2016 is almost upon us, and it’s time once more to make New Year’s resolutions. Most people commit to losing weight, quit smoking, or get organized. But, to accomplish these or any other worthy goals, it’s important to have the healthiest, most environmentally friendly Southern California surroundings possible. Sometimes, however, even the most beautiful homes can harbor unseen threats.
Consider the following:
- Asbestos still lurks in millions of residences. This toxic material can cause all sorts of deadly diseases, including lung cancer. Removing it requires technicians with specialized tools and know-how.
- Mold is a common problem that can hide in the dark corners of your basement or crawl space. Left alone, it can contaminate the air you breathe, filling it with billions of tiny spores that trigger asthma attacks, aggravate allergies, and, in some cases, cause death. This pathogen is especially deadly to children and pets. As with asbestos, removing mold requires trained professionals with the right tools.
- Lead paint is proven to cause brain damage in humans, especially those whose minds are still developing. It emits dangerous, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that cause cell death in the youngest and most vulnerable members of your family. Lead paint is as dangerous to remove as it is to leave in place since it can fill the air with millions of contaminants if disturbed. Because of this, lead paint removal is a specialized task that requires extensive training and safety equipment.
Of course, your home may not have any of these hidden dangers. Hopefully, that’s the case. But making sure this is the case is important, both for your family’s well-being and your own peace of mind. That’s why we recommend you call Tri Span Environmental today. They’re the leading hazardous material removal firm in the Orange County/Los Angeles County area. They will perform a precise inspection of your home.