Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How to Better Understand Your Mold Report!

professional mold testing Arcata, CAYou have been through the complicated process of repairing a water-damage loss in your home. You have called the remediation team, who abated the mold and now have called a company like Guzi-West, who performs “mold clearances.” The remediation company has more than likely conveyed the results to you – either pass or fail.  If the area failed, you needed to schedule another mold clearance after more remediation has been completed. If the area passed, they were able to take their drying equipment and plastic barriers out. What does a passing or failing mold clearance mean? What are the criteria for a passing or failing a test? 
Learn more here!

Contact us today to schedule professional mold testing services for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding. (888) 351-8189

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Keep Your Home and Business Safe with Asbestos Testing Services

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Did you know asbestos can be found in a wide variety of building materials?

Are you planning on renovating your home or business? 

Asbestos testing is requested by property owners to determine if it’s safe to work in an area of the structure that will be disturbed through renovation, demolition, or general maintenance.   

Often asbestos can be found in materials like: linoleum, vinyl floor tile, insulation, joint compound (aka mudding), sheetrock, wall texture, sprayed-on fire proofing, and acoustical applications, such as ‘pop-corn’ ceiling applications.  Have some of these same building materials in your home or business?

The asbestos testing team at Guzi-West has performed inspections, conducted contractor oversight during asbestos abatement activities and prepared AHERA re-inspections for clients throughout California and can use our expertise to guide you through the complex process of asbestos compliance.


Call Guzi-West today to schedule an asbestos testing service. (888) 351-8189

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Get Next Day Results with Asbestos Testing Service from Guzi-West!

asbestos testing service CaliforniaHas your house been damaged by falling branches?

Have you experienced property damage from a fire?

Do you want to check an older home for the presence of asbestos?

The inhalation of asbestos fibers can be extremely dangerous and is known to cause lung cancer, mesothelioma (a rare form of cancer primarily associated with asbestos exposure), and asbestosis. It’s important for property owners to understand the dangers of asbestos so they can protect themselves and any other individual who may be exposed to asbestos fibers.

The asbestos testing team at Guzi-West has performed inspections, conducted contractor oversight during asbestos abatement activities and prepared AHERA re-inspections for clients throughout California and can use our expertise to guide you through the complex process of asbestos compliance.


Call Guzi-West today to schedule an asbestos testing service. (888) 351-8189

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Fire Disaster Response from Start to Finish!

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Recently lost your home in a fire in California?
Are you overwhelmed with the process?
Not sure where to start when it comes to debris removal?
Guzi-West offers a streamlined, customized approach to each property and can perform all major stages of work in house! From asbestos testing to your work plan submittal to the application process to hazardous waste removal, soil grading, and confirmation soil sampling to your final report – Guzi-West has you covered!

For more information about fire disaster response, visit our website! 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Picking up the Pieces After a Fire? Guzi-West is Here to Help!

fire disaster response CaliforniaThe process of clearing a property after a wildfire can be incredibly confusing, and often just the act of finding companies to meet all your needs proves difficult. Assuming the fire is declared a federal/state disaster, then property owners must make a decision on whether to opt into the debris removal program run and overseen by the government agencies OR opt out and utilize their insurance/funds to pay for the costs of debris removal.  
Find out everything you need to know about fire disaster response at Guzi-West here!
Contact Guzi-West’s Fire Disaster Response Team Today to Help!

We offer a streamlined, customized approach to each property and can perform all major stages of work in house! Guzi-West has a staff of lead inspectors and geologists with experience evaluating sites after a fire for asbestos and lead; preparing site specific work plans; sampling and laboratory analysis; site health and safety plans; overseeing and monitoring the removal and appropriate disposal of contaminated soils. 

Call (888) 351-8189 today to speak to one of our experts!

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!

How to Better Understand Your Mold Report!

You have been through the complicated process of repairing a water-damage loss in your home. You have called the remediation team, who abat...