Introduction to Asbestos and Asbestos Surveys

It is common knowledge that long-term exposure to asbestos is extremely harmful to the publics health and well-being. Since the 1980s, most countries have taken measures to try and control the publics exposure to asbestos by banning its use in common construction materials such as building insulation and fire doors. What is not common knowledge …

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The Asbestos Survey (Part Deux)

An asbestos survey for a building demolition has more stringent requirements than a building renovation because more disruption of the asbestos occurs. There must be a site inspection and survey that includes all the materials used in construction for the building foundation, underground utilities, and in areas that are not readily visible. A formal Asbestos …

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Take A Deep Breath – Smell That Mold?


What you need to know about Mold.

While the debate continues on whether mold is a significant threat, we know that exposure to mold spores in large quantities present a health hazard to humans. Susceptibility to the adverse effects of mold varies from individual to individual. Symptoms vary from mild allergic reactions, respiratory problems, to brain damage and death in extreme cases. The elderly, children and those with weakened immune systems, asthma, or allergies are most at risk.

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Wondering what that pipe is sticking up from the ground?

What is an Underground Storage Tank System? An underground storage tank system is a tank and any underground piping connected to the tank that has at least 10% of its combined volume underground. Underground storage tank systems have been used primarily to store petroleum, but have also been used to store other hazardous substances. Underground …

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Five Questions to Ask Before Getting Tested (for Lead)

Lead testing has been a very popular service for us in the last 6 months. Many school districts want to have testing done on the painted surfaces along with the water. Over the last few months – we have gotten increasing requests to perform site wide & campus wide water testing for Lead. There are …

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Asbestos Regulations in California

Asbestos: What Is It and How Does It Impact California Worksites? For years, asbestos was used as a form of insulation and in homes, and it was a key component of many materials utilized throughout buildings. Asbestos fibers could be found in roofing shingles, floor tiles and ceiling materials, as it was strong and efficient. …

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Lead’s Impact On Water Quality


Lead can be a major concern for communities if it enters the primary water source, but how does it play a role in the health of those who are exposed to it? Furthermore, how can it impact humans and the environment over an extended period of time?

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Asbestos — Should YOU be Concerned?

The word “asbestos” is likely to strike fear into the heart of any property manager or owner considering a major building renovation. Litigation for damages due to asbestos exposure has been going on for decades due to the serious health impacts from asbestos contact, some of which only surface years after the initial exposure. Once …

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Breaking The Mold

Breaking the Mold

If you’re a property manager of a multi-family housing complex, one of the environmental issues you need to be concerned about is mold. There is always a little mold everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some molds are harmless. Others can cause structural …

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Get the Lead Out

Get The Lead Out

A property manager hires a contractor to renovate a unit in a multi family housing complex. The contractor begins with demolition of some of the existing infrastructure in the unit–among the materials disturbed are lead pipes and surfaces with lead-based paint. Dust from grinding, sanding, and cutting fills the air. Someone alerts the health department …

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