Scary home renovation FACT! Did you know that rolled vinyl flooring can contain asbestos!? That fibre that was banned only about 30 years ago that can cause some terrible diseases including lung cancer and asbestosis sickness. Working in the real estate business I have learned to identify older asbestos insulted pipes and 9 x 9 vinyl tiles that are notorious for containing asbestos that were used up until the late 70-80's. When we pulled up this floor I suspected that it might have been installed around the time in which the house was built in 1971 and that it was type of product that might contain asbestos. Although, I didn't want to believe it and thought I was being paranoid I went ahead ahead and removed it I felt instant regret and fear that I ignored my instincts 1. In order to save time, let's get this done already 2. To save money- asbestos abatement wasn't in our budget and 3. And Because I didn't know how to go about getting answers if it was an issue or not. Asbestos is harmless if let intact and not disturbed. But I scrapped it off the steps, revealing a paper back that has tested positive for asbestos. Thankfully, we have a crew coming in tomorrow who will pound out of 2200UL of negative air pressure and get any last bit of asbestos that might be circulating in our home. THE SCARIEST PART... Is that most people don't know that Popcorn ceilings contain asbestos or even some types of plaster walls. I wish there was more public awareness about this subject for homeowners and house flippers. THANKFULLY, there was minimal exposure and it's being taken care of by one of the best companies around tomorrow. OUR MISTAKE IS A GOOD LESSON FOR US ALL. #protectyourlungs#abestos#homerenovation#protectyourself#resperator#niagararealestate
Feeling just like utter yuck lately with all this indoor air that isn’t refreshed because we can’t open windows, and 2 out of 3 of my home air purifiers are out getting serviced and cleaned right now. Yesterday I decided it was safe enough to go to my garage and do a sweat session on my elliptical, and today I feel so tired and run-down. Maybe I should’ve just worked out inside the house. The garage has vents so air gets through. Making sure I’m getting ALL the dōTerra supplements I’ve got and placing an order for the Tri-Ease ASAP , that one is for seasonal allergies and I think it may help my itchy nose from this awful air quality. I’m super sensitive to my air environment so I’m also wearing a proper mask when outdoors. Probably should’ve worn it on the elliptical too.
Stay safe SF and greater Bay Area peeps, we are not yet in the clear. We will get through this. Chemtrails and all. If you want more info on how the chemtrails created the high winds that knocked down power lines, and basically caused the Sonoma fires, DM me and I will open your mind.
While we are fortunate to not have any wildfires burning near to us in Spokane, the smoke from the OR, MT and Canadian fires has led to "hazardous" breathing conditions. While we humans can escape inside, our poor horses cannot. We go out several times a day to wipe down faces, take very slow handwalks, and make sure no one is coughing. Sending prayers for rain and giving thanks for all the fire fighters and emergency crews.