WHERE THERE’S SMOKE . . .
. . . Asbestos and Toxins May Linger
When a fire strikes, the residual damage can be as extensive as the actual burn. The presence of asbestos in a structure after a fire creates a public safety issue. Found in many structures built before 1978, asbestos is often discovered during a disaster cleanup. Asbestos can be any of several minerals that separate into long, threadlike fibers. Because certain varieties do not burn and do not conduct heat or electricity, they were used for making fireproof materials, electrical insulation, roofing, filters and much more.
Additionally, when the smoke plumes clear in disaster areas, there are many health and safety concerns to deal with. Homes in a burn area that have not been directly damaged by fire often experience a high level of toxins in their internal air ducts. It is recommended that homeowners who have air quality concerns have their air ducts inspected for allergens and disease-causing contaminants. Read more…
DID YOU KNOW . . . ?
Dogs can sniff out bed bugs? It’s true! With their keen sense of smell, dogs are especially helpful in the fight against these pests in the commercial industry by performing preventive sweeps. Toby, from Round the Clock Pest Control, often partners with Alliance in the fight against bed bugs. Toby was rescued from a shelter in Florida, trained and now earns his kibble sniffing out bed bugs. He is seen here with Marketing Rep. Krystle Pacay. Learn more…
Third Street Promenade Lead Abatement
Alliance was called out for tenant improvements on a popular shoe company at the Third Street Promenade. The structure contained lead-based paint on structural walls behind drywall which required adherence to to special Department of Public Health guidelines. Alliance completed all the work in just three weeks, a week earlier than anticipated!
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