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?
Before you can deal with a mold problem, you’ve got to know you have one. Mold comes in many different forms, but there are many signs and causes that can help you find them. Below are three of the most common ways to find mold growth, from issues that usually lead to mold growth, to health conditions that are caused directly by them. Only after finding the mold, can you start treating the problem. [Read more…] about How to Tell If You Have a Mold Problem
Asbestos has seen a lot of use in both residential and commercial buildings, for its insulating, flame-retardant, and sometimes soundproofing properties. It’s also been used as a binding agent and can be found even in cement. Today we’ll go over the most common places to find asbestos, as well as the types used in home and business construction. [Read more…] about What Parts of a Building is Asbestos Found In?