How to protect yourself, your employees,...

By now, we’ve all had an overload of information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and the outbreak of respiratory illnesses (COVID-19) it’s been causing. Whatever your state or city’s restrictions regarding the virus, we all want to keep ourselves, our facilities, and our employees as safe as possible. However, amid…

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Environmental & Ecological Trends t...

Every year here at Essel Environment, we devote some time to look at pertinent environmental as well as ecological trends that we face in our global society. Some of these trends, such as climate change, are perennial and are very familiar; other trends, however, are relatively obscure, known primarily by…

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How to Determine the Composition of Soil...

What is the composition of soil? Soil contains both organic and non-organic materials, both of which are necessary for good root growth and plant development. Depending on the type of plants being planted in the soil, some may have better adaptations to certain components than others. Through in-field testing (such…

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Why is Asbestos Dangerous?

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral that has been mined and infused into a variety of materials, from fabrics to ceramics, for thousands of years. Due to its composition and heat resistance properties, asbestos was valued for its ability to resist fire, and because of its structure…

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How Much Does Asbestos Testing Cost?...

The average cost for residential asbestos testing is around $600, but a comprehensive inspection can cost around $1500 or more. For renovation projects, since the demolition and chance of making otherwise stable material "friable" increases, inspection is much more intensive and begins at $1200 for a residential project. However there are…

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Does a Phase 1 ESA Meet the Requirements...

  A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (Phase 1 ESA) is a report that is used to assess current and historical uses or impacts on a property. It helps determine if there is any existing or potential contamination of the site that could cause harm to human health or the…

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