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4 Reasons to Get a Lead Inspection Before Remodeling

4 Reasons to Get a Lead Inspection Before Remodeling

  Especially if you have an older home, it’s a good idea to get a lead inspection before you take on a remodeling project. Maybe you’re planning a large-scale, whole-home remodel that involves knocking down walls. Maybe you’re just repainting a bathroom and...

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5 Essential Dos and Don’ts of Painting Over Lead Paint

5 Essential Dos and Don’ts of Painting Over Lead Paint

Does your home contain lead paint? Are you not sure if it does or doesn’t? Painting over existing lead paint is a proven remediation technique. When you follow all the necessary steps and safety precautions, painting over it is a great way to seal in lead-containing...

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Identifying Lead Paint: What Does Lead Paint Look Like?

Identifying Lead Paint: What Does Lead Paint Look Like?

Lead paint is present in millions of older homes throughout the United States, and it can pose serious health risks as it deteriorates over time or if it’s disturbed during a renovation. If you think you might have lead paint somewhere in your home, you need to know...

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How to Identify, Test, & Remove Lead Dust from Your Home

How to Identify, Test, & Remove Lead Dust from Your Home

Lead in household dust can be caused by deteriorating lead-based paint in your home. It can also be tracked in from outside or carried in on clothing. When lead dust exists on the surfaces in your home or in the air you breathe, it has the potential to cause serious...

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DIY Lead Paint Test Kits Explained: Do They Really Work?

DIY Lead Paint Test Kits Explained: Do They Really Work?

Everyone knows that exposure to lead is bad for you. It can cause a range of health issues and is especially damaging to young children. Yet it’s something many of us come into contact with every day. If your home was built before 1978, there’s a good chance it has...

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The Complete Guide to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

The Complete Guide to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

If you’re a homeowner or have ever worked in the construction industry, you’ve probably heard people refer to asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs). While most people are aware that asbestos is potentially dangerous, and something you don’t want in your...

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7 Ways to Deal with Mold Quickly to Avoid Allergies

7 Ways to Deal with Mold Quickly to Avoid Allergies

Are you worried you may have mold growing in or around your home? Maybe you’ve detected a musty odor, found discolored patches on your walls, or noticed brown or green gunk collecting in the corners of your shower. It’s important to address mold as quickly as possible...

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10 Types of Mold Colors Commonly Found in the House

10 Types of Mold Colors Commonly Found in the House

Molds come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and while some may think that color can serve as an identifying characteristic, unfortunately, it is not. The main means of identifying molds involve looking closely at the structure, spore, and growth morphology, which...

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Mold Remediation: How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

Mold Remediation: How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

Mold infestations are common in houses, especially in wetter regions like the Pacific Northwest. The moist winters here can do a number on wood, drywall, and flooring, so it’s important to clean black mold before it gets bad. Removing mold from your home may seem like...

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