Discovering lead paint in your building is a common occurrence, as lead paint was used heavily up until its ban in 1978. If you suspect you have lead paint in your house, can a quick layer of paint seal the lead, or does it require the help of an experienced contractor? Performing the job yourself can lead to savings, but is it safe to paint over lead paint? Today, we’ll try to answer these questions and discuss the precautions one should take when doing so. [Read more…] about Is it Safe to Paint Over Lead Paint?
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The dangers of the road don’t just stem from the recklessness of other drivers. There’s another harmful threat that is far less noticeable than an out-of-control vehicle. It may seem pleasant to take a stroll down an unpaved country road to enjoy the antiquated charm, but an invisible hazard can sometimes loom amidst the loose dirt and gravel. Asbestos, often thought to exist solely in outdated structures or old mines, can be found on dirt roads in many regions. It’s important you learn about how unpaved roads can lead to asbestos exposure and what’s being done to minimize the risk. [Read more…] about How Unpaved Roads Can Lead to Asbestos Exposure
Despite both mold and mildew being common household fungi, much confusion and misinformation revolve around the two types. Mistaking one for the other is a simple thing to do, as they both share many key characteristics, such as their ability to thrive in humid, damp environments. Since both of these can cause adverse health effects, understanding the difference between mold and mildew can help you effectively eradicate either form of fungi from your home. [Read more…] about The Difference Between Mold and Mildew
This year’s wildfires engulfed nearly 9 million acres of land in the US, marking the most destructive fire season in 70 years and costing nearly $3 billion so far. While the fires are under control, a toxic threat still looms in the wake of the destruction. By destroying older homes and businesses, the release of asbestos fibers is putting many first responders, cleanup crews, and residents at risk of harmful exposure. In this blog, we’ll review the reasons the western wildfires generated concern about asbestos and what our community can do to prevent similar dangers. [Read more…] about Western Wildfires Generate Concern About Asbestos