Active radon: Active radon is a term used to describe a system that can provide radon remediation within the home. This system works by installing a pipe that extends below the foundation of the home up through the residential building structure and out through the roof. A fan attached to this system draws the radon up and forces it out. This prevents the radon from getting trapped in the home structure.
Allergen: An allergen is a foreign substance that a body is unable to tolerate. There are many different types of allergens that can be found in the environment. Common allergens include pet dander, pollens and mold. These substances can trigger allergies when they come into contact with the skin or are inhaled during respiration.
Asbestos: Asbestos is a mineral that is often used in the construction of building materials. It’s utilized for its absorption capabilities, tensile strength, resistance to heat and ability to repel electrical and chemical damage. Some products that are manufactured from asbestos include roof shingles, floor tiles and older home insulation. The fiber minerals that make up the asbestos can be inhaled causing damage to lung tissue during respiration.
Asbestos Abatement: Asbestos abatement is the practice of removing asbestos-containing materials from public and private building structures. People who perform these services must ensure that the fibrous materials in asbestos do not enter the air allowing them to be inhaled during respiration.