Discovering lead paint in your building is a common occurrence, as lead paint was used heavily up until its ban in 1978. If you suspect you have lead paint in your house, can a quick layer of paint seal the lead, or does it require the help of an experienced contractor? Performing the job yourself can lead to savings, but is it safe to paint over lead paint? Today, we’ll try to answer these questions and discuss the precautions one should take when doing so. [Read more…] about Is it Safe to Paint Over Lead Paint?
A house fire is dangerous in and of itself, but even after the fire has been extinguished, there may still be the presence of a deadly threat. After a house fire, you may want to quickly transition into the recovery and rebuilding phases, but first, you must understand the importance of staying safe from asbestos after a fire, as the fire may have destroyed materials that kept you safe from asbestos. [Read more…] about Staying Safe from Asbestos After a Fire
You may have heard of building damage or destruction releasing asbestos into the air. A commonly cited incident was the asbestos in the twin World Trade Centers that became a fine powder upon their fire and collapse. However, other events are more recent, such as a fire in a Toronto high school that released previously discovered asbestos into the air. In this article, we’re going to look at the situations that cause asbestos to be considered safe to leave in place and the risks they run. [Read more…] about Is the Asbestos in My Building Safe?
When you find out that asbestos may be present in your building, it can be scary. It’s why we work with our customers to understand not only the risks of asbestos but also how we deal with containing and removing asbestos in the process known as asbestos abatement. It’s a process that is – while requiring attention to detail and rigorous training and safety standards – relatively simple in the broad strokes. In this article, we’ll walk you through the four major steps of asbestos abatement. [Read more…] about What to Expect During the Asbestos Abatement Process
Let’s say you’ve found asbestos in your home. What should you do about it? Leaving it alone is a poor choice, as if it becomes (or is) airborne, it can lead to long-term health issues. Upon discovery, it’s time to consult an asbestos abatement specialist: they will provide one or more of three major options. Asbestos encapsulation, asbestos removal, or asbestos demolition are possible choices under the asbestos abatement umbrella. [Read more…] about Encapsulate, Remove, or Demolish Asbestos: When to Do Which
On our website and around the internet, you’ve probably seen both the terms “asbestos abatement” and “asbestos removal,” and you’re probably wondering what the difference is. In this blog, we’ll go over how the terms are both used interchangeably, but also how asbestos abatement covers multiple processes of dealing with asbestos, as opposed to just removing the asbestos in asbestos removal. Individual state laws may define asbestos abatement in more details, in conjunction with how they license asbestos contractors. [Read more…] about What is Asbestos Abatement?