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    Global Breathable Antimicrobial Coatings Market Competitive Analysis With Growth Forecast Till 2026 – Sound On Sound Fest - February 9, 2020 by admin

    The Breathable Antimicrobial Coatings Market Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis Along With Major Segments And Forecast (2020-2026).

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    Phillipsburg wants to stay in its temporary town hall another year. After that ? – - February 9, 2020 by admin

    It was an elementary school. For almost three years now, its been Phillipsburgs temporary town hall. And it may remain so for another year and a half.

    The municipal government wants to extend its rent-free agreement for the Freeman School with the school board through September 2021. After that, all options are on the table, Mayor Todd Tersigni told

    The municipal offices moved in 2017 due to mold in town hall on Corliss Avenue. The arrangement through September 2020 allows the town to use the school and the district to use a bus garage, both at no cost except utilities. The same lease allows the Phillipsburg police to use the former Andover-Morris Elementary School as a headquarters.

    In a recent report to the town council, Tersigni said he wants to extend the lease through September 2021. Schools Superintendent Greg Troxell said no formal action is expected at the boards next meeting on Monday, but it appears they are desirous to assist the town.

    A desk is set up in an old Freeman Elementary School classroom in October 2017 as Phillipsburg's municipal offices move in.Steve Novak | For

    The extension would give the town government more time to find a permanent solution. Before Tersigni took office in January, it had appeared town hall would return to the Corliss Avenue building after remediation. But the new mayor said he is looking at all kinds of solutions.

    In a previous stint on town council, Tersigni advocated moving town hall to South Main Street, where it was until the Corliss Avenue building went up in the 1970s.

    Steve Novak may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @SteveNovakLVL and Facebook. Find on Facebook.

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    Poway, CA Mold Inspection and Testing Services Added by EZ … – Environmental Expert - February 9, 2020 by admin

    EZ Mold Inspections now provides mold testing and mold inspections in Poway. The company now serves five cities in San Diego County including Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, Poway and San Diego, CA.

    Poway, CA, February 3, 2020 -- EZ Mold Inspections now provides mold testing andmold inspections in Poway.The company now serves five cities in San Diego County including Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, Poway and San Diego, CA. Poway residents will benefit from the companys experience with more than two decades of expertise and insights in real estate and mold inspections.Poway residents deserve honest and ethical mold inspection and testing, which is why I startedEZ Mold Inspections, stated Robert Armstrong, owner and inspector of EZ Mold Inspections. We serve our customers with honesty, integrity, and superior customer service.EZ Mold Inspections only offers inspection and testing servicesand does not offer removal or remediation services. As a result, the company is an independent, third party with no conflict of interest. Clients can fully trust that they will receive truthful, honest answers if they have a mold problem in their Poway home. Poway homeowners can watch the companys video at are part of the natural environment, existing indoor and outdoor. But mold problems can develop in Poway homes when mold grows on surfaces that are damp or wet. If your home smells moldy but you cannot see the mold source, you might need a mold inspection to locate hidden mold. In addition, you might want a mold inspection if your Poway home had water damage or if you or your tenants are experiencing health problems. Mold could be hidden in many possible places.Poway residents may also want mold inspections and testing performed so they can have peace of mind that their home does not have a mold problem in the indoor environment. EZ Mold Inspections can help them find out if they need to be concerned about potential mold problems inside the building.For more information, visit the company website athttps://www.ezmoldinspections.comContact Info:Contact Person: Robert ArmstrongOrganization: EZ Mold InspectionsAddress: 39252 Winchester Rd, Ste 107-196, Murrieta, CA 92563Phone: (951) 401-0565About EZ Mold InspectionsLocated in Murrieta, EZ Mold Inspections provides mold inspections and asbestos testing services and serves communities in San Diego and Riverside Counties. The company specializes in residential properties including single family homes, town houses, condos and apartments buildings. The company was established by Robert Armstrong who has more than two decades of experience as a real estate and mold inspector in Southern California.

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    Report: Tinley Park Mental Health site rife with hazardous materials, may have been used as shelter – The Tinley Junction - February 9, 2020 by admin

    U.S. Rep seeks federal support for neglected State property

    The residents of Tinley Park are left to wonder yet again when enough will finally be enough, as a new evaluation report detailing a December inspection of the abandoned Tinley Park Mental Health Center has raised new and renewed concerns over the neglected site.

