Category: Restoration

  • Lead Inspection During Home Renovation

    Lead Inspection During Home Renovation

    Before embarking on any renovation or remodeling project in a home built before 1978, it’s crucial to determine whether lead-based paint is present. Visual inspection doesn’t take the place of lead inspection. Alone it is insufficient, as lead-based paint may be concealed beneath layers of newer paint. Professional lead testing, conducted by certified inspectors or…

  • Suspected Mold: A Homeowner’s Dilemma

    Suspected Mold: A Homeowner’s Dilemma

    Home renovation is an exciting endeavor! But, amidst the anticipation, fresh dreams and fresh beginnings, there may be a silent yet somewhat smelly menace, mold. Do you suspect mold in your abode? Let’s explore the signs of mold during home renovations, its potential risks, and how to address it effectively. As homeowners, we’re often ready…

  • Building Renovation and Demolition in Colorado: What You Need to Know About Asbestos Testing

    Building Renovation and Demolition in Colorado: What You Need to Know About Asbestos Testing

    Bottom line: If you don’t know it’s not asbestos, you must test. Are you embarking on a renovation or demolition project in Colorado? Whether you’re sprucing up your space or starting from scratch, it’s critical to be aware of state and federal regulations regarding asbestos. Here’s what you need to know to avoid penalties and…

  • Improper Asbestos Handling & Disposal Can Have Legal Consequences

    Improper Asbestos Handling & Disposal Can Have Legal Consequences

    Are you aware of the potential legal pitfalls that come with improper handling and disposal of asbestos? In Colorado, failure to comply with asbestos testing requirements can result in severe consequences that not only jeopardize your health but also put you at risk of legal action and significant fines. What are the legal ramifications of…

  • EPA Bans Chrysotile Asbestos to Protect Public Health in Bold Step

    EPA Bans Chrysotile Asbestos to Protect Public Health in Bold Step

    In a groundbreaking move, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bans chrysotile asbestos in a decisive action to protect public health by banning chrysotile asbestos, the last remaining type of asbestos still used and imported in the country. This significant decision comes after years of advocacy and scientific evidence pointing to the severe health risks…

  • Homeowners Insurance Coverage for Disaster Restoration and Air Quality Testing

    Homeowners Insurance Coverage for Disaster Restoration and Air Quality Testing

    Understanding Coverage for Air Quality Homeowners insurance policies typically cover a range of emergencies, including fire and water damage, windstorms, explosions, riots, smoke damage, theft, vandalism, and certain plumbing and electrical issues affecting structural integrity. However, it’s essential to review the homeowners’ policy details carefully to understand the specific disaster restoration coverage, including contamination to…

  • Navigating the EPA’s PM NAAQS Changes: What It Means for IET’s Customers

    Navigating the EPA’s PM NAAQS Changes: What It Means for IET’s Customers

    Stay Ahead of Air Quality Standards for Compliance As a valued customer of Integrity Environmental Testing, we understand that staying informed about regulatory changes is essential for ensuring the safety and well-being of your environment and restoration clients. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced significant updates to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)…

  • Understanding the EPA’s New Changes to PM NAAQS: A Comprehensive Overview

    Understanding the EPA’s New Changes to PM NAAQS: A Comprehensive Overview

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the environment and public health across the United States. Recently, the EPA has announced significant changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). These changes are crucial as they impact various industries, communities, and individuals nationwide. Here we will…