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September 2016
28September
Asbestos Abatement Calgary

Canada’s Asbestos Policy

The History of Asbestos Removal Regulations in Canada Asbestos is a serious health and safety hazard and both the Canadian Government and the Government of Alberta have taken the necessary legal precautions when it comes to asbestos abatement and. . .

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12September
Affordable Mold Removal

Protect Your Home From Mold

Indoor mold growth problems can adversely affect many homeowners in Calgary. Mold remediation specialists state that mold can have negative health effects while also compromising the structural integrity of your property. If you have discovered. . .

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07September
Calgary Asbestos Removal

Asbestos in Your Home

If you live in a home that was constructed before 1990, you may be living with asbestos. However, while it is a matter for concern, in most cases the presence of asbestos shouldn’t pose any immediate health risks. However, asbestos removal. . .

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August 2016
17August
Calgary Mold Remediation

Calgary Mold Removal

People tend to think of mold as a minuscule issue that can easily be overlooked. When we think of mold, the first thought that comes to mind is typically rotten food followed by an immediate reaction to disposing of it. But when it comes to our. . .

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03August
Calgary Asbestos Removal, Calgary Asbestos Abatement

Calgary Asbestos Removal

If you plan on upgrading your home then the words "renovation" and "demolition" are common words that come to mind during your home project, but one word many people forget to consider is, "asbestos".   The first question many people ask is. . .

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February 2016
19February
high river flood restoration

High River Town Council Approves Final Round of Forgiven Taxes for 2013 Flood Victims

High River residents breathed a sigh of relief this week as the town council approved the fourth and final round of forgiven taxes from the Property Tax Relief Program that was set up to help residents affected by the 2013 Alberta flood. This. . .

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12February
Calgary Flood Damage Cleanup

Greywater Flooding vs Blackwater Flooding

Blackwater and Greywater are both types of dirty water. However, they differ because they are contaminated with different substances, and thus pose different health hazards. If your home or business becomes flooded you could be exposed to either. . .

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05February
water damage calgary

Has Your Home Been Damaged By Flooding?

As many Calgarians remember, floods can cause extensive damage. When large portions of Alberta, including Calgary, were flooded in 2013, many people were caught unaware. Though as a home or business owner your first concern will be removing the. . .

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January 2016
01January
Freezing Water Damage Calgary

Avoiding and Alleviating Mold and Water Damage

Now that winter is officially upon us homeowners and landlords everywhere should be checking the exteriors of their homes and tenements to help them avoid water damage. Buildings in Calgary, with its freeze and melt cycles caused by chinooks, are. . .

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December 2015
18December
Mold Removal Calgary

The Negative Health Affects of Mold

Mold can grow in a variety of places in your home or business. Though moist areas like shower stalls, bathtubs and basements are the most common places for mold to grow, it can thrive anywhere that is humid. Drywall, carpets, furniture, ceiling. . .

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11December
Mold Removal Calgary

Detecting, Cleaning and Preventing Mold

Mold can cause a variety of health problems if allowed to flourish. To help keep your home and business free of mold here are a few telltale signs that you might have a problem on your hands. Though standing water is obvious, you may also have a. . .

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04December
Sewage Damage and Cleanup Calgary

Health Hazards Posed by Untreated Sewage

Many Calgarians remember the 2013 flood which damaged homes and businesses costing millions of dollars and displacing over 100,000 people in southern Alberta. Though the water itself is to blame for most of the damage there were other health hazards. . .

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November 2015
20November
Black Mold Removal Calgary

Toxic Black Mold

Mold is a problem that many households and businesses will have to deal with at one point or another. There are thousands of species of mold in North America and most are harmless to humans. However, Stachybotrys chartarum (also called black mold. . .

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13November
Fire and smoke damage cleanup Calgary

The Devastating Effect Fire Can Have on Small Businesses

Having your property damaged by fire can be devastating for any small business owner. This week Calgary lost 4 iconic businesses when the Stadium Shopping Centre went up in flames. Though the Hi-Ball Restaurant, the Cat House, Saigon Star and the. . .