    The report, which was obtained earlier this month through a Freedom of Information Act request, indicated the Mental Health Center site nearly 280 acres, located along 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue, and made up of around 45 structures is rife with hazardous materials, while evidence also suggests people have used a portion of the property for shelter despite its current state.

    The Village has long contended, with documentation from a 2014 hazardous materials survey, that there are as many as 95 drums of hazardous materials on the site which includes underground tunnels, 10 underground fuel storage tanks, five above-ground storage tanks, three landfills, 22 state-owned transformers and a lime pit with hundreds more containers filled with hazardous materials and buildings filled with asbestos.

    What was discovered

    Nancy OConnor is the Tinley Park resident who submitted the FOIA request that yielded the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency report regarding the Dec. 17-18 inspection. She and many residents have been concerned about the site for years. For her, the report validates those concerns.

    This is far worse than I think anybody realizes, OConnor said. I think our EPA knows: It has to be cleaned.

    OConnor said the site is rife with asbestos, black mold, possible mercury leakage on the ground, along with other hazards.

    There are 122 barrels of unknown, unmarked contaminants on the property, she said. Three dozen of them are outside. They are not secured inside the building and buildings are not that secure anyway.

    According to the IEPA report, a multi-media site inspection was conducted. The report stated that the last inspection took place in November 2016.

    The December evaluation involved not only representatives from the IEPA but also the chief engineer of the Mental Health Center and representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health though the report noted that Department of Public Health officials did not participate on the second day.

    The inspection was conducted pursuant to a special request from Springfield, following a citizens complaint, per the report. Several environmental areas of concern were observed and noted by the Agencys inspectors.

    According to the report, the inspectors did not enter many of the buildings because of the presence of asbestos-containing material or in some instances because of visible black mold.

    But one of the inspectors had a respirator and was able to enter and observe the state of several of the buildings. In one of these instances, in the Water Treatment Plant, the inspector observed three pallets of aluminum sulfate, broken bags of potash, four dozen cans of paint thinner and old fluorescent bulbs still installed in the ceiling.

    In the Transportation Building and Garage, the inspectors found metal drums containing oil and a plastic drum containing waste antifreeze, as well as 10-20 scrap tires on the floor. Also found in the building were paint cans, about 25 used fluorescent light bulbs stored on the floor, and propane tanks. On the second floor, inspectors found eight plastic 55-gallon drums most of which were not labeled, but two were marked as containing lithium bromide.

    In a tunnel between two of the buildings Oak Hall and Maple Hall inspectors reported finding rolled up comforters and other bedding in the tunnel that suggested the tunnel has been used as a shelter by vagrants.

    In the summary of observed areas of concern, the inspectors noted most drums were unlabeled and not all were stored closed. It also stated that there was asbestos-containing material located throughout all of the buildings on site.

    In an attachment to the report, one of the inspectors wrote, It should be noted that much of the [suspect asbestos-containing materials] across the property is in poor condition, including some usually non-friable materials, such as floor tile and mastic, due to age, lack of maintenance, and exposure to weathering/water.

    There were also many below-grade sections of buildings and tunnels running under large sections of the property. These areas are nearly all submerged due to lack of running pumps and looting of rooftop drain-system copper.

    This report comes five years after the Village commissioned a survey of the land that identified these environmental concerns and more.

    In 2014, Tetra Tech a consulting and engineering firm examined the Mental Health Center and produced a wetland analysis, a hazardous materials survey and a cost estimate as to what it would take to remediate the site. Tetra Tech estimated it would cost approximately $12.39 million to clean the site.

    The Hazardous Material Survey noted that the firm observed various types of oils, chemicals, paints and cleaning chemicals stored throughout many of the buildings, with missing labels in some cases. The report also stated that outside of the Cedar Hall building, a pile of broken fluorescent light bulbs was observed and that it was likely that these bulbs contained mercury vapor, which was released when broken.

    Waiting for answers

    In November 2019, the Village of Tinley Park sent a letter requesting the IEPA act at the site.

