1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Textured Ceiling Removal (Part Two)

    Previously we discussed the popcorn ceiling and the lineage that it shares with some of the most famous ceilings in history. Not that your popcorn ceiling is as ornate as the Sistine Chapel, but if your home ever had a smoke living it it, the color will be similar, as tobacco smoke turns the texture a toasted brown color. The color of tarnished gold greeting you when you come through the door is s…Read More

  9. An image of a textured ceiling and a light fixture. Asbestos testing revealed that this ceiling had asbestos in it.

    Textured Ceiling Removal (Part One, A History)

    We have talked at length about the wonderful substance that is textured or “popcorn” ceilings. Of course they have somewhat fallen out of style, but before you decide to remove that popcorn ceiling, particularly if your home was built before the mid-1980s, it is critical that your ceiling is tested for the presence of asbestos. While looking around on the internet it may seem like every textur…Read More

  10. Renovations and Restorations – Know What You Are Dealing With

    This time of year we begin to think of the upcoming winter and the typical list of projects that should be done before the first frost. Fall is the ideal time to make the home improvements that can carry you through the winter and into next year with the confidence to know that everything is correct. A home is basically a living thing that is cared for by those that live within its walls. Every so…Read More