Tag: environment

What Do You Do When Flood Recovery Leads to Discovery of Hidden Mold?

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What Do You Do When Flood Recovery Leads to Discovery of Hidden Mold? The Great Flood of 2016 sure has complicated things. I know that’s not exactly news – that applies to every day life things like having to find temporary housing while figuring out how to repair homes and businesses, or whether or not to sell homes as-is and start over, handle insurance claims – you name it. And…

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Will Soon Follow

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Will Soon Follow Mold problems and Major League Baseball are coming back! Major League Baseball teams will start Spring Training workouts this week. If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is recurrence. Mold problems often return if we only clean up the mold and do not correct…

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Are Around the Corner

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Are Around the Corner It’s that time of year again! Major league baseball teams have started Spring Training games. If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is, well, recurrence. Mold problems can come back if we only clean up the mold and do not correct…

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Les Miles & Mechanical Engineers Deserve A Break

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Les Miles & Mechanical Engineers Deserve A Break I’d love to know what you thought when you read the title. There are some jokes I could make here, but I’ll only say that given how Les gives soundbites, I’d love to hear him explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics. I mean, who doesn’t think of Les Miles and mechanical engineers at the same time? Les Miles has had quite an interesting time…

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Flip, Flop, or Farce? Unknown Environmental Problems Affect Everyone

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Flip, Flop, Or Farce? Flip, Flop, or Farce? Unknown Environmental Problems Affect Everyone – Even Architects, Engineers, and Contractors My television viewing ranges from a lot of Disney Jr. (thanks to the 3 year old), baseball, more kids shows, more baseball, and reality TV. Much of the reality TV is trash, but some shows are pretty good. We also enjoy some the house fixer-upper shows – like the ones where house…

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Baseball Season & Mold Season – What is the Connection?

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What is the Connection Between Baseball & Mold? It turns out that baseball season and mold season are related. If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is, well, recurrence. Mold problems can come back if we only clean up the mold and do not correct what caused the original mold problem. The second is that most…

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Legionella in Buildings is No Joke – Get Proactive

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Legionella in buildings Unless you’ve been on vacation all summer, or you’ve been watching my beloved Chicago Cubs have a great season, you’ve heard or read about the Legionnaire’s disease cases in New York City. The 2015 outbreak, traced back to a Bronx hotel cooling tower, has caused 12 deaths and sickened 120 people. Obviously, this story is newsworthy, but it turns out Legionnaire’s disease can occur anywhere if the…

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Hurricane Katrina Asbestos Damage – Katrina Hits the Casinos

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Hurricane Katrina Asbestos Damage – Katrina Hits the Casinos If you ever had any doubt about the intensity of Hurricane Katrina, all you had to do was travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina blasted that region, and upon seeing the destruction, you can understand the difficulties the region experienced in cleanup and recovery. Hurricane Katrina asbestos damage didn’t help. In early 2006, we were asked to perform an…

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How Do You Separate Hurricane Katrina Mold Damage From Prior Mold Damage?

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How Do You Separate Hurricane Katrina Mold Damage From Prior Mold Damage? We’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region. I’ve thought of the storms every once in a while, but even more so as we get close to August. Soon we’ll be inundated with stories retelling what happened in 2005 and in the years since. After Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, we worked to help Building Owners…

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Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later Part 1

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Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later Like many of you, we lived through Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, but we also worked to help Building Owners and Contractors in the aftermath of both storms. Most of our work was mold related, but we did a fair amount of asbestos work as a result of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Our work ranged from Pascagoula, Mississippi, all the way to southwest Louisiana. We worked…

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