Why Dry Fogging for Mold Remediation Doesn’t Work

Mold is a common household issue affecting up to 70% of homes. Even if your house is new, don’t think you’re not susceptible, as almost 30% of new or remodeled homes are affected by indoor air quality issues. Most people don’t know they have a mold problem until they start seeing the evidence of it. […]

The Dangers and Hazards of Heating Oil Tanks

If your home was built prior to 1985, it’s possible that there’s an old heating oil tank buried somewhere in your yard. While that may not sound like a big deal, you could be cited for multiple environmental violations, even if you weren’t the one who installed or used it. This is especially true if […]

What is a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment?

If you are considering purchasing or redeveloping property, you may be surprised to discover that you might need a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, also referred to as a Phase 1 ESA. These assessments can help determine any issues with your property that could lead to liability problems for you, the owner, or your lender. […]

Warning Signs Of Contaminated Soil On Your Property

Soil has been called our life support system. Without it, human life would be almost impossible. But for most of us, our interest probably starts and ends with wanting to have an attractive backyard! Contaminated soil can make it more difficult to achieve the healthy lawns and plants we all love to see thriving in […]

Signs You Need to Replace Your Septic System

Signs You Need to Replace Your Septic System

Black water damage may occur if there is sewer backup. Ultimately, the costs can quickly soar if you find yourself in a position where you need to repair the damages. If you’re a homeowner, then you might be worried about something like this occurring if you have a septic system. How do you know if […]

What You Need to Know About Asbestos in Tiles

Asbestos Tile in Portland Homes and Businesses You may have heard that asbestos is common in old homes, but do you know which building materials are the culprits? A naturally occurring mineral, asbestos is made up of millions of tiny fibers that brought both benefits and risks to building products. In fact, it was one […]

When a Heating Oil Tank Should Be Decommissioned

While the majority of the U.S. – especially the West – relies on natural gas or electricity to heat its homes, some residences still use a heating oil system. Heating oil systems work through the following steps. Oil is stored in an underground heating oil tank (HOT). Oil is pumped from the heating oil tank […]

What Exactly is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber. Asbestos fibers’ resistance to heat, electricity, and corrosion made it a popular construction material for insulation and strengthening cloth, paper, cement, plastic, and other materials. Types of Asbestos The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) classifies asbestos into 2 categories: Amphibole: Fibers are straight and jagged. Amphibole asbestos […]

Septic vs Sewer Systems: Pros & Cons of Each

A drainage system is designed to carry sewage and wastewater away from your home or business, purify the water to remove any harmful bacteria and viruses, and then return the water back to the environment. Properly designed drainage systems help protect water quality and the health of both people and the environment. The 2 most […]

What You Need to Know About Asbestos in Insulation

The typical U.S. homeowner spent $117.46 per month on their energy bills in 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). You may be aware of how much you’re spending on energy, but do you know where most of that money goes? Heating and cooling costs amount to 42% of the typical U.S. energy […]