Do I need Lead Abatement?

By | Lead Abatement

Lead paint is serious business. The first steps are always lead inspection and lead risk assessment. The next step is deciding how to manage lead paint and lead hazards. Lead abatement is an option to remedy the lead paint issue. Lead abatement is designed to permanently eliminate lead paint hazards. You have a few options when it comes to lead abatement Encapsulation, which is often the easiest and most affordable method. Encapsulation involves brushing or rolling on specially made paint like coating which creates a watertight bond and seals in the lead-based paint. However, this option may wear off coating…

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Got Mold: What You Need to Know!

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We hear reports all the time about how dangerous mold is and how it can kill you. There was a story in the news not too long about a small leak from a refrigerator that caused mold to build up until it overtook the entire home, and caused severe health issues like brain damage to the owners living in the home. With so many types of mold, it can be scary to think that you might have mold growing in your home that can be toxic to your family. What steps can homeowners take to prevent mold growth in their…

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Remodeling or Renovating a Home with Lead-Based Paint

By | Lead Abatement

If not conducted properly, certain types of renovations can release lead from paint and dust into the air. Many houses and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead (called lead-based paint). Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly. Federal law requires that contractors provide lead information to residents before renovating a pre-1978 housing: Pre-Renovation Education Program (PRE) RENOVATORS have to give you a pamphlet titled Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home, before starting work. More information on the Pre-Renovation Education Program. Take precautions before your contractor…

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Health Consequences From Meth Lab Exposure

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Many of the contaminants present during meths cooking process can be harmful if someone is exposed to them. These contaminants can cause health problems including respiratory (breathing) problems, skin and eye irritation, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Acute (short-term) exposures to high concentrations of some of these chemicals, such as those law enforcement officers face when they first enter a lab, can cause severe health problems including lung damage and burns to different parts of the body. There is little known about the health effects from chronic (long-term) exposure to contaminants left behind after a meth lab is dismantled. Until the…

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Using Lead Abatement to protect your family from lead paint

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Lead paint if chipping or not managed correctly can be harmful to you and your family. Use lead abatement to manage your lead paint problems. If you suspect that your house has lead hazards, you can take some immediate steps to reduce your family’s risk: If you rent, notify your landlord of peeling or chipping paint. Clean up paint chips immediately. Clean floors, window frames, window sills, and other surfaces weekly. Use a mop, sponge, or paper towel with warm water and a general all-purpose cleaner or a cleaner made specifically for lead. REMEMBER: NEVER MIX AMMONIA AND BLEACH PRODUCTS…

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Lead Paint information and Lead abatement

By | Lead Abatement

Lead from paint chips, which you can see, and lead dust, which you can’t always see, can be serious hazards. Sometimes lead abatement is necessary. Peeling, chipping, chalking, or cracking lead-based paint is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear-and-tear. These areas include: Windows and window sills. Doors and door frames. Stairs, railings, and banisters. Porches and fences. Note: Lead-based paint that is in good condition is usually not a hazard. Lead dust can form when lead-based paint is…

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Lead Abatement in LA

By | Uncategorized

In general, the older your LA home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. Do you need lead abatement in LA? Paint. Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. The federal government banned lead-based paint from housing in 1978. Some states stopped its use even earlier. Lead can be found: In homes in the city, country, or suburbs. In apartments, single-family homes, and both private and public housing. Inside and outside of the house. In soil around a home. (Soil can pick up lead from exterior paint, or other sources such as past use of leaded gas in cars.)…

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How To Avoid Duct Cleaning Scams in LA County

By | Air Duct Cleaning

While there are reputable, professional HVAC duct cleaning services in LA County, there are scams as well. Anytime scare tactics can be used to make the claim that your home might be unhealthy, homeowners run the risk of being frightened into emptying their checkbooks. Here are some tips for avoiding scams if you decide to look into having the ducts and HVAC system in your home cleaned: Full Service: Dont settle for just duct cleaning, make sure the cleaning service is also going to do a full cleaning of the heating/cooling unit. References: Get and check references in your area…

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Is Air Duct Cleaning in LA worth is?

By | Air Duct Cleaning

Professional duct cleaning services use specialized blowers, vacuums, and brushes to clean out the supply, intake, and return ducts throughout your home. Duct cleaning should also involve a thorough cleaning of the air handler, registers, grilles, fans, motors, housings, and coils of the HVAC system. Theres no research at present proving that routine duct cleaning improves the air quality or reduces dust in your home. There is, however, evidence that dirty heating and cooling coils, motors, and air handling units can make your HVAC unit less efficient. While duct cleaning alone doesnt seem that necessary, there are cases where cleaning…

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Meth Clean up in LA

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Who Regulates Meth Clean up? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not officially regulate the cleanup of meth labs but does provide Meth Clean up Guidelines for reference. Every state has an independent procedural and clearance mandate for re-occupancy. Links to state regulatory data can be found in the appendix of the Meth Lab Cleanup Guidelines. Cleaning up the Meth: A 12-Step Process Step 1: Secure the Property: If a structure is suspect, do not enter the building. Instead, allow local law enforcement and first responder hazmat teams to remove toxic and hazardous drug paraphernalia and chemicals. After this is…

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