How to Improve Your Air Quality in the Winter

When it comes to air quality, many people recommend opening your doors and windows to increase ventilation and let fresh air inside. But what can you do in the winter, when the frigid cold forces you to keep your windows and doors shut? Thankfully, there are still ways to improve air quality in the winter… Read more »

How to Improve Indoor Air Ventilation

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Good ventilation is one of the best ways to prevent mold. But how do you go about improving indoor air ventilation? Below, we provide some tips to help. Bring in as much fresh air as possible Fresh, outdoor air can do wonders for your home or business. So, when possible, open up multiple windows and… Read more »

What Is Non-Destructive XRF Testing?

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Lead-based paint is found in many homes across Kansas City. But how do you know if you have lead-based paint in your home? The best way of finding it is to hire a company like Axiom Service Professionals to perform lead-based paint testing. We accomplish this using non-destructive XRF testing. But what exactly does that… Read more »

Understanding the Asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

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Asbestos can cause a whole host of health problems including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and more. As such, the government has taken steps over the past decades to reduce asbestos exposure. One of these steps is the Asbestos NESHAP. What is the Asbestos NESHAP? The Asbestos NESHAP stands for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants…. Read more »

The Health Effects of Radon

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Radon is a nearly undetectable, radioactive gas. It is colorless and odorless, meaning it’s difficult for humans to detect on their own. That’s why we perform radon tests to determine how much radon is in your home. While a little radon is normal, excessive amounts can become dangerous. Here, we discuss the health effects people… Read more »

How AHERA Affects Schools

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Passed in 1986, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) aimed to control the exposure of asbestos in public and non-profit school districts. Doing so has helped limit how much asbestos our children are exposed to throughout their early years. However, just because AHERA was passed three decades ago doesn’t mean the work is done…. Read more »

Understanding the Lead and Copper Rule

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When we take a drink of water, we assume that water is clean and free of contaminants. In many cases, this is true. However, in too many areas across America, our water is polluted with lead and copper. To help reduce the levels of lead and copper in our drinking water, the EPA created the… Read more »

What Are VOCs?

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VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, are chemical compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. They are released into the air as gases emitted from various products and industrial processes. VOCs are typically human-made chemicals that can cause adverse long-term and short-term health effects. Understanding the basics of VOCs, then, can help… Read more »