    The State of Illinois walked away from this property, its structures and all its contents in 2012, according to the letter. The State of Illinois left the property unsecured with no fencing, and has allowed brush and weeds to become overgrown, providing a natural cover to unauthorized entrants to the site. Theft, vandalism and litter on the site and numerous videos loaded onto YouTube of the site are evidence of such entry. Furthermore, the State of Illinois has not reported the sites hazardous chemical inventory.

    The letter stated that the failure to act upon these hazards has created a threat of imminent and substantial endangerment to health and the environment.

    The Village asks you to act immediately to secure the site with fencing and a locked gate, remove the overgrowth, contain the friable asbestos, prevent migration of hazardous substances through stormwater and remove the hazardous materials, the letter requested of the State.

    Reached by phone on Thursday, Feb. 6, Tinley Park Village Manager David Niemeyer said the IEPA notified the Village that it was sending surveyors out to the Mental Health Center site prior to the Dec. 17-18 inspection. But he said it was not until OConnor sent him the IEPA report that he was aware of what was noted during the inspection.

    The report kind of speaks for itself, Niemeyer said. Its really disturbing I guess thats the nice way of saying it. Were obviously glad they did [the inspection]. Now, we want to hear what their plan for action is to clean it up.

    Niemeyer said the Village is actively trying to set up a meeting with IEPA to learn those answers.

    The site has been vacant for 10 years, and it is in the middle of our town, Niemeyer said. The fact that something like this has fallen into this level of environmental problems and disrepair is really horrible. We just want it cleaned up. The fact that it has taken this long just to get a report is not acceptable. We want them to take action right away.

    He said it is frustrating to the Village, because a developer recently had plans for the site that included funds to completely remediate the site if the State agreed to sell the land. But after a Chicago Tribune article mentioned the developer as having possible ties to a reputed mobster, the Village received a letter from Central Management Services stating that the department did not intend to sell the land to the Village.

    That was their call, but we had a plan to clean [the site] up, Niemeyer said.

    Niemeyer said the Village was sent another letter from CMS earlier this year, reiterating that the department would not be selling the land at this time. CMS Chief Operating Officer Ayse Kalaycioglu confirmed this to The Tinley Junction on Friday, Feb. 7.

    As the Villages attempts to clean up the property have been stymied at every level, Niemeyer said it is now time for the State to fix the site.

    The problems are only going to get worse, he said. Its very clear what needs to happen. The report outlined where the problems are at. Those problems need to be addressed.

    Niemeyer said he realizes not everything can be fixed right away, but he wants to see action now not in two or three years.

    Lets start to clean up some of the worst areas, he said. Thats really the action we are going to be insisting upon.

    Meanwhile, after receiving the IEPA report from OConnor, Tinley Park Trustee Michael Glotz sent a letter on Feb. 4 to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, State and federal legislators, CMS, and both the U.S. and Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies. In it, he requested help from the governmental entities to address the problems at the Mental Health Center.

    The Village believes that the results detailed in the IEPA report create an immediate concern for the health, safety and welfare of the Village and its residents, Glotz wrote.

    His letter further states that the Village has been actively working since 2012 to remediate the environmental concerns at the site and to revitalize the property into productive use for the Village and its residents.

    Glotz stated that despite not receiving any help from previous State administrations to clean up the site, he thinks the Mental Health Center area can become an economic catalyst towards the revitalization of the Southland.

    Reached by phone on Feb. 5, Glotz said one of his biggest concerns about the site for both the residents or any first responders who could potentially be dispatched there in an emergency is the number of unmarked barrels containing unknown chemicals and fluids.

    We dont know what is on that site, Glotz said. So, for the safety of our first responders, Im concerned about all the stuff that is there if, God forbid, something happens. That would put our firemen in a very difficult position.

    There is no water on site, and, in the event of a rescue, theres too many unknown conditions to attempt [one]. A lot of the roads are overgrown with weeds, and the roads are in bad shape. We dont know if the roofs are structurally sound. There are no material safety data sheets, and there are broken mercury bulbs all over the ground.

    I would be scared for their safety to enter any of the buildings under those conditions.

    An expert weighs in

    Michael Greenberg, a distinguished professor and former dean at Rutgers University, said he has worked on some of the worst contaminated sites in the country. To him, security at the Mental Health Center site is paramount.

