Asbestos is a concern for many aging schools in the United States. It can be an expensive problem to contend with, so when a routine inspection uncovers the presence of the hazardous material, it can be a significant stressor for school administrators. However, ignoring or even taking steps to obscure the existence of asbestos on school grounds can result in much direr consequences. To understand the repercussions of this unethical and dangerous act, let’s take a look at the cost of covering up asbestos in schools. [Read more…] about The Cost of Covering Up Asbestos in Schools
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The joy of college life for freshmen can be quickly overtaken by dormitories riddled with mold. Unfortunately, with the independence and lack of parental guidance many students face, they may not be mindful of the activities and conditions that contribute to mold growth. However, it’s not just the students’ actions but also the state of the building that can create a welcoming environment for mold. Let’s take a deeper dive into the reasons for the chronic issue of mold in college dorms. [Read more…] about The Chronic Issue of Mold in College Dorms
Removing asbestos is an arduous task and one that even the most experienced abatement crews have to carefully prepare for. With temperatures hovering above freezing and snow and ice coating the ground, winter can be a difficult time to carry out even the simplest of chores. If asbestos is suspected in one’s home, it can be a frightening prospect, but with harsh winter conditions outside, a homeowner may believe there’s nothing that can be immediately done. Oftentimes, these moments beg the question: Is it possible to remove asbestos in winter? [Read more…] about Is It Possible to Remove Asbestos in Winter?
Winter is a time full of holidays, festive decorations, and organizing clutter within your home. Yet, all these seemingly innocent wintertime activities can actually increase your risk of asbestos exposure. Not all asbestos originates from remodeling, renovations, or constructions; the simple act of decorating your home for the holidays can have unforeseen consequences. Understanding how winter can increase asbestos exposure can help you be vigilant and avoid adverse health complications in the future. [Read more…] about How Winter Can Increase Asbestos Exposure