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
Many are aware that when they discover asbestos in their home that’s in poor condition, the goal is to have the hazardous material safely removed or remediated. Since asbestos is such a harmful material with life-threatening repercussions, it’s natural to wonder if you should vacate the premises and, if so, when it’s safe to return home. Fortunately, the question, “How long is the asbestos process?” can be answered by looking at three specific factors. [Read more…] about How Long is the Asbestos Abatement Process?
Does your home breath? It might seem like a weird question, but the circulation of air into, around, and out of your home is a critical part of the wellness of your home and everyone in them. Normally, between open windows, AC, and house venting, airflow comes into your home and avoid leading to air recirculation and dead air zones. However, in winter, your home can easily become locked down, leading to higher humidity, a lack of fresh air, and mold growth causes. [Read more…] about Mold Growth Causes: Is Your Home Breathing in Winter?
In our blog, Understanding Sick Building Syndrome, we talked about building environments that make people ill. A critical part of that is the indoor air quality and all of the factors that influence it. In this blog, we’ll go over the three major parts that make up indoor air quality: the air itself, how the air is circulated, and the particles in the air that can negatively impact the human body. [Read more…] about What Influences Your Indoor Air Quality?