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Local California University Using Pigeons to Monitor Lead Pollution

Posted on September 7, 2017 in Blog

Local California University Using Pigeons to Monitor Lead PollutionYou know pigeons? Those annoying birds that flock into parks and other common public spaces to scrounge for food? Well it turns out that recently those birds are doing more good than harm, MUCH more good! A recent study by Rebecca Calisi, a faculty member of UC Davis is proving just how useful these pigeons can be.

The original study was based in New York, and tracked the blood of urban pigeons and monitored them for lead and other toxic pollutants. The study came from the thinking that urban pigeons do not travel far, no more than a few blocks in a lifetime, but also breathe the same air and walk the same streets as humans.

These pigeons are used to determine which areas contain high lead contaminates. Even though lead has been banned from paint and gasoline, lead pollution remains a significant problem.   The researchers tracked the lead levels in pigeons and found that zip codes where pigeons found to have high lead levels in their blood, are also zip codes with the highest levels…


Back to School – Learning About Environmental Hazards

Posted on September 4, 2017 in Blog

Back to School – Learning About Environmental HazardsIt’s September, and that means kids around the country are heading back to school. Little kids are nervous about their first official day of Kindergarten and older kids are worried about whether or not they’ll be able to find their homerooms on the first day of high school. Even students arriving at college are nervous about meeting their roommate and handling a demanding schedule while living away from home for the first time.

While you’ve probably graduated many moons ago, that doesn’t mean that you should completely stop learning. You never know when information gleaned in your daily life will come in handy. That’s why is providing you a quick tutorial entitled Environmental Waste 101. So, pay attention because class is in session!

What environmental hazards do we remediate?

At . We have completed over 50,000 jobs ranging from the removal of lead and mold, to asbestos and harmful PCBs.

Where are these harmful contaminants found?

Truthfully, these environmental hazards can be found in almost any home…


Top Asbestos Removal Services in California

Posted on August 3, 2017 in Blog

Top Asbestos Removal Services in California

Asbestos is well known for the negative effects it can pose on your health. The harmful substance was used frequently in building materials between the 1960s and 1980s, which means there’s a real possibility that your home might contain it if it was built between those years. Thankfully, is experienced in removing asbestos from the following areas:

Asbestos in Floor Tile

Floor tiles is one of the places where asbestos can lurk. Unfortunately, it’s also very easy to kick up asbestos fibers when your floor tiles become damaged. That is why it is crucial to contact immediately if there is damaged floor tiles in your home or business that contain asbestos. We can remedy the situation quickly and safely, to remove the asbestos without further contaminating the structure. 

Asbestos in Ceiling

You might not know this, but the ceiling is the most dangerous place to have asbestos in a home. That is because any fibers that contain asbestos aren’t going to stay in once place if they are disturbed, rather they will become airborne and travel throughout the building. With , we…


Gain Independence from Mold in Your Home!

Posted on July 4, 2017 in Blog

Gain Independence from Mold in Your Home!

You might have forgotten the specifics about the Boston Tea Party, Taxation without Representation, and the Revolutionary War that you learned during your history classes, but the general concept of Independence Day is clear as day. Several hundred years ago on July 4th, Americans took a step to break free from the tyrannical rule of the British government.

Like young America, you probably have something that you should break free of, and that’s mold in your home! You might think that mold can simply be wiped away, that if you don’t see it that it’s gone, but you’re wrong. Mold spores can actually become airborne and spread throughout your home. This Fourth of July season, consider using to help you break free from the mold in your home!

Where Mold Can Grow

Mold can grow anywhere, but it grows best in dark and humid places. Bathrooms and basements are often culprits, but there are many other places as well. Walls can hold mold, especially if there are leaky pipes contained within them. By the time you see the mold, it’s…


Lead Paint Abatement Services in California

Posted on June 8, 2017 in Blog

Lead Paint Abatement Services in California

Lead based paint is an environmental hazard that you do not want to trifle with.  Lead based paint can be found in older homes and can have serious adverse health effects, especially for women and children. This environmental hazard should be abated immediately, especially if the paint begins chipping and peeling. Thankfully, will be there with you every step of the way to abate any lead based paint that you find in your home. We have a variety of strategies to employ, which ensures that we can properly and safely remove the lead based paint in your home no matter the scenario.

Is Your Home at Risk?

From the 1940’s to 1978, lead was used as an additive to exterior and interior paints. In 1978, lead paint was banned as an additive by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If your home was constructed and painted after 1978, you are likely in good condition. Unfortunately, for homes built and painted before 1978, there is a possibility that lead paint exists.

What are the Risks?

If your home has lead based paint, it is important to proceed with…