    The longer you leave it unguarded and unsecured, the larger the probability increases that something really bad is going to happen, Greenberg said.

    He suggested constructing a fence around the site and having security patrol the area on a regular basis to deter anyone from entering the property.

    If nobody can gain access to it, its [just] an eye-sore which I know the neighbors dont like and the town doesnt want, Greenberg said. But the first thing is to protect human health and safety. And that means denying access.

    Greenberg said the second step would be to systematically go through each of the structures to find out the exact amount of hazardous materials in every area in order to prioritize which buildings should be remediated first.

    It has to be done very thoughtfully and carefully, Greenberg said.

    While Greenberg said the situation at the Mental Health Center did not yet sound like an emergency, it could become one if people can easily gain access and if no action is taken to remediate the structures.

    The longer you let it go, the bigger the economic cost of solving the problem, and the greater the chance of a fire and a major spill, he said.

    Kalaycioglu issued a statement on behalf of the department in response to questions from The Tinley Junction regarding the security at the Mental Health Center, the possible hazards at the site, and uncertainty from residents and the Village regarding what was being done to fix the issues there.

    The Department of Central Management Services takes all health and safety concerns very seriously, the statement reads. CMS issued a lock-down policy for the property in November 2019, limiting access for the health and safety of all. Only CMS staff or CMS-approved visitors are allowed on the property with personal protective equipment. The department contracts with a security company to patrol the property. In addition, CMS is working closely with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on an ongoing basis to assess the conditions on-site and properly address any findings.

    In response to a follow-up question, Kalaycioglu said the security team performs daily monitoring of the site.

    Requests for comment from IEPA officials were not returned as of press time.

    U.S. Reps seeks federal involvement

    The emotion OConnor said she most feels when thinking about the current state of the abandoned Mental Health Center is anger.

    Im angry that the State of Illinois not only allowed this to take place but [also] that theyve continued to ignore it, she said. They know it is an environmental hazard. They know it is a health risk.

    She also suggested that the State is playing by a different set of rules.

    If this were a private-owned property, the IEPA and the State of Illinois would have requirements that the private company would have to follow or there would be heavy fines against them, OConnor said. So, why isnt the State of Illinois held to that same standard? Why can they ignore the IEPA and a private company cant? Its wrong.

    We shouldnt have to fight this hard to get hazardous property cleaned up in the very center of our town.

    But help may soon be on the way, as a federal politician is getting involved.

    On Friday, Feb. 7, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1) sent a letter to the U.S. EPA asking for it to respond to the problems at the Mental Health Center site. In the letter, Rush criticized the IEPAs handling of the inspection.

    Despite knowing the concerns that have been expressed by community members, the IEPA evaluation team did not undertake proper precautions and were, therefore, unable to conduct a thorough and legitimate evaluation, the letter stated. Nevertheless, even their limited evaluation found widespread asbestos and black mold contamination.

    Rushs letter stated that the EPA has stepped in to oversee remediation efforts in the past, including an effort to clean up an area in Crestwood.

    While it is unfortunate that EPA must once again step in to correct inaction at the State level, we must not let jurisdictional issues prevent us from doing what is right: protecting the American people from environmental hazards, no matter where they live, the statement reads.

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    Dearborn Firefighters Forced To Sleep In Trucks Due To Mold Concerns – Clare County Review - February 2, 2020 by admin

    January 28, 2020

    A group of Dearborn firefighters has been forced to sleep in their trucks while on their 24-hour shifts due to black mold problems. The mold was caused by flooding that occurred in Fire Station No. 5 on Oakwood Street a few weeks ago when Dearborn faced serious downpours.

    Mold, which can develop and spread in just 48 hours, was discovered on a piece of drywall that was removed on January 22 when repairs were being undertaken by the City of Melvindale following a sewer backup at the station on January 9.

    Dearborn Firefighters Union President Jeffrey Lentz says firefighters were sent to other stations temporarily while Fire Station No. 5 dealt with the flood damage. However, when the repairs were finished, the cleanup crew discovered the black mold.

    There was so much of it, Lentz says, that the fire station is currently uninhabitable.

