Encapsulation as a Method of Asbestos Abatement | Orange County Environmental

Encapsulation as a Method of Asbestos Abatement

When asbestos is present in an older building, complete removal of the substance is not always the best solution for controlling the hazard. In some situations, encapsulating or encasing the asbestos inside another material is the safest and most cost-effective route to asbestos abatement. Encapsulation of Asbestos One positive fact about asbestos, and the reason […]

What Makes a Building Green? | Orange County Environmental Hazard Abatement

What Makes a Building Green?

Green building methods and materials are becoming more popular and widely used as concern about the environment increases. Using green building methods and materials is also popular because green buildings save money over time by reducing energy costs and also by sometimes qualifying the property owner for tax savings and other rebates. But what exactly […]

Orange County Mold Residential

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Residential Buildings?

The primary reason that mold grows anywhere is due to moisture. Without moisture mold and mildew cannot survive. Given the proper conditions found in a damp environment and mold colonies can grow quickly. Mold is also very adapted as an organism, and that resilience is one of the reasons that mold is so hard to […]

Asbestos in Orange County Homes

Asbestos in the Home

Orange County homes built before 1970 likely contain asbestos. Common places for asbestos to be found in homes is in floor tiles, insulation, siding, roof shingles, and flashing, ceiling tiles, and especially around heating sources. Boilers, heating ducts, hot water pipes, and fireplaces likely contain asbestos, and potentially more dangerous asbestos because those areas acquire […]