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Winter is Coming and AQHI is Giving the Gift of Environmental Remediation This Holiday Season

Posted on December 4, 2017 in Blog

Winter is Coming and AQHI is Giving the Gift of Environmental Remediation This Holiday SeasonSummer is long gone and so is fall. There might not be snow falling, but we’ve sailed into the month of December at the blink of an eye. That means lit up Christmas trees around every corner and festive lights draped over homes and businesses all around you. You can feel the holiday cheer when you step into the mall and see all of the decorations strewn about and hear the festive songs blasting through the speakers. The hole growing in your bank account and the giddiness of your children might also pay tribute to the time of the season.

As you’re planning out your festive holiday dinner, what happens if you stumble across an environmental hazard in your home? Perhaps it’s mold when you’re digging for boxes of decorations in the garage, lead paint or asbestos when you start to do a quick home renovation project. Before you panic, just remember that is here to help you! We have been in…


What to Do When You Are Cleaning Up from Halloween and Actually Find Mold!

Posted on November 8, 2017 in Blog

What to Do When You Are Cleaning Up from Halloween and Actually Find Mold!Halloween is over and that’s both a good and bad thing for people. For those who love the thrill of Halloween, sadness might be an emotion they feel. It also means that the free candy has come and gone and you’ll have to start cramming dollar bills in the vending machine at work to get your regular fix.

Halloween being over also brings good things as well, though! First of all, it means that were another day closer to the holiday season. For those that scare easily, it also means that frightening decorations are coming down. Adults who go overboard decorating can also finally reclaim their house from the ghosts, ghouls and cobwebs hung at every corner.

The process of reclaiming your home can be tiresome, especially for people who decorate heavily. Once you start cleaning out your house, you might even start to find the real monsters lurking underneath. What happens when you go to pick up what looks like a balled up Reese’s Cup wrapper…


Are There Laws Protecting Tenants From Mold in Rental Properties?

Posted on October 4, 2017 in Blog

Are There Laws Protecting Tenants From Mold in Rental Properties?

You’ve done it! You’ve found the perfect rental property. In California, with the high cost of living, this can be a difficult feat to achieve. Luckily, your countless hours of research has paid off and you’ve signed on the dotted line. After handing over the first and last month’s rent, you’re packing up your stuff while waiting for the first of the month to roll around.

The day finally comes for you to move in and you show up, only to find an unexpected visitor living in your new rental property – mold. You’ve already signed the yearlong lease and forked over your rent money, so what now? Do you have any rights as a tenant?

You might not want to make moves with your new landlord, but it’s important to take any mold issue seriously. Mold spores can have detrimental effects on your health and the last thing you want is to ignore the problem and have health problems down the road. That is why AQHI, Inc. is giving you the lowdown on what you…


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…