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06November
Water Contamination Calgary

The 3 Categories of Water Contamination

The damage caused by water can be extensive depending on the amount of water involved and how long the water is allowed to stand. The extent of the damage and the amount of cleanup required also depends on what type of water is involved in the. . .

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October 2015
30October
Fire Damage Calgary

Smoke and Fire Damage?

Fire and smoke tend to cause catastrophic damage, and repairs are typically extensive. To properly assess the damage of your home and conduct repairs safely you need a team of experts, like the ones at 24/7 Restoration. They provide the full package. . .

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16October
Water Damage Calgary

Water Damage?

Water damage, even if it doesn’t result in flooding, can cause extensive damage to your home and possessions. Untreated water, such as rainwater or sewage water, can carry contaminants that can make you, your family, and your co-workers sick. Damp. . .

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September 2015
17September
Calgary Asbestos Removal

Northwest Territories Government fined $115,000 over improper asbestos assessment

In a previous blog we wrote about a ski resort in the US that was fined for not safely removing building materials containing asbestos and now a museum in Yellowknife has done something similar. We know the dangers that asbestos fibers can have on. . .

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June 2015
22June
Calgary Mold Removal

Our hearts go out to the Morley family

It’s been 2 years since the disastrous Calgary flood. For some people it seems like yesterday and for others 2 years feels like a long time; nevertheless, many homes are still feeling the effects of the flood, especially with mold growth. At 24/7. . .

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22June
Calgary Mold Removal

Keeping Mold at Bay

Moisture-Air-Food, individually they are harmless. In combination, those three elements can make you sick and even break down a house! Mold growth flourishes when there is ample moisture, air and food. It only makes sense that if you can control and. . .

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May 2015
25May
Safety and Protective Equipment in Asbestos Abatement

Safety and Protective Equipment in Asbestos Abatement

If you’re renovating your home and are potentially handling asbestos embedded materials, you’re going to need more than household clothing and disposable masks to properly safeguard yourself from the hazardous material. From the pictures on our. . .

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19May
Imported Asbestos

Imported Asbestos

The dangerous effects of asbestos fibers on human health are well documented; the World Health Organization has stated that every form of asbestos is carcinogenic and that the hazardous material should not be used. With that said, imports of. . .

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12May
Tips for DIY Mold Removal

Tips for DIY Mold Removal

If you have mold growth in your home that exceeds an area of 1-meter square, you need to call the contractors at 24/7 Restoration. You don’t know it, but the mold has already gotten away from you. In cases of small growth around your home, there. . .

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01May
Do it Right the First Time

Do it Right the First Time

 You’re not alone, even big ski resorts in North America have to deal with safely disposing of asbestos in building materials. Buildings that were constructed before the mid 1980’s probably have asbestos contained in them and now that those. . .

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April 2015
23April
Mold Awareness in Calgary

Mold Awareness in Calgary

An article last month about asbestos and mold found in a Calgary hospital has prompted the contractors at 24/7 Restoration to raise the awareness of the dangers of these contaminants. News like this is a reminder of how mold spores and asbestos. . .

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20April
Fire Damage Clean Up in Calgary

Fire Damage Clean Up in Calgary

Fire, there’s nothing like it. Whether we’re using it to grill or just enjoying it at a campsite, controlling fire has been one of the greatest tools mankind has utilized. But even the smallest fire can cause major damage to your home or. . .

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07April
Testing for Mould in Your Calgary Home

Testing for Mould in Your Calgary Home

On most occasions, you’ll know if you have a mold problem. For example, your Calgary home floods and after the clean up, you discover that mold has reached DEFCON 1 level in your basement. In these circumstances, the contractors at 24/7. . .

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March 2015
25March
Mould Removal in Calgary: Mold vs. Mildew

Mould Removal in Calgary: Mold vs. Mildew

Mold and mildew are habitual troublemakers, taking over and wreaking havoc in homes all over Calgary. We’re often asked, what’s the difference between mold and mildew? Both are part of the fungi family and are quite similar to one another, but. . .

