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Identifying Greener Cleaning Products

Cleaning products are an absolute necessity for keeping spaces free from contaminants. The same products that clean, may also use toxic or harmful chemicals that cause their own issues.  The chemicals used may linger in the air and cause physical irritation. Those with health issues such as asthma or other respiratory illnesses may suffer a reaction to the presence of chemicals in the air. Green Products Cleaning products that only use non-toxic, natural properties have been on the rise for years. They are ... Read more

COVID-19 Induced Waste Scenario

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic will go down as one of the most disruptive events in modern history. Of all the conditions that have affected the world due to the pandemic, one thing that is causing a growing concern is the increase in waste volume. The increase in the volume of waste products has caused considerable concern that the virus may spread faster than ever before.  Increase in COVID-19 Waste Product Waste processing systems around the world are predicated on the movement and location ... Read more

Mold vs. Mildew – The Similarities and Differences

Mold vs. Mildew - The Similarities and Differences Although mildew and mold are funguses, there are some important differences that you need to know. This is because the differences are such that they will shape how you clean away the organisms from your home, office, or facility. Similarities - Mold & Mildew Both mold and mildew are organisms that grow on organic materials. Both are essentially harmless until they reach a warm, moist atmosphere. The moisture will spark both organisms to grow rapidly ... Read more

E-waste – A Toxic Waste Stream

E-Waste consists of discarded electronic parts. It is quickly becoming one of the largest disposal issues. Finding ways to properly dispose of electronic panels, computers, mobile devices, and other scrap electronic devices are becoming quite problematic.  This is especially true in developing countries where advances in digital technology are rapidly rising. The lack of recycling e-waste is leading to rising health concerns.  The Buildup of E-Waste The reason why electronic waste is becoming a greater issue is because of advancing technology. Today’s computers, mobile ... Read more

COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself and Others

Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is often called offers a higher risk for adults who are older along with those who possess underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease, and more. The complications of COVID-19, especially for those at risk means it is important to understand how the virus spreads, what you should do, and if you need professional assistance to disinfect your property.  How COVID-19 Spreads? Generally speaking, COVID spreads through close contact with other individuals. When someone sneezes, ... Read more

Stay Safe When Renovating During COVID-19

Whether you started a renovation project before COVID-19 and social distancing went into effect or you urgently need a plumber today, you may need to bring contractors into your home at some point. If you decide to move forward with a renovation or repair, you’ll want to be extra careful for the safety of both you and your contractors. Have Online / Virtual Meetings When Possible Many homeowners halted renovations when the pandemic hit. However, consultations, walk-throughs, and initial meetings are happening online. ... Read more

Protect Your Family From Exposure to Lead

Lead contamination has been in the news recently, most notably in cities where the water supply have been tainted by the presence of lead. However, one of the most common sources of lead contamination originates from lead paint that was used in homes prior to 1978. The dust from that lead paint is one of the most common sources of lead poisoning which affects families around the world. Any lead paint that was used in homes prior to 1978 may be under ... Read more

Creative, But Pragmatic Hazardous Waste Solutions

There are a surprising number of companies that create some kind of hazardous waste during their everyday manufacturing processes. Making a small change to how this waste is handled and disposed of can have rippling effects, not just for that business and its bottom line, but also for the environment. Luckily, there are a number of creative ways that companies can cut down on pollution, while also saving money. In short, it simply requires a little bit of pragmatic and creative management ... Read more

Be Lead Safe When You Renovate Your Home

Many older homes were built or decorated with materials that contain lead. Lead paint is one of the biggest culprits of lead exposure, which can be very dangerous for children and adults alike. Dust contaminated with lead, lead paint chips, and other items that contain lead are likely to be stirred up or created during a home renovation, exposing those who live in that home to lead. Lead is so dangerous that testing for it is now mandated by law for all ... Read more

Mold and Your Health

Mold is one of the most common household hazards. Mold is naturally occurring and is, in fact, around us at all times. A low level of mold spores is not dangerous to humans. It is inside a home, however, with the doors and windows closed, that a high level of mold spores can build up and can actually become dangerous for a person. Homes that are infested with mold are more likely to have that high level of spores in the ... Read more
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