The Dangers of AsbestosTo this day, asbestos is not banned in the U.S., but its use has been dramatically lowered. Buildings built before 1980 may have this hazardous material inside. Asbestos-related illnesses can cause respiratory issues that have lead to death for far too many people.
Removing Asbestos SafelyRemoving asbestos tiles is best left to the professionals. Some states require asbestos-abatement professionals to be licensed to remove materials with asbestos in them. There are special protective gear items and procedures designed to limit the exposure of cleanup crews to asbestos. Make sure to check your state and city regulations before you attempt to remove any asbestos tiles at your home.
Equipment Necessary for Asbestos RemovalRemember, licensed, professional contractors are usually the ones to handle asbestos-containing materials. If you plan to do it yourself, make sure to have the following equipment:
- Plastic sheeting material to seal the area – this will prevent hazardous materials from leaving the work area
- Respirators with air filters – Opt for these instead of the basic dust masks to fully protect your lungs
- Air purifiers – having an air purification unit in the area will limit the harmful particulates
- Disposable coveralls and gloves – wear covers for your clothes that you can throw out because asbestos won’t wash out of your clothes
- Pump sprayer with water – asbestos isn’t as bad if it is wet, so spray it down to limit your exposure
- Sealable plastic bags – these will be used to store the torn out building materials
America’s Independence Day celebrations would not be complete without the colorful fireworks we have all come to expect. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, many localities have cancelled their normally scheduled firework shows to prevent the spread of the virus. This means that many Americans will be taking matters into their own hands. While DIY fireworks can be tons of fun, safety should be your paramount concern. From bodily injury to the potential of a fire, you should take extra precautions this 4th of July to ensure the safety of your family and your home. Our four firework safety tips
Emergency Response Services, Inc. prides itself on leaving our community in better condition than we found it. We frequently have the opportunity to live out this mission with neighborhood cleanup events. A recent chance to beautify our surroundings arose when we partnered with MHT Housing and the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, Michigan. The construction of the Most Blessed Sacrament parish was authorized in 1905, though construction did not begin until 1913. The exterior saw completion in 1915, however the interior was not finished until 1930. By decree of Pope Pius XI, Detroit became an archdiocese in 1938, elevating the Most Blessed Sacrament
https://877jobdone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/IMG_0003.mp4 Keeping our local neighborhoods clean can be daunting work, but its everyone’s responsibility. Emergency Response Services, Inc. takes this mission to heart and frequently participates in community cleanup events. Recently, the City of Flint, Michigan did not have enough money to perform community cleanup services. A lack of funds for curbside maintenance detracted from the character of the houses and those who live in them. Overgrowth made it difficult to walk down the sidewalk due to low-hanging branches and untrimmed sidewalks. Trash littered the streets and many houses sat empty with broken windows, doors, and graffiti. Emergency Response Services, Inc. happily offered to lend a hand.
ERSI has seen firsthand just how serious water damage can be when left untreated. A leak or rupture beneath walls and under floors has dangerous consequences. Moisture makes your home vulnerable to mold growth and potential structural issues when not properly remediated. And, the longer you wait, the greater the chances are of water damage spreading. That’s why we are bringing you a few tips for spotting water damage before it becomes a massive problem. Sources of Water Damage It is the responsibility of every property owner to know the signs and symptoms of water damage. But first, it’s important
At ERSI, our love for helping those in need doesn’t stop with humans. We love our fuzzy friends too – especially the ones at the Detroit Dog Rescue. Emergency Response Services, Inc. was recently mentioned on the Guy Gordon Show of News/Talk 760 WJR-AM for its support of the Detroit Dog Rescue. Kristina Millman-Rinaldi, Executive Director of Detroit Dog Rescue, appeared on the Guy Gordon Show on May 5, 2020 to discuss the challenges the rescue operation has faced since the onset of Coronavirus. The pandemic has not only been an obstacle for DDR, but also for the animals it serves. Between layoffs and difficulty paying bills, many
As man’s best friend, dogs hold a special place in the hearts of ERSI’s employees. As a dedicated partner to our community, Emergency Response Services, Inc. Is always looking to give back in ways that illustrate our core values. The Detroit Dog Rescue and GivingTuesday proved to be the perfect opportunity to help a few furry friends find a home. GivingTuesday began in 2012 with the idea of encouraging people to do good. Over the years, GivingTuesday transformed to a global initiative that supports generosity to change communities and the world for the better. From time and effort to donations and offering a platform, GivingTuesday offers participants many
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