How to Find a Contractor for Lead Paint Removal

How to Find a Contractor for Lead Paint Removal

You’re considering a lead paint removal project to make your home safer for your family. Finding the right contractor is essential, and you should take some important steps to ensure that you get quality service from experienced professionals. Researching contractors online can be helpful, but it’s also wise to ask friends or acquaintances who recently had similar projects done for referrals.

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Angi’s 2022 Super Service Award Winner

Central Valley Environmental Earns 2022 Angi Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistent level of customer service Central Valley Environmental (CVE) is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angi Super Service Award (SSA). This

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NCBE’s 2022 Golf Tournament

CVE was excited to participate and contribute to NCBE’s 2022 Golf Tournament effort to raise over $10,000 for the North Bay Construction Corps. What is the North Bay Construction Corps? It’s a construction career exploration opportunity and a basic skills

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5 Ways You Can Be Unknowingly Exposed to Asbestos

We encounter different minerals in everyday life. However, it becomes a problem when we get exposed to them in smaller quantities because there’s the chance that they can enter our bodies and cause adverse effects. One good example of a mineral that does this is asbestos. Asbestos is used to strengthen and fireproof building and construction materials. When inhaled, it can cause serious illnesses such as asbestosis and lung cancer. Since it’s a mineral that most people rarely observe, chances are you might have been exposed to asbestos before without knowing. In this article, we list just 5 ways you can be unknowingly exposed to asbestos.

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Asbestos Areas in San Diego

San Diego has been home to a diverse history of thriving construction and manufacturing industries. For decades before asbestos was banned for use worldwide, builders in San Diego used it in nearly all structures they put up. Although the intention behind the material’s use was for practical and, at the time, well-thought reasons, this unexpectedly turned many structures in the city into high-risk areas.

Because of the historical use of such materials, the instances of asbestos exposure and risks of mesothelioma bear a cause of concern for homeowners and workers alike. The city’s asbestos problem, in fact, has worsened rapidly to the point where San Diego has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma incidences in the United States. To add to this, the city also has a significant number of mesothelioma law firms that represent those who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma.

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Essential Things To Do Before Painting Over Lead Paint

Always Have Safety Precautions in Place

Since lead paint can potentially cause harm to human health, it’s crucial to have safety precautions in place before painting over your lead paint. Here are some of the safety precautions you can do to protect yourself, your home, your family, and on-site workers:

Lay down drop cloths and secure them on the floor with painter’s tape.
Wear gloves, protective clothing, and foot coverings.
Keep children and at-risk adults far from the worksite.
Always wear respiratory protection for lead dust.
Always keep the area as clean as possible.
Try to have a running High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter (HEPA) during and after the work to filter any lead dust out of the air.

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Testing Your Home for Asbestos Before DIY Projects

Testing your home for asbestos before DIY projects should always be the first item on your checklist.

Of course, proper planning has to be done first to ensure that everyone will be doing their part efficiently, but even that is already manageable in the most practical sense. Now, while it may all seem straightforward, you must not forget that some houses were built with asbestos-containing materials as some of their main components.

Generally known as a harmful substance, they are often the cause of lung cancer and asbestosis, two complex diseases that can shorten a person’s lifespan if they’re not careful. If you live in California, the risk is even higher as it is known to have its houses built primarily with asbestos as its main component.

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