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Mould Removal

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mould removal

Though many naturally occurring mould strains are not dangerous, certain conditions can lead to the growth of particularly harmful strains of mould inside of buildings. Water damaged wood, cardboard or fiberboard can become host to dangerous moulds.

Look For The Signs Of Mould

Homeowners, realtors and business owners should all be on the look out for signs of mould in particular when there is or has been moisture buildup in areas. Dangerous moulds come in a variety of colours. A very dangerous greenish-black mould known as Stachybotrys Chartarum (SC) or "Black Mould" produce mycotoxins that can suppress and even destroy your immune system, including your lymphoid tissue and bone marrow.

Mould Elimination

Mould spores are incredibly resistant to heat and chemical cleaning agents like bleach. Even though it may appear that you have wiped the mould away, you may merely have disturbed more spores into the air to repopulate at a later time. In other cases the source of the spores may be out of sight, like behind drywall on wall studs.

We can eradicate the problem in an affordable, efficient manner using the latest tools and techniques. Our testing can also help verify that the atmospheric levels of dangerous mould spores have been brought into safe levels for your family or employees.

How Does Mould Affect Living Organisms?

When toxic mould multiplies or is disturbed, its spores are released into your living environment. When we breathe spores they can settle in our warm moist lungs and develop, spawning health problems that range from cell and DNA interference to asthma, respiratory illness, cancer, and myelin sheath degeneration (long term degeneration can contribute to development of neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's etc.). Normal moulds exist and we breathe them in regularly, but our immune systems are able to recognize them and prevent infection. Toxic mould strains often have immunosuppressant mycotoxins present either on the spore or within it and can pass through the blood-brain barrier, entering your brain through your nose mucous!

Other diseases associated with toxic mould exposure include leukemia, chronic fatigue syndrome as well as kidney, esophageal and liver cancer. It is estimated that mould affects about 25% of homes in Canada. Don't let your family be subject to the health dangers of toxic mould! Get us do assess your problem for FREE today!

CONTACT US TODAY to assess your mould problem.


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Asbestos Removal

The presence of Asbestos in commercial buildings and residences is becoming more and more of a concern for Canadians. Our crew are specialists in the abatement of Asbestos and are the most efficient in the business.

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Mould Removal

Certain conditions and environments can lead to the growth of particularly harmful strains of mould in buildings. If left unchecked, these toxic moulds can lead to serious health problems for the occupants of the building.

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UFFI Removal

Formaldehyde vapours emitted by the curing process of urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) as well as from the breakdown of old foam are a known lung, nose, throat and eye irritant. This insulation style was used extensively in homes in the 1970s.

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Lead Paint

Exposure to lead has decreased over the years but lead is still found in many environments due to its use in paints, gasoline, solder and pipes for decades before the 2000s. Lead is a dangerous neurotoxin and lead dust is easily absorbed into the blood through the lungs.

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Disaster Recovery

When weather or bad plumbing has caused flooding which has caused a contamination issue, our recovery services can help clean up your building and get you back into it as soon as possible. AGS Environmental is ready to roll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with your disaster restoration.

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Sandblasting Services

Sandblasting is used to clean surfaces, remove rust, oxidation, or finishes and to prepare surfaces for new coating applications. This process thoroughly removes the material without harming the substrate and consists of propelling an abrasive media at high velocity via compressed air onto the surface to be cleaned.

 
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PCBs

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) pose significant human health risks with exposure. Links to digestive cancers, reduced fertility and neurological problems are all symptoms of exposure. Production of PCBs was terminated before the 1980s because it was discovered they do not break down and can build up in the environment.

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Mercury

Many industrial processes, landfills and incineration activities release mercury into the environment. This neurotoxin has the potential to cause damage to speech, hearing, walking and muscle strength. Mercury was also used in fungicides, preservatives and liquid mercury was used in gauges and meters of industrial and commercial equipment.

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Sample Testing

We're proud to now offer independent sample testing. Our labs can verify if the mould, or material sample of potential asbestos, PCB or other toxin is a danger to your building and the occupants within. Call us to have your material tested!

 
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Dry Ice Blasting

An effective restoration technique for mould remediation and smoke or fire damage removal, dry ice blasting leaves no residual blasting media and is safe for use when dust and particulate residue can be a problem.

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Disposal Bin Rental

Need an onsite bin for disposal of construction, demolition or renovation debris? We deliver and pick-up bins for your disposal needs.

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Bat Guano Removal

Feces from this animal carries dangerous fungus and needs to be handled carefully to avoid breathing in any of the toxins.

Professional and cost effective services operating in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, London, Hamilton and surrounding areas in South-Western Ontario.