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What Happens if Hazardous Waste is Not Disposed of Properly?

By |2020-12-13T21:05:13+00:00December 14th, 2020|Hazardous Waste|

Hazardous waste is a material with harmful properties or capable of negatively affecting the environment or human health. It's generated from many sources that range from household waste, industrial manufacturing processes to products such as batteries. Hazardous waste comes in many forms such as liquids, sludge, and solids gases. Many industrial and consumer products, including

How Hazardous Waste Disposal Affects the Environment

By |2020-12-10T21:35:35+00:00December 11th, 2020|Hazardous Waste|

Hazardous waste greatly impacts the environment. Water, air, and soil are all affected by the amounts of hazardous waste that we generate every day. Leachate, pollution, and contamination from hazardous waste all negatively impact the environment if not disposed of properly. In 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recorded more than 1900 facilities in the US for

How Are Hazardous Wastes Disposed Of?

By |2020-12-08T22:11:12+00:00December 9th, 2020|Hazardous Waste|

The process of hazardous waste identification has been made much simpler by a near-universal standard that helps categorize materials based on how they can damage the environment. Covered aspects include how reactive the material is to other chemicals. Could it, for example, explode or turn into a poisonous gas? Is it flammability, how toxic is the substance

What is Hazardous Waste Recycling?

By |2020-12-06T21:03:22+00:00December 7th, 2020|Hazardous Waste|

Hazardous waste management revolves around reducing the number or volume of hazardous materials produced and treating them to reduce their levels of toxicity. Then, sound engineering controls are applied in their reuse through the elimination of hazardous exposure. Electronics also contain hazardous materials, some of which can be reused. Recycling electronics (eCycling) helps keep valuable materials

Storm Damage Preparedness Checklist 2021

By |2020-12-02T20:05:13+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Disaster Cleanup|

Today, it's possible to determine your personal storm risk level if you live in a susceptible zone to storms or other natural hazards. It is wise to be ready for the hurricane season as it minimizes damage. You can also compile a storm damage preparedness checklist of things to do before, during, and after a

Top 7 Tips to Choose the Right Demolition Contractor

By |2020-11-29T22:17:36+00:00November 30th, 2020|Demolition|

Choosing the right demolition contractor is critical if you want a successful demolition that goes as planned, safely, and efficiently. Towards those goals, you need to make the right choice by knowing what to look for in a good contractor. Here are 7 things to look for in a demolition contractor. 1. Licenses and Certifications 

What Does Air Duct Cleaning Consist of?

By |2020-11-27T20:15:23+00:00November 27th, 2020|Air Duct Cleaning|

Indoor air quality is a contributing factor why homeowners decide to invest in air duct cleaning. Heating and cooling system are indispensable in the US. Inevitably the air ducts that carry the air get dirty over time. Air cleaning specialists work on your duct system to help improve the air quality by eliminating dust, bacteria,

Does Air Duct Cleaning Make a Mess?

By |2020-11-23T17:19:13+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Air Duct Cleaning|

Over time, everything in your home gets dirty and improving your house's air quality never hurts. Duct cleaning forms one component of HVAC cleaning. Research suggests that regularly cleaning HVAC system components such as heat exchangers, fans, and cooling coils may improve its efficiency. That may lead to a longer operating life and some savings in maintenance

How to Prevent Water Damage After a Leak

By |2020-11-19T22:30:29+00:00November 20th, 2020|Disaster Cleanup|

Think about the total number of hours you spend away from your home each day. That could be away at your place of work, on a family vacation, or a weekend getaway. Now, imagine coming home after a fruitful trip, outing, or day at work to find water in your living room, basement, or water

Air Duct Cleaning During COVID-19

By |2020-11-18T09:44:54+00:00November 18th, 2020|Air Duct Cleaning|

Much remains unknown about COVID-19, but we know that regularly washing hands, keeping physical distance, and disinfecting our shared spaces help reduce its spread. However, we must not forget the significance of cleaning our Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and air duct systems. There are tons of misinformation out there about coronavirus protection, which makes it’s

What is the Difference Between Level 1 and Level 2 Mold Remediation?

