Every employee here at ACI is licensed and accredited. With over 20 years of experience in the environmental business we have the knowledge and the personal to get the job done safely, thoroughly and exactly on schedule. There are some classic warning signs to look for when dealing with lead, asbestos and mold in and around your home. The more informed you are to these dangers the better you can protect yourself and the ones you care about. We provide free estimates at competitive pricing for anyone who has identified dangerous contaminates in their home or are simply seeking peace of mind.
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistant properties, asbestos has been used for a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in home building materials such as roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products.
When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities, microscopic fibers become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems.
The purpose of the RRP Rule is to minimize exposure from lead-based paint dust during renovation, repair, or painting activities. This is a key effort in reducing the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning, particularly lead poisoning caused by housing contaminated by renovation activities. This will also minimize exposure to older children and adults who are also adversely impacted by lead-based paint dust exposure. Lead paint was used in more than 38 million homes prior to its ban for residential use in 1978. This paint can form toxic dust when it is disturbed during normal home repair work. EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program is designed to reduce lead contamination by training contractors in relatively simple lead-safe work practices, and certifying contractors to make sure that they follow lead-safe work practices. We also want consumers to choose firms that are certified. Given that lead poisoning can cause a wide range of physical, intellectual, emotional, and behavioral issues with societal and financial impacts, this program is prevention-based, cost-effective, and a long-term bargain.
ACI-TECH, INC. is Pennsylvania certified Lead Contractor and RRP Certified from the E.P.A.
Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Molds are typically found inside kitchens, bathrooms and basements. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in homes or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.
It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.