Florissant Lead, Asbestos and Mold Testing
A Florissant Home Owner's Story:
Antonia Johnson was thrilled to purchase her first home in Florissant, Missouri. It reflected her hard work and provided a foundation for her family to prosper. When her son developed upper respiratory symptoms, Antonia thought it was seasonal allergies. His symptoms worsened. Eventually, she discovered that her home was making her son sick. Mold in the walls was the culprit, and the solution was expensive. This scenario is preventable, and this homeowner would have benefited from a mold inspection at the time of purchase by St. John Environmental Consulting.
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Florissant Lead Testing
Lead was a popular ingredient in household paints manufactured before 1978. Its ability to help paint stick to surfaces meant widespread use in construction and rehabilitation of buildings. When evidence surfaced that lead caused substantial health problems, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned its production in 1978. Contractors used up the existing supply well into the 1980s. The health risks of lead exposure in children include brain damage, learning and behavior problems, and permanent physical impairments. In adults, lead exposure can cause high blood pressure, neurological disorders, reproductive issues and more. Especially in older Florissant homes or commercial structures, it is necessary to have lead inspections completed before occupancy. If you are concerned about levels of lead in your home, workplace or school, contact St. John Environmental Consulting to identify any lead source. We will notify you of the current levels of lead in your home and guide you toward the right way to solve the issue. The safety of your family or employees is paramount, and Florissant lead testing from St. John means peace of mind.
Florissant Asbestos Testing
It is important to note that the presence of asbestos containing materials in your home or business is not necessarily a serious hazard. The danger arises when these materials become damaged or disturbed. Damaged asbestos might release fibers, and inhalation of asbestos fibers becomes a health hazard. When possible, it is best to leave asbestos alone. Disturbing asbestos containing materials creates a health risk where none existed before. Health risks come in the form of lung cancer called mesothelioma or asbestosis where lungs build scar tissue in response to asbestos inhalation. The higher the level of exposure, the more likely a serious health problem will develop. Your professional asbestos inspector from St. John Environmental Consulting will thoroughly evaluate your property, sample any suspicious material, and provide you expert advice if asbestos is found and abatement is required.
Florissant Mold Testing
Mold can be found in the air and on surfaces. Its growth is promoted in areas of high moisture that result from issues like a roof leak, pipe leak, or flood. Most physical reactions to mold are upper respiratory in nature, but serious health complications can result in children, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems. Make sure your Florissant mold inspector has the certification and experience to do the job right. Your St. John Environmental Consulting inspector will take multiple air and surface samples. We do not perform remediation, so our results are unbiased and clear. The presence of mold cannot always be detected by smell, so let our experts give you the confidence that your home or business is healthy for you.