1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 5 Critical Tests for Your Home

    Our homes are supposed to be a sanctuary, a place where we can escape from the madness of the modern world. A place where we can relax with our loved ones, and enjoy some degree of safety. But we might not be as safe as we think we are at home, and that’s why environmental consulting can be so important. We get it, though. There are those out there that don’t want to spend the money. They migh…Read More

  6. More Tips for Improving Home Air Quality

    On December 17, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Clean Air Act into law. Its purpose was to control the spread of air pollution on a national level, and it was one of the first and most influential environmental laws passed in American history. Throughout decades and administrations, it has acted as a shield against polluters, and it is one of the reasons why, when we perform environmenta…Read More

  7. Tips for Improving Home Air Quality

    According to the 2010 census, 80.7% of Americans live in or around urban areas. That means a lot of cars, a lot of industry, and a lot of pollution. We’re not just talking about dealing with a little smog on your way to work, we mean that, for more of us than ever, the quality of the air within our homes is lacking. As one of Washington’s premier environmental consulting firms, air quality is …Read More

  8. A ceiling covered in ventilated white ceiling tiles is missing several tiles which are being tested for asbestos.

    Why Do Asbestos Inspections Matter?

    Perhaps you’ve wondered why asbestos testing matters. You might have had a home inspector suggest it, and you weren’t really sure if it was worth the time and expense. We’re here to tell you it is and go over a few reasons why. Today’s homeowners and buyers are interested in numerous details about a home, and the quality of the air is one of the most important. It’s not surprising, consi…Read More

  9. Picking The Right Mold Inspection Service

    It takes a lot of things in order to live healthily, and one of the most important aspects is to have a healthy living environment. We know it’s pretty obvious, but that’s why proper cleaning and an adherence to hygiene really matters, even more so than having a place that looks good. In order to achieve that, you need to clean regularly and have preventative maintenance done, such as regular…Read More

  10. Pre-Purchase, Home Asbestos Inspections

    Let's say you have found the perfect little home. A mid-century modern with a sandstone chimney and a gorgeous view of the mountains. The perfection might just lie in the fact that, despite the advanced age of the home, all of the interior spaces have had little or no remodeling done to them. Basically it would take some work, but recreating the design is going to be easy. Before buying a home lik…Read More