1. Simple Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

    When someone mentions poor air quality, we might immediately think of the smog that hangs around our major cities or the hazy smoke that erupts out of factories. Yes, air quality is often perceived as an outdoors issue, not something that we worry about in our homes. But the fact is, the air that’s in your home might be worse than what’s outside. The air in your home might be polluted by harmf…Read More

  2. Are Asbestosis And Mesothelioma The Same?

    For many decades, home builders used asbestos as a sort of “wonder” material. From insulation to siding and everything in between, some homes are littered with asbestos. However, this “wonder” material can have some tragic side effects, including respiratory illness, cancer, and even death. Often when people think of asbestos-related illnesses, they think of Asbestosis and Mesothelioma. In…Read More

  3. 5 Common Places To Find Asbestos In Your Home

    For more than 25 years, Now Environmental Services has helped the people Federal Way learn about the health hazards of asbestos. Asbestos can be found throughout many homes in the area, as it was a very common construction material from the 1930s to the late 1980s. When asbestos goes airborne, it can lead to several forms of harmful illness and cancers that can be debilitating or even lead to deat…Read More

  4. 5 Signs That There Is Mold In Your Home

    If you’ve kept track of our blog, you know that mold is a harmful presence in your home. Because they are so rainy and moist, Seattle and Federal Way are especially prone to developing mold in homes and businesses. Mold can cause numerous health concerns and aggravate existing health issues. But even though mold is a prevalent issue in Washington homes, it can sometimes be difficult to spot the …Read More

  5. Is Asbestos Really Banned? Part 2

    Welcome back to the Now Environmental Services blog. As the leading provider of asbestos training, testing, and abatement services in the Seattle and Federal Way area, we’re committed to empowering our customers, neighbors, and friends with the information they need to make decisions that keep themselves and others safe from the harmful effects of asbestos. That’s why we’re addressing a comm…Read More

  6. Is Asbestos Really Banned?

    Asbestos is kind of like a ghost or a bad memory. Just when we think we are rid of it, it manages to find its way back into our lives. For many people, asbestos is a material that was banned sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, meaning that they no longer need to worry about it and its health effects. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception, and asbestos is still present in many homes and busines…Read More

  7. Mold and Its Health Effects, Part 2

    Sure, mold isn’t all bad. It’s beneficial to our ecosystem by breaking down dead substances such as leaves and trees and depositing them back into the environment. If you like mushrooms on your pizza, that’s a species of mold. And who could forget the wonder drug, penicillin? Yet, for all the good mold has contributed, no one finds a patch of dark green fungus dwelling in their bathroom and …Read More

  8. Indoor Air Quality and Pregnancy

    Bringing a child into this world is one of the most incredible wonders in life and it is crucial to do everything in your power to carry out a healthy pregnancy. From routine doctor visits, taking prenatal vitamins, living a healthy lifestyle, and the like; you’ve followed all of the guidelines and tips to ensure that your baby is being taken care of in the womb. While abstaining from drinking a…Read More

  9. Mold and Its Effects, Part 1

    In the damp, dark shadows of your home lurks a quiet threat that has been present on this planet for millions of years. As long as there is some moisture, it can survive on almost any surface. While you may catch a slight hint of its musty, mildewy smell, it prides itself on its ability to remain unnoticed. All the while, it pollutes the quality of your air, slowly getting you and your family or c…Read More

  10. VOCs and Cigarettes

    We talk a lot about asbestos at Now Environmental Services and at this point we all know how dangerous asbestos exposure can be. Asbestos generally can not be detected when it is inhaled and can cause all sorts of problems down the road. The microscopic fibers are known to lodge in the lining of the lungs and cause various forms of cancer. Thankfully much of the easily accessed asbestos has been r…Read More