Know Your Hazards

Asbestos: This thermal insulation material is typically found on heating system components, wall and ceiling materials, floor coverings and certain adhesive materials. Removal is complicated due to regulatory compliance factors and is always costly. Inspections can determine presence (or absence), identify types, quantities and conditions. PCB’S: Polychlorinated bi-phenyls, liquid insulating material previously used in electrical


It’s What’s Inside That Counts

An introduction to indoor air quality Pollution. The word calls to mind brown clouds, belching smokestacks and toxic waste spills, but does it also make you think about the air you’re breathing inside your home or workplace? EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be


Asbestos Health Hazards Preventions

Why Be Concerned? Asbestos is one of the most widely recognized construction health hazards. In addition to causing asbestosis, a debilitating lung disease, it is also an established carcinogen. It is estimated by HEW that up to two million excess cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. Over the next 30 years as a result


Lender beware: Are you foreclosing on a liability nightmare?

Consider the risks, perform due diligence before choosing to seizeā€”or else. For months lenders have been battered by loan delinquencies on real property. Seizures, often resulting in disappointing short sales, account for massive losses on the loan and accrued interest amount. But, in the view of many, a small recovery is better than nothing. What


Contractors should know asbestos, lead-based paint, mold

General contractors and tradespeople have questions about the laws and their due diligence regarding asbestos, lead-based paint and mold. While this article is in no way a substitute for thoroughly educating yourself on state and federal environmental regulations dealing with these three hazards, we hope it will help you understand some of the basic principles


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