1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Organic Air Purifiers-Part 2

    When we talk about environmental monitoring, one of the most important components of that is checking the quality of the air. Many of us make the mistake of assuming air quality indoors is far cleaner than what’s found outside. But a study by the EPA found that inside air tended to be 2 to 5 times dirtier than what we’re breathing when we go out. So what can we do about it? As it turns out, we…Read More

  5. Organic Air Purifiers

    When it comes to environmental assessment, one of the most important aspects is air quality. Indoor air is important in the lives of you, your family, even your pets. To make it cleaner, you can certainly go greener with cleaning supplies, make sure your HVAC system is periodically serviced, and other smart decisions. But there’s another way to keep the indoor air clean and make your home look …Read More

  6. A drawing of a home and the places that asbestos material can be found in it, including places like insulation, tiles, and shingles.

    The Asbestos Coverup of The 20th Century

    We have been talking recently about the dangers of asbestos. It is really too bad that asbestos is such an issue for humans, because it is a truly remarkable mineral. The experts at NOW Environmental Services are your local experts when it comes to asbestos training and testing. We offer a large spectrum of asbestos training courses; encompassing everything from simple identification of hazardous …Read More

  7. Asbestos and Health Concerns

    Last time we looked at the “demon” mineral asbestos. We all know that asbestos is dangerous, not bad necessarily, but it can create issues that are deadly. At NOW Environmental Services, we take asbestos seriously, as well as mold, lead and general indoor air quality. We provide a myriad of different services, each serving a specialized purpose. In fact, for any occupational or environmental h…Read More

  8. Training The Future

    Training is important for any position that is worth doing correctly. I mean, even the guy who picks up the carts at the supermarket needs some degree of training. When the job gets dangerous it is imperative that all of the information is close at hand and current, that is where NOW Environmental Services comes in. We are what you might call an academy of asbestos education. Education is the corn…Read More

  9. Oregon landlord cited for failing to notify tenants of lead paint hazards

    Oregon landlord cited for failing to notify tenants of lead paint hazards Future residents will receive required information about lead hazards around homes and apartments (Seattle – June 27, 2012) The Curtis O. Baney Marital Trust of Oregon failed to notify tenants of potential lead paint risks in housing near Klamath Falls, Oregon, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protecti…Read More

  10. 32 hour Asbestos Worker Training Class

    NOW Environmental Services will be holding an Asbestos Worker Training Course July 17th -20th 2012 20% off when you register online, and use this code H7ZCTL0N6N at checkout. Offer Expires July 6th 2012. This is a Washington State Approved 32 hour Asbestos Worker Training course (4 days) *Course Fee: $425.00 Includes $45.00 Labor & Industries Card Filing Fee. Course dates are every other mont…Read More