Remodeling your home requires a lot of work and decision making. There are so many factors to consider throughout the entire process, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. One of the most important aspects to think about is the environmental issues you may come across. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to not be aware of environmental concerns, such as mold, asbestos and lead, until the remodeling process has begun; so, having a plan in mind in case you run into a problem can ease a lot of stress and expensive rash decisions.
Lead and asbestos have serious environmental effects that also pose a threat to the health of you and your family members.
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Lead is a serious pollutant to the environment and can severely impact the health of someone living in its vicinity. Most homes that were built before 1978 contain lead-based paint, which can flake during remodeling in chips or dust. It’s important to make sure that while there is construction occurring in your home, to separate the remodeling area from the living area. This can be done by barricading the area or using exhaust ventilation strategies. Lead is a serious health risk, and at high levels can cause convulsions, coma and even death.
Another dangerous pollutant that is commonly found during remodeling is asbestos. This is the name of a group of naturally-occurring minerals that divide into very strong, fine fibers. This material can actually be very beneficial n construction if used properly and it isn’t damaged. Asbestos pose a serious health risk when it is mishandled, either by being crushed by hand pressure or if the surface isn’t sealed to prevent the small fibers from escaping. When misused it becomes friable, meaning the fibers can be released and cause lung cancer due to inhalation. To ensure environmental safety, the surface on which asbestos is used must be stable, not damaged, and well-sealed.
Ensure the safety of your home and your family by handling each remodeling precaution with care. The Entech Group Inc. can provide all of the NJ environmental services you need to safely and efficiently complete your home remodeling project.
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