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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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What To Do If You Find Lead Paint In Your Home

What To Do If You Find Lead Paint In Your Home

Finding lead paint in your home is pretty common, especially if it was built before the 1980s. That’s because, before lead paint was banned from residential use nationwide in 1978, it was extremely popular for its affordability and appearance. Unfortunately, lead...

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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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