By |2020-11-14T13:29:42+00:00November 16th, 2020|Mold|

Most people know that mold growth in the house is a dangerous condition that comes with various health hazards, and it can easily lead to extensive structural damage to your building. When faced with mold contamination, you may not know the severity of the problem and what remediation steps to take. It can be challenging

What is Water Extraction and Remediation?

By |2020-11-14T12:30:30+00:00November 14th, 2020|Disaster Cleanup|

Besides turning your life upside down, flooding in the house comes with additional issues such as rooting wood and mold growth in areas where water has settled. Water damage affects the home and infrastructure's structural stability and can pose serious health risks if water extraction and remediation are not undertaken quickly. Whether the water is from a

Is There Asbestos in My Ducts?

By |2020-10-14T11:51:22+00:00October 14th, 2020|Air Duct Cleaning|

A naturally occurring mineral, Asbestos, was for decades used as a popular building material. Usually white, when unbound or deteriorated, asbestos can crumble. Exposure to asbestos fibers s harmful. According to the World Health Organization, exposure to Asbestos fibers has killed over 107,000 people globally every year. Asbestos is commonly wrapped around water boilers and hot water

Is Cleaning Air Ducts Worth It?

By |2020-10-10T22:27:04+00:00October 12th, 2020|Air Duct Cleaning|

A popular and trending item in HVAC "maintenance" is duct cleaning. Many new cleaning companies are now claiming that having your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system cleaned out dramatically improves air quality in the house and should form an essential part of regular home care. While that claim seems a logical house maintenance activity, is

What is Disaster Cleanup?

By |2020-10-09T13:23:18+00:00October 9th, 2020|Disaster Cleanup|

Across the US, disasters happen all the time. These can be floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides, earthquakes, winter storms, and even building collapse. Disaster cleanup is hazardous and when a disaster strikes, many stakeholders come together to alleviate the suffering including government agencies. Cleanup activities expose those involved in the work to hazardous conditions. These include debris removal

What Happens When The Demolition Is Done?

By |2020-10-07T15:41:13+00:00October 7th, 2020|Demolition|

Demolition is considered part of the construction and is the most dangerous part. Demolitions are carried out in buildings that have become weakened by factors like ongoing operation, natural forces (floods, storms), explosions, fires, or wear and tear. Demolishing involves knocking down entire walls and tearing down entire buildings. Demolition tends to produces tons and

How Long Does it Take to Do a Demolition Project?

By |2020-10-05T21:31:14+00:00October 5th, 2020|Demolition|

Demolition is the partial or complete removal of unwanted buildings or structures. The structures can be houses or commercial properties. While the process of demolition might sound like merely knocking down a building, it does entail much more. One such consideration is how long it will take do demolish a structure. Several factors affect how long your

What is the Purpose of Demolition?

By |2020-10-02T20:19:28+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Demolition|

While a building may look great on the outside, it may be necessary at times to bring it down. At times it may no longer be worthwhile or prudent to maintain a property. If construction experts discover that it has serious building code violations or structural issues, you may need to consider demolishing it. Demolition

What Are the Safety Measures for Demolition?

By |2020-09-29T23:30:51+00:00September 30th, 2020|Demolition|

Demolishing a structure is often referred to as the reverse of construction and presents construction workers with particular challenges. Demolition involves hidden risks such as chemicals hidden within the buildings like asbestos, the unknown weakness or strength of materials. Many of these risks associated with demolishing a structure can be avoided through appropriate safety planning, demolition sequencing,

What is the Process of Demolition?

By |2020-09-27T19:52:16+00:00September 28th, 2020|Demolition|

Demolition is perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of building construction work. As more structures are constructed, a time comes when we need to demolish the old ones, either to make room for newer ones or safety reasons. Every building comes with a lifespan; it's design life. For example, an architect may design a house

What is a Demolition Plan?