    Rather than send firefighters temporarily to other stations as they had before, the fire chief of Fire Station No. 5 ordered firefighters to take their trucks to the Melvindale Civic Arena. Lentz says hes happy the station was temporarily shut down but that he doesnt agree with where the firefighters were put.

    Our firefighters understand with our profession, with working 24-hour shifts, that there will be times when we are tired and we are exhausted and sleep-deprived because of the 911 calls that come in and the citizens we serve, said Lentz in an interview with FOX-2 Detroit. But at the same time, we should be rested and able to perform those duties and we should not be forced to be staying up for an entire 24-hour shift and then expected to be able to make life and death decisions in a split second.

    The City of Melvindale currently owns Fire Station No. 5 and is responsible for the stations maintenance. Black mold remediation will be necessary before the firefighters can return to the station.

    Black mold is a toxic mold and it can be tricky to get rid of. Compared to asbestos abatement, which is a procedure used to control fiber release from asbestos, black mold remediation requires thorough cleaning and can take weeks in a building as large as a fire station. The abatement process would take up to five days in a building the size of a single-family home.

    Because black mold is a toxic mold, its crucial to let professionals take care of the remediation. Symptoms of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning include:

    Although theres no research to suggest that black mold can cause cancer or lung disease, its been known to cause other health concerns such as fungal meningitis of which there was an outbreak in 2012. That being said, if you discover black mold in your home, contact an abatement specialist immediately.

    To prevent black mold from growing in your home, its important to control moisture and the humidity level. Your interior humidity should stay under 60%. Tinted windows can help to block up to 79% of solar heat to cut down on cooling costs and to reduce humidity.

    Black mold likes to grow in homes that have been flooded, so its important to dry any wet materials quickly and to repair leaks. Dry any items in your home thoroughly before storing them away.

    Ultimately, dealing with black mold quickly and efficiently is vital not only because it can cause health issues for anyone breathing it in but also because it can do serious structural damage. Any building or space like Fire Station No. 5 needs to be completely dry and free of mold before anyone can safely enter the space without a ventilator mask.

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    PuroClean Named A Top Franchise By Franchise Business Review For Second Consecutive Year – - February 2, 2020 by admin

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    January 30, 2020 // // Tamarac, FL. - PuroClean, a leading restoration and remediation franchise, today announced that it has - for the second consecutive year - been named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review. With all rankings based solely on franchise owner satisfaction and performance, this years ranking reflects PuroCleans commitment to its franchise owners and relentless support of their success.

    Its always an honor to be recognized by industry leaders and top rankings, but this award is particularly meaningful for us because its the only list based 100 percent on franchise owner satisfaction, said Mark W. Davis, CEO and Chairman of PuroClean. We consider our franchise owners the key to our success, and we look forward to continuing to find relevant ways to be a true partner to them.

    PuroClean was placed at the top of a list of more than 300 leading franchise brands considered for this years ranking. Its franchise owners awarded the highest ratings to PuroCleans core values, franchisee community and self-evaluation of their personal enjoyment of the business and organization. Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent studies of franchisee satisfaction, surveyed more than 27,500 franchise owners on 33 benchmark questions. The survey included topics related to franchise owners experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training, core values, and overall enjoyment of owning their franchise.

    Were proud to be honored by Franchise Business Review for our efforts to support PuroClean franchise owners and their businesses, said Steve White, President and COO of PuroClean. We strive to lead by example and serve our franchise owners in every possible way, in turn, helping empower them to better serve their local communities. As we continue to expand our brand, achievements from industry-leading organizations are a definite pride point, proving that our focus on servant leadership is a true differentiator from our competitors.

    One of the fastest-growing franchises in the United States, PuroClean works with individual franchise owners to build a profitable business while simultaneously giving back to the community during its times of need. Providing the necessary support systems to equip franchise owners with the tools and expertise for success, PuroClean received countless accolades for its leadership and innovation within franchising, including Entrepreneur magazines 2020 Franchise 500.

