When it comes to older homes prior to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 1977 ban on the use of lead paints in residential properties and public buildings, they may contain lead paint. While not inherently dangerous, if this lead paint flakes or is chipped off and consumed (or exposed during renovations) it can cause significant health issues, especially in developing children. But why iss there lead in paint in the first place? [Read more…] about Lead Remediation: Why Is There Lead in Paint?
Asbestos remediation covers multiple processes and procedures for dealing with construction materials that contain asbestos. When property is inspected and asbestos found, the remediation company will provide different options depending on the material, its location, age, and status, and the future plans of the property by the owner. When it comes to removing the threat of asbestos, there are two major methods: asbestos encapsulation, and asbestos removal. Here, we’re going to talk about both and when to use them. [Read more…] about Asbestos Encapsulation Versus Asbestos Removal
As we talked about before in our blog Why Was Asbestos Used in Buildings?, during its heyday, asbestos saw use in many construction materials. It’s material not only saw it in insulation and fireproofing, but also sound dampening and included in materials like concrete for strength. Due to all these reasons, asbestos found its way into spackling and texturing surfaces, the most prominent being ceilings. Today we’re going to look at the dangers of popcorn ceilings containing asbestos and what to do about them. [Read more…] about The Dangers of Popcorn Ceilings Containing Asbestos
There are several hazardous things that can be in a building, but most come about due to issues with hazardous material, poor construction, or other man-made problems. Today we’re going to talk about a problem that literally grows: black mold. We covered an overview of causes and detection of mold growth in our blog, How to Tell If You Have a Mold Problem. Today we’re going to look specifically at Stachybotrys chartarum or Toxic Black Mold, what it is, what it does, and what to do about it. [Read more…] about Identifying Black Mold and Its Dangers to Your Health
Here at Fiber Control Inc, we’re known for fast and efficient asbestos remediation and removal. However, it isn’t everything we do. Some of our clients are curious why we also make an effort to detect and bring to their attention the presence of mold and lead at the same time. In this blog, we’ll describe the reasoning behind it, and why these three harmful substances can be so often found together. [Read more…] about Why We Test for Asbestos, Mold and Lead at the Same Time
Today we associate asbestos with hazardous materials, cancer, and other negative things, but this wasn’t always the case. Anyone who owns a building built or remodeled before the 1980s or 1990s can easily find themselves with asbestos in many places throughout their home or business. Today we’re going to look at how this came to be and what was the tipping point for asbestos to turn from a wonder material into a hazardous construction material. [Read more…] about Why Was Asbestos Used in Buildings?