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18March
Asbestos in Your Calgary Home

Asbestos in Your Calgary Home

Homeowners are always asking us for tips on spotting asbestos in their homes, but the bad news is, asbestos is not easy to detect unless you’re a contractor here at 24/7 Restoration. Calgary homes built before the 1980s more than likely have. . .

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11March
Water Damage Repair: What to Do When Pipes Burst?

Water Damage Repair: What to Do When Pipes Burst?

Time is of the essence when it comes to burst pipes in your home. The contractors here at 24/7 Restoration in Calgary advise that you act fast when it comes to water leaks, to minimize any potential damage. Even with preventive measures, the pipes. . .

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05March
Musty Smell? Your Home Might Have Mold

Musty Smell? Your Home Might Have Mold

Does your home have a musty odour that seems to just linger in the air? If the answer is yes, then there is a good chance that mold has taken up residence somewhere in your home. A damp-like smell should put your senses on high-alert, as even the. . .

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February 2015
25February
Repairing Water Damage in Calgary - How to Stop the Havoc

Repairing Water Damage in Calgary - How to Stop the Havoc

Spilling a glass of water on your carpet or sofa can transform you into an Olympic athlete, sprinting to retrieve a towel and using all your force to dry up the spill. When it comes to flooding or major water leaks, a towel is not going to do the. . .

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18February
Calgary Water Damage Restoration: Preventing Water Leaks

Calgary Water Damage Restoration: Preventing Water Leaks

Overview: Water. The giver of life and at times, the destroyer of homes. Leaking water can cause major damage to a house and it can be a precursor to mold growth. 40% of all home-related insurance claims are a result of water damage. Read the. . .

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10February
Downtown Demolition in Calgary

Downtown Demolition in Calgary

Overview: Implosions and bulldozers are visuals we think of when a building needs to be demolished. However, it’s actually not that simple and as the City of Calgary prepares to demolish a building in Eau Claire the conversation has once again. . .

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02February
Fresh Air: Mold Removal and Mold Spores

Fresh Air: Mold Removal and Mold Spores

Overview: Mold is visible to the naked eye but the same can’t be said for the spores that are released into the air. The strength of your eyes would have to magnify by 400 times before you could begin to see the somewhat invisible mold spores. The. . .

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January 2015
26January
Who’s Watching Who? Asbestos Removal and Demolition in Calgary

Who’s Watching Who? Asbestos Removal and Demolition in Calgary

Overview: There are more and more older homes that are getting demolished in Calgary in favour of infill projects. However, it’s been brought to light that the city really has no direct jurisdiction over asbestos abatement. Read the following blog. . .

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20January
Third Wave of Asbestos Exposure Could Endanger Those in Calgary

Third Wave of Asbestos Exposure Could Endanger Those in Calgary

Overview: For many, the danger of asbestos seems like a problem of the past, reserved only for those in demolition fields perhaps. But this is not the case. With DIY and home renovations spiking in popularity, the dangers of asbestos exposure may be. . .

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12January
The Dangers of Asbestos in Calgary and Canadian Jobsites

The Dangers of Asbestos in Calgary and Canadian Jobsites

Overview: Recent data obtained by The Globe and Mail states that asbestos is the single largest on the job killer in Canada. There is a continued misconception about the dangers of asbestos and its long-term effects on human health. Read the blog. . .

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03January
Case Study: High River mold removal issues continuing long after 2013 flood

Case Study: High River mold removal issues continuing long after 2013 flood

Overview: The flooding of 2013 in Calgary was a learning experience for the entire city. Many communities in Calgary and in High River are still experiencing the effects of the flood and issues like mold remediation are back in the news. Read the. . .

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December 2014
30December
Demolishing Asbestos, A Look at Ageing Facilities

Demolishing Asbestos, A Look at Ageing Facilities

Overview: The damage the Calgary flood caused was enormous, besides making a mess in our beloved city, it dislodged materials that contain asbestos. It’s a reminder of how common the dangerous material was used in the past. Older facilities. . .