    To view the full list of Franchise Business Reviews 2020 Top Franchises, visit For more information on the PuroClean franchise system, contact 800-351-2282 or visit

    Known as the Paramedics of Property Damage, PuroClean provides water damage remediation, flood water removal, fire and smoke damage remediation, mold removal, and biohazard cleanup to commercial and residential customers. Founded in 2001, PuroClean has a comprehensive network of 290+ franchise offices across North America. PuroClean technicians are thoroughly screened, insured, and trained in utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures, while operating under a strict code of ethics. Each PuroClean office is independently owned and operated. For more information about PuroClean, contact 800-775-7876 or visit; for franchise information, visit

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    Heres how to repair and patch damaged drywall – - January 25, 2020 by admin

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    No matter the age of your home, drywall damage will occur. Whether it be from doorknobs, roughhousing, minor water damage, moving furniture or mounting hardware from artwork, mirrors, TV mounts, window treatments, etc., it will happen. Minor damage is a relatively easy fix. Small screw or nail holes can even be patched with white toothpaste and touch painted to blend in.

    Repairs to areas of major water damage are best left to the pros. You never know what kind of damage is lurking behind that drywall. There could be mold and that is something that is best left to a professional mold remediation expert.

    The age and condition of the paint on your wall and stored paint from when it was applied are really the key factors in how quickly you will finish drywall repair projects. But its the quality of the patch work that is critical to restoring drywall to look like new. The paint will only look as good as the surface its applied to. A poor patch with a poor texture match will stand out more than youd expect, even with the best paint coating.

    Nail holes in a wall where a picture used to hang can be filled with spackling paste, caulk or even toothpaste for an especially tiny hole; let it dry and sand it down before repainting.

    For dents or holes larger than a quarter, drywall texture and drywall tape or mesh will be required to complete the project. Anything over a 2-inch square will require a scrap drywall piece to cut a filler piece along with the following tools:


    Water-damaged drywall can be identified in a few different ways. Oftentimes on ceilings and walls you will notice that there are ripples or blisters in the paint. If you feel the blisters and they arent solid or if the paint starts flaking off as soon as you touch it, you likely have a water issue.

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    You may even find water in the paint blisters which makes your investigation easy! Other common signs are areas where the drywall is soft to the touch and water stains/discoloration appear. Before you start a water-damaged drywall repair, be sure to identify and fix the source of the water intrusion.

    If water is getting into your wall from rain, a sprinkler thats too close to your house or even from a plumbing leak, youre likely to see patches of damage on your walls near the spot of the intrusion. Thats because drywall has a paper backing, so when it gets wet, it can bubble and wrinkle, sort of like a sheet of paper does.

    To diagnose the problem, place a 4-foot level across the damaged area and learn how much the sheetrock has sagged. If its more than about 3/8 of an inch, the structural integrity of the drywall is probably ruined and the section should be replaced.

    If no sagging has occurred, use an awl to randomly push into the sheetrock. You should feel substantial resistance, and the awl shouldnt be able to penetrate the sheetrock any more than 1/8 of an inch without excessive force. However, if the awl goes through the sheetrock much deeper than 3/16 of an inch, consider replacing the section.

    To replace the section: Use a utility knife to cut out the damaged area, leaving a square or rectangle so its easy to match up with a new patch of drywall. Look in the hole to see if the damage goes deeper than the drywall (to the studs, for example) and find the source of the leak so you can stop it before you fix the wall. Set up a fan near the hole you created and thoroughly dry the area before continuing. Cut a new piece of drywall to fit tightly into the hole you have created. You may have to back it with a piece of plywood. Then attach the drywall and use a good-quality drywall tape to cover the seams.

    Prime, paint and keep a close eye on it in case the damage returns. That could signal a more serious water problem than you suspected.

    To repair the damage: If the damage is superficial, you may not have to replace the drywall. Dry the area thoroughly, sand the blisters from the wall and prime the spot with a pigmented lacquer product called KILZ. This product will keep the stain from bleeding through a new coat of paint.

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    How Philly teachers want the school district to fix the asbestos problem – Billy Penn - January 25, 2020 by admin

    A lawsuit filed this week asks for more oversight, more reporting, and more collaboration in the process.

    The union repping Philly teachers has specific suggestions for how to remedy the rampant toxicity in the citys public schools.

    In a45-page lawsuit filed Monday in the Court of Common Pleas, the union alleges that the School District of Philadelphia and Superintendent William Hite have repeatedly mishandled problems with asbestos, lead and mold inside school buildings.

