Asbestos Abatement


The name asbestos refers to a group of minerals composed of actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, crocidolite and tremolite. Asbestos is useful for its strengthening, insulating and heat-resistant qualities. It was used in construction from the 1940s to the late 1970s, when its health risks became widely known.

Is your home hazardous to your health?

Could mold, radon, lead or asbestos be hiding in your home and making you sick? Read these tips to find and rid your home of these health hazards.

Could asbestos be lurking in your home?

Asbestos insulation poses a serious problem if found in your home. Learn more about common asbestos locations and health hazards, how asbestos removal happens and how to keep yourself safe.

What you need to know about asbestos

There are many hazards associated with asbestos. These carcinogenic particles can become airborne during renovation or demolition and can pose serious health risks if inhaled.

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Mold Remediation

Mold testing and removal

Mold is a living organism that can grow in areas of the home where moisture is present. Exposure to black mold can lead to several health-related problems, especially respiratory issues. Check out this homeowner's guide to detecting, testing and removing mold.

Do I need a mold inspection?

Find out how to prevent mold in your bathrooms, basement and kitchen and when to call an inspector or mold remediation company for a professional opinion.

4 easy steps to prevent mold from invading your home

Long-term exposure to certain types of toxic molds can be catastrophic. One highly rated provider shares four easy tips to prevent mold from invading your home.

Is a mold problem in your home making you sick?

Mold contaminants in the air you breathe and on the surfaces you touch in your home can make you sick. One highly rated provider explains the common culprits.

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Lead Abatement

Lead hazards

Lead is a soft metal used in plumbing since Roman times, and later used in the manufacture of paint. Over time, researchers determined that lead-based products were responsible for serious health and environmental ailments. On September 2, 1977, the U.S. government’s Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a final ban on “lead-containing paint and on toys and furniture coated with such paint.”

What options do I have to remove lead paint?

Millions of homes built before 1978 still have existing lead paint. Angie Hicks explains some of the available options to safely remove lead paint.

What should I do if I discover lead paint?

Disturbed lead paint is a dangerous health threat, especially to children and the elderly. Learn who to hire to remove lead paint from your home.

Lead paint concerns remain three years after new regulations

In 2010 the EPA instituted new rules in 2010 to reduce the risk of lead poisoning in children and others during remodeling and repair work, but experts say some work remains.

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Radon Testing & Mitigation


Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that occurs as a decay byproduct of uranium and thorium. Radon forms naturally in the environment, and low levels can be detected in soil, rock and ground water. Homeowners that inhale radon are at risk of lung cancer and even death.

Is your home hazardous to your health?

Could mold, radon, lead or asbestos be hiding in your home and making you sick? Read these tips to find and rid your home of these health hazards.

Radon test lets Cleveland-area resident breathe easier

A Cleveland-area member grew concerned about the presence of radon in his home after tests found high levels of the gas in his neighbor’s house.

Is your home making you ill?

One highly rated provider shares information about factors existing in your home that could be causing you to feel ill and how to counteract them.

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