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Tips to Prepare, Plan, and Prevent Disasters

Tips to Prepare, Plan for, and Prevent Disasters Hurricanes, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters can lead not only to loss of life but also to devastating property damage. Planning and preparing for these events mitigates risk and makes the recovery process smoother if disaster does strike. While it is human nature to procrastinate or to focus on immediate, day-to-day needs rather than an event that may never occur, recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters offer a valuable lesson to commercial property ... Read more

Improper Handling of Asbestos can be a Costly Mistake for Owners

Improper Handling of Asbestos can be a Costly Mistake for Owners Asbestos, once a common substance used in American construction because of its versatility and affordability, becomes toxic when it ages or is disturbed. Inhalation or ingestion of the fibers is a known cause of mesothelioma and lung cancer. In 1971, asbestos was declared a hazardous pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and federal safety regulations and the Clean Air Act contain rules and specific regulations for removal of asbestos-containing materials ... Read more

A Look Into a Vapor Mitigation Project

A Look Into A Vapor Mitigation Project Nova Consulting Group, Inc., provided a potential property buyer in Boise, Idaho, with Phase I environmental due diligence services in August 2017. This led to a discovery that the property had used a Perchloroethylene (Perc) machine for spot-cleaning rugs for the past 40 years. The machine was still on site. The owner of the property (with the original client’s permission) then hired Nova to do a Phase II investigation that measured sub-slab vapor and indoor air ... Read more