What is a DSS & Do I Need One if I Live in Toronto?

What is a Designated Substances Survey? A DSS, also known as a Designated Substances Survey, includes a visual survey for 11 substances, materials, or components named as "designated substances" by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Designated substances ...


What You Need to Know about Radon and Radon Testing

Radon is a radioactive material formed by the small amounts of uranium that naturally occurs in many types of soils. It's colorless, odorless, and is usually found in a gaseous state, which requires special equipment to detect. The gas has a half-life of 3.8 days, meaning it takes that long for a given amount of radon to decay into half ...


Understanding Sick Building Syndrome and How to Prevent It

Sick building syndrome is a situation where one experiences acute health issues and/or discomfort when spending time in a specific building. It is classified as a "syndrome" because it is manifested as a host of different symptoms, which can all be linked to the time one spends in a building. In general, they do not manifest when that person leaves ...


The Warning Signs of Mold: How to Stop it Before it Hurts your Business

Having a business in Ontario means you need to maintain a healthy indoor space for employees and customers. Indoor air quality is not only vital to the health of those within the building, it could also be vital to your products or services. If you have an outbreak, it could require a major emergency removal and cost you valuable business ...