Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Entire Cleanup & Re-Building Process after Losing a Home in a Wildfire


As a homeowner, you probably want to know – what now? This guide is based upon our firm’s experience with the Carr and Camp Fires. We’re sadly well versed in this process from a personal and professional level. The guide is intentionally brief and to the point with links to other sources of information we’ve previously prepared. It also assumes each area will be declared a federal disaster area.

 Read the full step by step guide on how to cleanup and rebuild after a wildfire here!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

How to Clean up & Rebuild After a Wildfire in 4 Steps

 


 As a homeowner, you probably want to know – what now?

 Step 1: CalRecycle and the CA Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) teams will identify and remove household hazardous waste from each property (i.e. chemicals, and propane tanks).

 Step 2: CalRecycle, CalOES, and the respective County Environmental Health Department will collectively prepare a state-sponsored debris removal program which specifies what work must be conducted and lays out what is expected to be submitted in site specific workplans for each property. 

Step 3: Workplans are prepared that explain what and how the debris will be removed.

Step 4: A completion report will be prepared that summarizes the work completed, provides receipts for waste disposal and the County Environmental Health Department will review and approve the report if all conditions are met. 

 Read the full step by step guide on how to cleanup and rebuild after a wildfire here!

Monday, September 21, 2020

How Can Radon Affect Your Health?

 


According to the U.S. Surgeon General, “Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it in over a prolonged period of time can present a significant health risk to families”.

If you would like to test your residence, consider hiring a qualified radon measuring professional like Guzi-West Inspections.  Our certified staff will measure your home’s radon levels, provide a written report of findings, and if your home contains elevated levels of Radon (above 4pCi/L as determined by EPA), we will recommend solutions. Re-testing should be conducted after any remodel or renovation.

Learn more here!

Contact us today to discuss radon testing for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding, California.

 Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Monday, September 14, 2020

What is Radon?

 

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. The gas is produced during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon typically moves up through the ground and into a home through cracks and/or holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water brought in through the plumbing system. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States has elevated levels of radon (4pCi/L or more). 

Learn more here!

Contact us today to discuss radon testing for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding, California.

Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Monday, June 22, 2020

COVID-19 Testing is Now Available!

disinfection verification covid19

COVID-19 testing is now available to accurately detect whether the virus is present on a surface. The presence or absence of the viral genetic material on environmental surfaces are now being analyzed by several laboratories for SARS-Covid-19 using a process referred to as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) genetic testing for COVID-19 regarding disinfection. 

Learn more here!

Contact us today to discuss the current status of disinfection verification options for COVID-19  for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding. (888) 351-8189

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Surface Testing Methodology and Protocol for COVID-19 Inspection and Testing

disinfection verification covid19GuziWest has developed a surface testing swab sampling methodology and protocol for COVID-19 Inspection/Testing based upon information published by the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO).  In conjunction with a CA-certified laboratory performing Covid-19 PCR testing, we’re able to offer rapid information on the safety of your working surfaces and the potential presence of COVID-19 virus within your office or production facility.

Find out what a sampling plan would generally consist of here.

Any test method to determine complete disinfection of the virus needs to be evaluated carefully. Find out how that can be done here.

Contact us today to discuss the current status of  disinfection verification options for COVID-19 for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding. (888) 351-8189

Friday, May 15, 2020

Evaluating COVID-19 Test Methods

disinfection verification options for cvid19Recent studies have shown viable coronavirus can be detected up to three hours later in the air, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is best practice for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in your household and in community settings. Regular household cleaners are effective, including bleach solutions and alcohol solutions of at least 70% alcohol. The EPA provides a list of disinfectants effective against COVID-19.  Depending on the length of time in the facility and the areas traversed by the confirmed COVID-19 case, consideration may be given to using
a professional cleaning/disinfection service and extreme measures such as ozonation, UV disinfection, and/or ULV fogging. 

Any test method to determine complete disinfection of the virus needs to be evaluated carefully. Find out how that can be done here.


Contact us today to discuss the current status of  disinfection verification options for COVID-19 for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding. (888) 351-8189

The Entire Cleanup & Re-Building Process after Losing a Home in a Wildfire

As a homeowner, you probably want to know – what now? This guide is based upon our firm’s experience with the Carr and Camp Fires. We’re s...