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Searching for Molds Indoors

Mold is very helpful outdoors as it helps in breaking down fallen leaves and dead trees. However, you wouldn’t really want to have them inside your homes and office buildings, as they can be pretty harmful to human and animal health. And yes, mold can definitely grow indoors, provided the conditions are ideal.  So where can you normally find mold indoors? Below are three of the most common locations where mold can usually be found. 1. Bathroom The bathroom or shower obviously has plenty of water

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

Asbestos: The Importance of Safe Handling and Disposal

Asbestos being very harmful to health and potentially causing fatal illnesses is already a well-established fact, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that its effects extend even to the environment. When asbestos fibers are released into the air, they can be inhaled into the lungs of both humans and animals. It’s why asbestos handling should only be done by trained professionals.  Here are 3 reasons why we should not attempt to dispose of asbestos ourselves: Personal Health and Safety Unle

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

Professionals with Higher than Average Risk for Exposure to Asbestos

The risk of being exposed to asbestos isn’t just real for those whose jobs focus on asbestos abatement, it’s also real for a number of other professions. In fact, the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety has reported that over the past century, workers from more than 75 different trades have been actively exposed to unsafe levels of asbestos. Though the use of this dangerous substance has been considerably limited (even banned) since 1990, there are still those today whose sympt

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

The Threat of Asbestos to the Environment

Asbestos is known now as a toxic substance, but up until a few decades back, it was widely used in a lot of products. This went on until the late 1980s, when countries started banning it from use. Products that contained asbestos were promptly discontinued. Yet, as years went by, the risks that exposure to this toxic substance brought about are still at large, even though it has been decades since its use was banned. But just what is asbestos, and how does it concern us and the environmen

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

How Air Filters Can Be Good for the Home Environment

Sometimes, the home environment can cause more harm than good. It may be hard to believe, but indoor air can possibly be several times more polluted than the air that we breathe outside. This can be because of the products that we use indoors, how often we DON’T clean, or the lack of ventilation in the home. One way of ensuring that the home environment, particularly the air that we breathe in while indoors, is healthy is by installing air filters. They can be good for the indoor environm

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

5 Reasons to Change Your Air Filters

Every home that has an HVAC system needs air filters, it’s practically a given. As their name suggests, air filters filter out the air that enters and circulates around your home, leaving you and your family with cleaner air to breathe. Just like car filters, these home air filters also need to be changed out every 3 months (or more frequently if you have pets or asthmatic family members). But what happens when you don’t change them out for months on end? 1. Frozen Coils The lack of airfl

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

Understanding Proper Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous waste can come in various forms, and it’s not always easy to manage them, much less regulate their disposal. However, the need for proper hazardous waste management has become more and more apparent over the past couple of years, as the imminent threat of global warming has made its presence felt more clearly. But what exactly are we dealing with when it comes to hazardous waste? What is hazardous waste? Waste that poses a threat to the environment and to human health is conside

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

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