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. 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

  6. Rebuilding after a Flood

    A major issue that is about to be addressed in the media is mold. This is due to the hurricane in Houston with estimates as high as 40 thousand homes destroyed the area, there is going to be a lot of mold to deal with. Mold will grow quickly once the waters recede and the drywall is exposed. This will more than likely be an incredibly devastating time for those affected by the floods. Not just bec…Read More

  7. A rusty blue and yellow can of "Dutch Boy" White Lead paint.

    Heavy Metal – Lead In Your Home

    We previously explored the scourge of the 21st century home buyer, acoustical, (or popcorn) ceiling texture. The substance that can influence a potential homebuyer for no other reason than it severely dates the home. The truth is that many popcorn ceilings contain asbestos and exposure can lead to lung problems and cancer. Homes of the popcorn ceiling era also may be hiding much more than a bat in…Read More

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

    The Dreaded Popcorn Ceiling

    As with the fickle nature of our society, trends come and go. One of the great mysteries of the 20th century is the ubiquitous popcorn ceiling. Is it a ceiling? Is it supposed to be more natural looking? A throwback to when humans lived in caves perhaps? Whatever it is, popcorn ceilings were very popular through a major portion of the 20th century. At NOW Environmental Services we want to provide …Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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