fall maintenance

Fall Maintenance: Preparing Your Property for Winter

Cold weather is inevitable in Canada. Is your building ready? Sadly, the time of year has come when days get shorter, nights get colder and our minds turn from patios and landscaping to staying ahead of the ice that we know will come. Have you given much thought to preparing your building for the cold weather? …

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Types of mould, courtesy https://cupe.ca/canary-cupes-health-and-safety-newsletter

Mould: Where It Grows, Why It Grows, and How to Stop It

There are millions, if not billions of types of mould. Some types are human friendly (think edible mushrooms & blue cheese), others can cause serious medical issues. Today, we’re talking about the serious medical issue causing mould: where it grows, why it grows and how to stop it. Mould is a microorganism of the fungi …

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Incorrect application of wall penetration for fire stop

Fire Stop Done Wrong

Recently we received a call from a building owner who was having trouble getting his vacant unit to pass a City Inspector’s Inspection for fire separation. The owner had already had two contractors in working on this job and it was still failing the inspection. Needless to say he was a little frustrated and unsure …

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asbestos

Asbestos: Ignorance is Not Bliss

If you are the owner of a commercial building constructed or renovated up to the early 1990’s, chances are good that some of your building materials contained some form of asbestos. The most common materials that could contain asbestos are: ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, mechanical insulation, and fire proofing compounds.