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 […]

Why Dry Cleaning Properties Are So Difficult to Remediate

If you’ve ever owned a suit, silk dress or other delicate professional wear, chances are you’ve been to a dry cleaner. Dry cleaning services are common in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s estimated that there are roughly 38,000 dry cleaning shops located across the country. Dry cleaning […]

What Common Household Items Qualify as Hazardous Waste?

Many of the products you use in your home everyday can’t just be thrown out in the trash—they need to be disposed of as hazardous waste. When disposing of common household products, they’ll fall into 1 of 2 categories of waste: Municipal solid waste (trash or garbage): This kind of waste, which isn’t considered potentially […]

How to Reduce Radon in Your Home or Business

If you recently had your home or business tested for radon and uncovered elevated levels of the gas inside your building, chances are you were told you’d need to have radon mitigation performed. The results may have left you with questions like: What exactly is radon gas? How does radon mitigation work? Is radon mitigation […]