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Fires are devastating to your home or commercial property no matter the size or damage. Although you may want to attempt a quick cleanup by yourself, it’s best left for a professional handle. Fires can impose significant health risks, so it’s important that you treat the fire damage seriously. Presence of Soot Soot consists of [...]

How to Create an Emergency Response Plan

By | May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Being prepared when an emergency springs up is critical to ensuring the safety of occupants and minimizing building damage. According to Statistics Canada, 55% of Canadians have a plan on how they would get in touch with family members during an emergency, while just under half are prepared with an emergency or disaster kit in [...]

How to Protect Your Home from Flooding

By | April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

You can’t prevent the weather, but there are measures you can take to minimize flood damage to your home. Floods are the most frequent natural disaster in Canada and are usually caused by heavy rainfall, rapid melting of snow, or the failure of a dam. Flooding is at its worst when is occurs on low-lying [...]

4 Asbestos Myths Unveiled

By | April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Asbestos was used in many buildings because it was a fire-resistant material, but it was discovered that it has carcinogenetic effects. Since the 1970s, countries around the world have been striving to deal with the consequences of using this deadly toxin. The Certified Asbestos Removal team has come across many common myths that they have [...]

Why You Should Have a Mold Inspection This Spring

By | March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The number-one cause of mold is excessive moisture. And now that the snow is melting, it’s important to inspect the interior and exterior of your office or home for signs of mold. The word “mold” is used to reference any type of fungus that grows in damp environments. When mold is found in and around [...]

7 Common Fire Hazards You Probably Don’t Think About

By | March 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

 We all do our part to ensure our homes are safe and protected from fire. We change our fire alarm batteries every spring and fall and we don’t leave our fires unattended. But there are many ways an innocent spark can turn into a dangerous blaze. Prevention is the best way to avoid a tragic [...]

5 Common Causes of House Fires

By | March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Even with today’s advances in technology, humans are still no match for the quick spread of fire. It’s unpredictable and causes you thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. That’s why it’s important to be aware of preventative measures, such as continually cleaning your home and potential fire hazards. The Certified Asbestos fire damage experts have [...]

4 Things You Should Do After a House Flood

By | January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

House floods are unexpected, dangerous, and damaging. In minutes, your pristine basement can be transformed into a fish tank. Flooding can be caused by many factors, including a backed-up sewer, heavy rains, a malfunctioning sump-pump, and busted pipes. Regardless of what caused the flood, it’s imperative homeowners deal with the issue immediately, as damage can [...]

5 Tips for Preventing House Fires

By | December 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Fire damage is unexpected, terrifying, and can be devastating to your home. Thankfully, there are certain ways you can reduce the risk of a fire ever occurring in your house. In addition to the following tips, you should ensure your home has at least one smoke alarm on each floor, and that all members of [...]