ASBESTOS INSPECTIONS AND CONSULTING

Asbestos, referred to as “a miracle material” in Greece, was used extensively in building materials due to its lost cost, fire resistance and ability to make products more durable and last longer. However, asbestos is associated with adverse health effects and exposure to asbestos fibers should be avoided. Many older buildings and homes contain some type of asbestos-containing material (ACM). Among materials that may contain asbestos are: drywall texture, joint compound, pipe insulation, boilers, HVAC duct mastic, mirror mastic, plaster, linoleum, floor tile and mastic, ceiling tiles, roofing materials, cement based siding products and more. Asbestos can only be detected by laboratory analysis. You can’t see asbestos fibers in the air, there are invisible to the naked eye.  Read More…

LEAD PAINT INSPECTIONS AND CONSULTING

Lead has been used as a constituent in many products and applications for centuries. As a result, many people, especially children, have the potential to be exposed to lead, sometimes resulting in serious health issues. While exposure to lead is a concern for all, childhood lead-poisoning is one of the most common and preventable pediatric health problems in the U.S. today.   Read Moore…

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in buildings. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants outside. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants.  Read More…