Environmental Services

The Smell of Poor IAQ

The Smell of Poor Indoor Air Quality: Spring Cleaning Series

By Victor Coppola / April 6, 2021

Spring Cleaning (Part 1 of 5) – Biological Pollutants and the smell of poor indoor air quality. I think we can all agree with the experts, that some of the most polluted air we breathe today is in our homes. Research shows that most Americans spend close to 90% of their time indoors where many […]

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Top 5 Hazards of Spring Cleaning

Top 5 Hazards of Spring Cleaning

By Victor Coppola / March 30, 2021

Who doesn’t love Spring and all the cleaning and organizing that goes along with it. But before you jump in, you might want to educate yourself as to the hidden hazards you may come across that can harm you, your home, and your family. Cleaning today’s modern homes is not the same as when your […]

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Whats a Wetlands Specialist

What’s a Wetlands Specialist?

By Victor Coppola / March 11, 2021

As good buildable land becomes scarcer, land speculators are increasingly running into new (and older filled) wetland issues. What’s even more surprising is the impacts old-filled wetlands are having on older homes that “Flippers” like to fix up. As NJ is basically a “Swamp State”, Speculators, Flippers, and homebuyers would be wise to partner with […]

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Builder And Inspector Looking At New Property

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Overview

By Victor Coppola / October 22, 2020

If you’re involved in (or planning to be involved in) a real estate transaction, the deal could be delayed due to existing (or potential) environmental issues that a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Overview may help identify. Conducting a thorough environmental due diligence assessment is critical in limiting your environmental liability under CERCLA. Without […]

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Raised Buildings & Creosote Degraded

Raised Buildings & Creosote Degraded IAQ

By Victor Coppola / May 27, 2020

What’s the big deal about Raised Buildings & Creosote Degraded IAQ? Growing up on the Jersey Shore back in the ’60s and 70’s we were all very familiar with that slick-black tar-like substance that never dried and stained our clothes, was impossible to get off your skin and ruined many a carpet or upholstered family […]

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Galvanized Pipe & Lead In Drinking Water

Galvanized Pipe & Lead In Drinking Water

By Victor Coppola / May 20, 2020

We are all pretty familiar with Lead Based Paint and how to test for it. But galvanized water pipes are now becoming a cause for concern and were commonly used up through the 1980s. Galvanizing is a 150-year-old metallurgical process used to coat steel or iron with zinc to inhibit corrosion. One can typically expect […]

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