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Asbestos, mould, carpenter ants… there are lots of issues that can pop up, wreaking havoc on your once healthy home. Protect your loved ones by learning how to identify potential contaminants and who to call to resolve them.

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How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants in Your Home

We share the world with lots of living things. Some of them share our homes, like cats, dogs, fish, and even ferrets. However, others we’d rather not have in our kitchens, ...

Published on:
September 27, 2021
7 min read
Anthony Granziol
Writer
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants in Your Home
Vermiculite: Should I get rid of it?
Published on:
May 27, 2021
7 min read
Vermiculite: Should I get rid of it?

There are some things no one wants in their home. In recent decades, there has been increasing awareness of the dangers posed by materials such as asbestos, which can contribute to lung disease, and carcinogenic urea formaldehyde foam insulation. The lesser-known vermiculite is one such material that homeowners should avoid.  Since vermiculite is ...

Sylvain Lauzon
Writer
Basement Waterproofing: 11 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
Published on:
August 31, 2020
6 min read
Basement Waterproofing: 11 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Whether you use your basement for storage, living, or anything else, keeping your belongings safe is a consideration for any homeowner. Basements are unfortunately prone to flooding and moisture problems ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Should You Take On A Mold Remediation Yourself?
Published on:
January 28, 2020
5 min read
Should You Take On A Mold Remediation Yourself?

Mold is a problem that no homeowner wants to have. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including basement humidity and water infiltration. It’s a significant issue to treat ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Crawl Space Humidity: Preventing & Eliminating It
Published on:
April 11, 2019
8 min read
Crawl Space Humidity: Preventing & Eliminating It

Let's get one thing straight: crawl spaces are not the greatest of mankind's inventions; they shouldn't exist anymore. The space is both uninviting and wet, and, can leave you with a ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
How to Protect Your House From Iron Ochre
Published on:
March 28, 2019
2 min read
How to Protect Your House From Iron Ochre

From fixing sticky windows to installing garage door openers, folks are often pretty good at troubleshooting the smaller, more common issues that come with owning a home. That said, some ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Basement Humidity: Why It Happens and What to Do
Published on:
March 4, 2019
8 min read
Basement Humidity: Why It Happens and What to Do

How do you know if you have a problem with humidity in your basement? Touch, look and smell. Feeling or smelling moisture when going down to the basement or seeing some ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
Asbestos Removal: Protecting Your Health
Published on:
December 27, 2018
2 min read
Asbestos Removal: Protecting Your Health

Learning that your home or building is infested with asbestos is a hard pill to swallow. The costs associated to its removal are unknown, making it difficult to deal with. It ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Water Infiltration: Preventing Your Home from Damages
Published on:
October 15, 2018
7 min read
Water Infiltration: Preventing Your Home from Damages

Whether water is infiltrating into your home through cracks in your foundation, your basement's floor, the roof, your house's siding, or even through the windows, it's crucial to act quickly. Water ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance