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Los Angeles Area Homes near Contaminated Groundwater Plume Monitored for Vapor Intrusion Hazards
4/24/2015 4:24:39 PM
Last month, the Los Angeles Times published an article about homes located near several South Bay Superfund sites.  The neighborhoods were built around past industrial plants, a synthetic rubber factory and other former industrial sites that produced DDT, which is a pesticide that is now banned.   These industrial plants are blamed for dumping hazardous chemicals, such as …
Air Quality Issues & Health Concerns Resulting from Demolition Projects
4/23/2015 1:58:23 PM
When a home or building has outgrown its useful life, has been destroyed in a natural disaster or needs to make way for new construction, it is often slated for demolition.  Each year, thousands of buildings are torn down resulting in millions of tons of demolition waste.    Much of this waste is inert or nonhazardous, but other debris may contain hazardous materials that …
Introducing Versentia Complete CRM Implementation
Introducing Versentia Complete CRM Implementation
4/23/2015 9:25:37 AM
Versentia, Inc. has just released the Versentia CRM component for their testing, inspection and certification software, which has now become a part of the product offering. “The management of clients and associated sales is an important component of testing, inspection and certification software.  Our clients can now take the leap into new technology that allows for an …
Oakland Building Fire Causes Smoke & Water Damage to Multipurpose Structure
4/22/2015 4:39:12 PM
Last month, KRON 4 published a report about a two-alarm fire at a building in Oakland.  Although a dozen of people were displaced, firefighters were able to contain the fire to a single apartment.  Several other apartments sustained heavy smoke damage and a business on the ground level reportedly suffered water damage from the fire suppression efforts.    Depending on the …
Colorado Home Builder, Berkeley Homes Introduces “Urban Edge Living” in Attractively Priced Single Family Home Community, Park Hill Village, Near Downtown Denver
Colorado Home Builder, Berkeley Homes Introduces “Urban Edge Living” in Attractively Priced Single Family Home Community, Park Hill Village, Near Downtown Denver
4/22/2015 10:00:00 AM
Addressing a severe scarcity of affordable, attractive and new single-family homes within Denver’s urban corridor, local, award-winning homebuilder, Berkeley Homes , is set to introduce Park Hill Village , an urban-chic, yet well located collection of single-family homes set in a private enclave near 40th and Colorado Blvd.  The community model home opening is scheduled for …
PERC Exposure Risks Due to Vapor Intrusion & Other Causes Identified by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
4/21/2015 5:05:53 PM
Tetrachloroethylene, also commonly referred to as PERC, is a manufactured colorless liquid chemical that has been used widely for dry cleaning, as a chemical intermediate, metal degreaser and as a component of some consumer products.  Exposure to PERC can occur in some home and work environments due to the use of the chemical or from air, water, groundwater and soils that have …
California Parents Concerned about Health Issues at Child Care Facilities
California Parents Concerned about Health Issues at Child Care Facilities
4/20/2015 3:09:16 PM
Last month, the Santa Cruz Sentinel published a story about daycare centers, preschools and concerns over the possible spread of infections.  The article discussed low vaccination rates of young children in Santa Clara County and across California and how this could result in health issues along with the spread of infections.   In addition to issues associated with parents …
Texas Parents Turn to IEC for Healthy Indoor Environments for their Children
Texas Parents Turn to IEC for Healthy Indoor Environments for their Children
4/20/2015 12:57:51 PM
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, nearly 400,000 babies are born in the state each year.  For the soon-to-be parents of these newborns, one of the primary tasks they need to accomplish before the birth of their child is getting the nursery ready for the new edition to the family.    As parents shop for baby clothes, furniture and accessories, and …
Caribbean Vacationers Exposed to Pesticide Banned for Indoor Use
Caribbean Vacationers Exposed to Pesticide Banned for Indoor Use
4/20/2015 10:44:51 AM
Recently, a family from Delaware traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands on vacation.  Unknown to the family, the resort where the family stayed had recently been treated for pests with an agricultural pesticide that has been banned for use indoors.  Upon arriving at the resort, the family became ill and was rushed to a nearby hospital after some family members suffered seizures.  …
Arizona’s Leading Public Adjusters to Exhibit at the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show
Arizona’s Leading Public Adjusters to Exhibit at the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show
4/20/2015 10:32:49 AM
Later this week, thousands of area residents will converge on the Arizona State Fairgrounds for the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show.  People will be coming to learn about ways they can improve the inside and outside of their homes and to meet special guests of the event, including celebrities Jonathan and Drew Scott from HGTV’s popular Property Brothers …
