Building remodels are all about intentional damage focused room-by-room or the whole building. From saws to sledgehammers to backhoe demolition, everything from putting in a new kitchen to demolishing an old factory unearths the hidden secrets of the property. One of the biggest risks is exposing contracts as well as those who live in and around the property to hazardous materials during the project, as many of the above tools can easily disturb and cause hazardous materials like asbestos, lead, and mold to become airborne. [Read more…] about Hazardous Materials in Property Remodeling and Demolition
The very first blog on this website was Hazardous Materials: How Asbestos Makes You Sick, where we went over the three major health issues caused by asbestos. In this article, we want to focus on probably the most well-known illness of asbestos exposure: lung cancer. Let’s look at why asbestos is hazardous, how it gets into your body, and how that exposure causes lung cancer. [Read more…] about How Does Asbestos Give You Lung Cancer?
Hazardous materials in a home (such as asbestos, mold, lead, and other toxic materials) are often not found during home inspections or pose a current threat to you. However, this all changes when you decide to renovate a part of your property. Problems that were safely encapsulated or hidden away can surface as materials are cut into, demolished, or simply removed. As such, during planning and preparation phases of a renovation, it’s vital to locate and neutralize potential hazardous materials before anything is disturbed. [Read more…] about How to Find Hazardous Materials Before Renovating
Today we know the many health dangers of asbestos. We know how it causes cancer and scarring of the lungs. But up until the 80s, it saw use in construction throughout the United States and it’s still used in several applications here and around the world. Many think that asbestos is manmade. After all, it’s asbestos fibers that are deadly and most construction fibers, such as those in fiberglass, are manmade. Therefore, you might be surprised to know that asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. Let’s learn more about how asbestos is formed and how its natural occurrence has caused contributed to its problems. [Read more…] about Is Asbestos Man-Made or Naturally Occurring?