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18December
Mold Removal in Calgary: Steamy Windows, A Mold Hot Spot

Mold Removal in Calgary: Steamy Windows, A Mold Hot Spot

Overview: It’s another winter in Calgary. The weather outside might be frightful, but inside the home it’s pretty delightful, with Christmas trees, warm cozy fireplaces and steamy windows. Wait… steamy windows? As mystic as that may sound,. . .

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16December
Asbestos Removal - 5 Questions To Ask Before You Start Work

Asbestos Removal - 5 Questions To Ask Before You Start Work

Overview: Asbestos removal is one of our main specialties, and a hazardous material like asbestos doesn't just affect individuals at home, it can affect construction and labour workers too. In this blog we'll cover five steps you can take. . .

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15December
The Hunt for Asbestos: Asbestos Removal in Calgary

The Hunt for Asbestos: Asbestos Removal in Calgary

Overview: With Calgary’s recent flood and the popularity of home renovations, the dangerous material of Asbestos has become an important safety hazard that our city needs to address. Read the following blog to find out where Asbestos is hiding and. . .

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05December

Mold Removal in Calgary: How To Deal With House Hold Mold

Overview: Does your house need a mold removal expert? It's a substance that many consider to be limited to abandoned foods but the truth is mold can grow on many common places in family homes and is harmful to people. Read the blog below to get. . .

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03December
Dry Ice Blasting

Dry Ice Blasting

Dry ice blasting is a technology used for the safe and effective removal of various hazardous materials. It can be used to clean things like food processing and industrial equipment without having to disassemble the equipment. It can also be used. . .

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02December
Beware of Mold - Some Signs and Symptoms to Watch Out For

Beware of Mold - Some Signs and Symptoms to Watch Out For

Beware of Mold – Some Signs and Symptoms to Watch Out For Mold is a fairly common problem in many homes and buildings and can be the cause of some serious health problems. The presence of mold causes mold spores to be released into the air. . . .

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November 2014
12November
Lead Contamination: How To Stay Safe

Lead Contamination: How To Stay Safe

Overview: Lead poisoning is a dangerous condition but it is also very preventable. Lead was used in certain materials in the past and if these are disturbed you can put you and your family at risk. To find out more about what lead is, where it is. . .

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06November
How to Safely Handle your Household Hazardous Wastes

How to Safely Handle your Household Hazardous Wastes

Not properly disposing of your hazardous household wastes and disposing of them, for example, in your normal garbage, can be dangerous to your family, your neighborhood, and your garbage collector. Pouring hazardous chemicals down the drain can. . .

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October 2014
27October
Find Out What Asbestos Is And Why It's So Dangerous

Find Out What Asbestos Is And Why It's So Dangerous

Overview: You probably already know that asbestos is a highly dangerous material, but what else do you know about it? In this blog we'll take a look at what asbestos is, why it is so dangerous and what you can do to protect. . .

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August 2014
08August
Lead Poisoning - What It Is and What To Do

Lead Poisoning - What It Is and What To Do

Lead can be a very strong poison and unfortunately, it is fairly easy to come in contact with. When a person breathes in lead dust or swallows something with lead in it, the poison can stay inside the body and cause quite serious health. . .

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08August
PCB Contamination - What It Is and How To Protect Yourself

PCB Contamination - What It Is and How To Protect Yourself

PCBs are industrial chemicals that were commercialized and synthesized back in 1929. They are formally known as polychlorinated biphenyl, and although they were never manufactured in Canada they were widely used and distributed here. Up until the. . .

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08August
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, more commonly known as WHMIS, is the national hazard communication standard in Canada. The system has a few key elements. The first is cautionary labeling of containers of WHMIS “controlled. . .

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08August
City of Calgary Requires Removal of Asbestos Before Demolition or Building Permits Can Be Granted

City of Calgary Requires Removal of Asbestos Before Demolition or Building Permits Can Be Granted

Before any building or demolition permit will be released, the City of Calgary requires an Asbestos Abatement Information Form (AAIF) to be filled out. This requires an expert to conduct a survey of the building facility for any hazardous materials. . . .

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