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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Although I familiar with FORMALDEHYDE, I am not aware of its sources.
Formaldehyde is an off-gassing from pressed wood products (hardwood plywood wall paneling, particleboard, fiberboard) and furniture made with these pressed wood products. Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) is commonly used in home construction. Combustion sources and environmental tobacco smoke produce formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is also used in dry cleaning, durable press drapes, other textiles, and glues.
Why is asbestos a health hazard?
Asbestos particles are very small, their size can be compared to that of powder. This powder like substance is added to some sort of glue to bind the material together. Once this process is complete it is formed into its shape. The problem arises with the lapse of time. The glue that once held the asbestos together breaks down releasing the powder, making the particles air born. Once airborne normal breathing can draw the asbestos fibers into the body, where they wind up embedding themselves and start to cause damage. Asbestos particles being different from dust are not easily removed by the body, instead they lodge themselves into cells altering those cells into malignant cells that grow consuming the normal ones. The medical condition is call Asbestosis.
How do I know if what I see is really asbestos?
Because asbestos comes in different shapes, sizes, outside covering and colors, only testing can determine if what you see is truly asbestos. It can be difficult to determine if what you see is asbestos or not so here are some picture to help you in your quest (these boiler/furnace photos contained asbestos mud packed joints wrapped with an asbestos cloth.
What can I do to protect my family?
You have already taken the first step which is education. YOU KNOW THE HAZARDS. Now find out what options are available to you. This is done by contacting an asbestos and lead remediation company. They will do the following: They will come to your location and perform what is called a site assessment. They come in (usually) at no charge especially when you tell them about your asbestos map. They will take samples of the material to validate your need for remediation. The lab tests are usually reasonably priced. From this process you will be provided several options. An important point to remember is to get a company that specializes in asbestos and lead remediation, believe me the last thing you want is a house full of asbestos.
Is it better to remove or contain asbestos?
Removal is not always the answer. Containment or otherwise known as encapsulation in many cases can prove to be the best all around choice. There are many factors to consider:
Age of dwelling
The current condition of the asbestos
Will there be future renovations in that area
Future plans for the building (sale)
Relation of asbestos area to the rest of the building
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.