While asbestos can be found in many homes, from construction materials to home appliances, these uses were, until its ban in after the court cases of the 80s and 90s, on purpose. Asbestos was used in building and appliance construction due to its heat resistance and insulation properties, meaning you could find it in anything from popcorn ceilings to oven linings. However, there have been some items that contain asbestos by accident, and this contamination happens long before materials reach the factory. [Read more…] about Understanding Asbestos Contamination
Archives for December 2017
After buying your first home, the dream of owning a home is replaced by the dream of renovating it. However, especially in older homes, there is always the risk that lying beneath the surface of your wall, floors, and ceilings are hazardous building materials. Today we’ll look at the big four: asbestos, lead, PCBs, and mercury, focusing on where you can commonly find them and what to do. [Read more…] about Finding Hazardous Building Materials While Renovating
On our website and around the internet, you’ve probably seen both the terms “asbestos abatement” and “asbestos removal,” and you’re probably wondering what the difference is. In this blog, we’ll go over how the terms are both used interchangeably, but also how asbestos abatement covers multiple processes of dealing with asbestos, as opposed to just removing the asbestos in asbestos removal. Individual state laws may define asbestos abatement in more details, in conjunction with how they license asbestos contractors. [Read more…] about What is Asbestos Abatement?
Winter is going to find you spending time in your home more than ever. From bad weather to holiday guests, you, your family, and your friends will be spending more and more time indoors. Because of this, it’s important that your home is free from toxic mold spores, especially mycotoxin-carrying molds such as black mold. Wintertime is home to several ways your home can become filled with moisture and water damaged materials – a perfect breeding ground for toxic mold and mildew. [Read more…] about Winter Water Damage and Mold Growth