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Protecting Children from Environmental Health Hazards

Posted on March 28, 2014 in Blog

Learn how to eliminate the common indoor health hazards that may be lurking in your home.

Remediation Services According to the EPA, it’s especially important to protect children from environmental health hazards such as lead paint, asbestos, and mold. Why? First of all, because children’s bodies are still developing and are therefore very vulnerable to damage. Secondly, because children tend to eat, drink, and breathe in proportion to their body size than adults, and therefore may absorb contaminants more quickly. Finally, because children tend to get down and dirty in the places where contamination is most likely to lurk. Fortunately, AQHI Inc. can provide professional remediation services to remove hazards from your property and keep kids from becoming ill.

Lead Paint

An estimated 1 million children are affected by lead paint poisoning. Exposure to dust from lead paint or lead in drinking water can cause issues ranging from delayed development, mental impairment, and behavior problems to disorders of the central nervous system, kidney, and blood cells. Just about every system in the body can be affected once lead accumulates to a high level in the body. Fortunately, you can help prevent…


Does Your Contractor Follow EPA Lead Safety Rules?

Posted on March 25, 2014 in Blog

EPA fines two New England contractors for failing to comply with Renovation, Repair, & Painting Rule.

EPA Lead Safety RulesLead paint is present in many homes built before 1978 and can pose a danger if disturbed. Recognizing lead exposure from paint chips and paint dust as a leading cause of lead poisoning in Americans, especially children and infants, the EPA has set up comprehensive guidelines for the safe removal and cleanup of lead paint. These guidelines are known as the Renovation, Repair, & Painting Rule. However, not all contractors or individuals take care to follow these guidelines.

Contractors Face Thousands in Fines

One recent case shows how serious the EPA is about compliance with their Renovation, Repair, & Painting (RRP) Rule. The former Frisbee School in Kittery, Maine was getting a facelift to be transformed into a community center. The general contractor on the project, James J. Welch & Co., hired a sub-contractor to replace some storm windows on the property. Unfortunately, these windows contained lead paint, and the sub-contractor, New Hampshire Plate Glass Corp., did not follow the EPA’s guidelines when removing the windows. Specifically, they failed to assign a certified renovator to…


Looking for Professional Norwalk Asbestos Removal?

Posted on March 21, 2014 in Blog

AQHI Inc. is a licensed and certified company you can rely on for professional Norwalk asbestos removal.

Norwalk Asbestos RemovalIf you have asbestos-containing materials on your property, you may be putting yourself and others in danger. In general, asbestos-containing materials are safe enough as long as they are intact, but when they become damaged, they can release asbestos dust and fibers that can lodge in the lungs and cause serious or even life-threatening health problems. The safest course of action is to remove the materials and the risk they pose completely through Norwalk asbestos removal.

Of course, in the wrong hands an asbestos removal can actually be very dangerous. It’s important to choose a company like AQHI Inc. that fully understands the dangers of asbestos and will adhere to all of the industry best practices for the safe removal of the asbestos-containing material and the complete cleanup of the work site. We are a professional company with the following licenses and certifications to prove it.

CA State Contractors License:

We are a licensed contractor in good standing with the State Contractors Board. Clients who work with us know that we are…


Three Reasons to Get Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Irvine CA

Posted on March 18, 2014 in Blog

Improve the appearance and safety of your property with popcorn ceiling removal from AQHI Inc.

Popcorn ceiling removal in Irvine CADo you have lumpy, bumpy, crumbly popcorn ceilings in your home? This type of ceiling material, known as a popcorn ceiling or cottage cheese ceiling, is common in many homes for two main reasons. First of all, the textured look helps to disguise any imperfections in the ceiling. Basically, it’s easier for a contractor to make a popcorn ceiling look decent than it is to create a totally flat and smooth ceiling. Secondly, all the little bumps help to dampen sound to help keep homes quieter.

The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to just live with your popcorn ceiling if you dislike it or if it is damaged. You can get expert assistance with popcorn ceiling removal in Irvine CA from AQHI Inc. Here are three reasons that you should look into this service, especially if you live in an older home.

Popcorn Ceilings are Ugly

Many people find popcorn ceilings unattractive. Depending on the style of the home, this type of ceiling can look…