Garden Grove, CA, November 7th, 2014
Last month, The Fresno Bee published an article that asbestos removal had begun in a famous property in Clovis, California. The work began at Wolfe Manor, a former sanitarium that has been featured in a number of television shows and is reputed to be haunted.
Several years ago, the city designated the house as unsafe to occupy before declaring it a nuisance and danger with 22 building code violations according to the article. Once the property has been cleared of asbestos and any other hazardous materials, it is scheduled to be demolished.
Renovation, remodeling and demolition projects typically generate a significant amount of dust and debris. Depending on the home, building and type of project, this dust can spread throughout the project area and even onto neighboring properties. In many older structures, the dust and debris may contain a number of hazardous substances. These may include asbestos, as is the case in Clovis, or other hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and PCBs.
“Exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Garden Grove facility. “Before any project takes place in a structure that may contain asbestos and other hazardous materials, it is important to know what is present inside and outside of the property. This information can help to prevent causing dangerous conditions for workers, building occupants and neighbors. Testing can also help to ensure all applicable regulations are followed.”
LA Testing provides a comprehensive array of asbestos, lead and other testing services that provide critical information before building maintenance, restoration, remodeling or demolition activities take place. These testing services are also essential for ensuring that ongoing projects are not exposing people and the environment to hazards.
LA Testing has sponsored an educational video about renovation, remodeling projects and indoor environmental hazards that can be seen at: http://youtu.be/1ENInekpUy8.
To learn more about asbestos, lead, mold or other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794.
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LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA LAP LLC., AIHA ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Garden Grove, San Leandro and San Diego.