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Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral used in many construction products. It is considered to be a carcinogen. Asbestos has been used in: sealant, putty, and spackling compounds; vinyl floor tiles, backing for vinyl sheet flooring, and flooring adhesives;...

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Buried Oil Tanks

A buried oil tank can be concealed by heavy landscaping. Buried ferrous-metal oil tanks are commonly found on older properties whose home and/or domestic water supply is heated by oil. As with all underground items, a buried oil tank is not within the scope of a...

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Egress

Egress Windows for Fire Safety Basements and every sleeping room should have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening that opens directly onto a public street, public alley, yard or court. This standard is required because many deaths and injuries...

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Termites

Now that Spring is here, be on the lookout for evidence of termites. They cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each year – that’s more damage to homes than all other natural disasters combined. Signs of a termite infestation: In early spring, swarming...

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National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week started Sunday Written by C. Dwight Barnett Keep Your Family and Home Safe National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25. According to HRSA.gov (Health Resources and Services Administration), the nation's poison centers answer more...

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