During the wintertime, you and your family and friends are going to spend a lot of time in your home. With the windows closed tight and the heating system going at full speed, your home is a great comfort. However, these same conditions can also lead to mold growth in the hidden parts of your home. Today we’re going to talk about temperature, humidity, and ventilation, and how all three can come together in a perfect storm for mold growth in your home. [Read more…] about Controlling Home Mold Growth in Winter
We’ve talked in the last about lead paint – why it’s such a hazard in the home for children, dangerous during renovations, and why we’re Lead RRP licensed here at Fiber Control. But what is Lead RRP and why is the rule – the Leader RRP rule – so important for any home or business contractors, not just hazardous material remediation like ourselves? Let’s take a look at the EPA rule, why it was created in only the last 10 years, what you need to know about it when working on your home or commercial building. [Read more…] about What is the Lead RRP Rule and Why Is It Important?
In this blog, we’ve gone over many of the asbestos construction materials that can exist in your home or at work. We’re looking at asbestos felt, a material used often in home construction to provide additional fireproofing to any material it backed. Prominent in both the construction of both roofing and flooring, asbestos felt is particularly dangerous as it is damaged or destroyed during new roofing or flooring projects, causing the friable material to become airborne where it is most dangerous. Let’s learn more. [Read more…] about Asbestos Felt: Used in Roofing, Flooring, and More
With more businesses and households taking intentional steps to create a cleaner environment, one area that needs more attention is the prevalent problem of asbestos adhesives in the US. Before the call for stricter regulation of asbestos in the 1980s, hazardous asbestos adhesives were prominently used in the construction of many homes and businesses. In this article, we will go over where to look to find asbestos adhesives in your home or business, the dangers of this material, and what to do once you find asbestos adhesives on your property. [Read more…] about The Sticky Situation of Asbestos Adhesives in US Construction
The United States has, and continues to, have a murky relationship with asbestos. Unlike many other nations, we don’t have a ban on asbestos. Instead, we have a series of patchwork rules that work to limit the human harm with continuing to let some commercial use of asbestos continue, both in the manufacturing of asbestos products and the selling of those products in the US. As such, the US-based factories that make these products need a supply of the mined product. Let’s explore where the US gets its asbestos from. [Read more…] about Is Asbestos Still Mined or Imported into the United States?
As an employer, you want to look out for the health and welfare of your employees, especially their long-term health and even their lives. This extends beyond simply needing a healthy workforce to care for those who work for you. Having a building or property that makes your employees sick is dangerous on so many levels, from the above health conditions to issues with your bottom line, legal liability, and government investigation. Let’s learn a bit about how Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) can affect your business in offices, factories, warehouses, and more. [Read more…] about Is Your Building Making Your Employees Sick?