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JSE Labs: The Only AIHA ELLAP Accredited Lab in Oregon

JSE Labs: The Only AIHA ELLAP Accredited Lab in Oregon

As of December 2021, JSE Labs is officially accredited for lead (Pb) paint analysis under AIHA's Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) and is the only lab in the entire state of Oregon to receive this accreditation. Lily Godon, the lab manager,...

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Why Asbestos Air Testing is More Important Than You Think

Why Asbestos Air Testing is More Important Than You Think

Asbestos is often used as a buzzword to reference dangerous materials that can be found in your home. But how many people actually know what asbestos is and what exposure can do to the health and safety of you and your loved ones? The effects of asbestos exposure are...

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10 Things to Know About Asbestos in Drywall

10 Things to Know About Asbestos in Drywall

Drywall (also known as “wallboard” or “gypsum board”) can be found in just about every building constructed after the 1930s. It emerged as a popular alternative to traditional lath and plaster construction during World War II and the “building boom” that followed....

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6 Ways to Prevent Mold After Water Damage

6 Ways to Prevent Mold After Water Damage

Water damage is not an uncommon problem, especially in older homes in wet regions like the Pacific Northwest. Particularly after a leak or flood, water or excess moisture can be difficult to clean up, and the damage left behind is often frustrating to deal with and...

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Everything You Need to Know About Asbestos in Flooring

Everything You Need to Know About Asbestos in Flooring

Asbestos was a major component in many construction materials up until the 1980s because of its durability and heat-resistant properties. Today, materials with high asbestos content are banned in the U.S. due to the very serious associated health risks. However, many...

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Where To Look For Asbestos In Your Bathroom

Where To Look For Asbestos In Your Bathroom

Throughout the 20th century, Asbestos was frequently used in the production of consumer goods and home construction by builders and homeowners. Its flexibility and heat-resistance made it a popular choice for residential projects. Unfortunately, it’s also toxic to...

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When to Test for Asbestos in Popcorn Ceilings

When to Test for Asbestos in Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings (also known as “stucco,” “acoustic,” or “cottage cheese” ceilings) were very popular from the 1950s to the 1980s. Builders and homeowners alike were drawn to the bumpy, spray-on texture because it was quick and easy to apply, helped disguise ceiling...

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How to Prevent Mold Growth During the Winter

How to Prevent Mold Growth During the Winter

Household mold can grow on a variety of surfaces and objects, from walls and windows to clothes, books, and toys. Over time, an unremedied mold issue in your home can damage your property and belongings and pose serious risks to your family’s health. The wet winter...

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