What’s Involved in Professional Asbestos Testing?

March 29, 2022

Asbestos is not something to be taken lightly. Exposure to this hazardous material can cause several health issues including lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you believe your home may contain this dangerous substance, consider having your home tested by professional asbestos inspectors. To help you feel more comfortable with this service, keep reading to learn more about the asbestos testing process conducted by Zona Restoration.

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How To Remove Lead Paint

March 24, 2022

Lead-based paint was outlawed for use in residential homes in 1978, after the dangers associated with lead — like seizures, organ failure, joint pain, cognitive impairment, and even death — had become apparent.  Homes built before the ban are, however, highly likely to contain lead paint. A shocking 87 percent of homes constructed prior to 1940 will feature lead paint in the United States. Even after health concerns were raised, lead paint was still used, and 24 percent of homes built between 1960 and 1978 either still have some lead paint, or used to.  The risk is severe enough that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises homeowners to simply assume that any pre-1978 home contains lead paint, and to contact a professional inspector to carry out a thorough assessment.  How to Identify Lead Paint Are you the type of person who prefers to do things on their own — whether to save money or … Continued

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Marijuana Mold Testing

March 18, 2022

Marijuana Mold Testing Mold is shockingly common, outside as well as indoors — and mold can easily find a way in any place that offers a source of food and is sufficiently humid. The agricultural sector is no exception, as numerous different mold species are vulnerable to ruin as a result of mold growth, during every single stage of cultivation and storage. Marijuana is in no way unique, and “bud rot” is infamous among growers and consumers alike. The fact that many cannabis growers are committed to a pesticide-free cultivation process to increase the quality and safety of their end product only makes mold more likely.  Experienced consumers will know exactly what to look out for: A characteristic musty odor can reveal the presence of mold faster than anything else. A powdery, gray, coating on the product.A white and fuzzy growth on the marijuana, starting deep inside the colas.  Growers will, on the other hand, want … Continued

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What are the Steps to Commercial Fire Damage Restoration?

March 9, 2022

Have you experienced fire damage to your business? According to data, there are around 37,000 fires at businesses or manufacturing facilities every year. These fires result in approximately 18 deaths, 279 injuries, and more than $1 billion in property damage.If your building experiences fire damage, you need to take action as soon as possible to mitigate further damage and protect the property. Delaying the fast remediation of your property allows damage from soot and smoke to spread, increasing your repair costs.This post unpacks the steps to commercial fire damage restoration.The Commercial Fire Damage Restoration ProcessCleaning up a property after a fire is an extensive process. If you have no experience working with fire-damaged properties, it’s probably a good idea to call in professionals to assess the damage.Typically, your insurer will require you to hire an assessor, or they will send an in-house assessor to your property to evaluate the damage. … Continued

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Asbestos Tile Removal – What if they are removed by accident?

March 1, 2022

Many older homes in the United States feature asbestos materials used in design and construction. Back in the 1930s to 1950s, home builders viewed asbestos as a strong, lightweight material ideal for roofing and ceiling applications. Asbestos has excellent fire resistance, and it’s a great electrical insulator.However, public opinion on asbestos changed in the 1970s. People exposed to asbestos started to develop respiratory issues involving the lungs. Soon after, medical science started linking asbestos poisoning to building materials used in home construction.As a result, no new construction projects after the 70s used asbestos. However, plenty of old construction features asbestos materials used in the roofing system. In the 60s, people would replace these tiles without a second thought.However, after learning about the health risks associated with the material, homeowners must call a professional contractor to remove asbestos tiles from the roof. Trying to remove the tiles yourself can be dangerous, … Continued

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How Accurate Are Air Mold Tests?

February 23, 2022

 Mold is a severe biological toxin that can potentially create lasting health problems. Many people don’t realize they have a mold infestation in their home. Since mold usually grows in dark spaces, it’s challenging to tell if there’s mold in the walls or the roof.If you recently had a rainstorm and your home smells a bit stuffy a week or so later, you could have a mold problem. So, how do you know if you have a mold infestation in your home?The best way to check for mold spores in the air is to order a professional air quality test of your home. A contractor visits your premises with specialized equipment designed to detect the presence of mold spores in the air. What is an Air Mold Test, and Why do I Need One for My Home?The air mold test samples the air inside each room, taking a reading of the … Continued

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Professional Water Extraction vs. DIY: Which Should You Choose?

February 15, 2022

When your Phoenix home has been flooded by a broken pipe, a malfunctioning appliance, or a passing thunderstorm, it’s essential to extract any moisture as soon as possible. You may be wondering if you should attempt this process on your own or if it would be best to hire a professional water mitigation company like Zona Restoration. While there are many factors to think about, we recommend you consider these three conditions when making this decision.

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My House Smells After Water Damage – What’s Wrong?

February 14, 2022

Have you noticed your home smelling mustier and mustier over the last few days? It’s like that smell you get opening the door to a house that has been lying dormant for years: stagnant air and the scent of musky, humid air.Let’s start by having you answer this question. Did you experience a severe rainstorm in the last few weeks? Maybe your geyser blew in the roof recently? If that is the case, you’re probably dealing with mold growth caused by water intrusion into the walls, ceiling, or flooring in your home.Water Damage and Your HomeWater can enter your home through several sources. A pipe might burst in the wall or floor, a storm could dislodge tiles in the roof, or an ice dam could form in your gutters.Whatever the reason for the water entry, you need to dry it out within 48 to 72-hours after it enters, or you … Continued

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How to Reduce Your Exposure to Asbestos While Remodeling

February 1, 2022

If you’re planning to remodel your older Scottsdale home, it’s a good idea to take preventative measures in case your home contains asbestos. As you’re demolishing your home and removing older materials, you really can’t tell if you’ve come across asbestos or not. An asbestos abatement professional, like Zona Restoration, has the training and experience to know how to spot asbestos. Becoming knowledgeable about asbestos will help you reduce any exposure to you or your family while remodeling your home.

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3 Myths about Build Back and Reconstruction

January 18, 2022

Does your home need build-back and reconstruction services due to a devastating fire, plumbing leaks, or mold remediation? You may be wondering if you need to hire a professional reconstruction company or if you can attempt your home’s restoration as a DIY project. To help you make the best choice for your specific situation, Zona Restoration has addressed a few myths surrounding professional reconstruction services.

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