Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Guzi-West Tests for Lead in Soils

lead inspector Arcata, CANeed help analyzing the presence of lead in soil in and around your home?
One major source of lead in soils is leaded paint. It’s estimated that lead paint was used on 75% of houses built before 1978, when it was banned. Chalking, leaching, flaking, weathering, scraping, and sandblasting of leaded paint result in lead deposits in the soil near the base of these houses, creating a "halo" of lead contamination. Although less widespread, airborne lead from industrial sources such as metal shops, burn dumps, or battery recyclers may have contaminated some nearby soil.
The State of California- Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) regulates and enforces hazardous waste laws in California. The State of California-Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) evaluated potential exposures to estimate lead concentrations in soil that would lead to an incremental increase in blood lead.

However, you could still run the risk of exposure! If you want the expert lead inspectors at Guzi-West to analyze the soil and lead potential risk at your home, give us a call today! We want to ensure you and your family stay safe. (888) 351-8189

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Guzi-West Analyzes Lead Contamination in Soils

lead inspector Arcata CADid you recently buy an older home?
Did your home pass the inspection?
Are you worried about lead contamination in soil?
Serious human health risks, particularly for children under 6 years of age, are associated with lead poisoning. It’s estimated that between 5.9 and 11.7 million children nationwide are potentially exposed to lead in soil or dust. Low-level, chronic exposure to lead in contaminated residential soil can cause developmental and behavioral problems in children. They may suffer from reduced IQ and attention span, hyperactivity, impaired growth, learning disabilities, hearing loss, and insomnia. At high levels of exposure, lead attacks the brain and your central nervous system causing coma, convulsions and even death.  People may be exposed to lead either by inhalation of lead particles or by ingestion of lead contaminated dust, water, or food.

Contact Guzi-West Today to Help!



Guzi-West has staff of lead inspectors with experience evaluating sites for the presence of lead in soils; preparing site specific work plans; sampling and laboratory analysis; site health and safety plans; overseeing and monitoring the removal and appropriate disposal of lead contaminated soils. Call (888) 351-8189 today to speak to one of our experts!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Worried About Naturally Occurring Asbestos? We Can Test for That!

Naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) is the term applied to the natural geologic occurrence of various types of asbestos. NOA is present in the majority of counties in California. It is commonly found in ultramafic rock formations, including serpentine, and in soils where these rock types are located.


Read more about Naturally Occurring Asbestos on our website!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Guzi-West Now Testing for Naturally Occurring Asbestos in California

In California, regulations have been implemented to protect the public from exposure to Naturally Occurring Asbestos. The most common type of NOA asbestos is chrysotile, other types such as tremolite and actinolite are also found in California. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) identified all asbestos fibers, irrespective of length, with an aspect ratio greater than or equal to 3, equally hazardous to public health.  


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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Specialized Inspection & Consulting Services

Was your home recently affected by a fire or flooding?

Are you struggling to get your life back together after an emergency?

A home damaged by water or fire can completely upend your life. We know that the damage isn’t just physical, but emotional as well. We want to help in any way that we can, and that means making sure the remediation process goes smoothly for your family.

We specialize in testing for mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, and methamphetamine, and sewage inspection and consulting services. Our team also frequently prepares abatement specifications, oversees the subsequent abatement work, and performs clearance testing to verify that the work has been properly completed. 

We nearly always get to the flood/fire/impact damaged structures the same day, and we overnight all samples to a laboratory located in the Eastern Time Zone so results can be available early in the morning the following day. This allows your restoration company to get a jump on their work and for you to be that much further along in the process of getting your property restored. 

 “Guzi West Inspection and Consulting Services performed quality and accurate work. They are extremely knowledgeable. They meet all established goals and deadlines and provided great communication through the whole job. I would recommend this company to all.” Cory Kelly


Learn more about how we support restoration companies here!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Guzi-West Works with Restoration Companies

Has your home been damaged by a fire or flood?

Are you dealing with a mold issue, or lead-based paint in your home?

Is the remediation process too overwhelming? You don’t have to go through it alone!

Guzi-West works with the restoration company you hire. We know that getting your life and home back in order after an emergency is your top priority, and we want to help you regain your sense of normalcy.

We specialize in testing for mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, and methamphetamine, and sewage inspection and consulting services. Our team also frequently prepares abatement specifications, oversees the subsequent abatement work, and performs clearance testing to verify that the work has been properly completed. 

If you’ve been affected by a catastrophe and want a company you can trust to help with the remediation process, we’ve got your back. Contact us today to find out more about our services! We’ll happily answer any questions you have. We’re here to help! Call us at (888)-351-8189 or request a quote here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Who is Most Susceptible to Lead Exposure?

Who is most susceptible to lead exposure and lead poisoning? Typically, it’s children under the age of six. Kids are always grabbing objects and putting them in their mouths, potentially exposing them to materials that may be covered in or contaminated by lead. Exposure is generally more dangerous for them because their bodies are developing and are most vulnerable in this age range.

Learn more about avoiding lead exposure here.

Guzi-West Tests for Lead in Soils

Need help analyzing the presence of lead in soil in and around your home? One major source of lead in soils is leaded paint. It’s estimat...