Healthy Home Opens new Service Areas in Oregon & SW Washington

Healthy Home is expanding its service areas to include the central and southern Oregon markets as well as SW Washington. Previously focused on serving the Portland Metro area, this expansion will offer residents of these new areas the ability to benefit from Healthy Home’s services with more ease and convenience. “Countless Americans suffer from illnesses […]

Clearance Levels for Lead Dust in Pre-1978 Homes and Child Care Facilities

The EPA recently announced a new action to protect children from hazardous lead exposure in pre-1978 homes and child care facilities after abatement activities. After lead has been removed from a building, those buildings must be tested to ensure that the post abatement cleaning activities were successful. Clearance levels indicate that lead dust was effectively […]

Residential Demolition Requirements in Portland

Are you planning a demolition project on your residential property? As of December 1, 2020, demolition rules for the city of Portland have been updated. All forms of demolition will require one demolition permit per structure, even if the buildings are on the same property. Additionally, only Certified Deconstruction Contractors are permitted to complete demolition. […]

Renovations Have Homeowner Asking: Could Asbestos be Lurking in My Older Home?

The quick answer to this homeowner’s question is:  Yes. Asbestos could be lurking within the walls, ceilings, floors and other materials inside any older home. Where Asbestos May Be Present in a Home Many people automatically think of insulation as the main source of asbestos in homes. It is true that houses built between 1930 […]

Dampness in Office Buildings Causes Concerns

Ask around and it wouldn’t be too difficult to find office workers who suspect their workplace makes them sick. But, this can literally be true when dampness causes excessive mold growth inside office buildings. It’s not uncommon for office buildings to develop dampness issues from roof and window leaks, condensation, plumbing leaks, and high indoor […]