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
On November 30, 2022, ERSI was honorer to sponsor The Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau Holiday Mixer. The event was held at the very beautiful newly renovated building that houses the Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau at 20300 W. 12 mile in Southfield. What a way to kick off the holidays with a spectacular party! With plenty of great food and drinks, more than 50 local business owners were in attendance along with the Incredible staff from The Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau. Here at ERSI, we are proud to be a active member, sponsor and to have an A+
During the summer of 2022, ERSI participated in the Benton Harbor Alley Clean Up. During this process, over 14 miles of alleyways were cleaned. Our team assisted in removing and recycling hundreds of tires, removing over 5 tons of trash inclusive of furniture, building materials, general debris, and more. Once cleared, our team helped in mowing these areas and trimming overgrown brush, as well of removing tree stumps.
From February thru May 2021, ERSI proudly delivered 11,676 boxes of food to affordable housing apartments and senior centers. During this time, over 175 tons of food were distributed to 27 different locations and communities. The areas served included Detroit, Flint, and Benton Harbor. The fresh food was unloaded and delivered door-to-door by our team who provided help to 1,296 families.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported 481,500 fires in 2019, causing $12.3 billion in property damage. These potentially deadly events have devastating effects on your home, possessions, and health. To avoid such a situation, Emergency Response Services, Inc. is sharing six fire hazards that are lurking around your house. Evaluating the Common Causes of Home Fires Use these tips to identify all possible fire hazards and prevent a major disaster. 1. Kitchen and Cooking Fires Even the most seasoned chefs know that a dish can take a turn for the worst in an instant. Never leave your oven, stove, or other cooking appliance
A flood is a temporary overflow of water that generally covers dry land. These disastrous events are the result of either natural or human causes. Heavy rainfall, clogged drains, hurricanes, broken dams, urbanization, burst pipes and supply lines, and other sources frequently cause severe flooding. Water has devastating effects on your property, and nearly always requires professional assistance from a certified flood damage cleanup and restoration team. Fortunately, when you find yourself in these situations, ERSI can help. As an experienced disaster restoration company, we have seen it all. That’s why we are sharing helpful information about flooding and what
Winter in Michigan is no laughing matter! This season, more than ever before, insurance agents are reporting issues from ice damming. If you’ve yet to experience this problem, now is the time to take action to prevent ice dams and the need for water damage restoration services. What is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a winter phenomenon. These most often appear as a thick ridge of ice that freezes along the eaves of sloped roofs on heated structures as a result of snow melting and solidifying as ice. What Causes Ice Dams? Several factors combine to cause ice dams. These include heat
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