Learning To Love The Environment

When you live in the big city, you might feel like a nice environment is a luxury, but not a dire necessity. Learn why the environment matters.

HAZWOPER Certification 101: A Guide For Newbies

22 February 2016
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

If you work in a field of employment that involves you being around hazardous materials, don't be surprised if you are required to obtain what is termed in the industry as the HAZWOPER certification. HAZWOPER, which stands for the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard, is a program that was developed by OSHAto give workers in various industries the proper education about various points of interaction with hazardous materials. If you are just taking on a new position that requires you to be HAZWOPER certified, it is likely that there are things that you want to know. Read More …

The Need For Radon Testing

23 September 2015
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Radon gas is a topic that frequently comes up in the news. It is a common pollutant in many homes in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is responsible for thousands of deaths each year and may be a contributor to an increased risk for lung cancer, especially for smokers. Yet many people may have never heard of radon or its risks. What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless and radioactive gas that is naturally present in the air and soil. Read More …

4 Ways to Handle Remodeling Waste Removal

1 September 2015
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

When you work on remodeling projects in your home, you will end up with quite a bit of waste. Not only do you have waste when pulling up carpeting or tearing down walls, but leftover materials from the remodeling itself. Here are some different ways of dealing with all this waste to keep it out of your regular trash can. Donate the Materials Before you think about sending all of your waste to the local landfill, consider donating what you can. Read More …

3 Costly Reasons Why Installing Your Own Septic Tank May Not Be The Best Idea

30 July 2015
 Categories: , Blog

You may be in the process of building your own home from the ground up. You may even be skilled with the many areas of construction that it takes to do so, including plumbing, electrical work, and framing. However, installing your own septic system, including the tank, is a skill set that is in a completely different ballpark. There are several reasons homeowners usually avoid septic tank installation, three of which you should heavily consider before opting not to hire a professional for the job. Read More …

3 Reasons Propane Is The Way To Go

29 June 2015
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

When it comes to heating your home, you have the option of using natural gas or propane heat. While many people never even think about using propane for their home, others simply can't imagine life without it. If you are thinking about making the switch to propane, but you aren't sure if it is the right move for you, consider the following information. Propane is more cost-effective. While many people think that propane is going to cost them more than what natural gas will, that isn't the case. Read More …