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First full week of spring & lots of Asbestos stories in the news….

It’s the first full week of spring and, as usual, there are lots of stories in the news about asbestos:

The “third wave” of asbestos related-illnesses is coming soon. Right now, about 20% of cases are in women, but that number is expected to rise as illnesses caused by exposure during home renovations begin to outnumber […]

When to Worry About Mold

Few types of mold are toxic, but that doesn’t mean you want them in your building!

Mold is a very common indoor air contaminant. Out of the thousands and thousands of types of mold that exist, very few are toxic. Some molds, like penicillin, are actually beneficial. However, having any type of mold growing unchecked […]

Did you know?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that appears in a fibrous and fluffy form when separated from rock in the asbestos mining process. Its fibers are typically bound together with other minerals to form an indestructible package when undisturbed. The term asbestos is actually a name for a group of minerals that occur in a […]

What you should ask about Asbestos

Prior to US Federal Government bans in the 1970s, asbestos was used for over 4,000 years, primarily for its superior insulating properties. Most commonly, asbestos was sprayed, or “flocked” on ceilings, creating a textured “popcorn” appearance. It was also used as spray-applied insulation because it was flame-retardant.

The danger of flocking is that asbestos fibers are […]

Think Twice Before Removing Lead Paint Yourself

Are you concerned that your home or business might contain lead paint? According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, lead is toxic metal that has been known to cause a variety of health problems, especially in young children. When lead is absorbed into the human body, it can damage the brain and […]

Why hire a professional?

Asbestos professionals are trained in handling asbestos material. The type of asbestos expert you need will depend on the type of product and what needs to be done to correct the problem. You may hire a general asbestos contractor or, in some cases, a professional trained to handle specific products containing asbestos.

What Do Asbestos Professionals […]

Building Owners Asbestos Guide

Q: What can I do if I suspect that the asbestos abatement in my building may have been conducted improperly?
A: What you should do will depend on the kind and amount of asbestos containing material that was on your property, where the material was located in the building and what other work has occurred in […]

Is it OK to leave asbestos in place?

This is a very common question from many of our customers. In our experience this really is dependent upon the circumstances. Typically if the material is considered to be in a good state, undisturbed, “non-friable”, and in an area that is not consistently accessed the opinion of most is “leave it alone”.

However, we’ve seen a […]

Asbestos Removal in the NY Tri State Area

Asbestos is a toxic mineral that is used in building materials that has been banned by more than 50 countries.

Currently, the United States isn’t one of them. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 2.3 million pounds came into the United States from Brazil. It was stated that based on current trends, the consumption […]

How Do I Manage Asbestos In My Building?

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in certain rocks. This mineral separates into strong, thin fibers that are invisible to the naked eye. Asbestos was commonly used in building materials before the mid-1970s and occasionally until the late 1980s because it is strong, fire- and corrosion-resistant, and a good insulator. Common uses […]