Hindsight is always 20/20. That’s certainly the case with asbestos. Today it’s banned in most first world countries (or in the case of the US, kind of banned). Companies and contractors like ourselves work to safely remove it from homes, businesses, and facilities across the US, following stringent rules and regulations set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and by states and counties. But it wasn’t always this way: the legacy of asbestos removal only happened because of the reasons it was sold to construction companies and contractors in the first place. [Read more…] about Asbestos in Construction Materials: Why Was It Used?
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Whether you’re looking at buying commercial property, just set up shop, or are concerned about the presence of asbestos on your current building, it’s important to know where asbestos is and how it can impact the health and productivity of your employees. From OSHA violations to sick building syndrome, tracking down where asbestos can be in your building is the first step to identifying and removing asbestos from your workplace. [Read more…] about Asbestos in Commercial Properties: Where to Look
You’re probably already aware of how asbestos exposure can hurt humans. After the inhalation of asbestos, those fibers move down into the lungs, causing lung scarring (asbestosis), lung cancer, and mesothelioma (a cancer of the chest lining). This occurs over a long span of time from exposure due to a workplace or a home with asbestos present and becoming airborne (passively or actively through remodeling). However, often overlooked is asbestos’s danger not to people but to pets, dogs in particular. It’s important to realize that such hazardous materials puts them at risk too. [Read more…] about Can Asbestos Exposure Hurt Your Pets?
Mold growth is a real threat for buildings of all kinds, and the most common problem areas is where water meets surfaces. From leaking pipes to steam and pooling water, kitchens have it all, and commercial kitchens – which see more volume and activity than any residential kitchen – are even more at risk. While mold in a home is a hazard to the health of all the residents, mold in a kitchen of a restaurant or other facility is a hazard to all the employees and those who eat food produced in it. This is why it’s vital to locate and deal with mold in commercial kitchens. [Read more…] about Diagnosing Mold Problems in Your Commercial Kitchen