Amidst a wave of Chinese import scares, ranging from toxic toys to tainted pet food, reports of contaminated drywall from that country have been popping up across the American Southeast. Chinese companies use unrefined “fly ash,” a coal residue found in smokestacks in coal-fired power plants in their manufacturing process. Fly ash contains strontium sulfide, a toxic substance commonly found in fireworks.
You can’t tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, unless it is labeled. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos or have it sampled and analyzed by a qualified professional. A professional should take samples for analysis, since a professional knows what to look for, and because there may be an increased health risk if fibers are released. In fact, if done incorrectly, sampling can be more hazardous than leaving the material alone.
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We service the greater New Orleans metro areas including:
Kenner, Metairie, St Rose, Laplace, Waggaman, Avondale, Westwego, Marrero, Harvey, Gretna, Algiers, Chalmette, Arabi, Mereaux, Violet, Slidell, Pearl River, Lacombe, Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Goodbee, Loranger, Folsom, Bush, Bogalusa, Ponchatoula, Hammond, Amite, Abita Springs, Franklinton, Mt. Hermon, Denham Springs and Baton Rouge. If you have a need for an inspection outside of these areas please give us a call, as it is possible we may be able to make arrangements.
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. Ancillary inspection reports are just as important as the reports generated for standard inspections. For something as specialized as a thermal imaging inspection, it’s critical that the information presented meets the clients’ needs for information they can use and act on.
A professional mold and indoor air quality evaluation and testing can provide answers. If you are considering a mold and indoor air quality inspection give us a call. Our inspections provide a complete evaluation of the interior and exterior your building conducted by trained and certified professionals using state of the art testing equipment and laboratory analysis. You will be provided a detailed report, explanation and recommendations for remediation (if necessary).
What's The Difference Between EIFS and Stucco? Materials A traditional hard-coat stucco exterior system is extremely durable because it essentially covers your home with a layer of rock. Cement stucco is made of sand, a small quantity of lime, Portland cement and water. Basically, it is a fine-grained concrete that is attached to your house using a waterproof barrier paper, galvanized wire mesh and metal flashings (devices that channel water to the exterior of a wall).
Lead exposure is serious business. To protect you and your family from lead hazards, a certified risk assessor can assist you in reviewing the report, and help you decide whether abatement (eliminating lead hazards completely) or continued good maintenance (managing potential lead hazards) is a better option for you. If you decide to abate, be sure to hire a trained and certified abatement contractor.