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5 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Ventilation

 The Importance of Proper Indoor Air Ventilation Proper indoor air ventilation is critical to a healthy living environment.  A system of replacing “used” air with fresh, clean outside air is needed.  In commercial buildings, there is often a controlled mechanical system that does this.  In many houses,

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4 Causes for Poor Indoor Air

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) there are four main causes for poor indoor air: Inadequate ventilation (less than 15 cubic feet per minute of fresh outdoor air per person Chemical contaminants from indoor sources such as volatile organic compounds from adhesives, carpeting, copy machines, solvents,

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Controlling Pet Odors

The struggle of controlling pet odors Most pet owners deal with odors in their home at one time or another. Sometimes, the pet itself is the source of the odor. Other times it’s soiled carpets, cages or beds that are the problem. Even if you don’t own

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What You Need to Know About Breathing Masks

Breathing Masks Can Be Important for Your Health The popularity of protective breathing masks has grown steadily since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002. But the use of a protective mask dates back nearly a century, to when a pandemic of influenza (1918-1920)

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Help! I Need An Environmental Consultant!

Selecting An Environmental Consultant?  Here’s What You Need to Know! If you have been notified by a government agency, (EPA, OSHA, RAPCA) that you are responsible for the investigation and cleanup of soil, groundwater or other contaminated media, you will need professional help, –an environmental consultant.  Costs

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What Good is an Air Purifier?

Well, not all air purifiers are good. For instance, some types of air purifiers, such as ozone generators, can be bad for your health. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners), “the inhalation of ozone can worsen chronic respiratory

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Navigating Routine EPA Audits by the Division of Air Pollution Control

EPA Audits Can Always be a Success Many companies are subject to routine EPA audits from the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) or the Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC).  Navigating these routine audits successfully is easy if you have prepared.  Generally, you will

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5 Steps to Prepare for Annual Environmental Reporting

Environmental Reporting Can Be Easy Since most of your required environmental reporting is done for the year it’s easy to neglect until next year rolls around.  Make it easier on yourself by keeping up with the records and filing systems throughout the year.  By incorporating good recordkeeping

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6 Steps to Environmental Industrial Compliance

What is Environmental Industrial Compliance? Environmental Industrial Compliance means conforming to environmental laws, regulations, standards and other requirements such as site permits to operate.  Those are the environmental rules and regulations mandated and enforced by city, county, state, or federal environmental agencies.  Compliance with these environmental requirements and

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What to do with Wastewater and Spent Chemicals

What to Avoid in Wastewater Disposal Believe it or not, when we asked a client where they dumped their wastewater/spent chemicals, they sheepishly admitted that they just dumped it into the parking lot where it goes down a storm drain!  Upon saying it, they realized that this

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