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Knowing is Half the Battle. On this page you will find a variety of articles that will help improve your knowledge of environmental contaminants such as Asbestos, Lead, Mold and many others. Regulations governing the testing and removal of these contaminants continue to evolve and are different in each locality.  For more information or to inquire as to how Mailman can help address your need give us a call at (661) 219-5190 or contact us online today.

The Hypoallergenic Fallacy

The Hypoallergenic Fallacy

Contrary to popular belief, there are no (yes, zero) “hypoallergenic” breeds of dogs or cats. This is because people are not allergic to the hair of an animal, but rather to an allergen found in the saliva, dander (flakes of dead skin) or urine. Pet dander — tiny...

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Water Leaks and Mold

Water Leaks and Mold

Water Leaks and Mold in Los Angeles, specifically San Fernando, Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley are becoming more commonplace. Although there are many causes to water leaks, and mold growth, much of what occurs out of sight stems from aging pipes, tree roots,...

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Mildew or Mold: Do the Differences Matter?

Mildew or Mold: Do the Differences Matter?

To be, or not to be...but is it possible that should not be the question?  People use the two terms, Mildew or Mold, somewhat interchangeably when describing what appears to be minor discoloration and suspect growth. However, others use the term "Mildew" to describe...

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Lead-Based Paint: Still a Hazard

Lead-Based Paint: Still a Hazard

If your home, commercial space, or apartment building was built before 1978, chances are that the old underlying paint contains lead. You need to take special precautions if you are repairing or remodeling your home, because exposure to lead-based paint, lead dust, or...

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Meet the Team BJ Atkins

Commitment to Community: Mr. Atkins has called the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) home since 1966. He is a graduate of Hart High School, received his A.A. in Science from College of the Canyons and a degree in Oceanography and Economics at Humboldt State University. BJ...

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When is an Asbestos Test Required in California?

When is an Asbestos Test Required in California?

The regulation of Asbestos Testing in California has evolved over the years, leading to much confusion as to who is required to test prior to demolition / renovation, when it should be done, and for what purposes

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California Housing Standards and Mold

California Housing Standards and Mold

California Renters and Landlord alike cringe when it comes to the topic of mold.  But what are the rights of each party when a concern comes up about potentially toxic mold

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Virus, Bacteria and Fungi: What is the Difference?

Virus, Bacteria and Fungi: What is the Difference?

Each of us shares our air, food, water and shelter with tiny colonies of microorganisms that include viruses, bacteria and fungi. Most of these miniscule microbes are harmless, but some are pathogens—the kind that can make you sick, such as the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

What makes a virus, like the highly contagious strain now causing a worldwide pandemic, different from other germs, such as bacteria or a fungus? How do they each infect us, and how can we recover from them?

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