By |2020-09-25T12:11:20+00:00September 25th, 2020|Demolition|

Contrary to popular belief, the demolition process is not as straightforward as it seems. While most people assume that it is just a simplistic exercise of tearing down a building or structure, the demolition process is more intricate. Most buildings built till the 1970s were made of asbestos, a material that has been proved to

What To Do If You Think You Have Asbestos

By |2020-09-23T11:21:58+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Asbestos|

Asbestos is a building material widely used from the 1930s to 1970s until it was considered a health hazard by several major organizations. These bodies include the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Asbestos material was a viable choice of construction back then because of its qualities, such as heat resistance,

What Are the 6 Types of Asbestos?

By |2020-09-20T00:39:08+00:00September 21st, 2020|Asbestos|

By definition, 'Asbestos' is a blanket terminology that describes six distinct types of naturally occurring minerals. Information about each type of mineral's distinct properties was published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1976, resulting in a ban on more than 50 countries. This occurrence was after EPA adopted the categorization done by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA.)

Can You Tear Down a House With Asbestos?

By |2020-09-17T22:17:54+00:00September 18th, 2020|Asbestos|

House demolition in the US is comparatively straightforward, but that doesn't make it a walk in the park or less intimidating if you are a first-timer. The situation, however, becomes slightly more complicated if your house has asbestos and where your house is located as the state rules and regulations may differ. There are specific federal rules and

When Was Asbestos Most Commonly Used?

By |2020-09-15T21:55:55+00:00September 16th, 2020|Asbestos|

In America, asbestos has been used commercially since the 1800s. The use of this naturally occurring mineral increased rapidly during World War II, and since then, asbestos has been used in many applications and industries. Although it was used widely during the 20th century, the popularity of asbestos declined after the 1970s, when the health hazards associated

Do I Need to Test for Asbestos?

By |2020-09-13T15:14:01+00:00September 14th, 2020|Asbestos|

From ancient times, man has used a naturally occurring mineral, asbestos. Because of its heat-resistant properties, the substance was, until relatively recently, the leading material in the construction and installation of drywall and floorings. Asbestos was a handy material for insulation and fire-proofing of homes and other structures. Many homeowners are now resorting to renovation

Do Home Inspectors Check for Asbestos?

By |2020-09-10T22:01:25+00:00September 11th, 2020|Asbestos|

A new homeowner needs to see several inspection reports before they agree to part with their money for your property. Similarly, it would help if you were sure that living in the house is safe for you and your family. Home inspectors have a large checklist they cover as they go through any property. Home

Types of Residential and Light Commercial Demolition

By |2020-07-26T14:19:04+00:00July 25th, 2020|Demolition|

Demolition is the systematic process of dismantling a structure by controlled or pre-planned methods. However, there is more to demolishing a building than swinging a wrecking ball or planting explosives— it entails highly trained experts experienced with working with different materials, physics, weather conditions, and debris. You might think that demolition is similar no matter

How Do I Know I Have Asbestos?

By |2020-07-26T14:20:56+00:00July 25th, 2020|Asbestos|

Did you know that some of those essential elements, put together to provide esthetic appeal, and guarantee comfort in your space could be killing you silently? Asbestos, an integral component of insulating certain architectural fittings/ materials, has got to be top on the list of your health hazards concerns. The worrying statistics released by WHO

Is Living in a House with Asbestos Dangerous?

By |2020-07-26T14:26:04+00:00July 25th, 2020|Asbestos|

Asbestos is a natural mineral composed of thin silicate fibers. For years, it was a house building material favored for its strength and durability. Asbestos materials are also resistant to heat, electricity, and chemicals. When disturbed, asbestos materials produce dust fibers that can become airborne. Inhalation or exposure to these fibers is linked to a range