    The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers formal complaint comes after a slew of exposed asbestos discoveries led to the closing of six facilities since the beginning of this school year.

    Its not the only entity to go to court over the issue. The district is also being sued by the family of a student who ingested lead paint chips fallen from the ceiling of his classroom. A former teacher diagnosed with mesothelioma said in November shes planning to sue as well.

    In the unions case, members are not looking for a financial payout. Instead, they want to help build new systems to detect and deal with asbestos and other toxins, so instances like this dont happen again.

    How might that work? Here are eight things the PFTs lawsuit demands from the school district.

    The PFT wants a streamlined method for staff at any given school to regularly report the conditions straight to the district and they want the reported info to be accessible by the union after its collected.

    Not knowing a specific asbestos problem exists is no excuse, the union says. If a building poses a potential asbestos-related hazard to a school community regardless of whether or not its been documented in the past the school district should perform an urgent response inspection, the court filing demands.

    Its not enough to assume the district is doing the work, PFT says in the suit. The union wants unfettered access to all the data, reports and schedules of asbestos-related work in school buildings across the district.

    In addition to demanding that they be kept informed, the teachers union also demands that the district keep parents and students notified with relevant information like testing, inspection and remediation schedules with at least 48 hours notice.

    Repeated multiple times in the unions suit is the demand that members get a hand in developing best practices, like universal metrics to compare the safety of facilities. The union also wants to be involved in determining when to conduct:

    This ones pretty simple: If an inspection reveals that an area is hazardous, the school should be closed, the union suit says, and students and faculty should not be permitted inside.

    The union wants the district to institute trainings for stakeholders think school employees, even parents and students so they can identify potential asbestos hazards on site.

    Just to make sure all works as planned, the PFT wants the Court of Common Pleas to continue to monitor the situation,exercising jurisdiction until both the teachers union and the school district agree theyve set up a solid system.

    And though the PFT isnt in this for the money, it wants the district to cover the legal fees involved in this suit and any other relief that may become necessary.

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    Antimicrobial Coatings Market Future Scope (2019-2025): Outlook, Growth, Trends, Analysis and Forecast – Markets Gazette 24 - December 1, 2019 by admin

    New York, November 29, 2019: The antimicrobial coatings market is expected to exceed more than US$ 4.4 Billion by 2022; Growing at a CAGR of more than 10% in the given forecast period under the normal conditions.

    The report covers detailed company profile and competitive outlook including the market share of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include AkzoNobel NV, Dow Microbial Control, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) Diamond Vogel Paints Co. Ltd.,Sherwin-Williams Company and others. The Company profile includes such as business strategy and planning, financial summary, company summary, SWOT analysis and current developments.

    Antimicrobial coatings are fast rising technique and it is a main component of the global mitigation policy of bacterial pathogens. To design surfaces by antimicrobial properties many options are available. Antimicrobial coatings create with the plan to shield the surfaces were it applied. Coating discharges antibacterial agent which is having large potential to decrease nosocomial infections. Antimicrobial coating prevents, kill and perform various actions to reduce growth of micro organisms include parasites, fungi and molds, bacteria, viruses and germs. It has been modified to achieve double role, the first role is it protect peoples from diseases causing micro organisms. The second main function is to protect application surface and minimizes the risk of infection.

    The scope of the report includes a detailed study of global and regional markets for Antibacterial coatings with the reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain regions.

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    This report provides:

    1) An overview of the global market for antimicrobial coatings and related technologies.

    2) Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016 and 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023.

    3) Identifications of new market opportunities and targeted promotional plans for antimicrobial coatings.

    4) Discussion of research and development, and the demand for new products and new applications.

    5) Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.

    The major driving factors of antimicrobial coatings market are as follows:

    Rising demand for anti microbial clothingIncreasing application of coating and additives in plastic packagingIncreasing medical application coatings market

    The restraining factors of antimicrobial coatings market are as follows:

    Require product innovation and efficacy for textile applicationsStrict environmental policiesHealth issues related by using silver in anti microbial coating

    The Antimicrobial Coatings Market has been segmented as below:

    The Antimicrobial Coatings Market is segmented on the Basis of Product Segment Analysis, