Friday, July 13, 2018

Lead Based Paint: Lack of Compliance

lead based paint testing, lead inspector, lead based paint inspection, lead paint inspection, lead paint testThere have been many cases portraying lack of compliance to safety regulations. You can read an example of failure to comply with lead-based paint regulations below.

Chip and Joanna Gaines, the owners of a TV show on HGTV called “Fixer Upper,” have been fined for failure to comply with safety guidelines for lead-based paint removal. Their show contained footage of employees not following proper safety guidelines while removing lead-based paint. Their company, Magnolia Homes, paid a civil fine of $40,000 and agreed to show a demonstration on how to properly remove lead-based paint. Since then, Chip and Joanna have made a serious effort to make a difference by funding a lead-paint abatement program in their hometown with $160,000.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Asbestos: Lack of Compliance

AHERA,  asbestos inspection,  asbestos air testing,  asbestos testing, asbestos testing service, asbestos, NESHAP,There have been many cases portraying lack of compliance to safety regulations. Here are some examples of failure to comply with asbestos regulations:

An audit at California State University uncovered a large list of ongoing problems that created extreme safety hazards for half a million students and employees. The University was fined multiple times for the lack of compliance on two of its campuses – San Diego and Channel Islands.

During the renovation of a former air force base located in Atwater, California—Firm Build employees, subcontractors, subcontractors’ employees and student workers were exposed to airborne asbestos. Directors knowingly strayed from safety precautions to save money during demolition and renovation. Prison sentences were handed down as a result.

Read more about fines for lack of compliance here!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Asbestos & NESHAP

AHERA,  asbestos inspection,  asbestos air testing,  asbestos testing, asbestos testing service, asbestos, NESHAPAsbestos is a mineral that is commonly found in building materials. It is toxic to the human body when inhaled or ingested. It can cause serious negative health effects--including some types of cancer. If NESHAP regulations are not followed, people may have higher chances of asbestos exposure as well as exposure to other toxins found in building materials.

Learn more about NESHAP regulations here!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

History of NESHAP

AHERA,  asbestos inspection,  asbestos air testing,  asbestos testing, asbestos testing service, asbestos, NESHAPNESHAP’s standards were originally proposed in 1971 as a response to the clean air act of 1970. In the following years, amendments were enacted to further reduce the exposure to various air pollutants. By 2004, the final standards of NESHAP were entirely implemented.

Read more about NESHAP here!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Symptoms of Valley Fever

home mold inspector redding caThe symptoms of Valley Fever closely resemble symptoms of the flu. They include fever, chills, cough, chest pain, headache, joint aches, night sweats, fatigue, and red spotty rashes. Because of the similarity to the flu, Valley Fever is often delayed in diagnosis or completely misdiagnosed. Knowing what to look for will lower your chances. People most at risk are those over 60, African Americans, and Filipinos.

Learn more about Valley Fever here!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

What is Valley Fever?

home mold inspector redding caValley Fever is a respiratory infection that arises from fungus in soil. When the soil is overturned­­, fungi spores are released into the air. They can then be inhaled. The most common cases are in the soil heavy regions.
In 2017, Valley Fever’s infection rate was the highest it has ever been in California. The reason is unknown but some have linked it to climate change, which has caused droughts and drier weather.

Learn more about Valley Fever here!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Take Precautions to Prevent Lead Exposure

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Prevention is better than a cure when it comes to lead. Taking precautions is crucial to avoid lead exposure. Contact a nearby lead inspector. They will give you an accurate assessment and fill you in on the next steps to take depending on what they find.

Meanwhile, there are a couple things you can do to make your home and yard safer for your children. Make sure that they aren’t near any chipping or peeling paint. Have them wash their hands and toys regularly. Separate living and play areas from lead sources, mop your floors and wipe windows regularly, and avoid letting your kids play on bare soil … give them a sandbox with clean sand instead!

Learn more about avoiding lead exposure here!

Lead Based Paint: Lack of Compliance

There have been many cases portraying lack of compliance to safety regulations. You can read an example of failure to comply with lead-base...