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Should you be concerned of mould?

Mould is found everywhere. It’s when mould levels become elevated that it can pose health risks to individuals. You might consider having mould testing take place if you or your loved ones are showing symptoms or see visible mould. As Mould is found everywhere, testing determines the type of mould and levels present.

There are two different methods used for testing mould. If the mould is visible a swab test can be performed. This will determine the type of mould that is seen. More commonly used is an air quality test. This is typically used when the mould is not seen but suspected. This test can determine whether or not there are elevated levels of mould in your home or business as well as what types of mould are present.

If you have a suspicion of mould being present we can help. Our certified technicians and project managers can book a time to come out and evaluate the situation. If mould testing is required, we can immediately set up third party testing. Let us help get to the bottom of what you may be breathing.

Call (403) 510-2064 to have our certified project managers to get you started in the right direction.

Some possible symptoms of mould
• Respiratory issues,
• Itchy/scratchy eyes, ears, throat, skin
• Cold and Flu like symptoms
• Increase in asthma activity

Symptoms can be elevated depending on the time of year as well as the conditions in which you live. Dark basements usually have less circulation and can provide and environment that is positive for mould growth. If you suspect at all that you may be suffering from symptoms caused by mould, don’t wait to call. Call (403) 510-2064 to learn more about our Calgary mould removal service and have your home or business checked today.

Sewage Back Up Issues

It’s among the worst plumbing problems anyone can imagine. While big leaks or exploding pipes definitely aren’t pleasant, having sewage backing up your pipes into your home or basement is something most homeowners wouldn’t wish on their worst enemy. But it’s a problem that many people face. If you suspect your plumbing system might be at risk for a sewage backup, or you’ve had problems with this issue yourself, it’s important to know the risks involved and what you should do when this issue strikes.

Only a professional plumber can pinpoint the cause of your sewage backup problem. Some of the most common reasons include:

• Structural defects.
• Root infiltration.
• Improper flushes (items that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet).
• Wet weather.
• Flooding around and under your home.
• Planning problems with sewage lines.
• Pipe blockages.
• Broken or leaking pipes.

When it comes to cleaning and repairing your home, it is always best to call in the experts when it comes to Calgary sewer back up. What separates you from the pros is that the professionals are trained to deal with such disasters. We are also well-equipped to deal with such problems. Sewage back ups are among one of the worst plumbing problems because of the risk that they present to homeowners and residents. Sewage can spread illness, disease and even death. Sewage is full of contaminants, viruses and bacteria that pose a serious threat to people and their pets. In addition, sewage may contain other toxic substances like pesticides, residuals from pharmaceutical drugs, fungi and protozoan. Without our help, you are exposing yourself to harmful bacteria that may lead you to contract viruses and diseases.

A few of the most common bacteria found in sewage are:

• E. Coli – Causes abdominal cramping, diarrhea and occasionally death.
• Acanthomoeba – Causes eye, nose, throat and ear infections.
• Salmonella – Causes abdominal cramping and diarrhea
• Heliobacter Pylpri – Leads to increased chance of ulcers
• Hepatitis – Causes liver infection and liver failure
• Leptospirosis – Creates muscle aches and vomiting

Having sewage back up in your home is a risk – and you need to call a restoration company immediately. Coming into contact with sewage due in any way – from skin contact to inhalation – can make you sick. Avoid contact completely, if possible. If you have to cross the sewage filled area, be sure to wear rubber soled shoes and use a breathing mask. Once you’ve crossed, remove your shoes and any clothing that may have come into contact with the sewage.

Contact us today to learn more about our sewer back up service.