MHI to Launch 5 New Models in its FDES Series of Ceiling-suspended, Oil-resistant Packaged Air Conditioners
MHI to Launch 5 New Models in its FDES Series of Ceiling-suspended, Oil-resistant Packaged Air Conditioners
4/17/2015 11:58:54 AM
In mid-April Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will commence marketing of new models in its FDES Series of ceiling-suspended oil-resistant packaged air conditioners offering outstanding corrosion resistance, ideal for use in commercial kitchens, etc. A total of five new models will be introduced, ranging from a 3-horsepower (hp) single model to a 10hp twin model. All the …
Indoor Allergens & Pollutants that Aggravate COPD Conditions Identified by EMSL
4/16/2015 5:08:11 PM
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute reports that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 120,000 American lives each year. More than 12 million have been diagnosed with the condition, but another 12 million are likely to have COPD and don’t know it yet.   COPD refers to a group of …
Award-Winning Interior Design Company, Lita Dirks & Co., Hires Designer Assistant, Hattie Pearson
Award-Winning Interior Design Company, Lita Dirks & Co., Hires Designer Assistant, Hattie Pearson
4/15/2015 11:00:00 AM
Nationally-acclaimed interior design and model merchandising company, Lita Dirks & Co . recently welcomed Hattie Pearson as the newest addition to its experienced staff. Pearson moved to Denver from Atlanta, Georgia in pursuit of adventure and a change of scenery. After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she started her career …
Five Steps To Achieving a Profitable Renovation
4/15/2015 9:31:33 AM
Step One: Do Your Research First and foremost, you must understand where your profits will come from. Simply, your profit margin is the selling price of the property, less your purchase price and your renovation expenses. Your goal is obviously to maximise your profit margin, which relies on two major factors – the purchase price of your property and your ability to …
Commercial Flooring Company The Gillespie Group Celebrates 30 Years of "Making Floor Perform"
4/14/2015 1:23:35 PM
(April 2015 ) The Gillespie Group is celebrating a major milestone this year, having entered into its 30th year in business. What began as a one-person carpet cleaning service in 1985, has grown to become what is today one of the largest commercial flooring providers on the East Coast. Headquartered in East Brunswick, NJ, the company installs and maintains an extensive range …
Bechtel Selected to Deliver Spadina Subway Extension in Toronto
Bechtel Selected to Deliver Spadina Subway Extension in Toronto
4/14/2015 12:16:48 PM
Bechtel has been awarded a contract to work with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to deliver the Spadina subway extension in Toronto, Canada.  Bechtel will provide program management services as part of an integrated delivery team with the TTC.  “We recognize the importance of the Spadina subway extension to Toronto and are fully committed to playing our part in the …
Spray Polyurethane Foam & Chemical Exposure Concerns in Texas Homes & Buildings
Spray Polyurethane Foam & Chemical Exposure Concerns in Texas Homes & Buildings
4/13/2015 3:43:23 PM
Residential and commercial builders across Texas and the Gulf Coast have increasingly turned to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) to insulate new construction and for remodeling projects.  SPF has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation due to its superb insulating properties, ability to protect against moisture, to fill cracks and crevices, and its excellent …
Parents of Newborns in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental to Ensure Healthy Indoor Air Quality
Parents of Newborns in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental to Ensure Healthy Indoor Air Quality
4/13/2015 11:39:05 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 43,000 babies are born in Puerto Rico each year.  For the parents of these newborns, one of the primary tasks they need to accomplish before the birth of their child is getting the nursery ready for the new edition to the family.    As moms and dads shop for baby clothes, furniture and accessories, and …
GreenWood, Inc. Commemorates 25 Years in the Industrial Marketplace
GreenWood, Inc. Commemorates 25 Years in the Industrial Marketplace
4/13/2015 11:29:42 AM
Greenville, SC - - April 10, 2015 - - GreenWood, Inc., is marking its 25th year in business of delivering integrated maintenance, construction and workforce solutions to manufacturers.  The company serves customers throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic with an unwavering focus on project-level safety.  In 1990, Alan Green and John Wood launched GreenWood, Inc. with just …
Ohio Property Damage Victims Can Now Turn to the Claims Management Experts at Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters
Ohio Property Damage Victims Can Now Turn to the Claims Management Experts at Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters
4/13/2015 8:46:40 AM
Beginning last month, Ohio residents who have an insurance claim for property damage now have access to the claims professionals at Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters, LLC (HDPA).  As one of the nation’s fasted growing public adjusting firms, HDPA is pleased to announce they now have adjusters that are licensed to provide services in Ohio to represent residential and commercial …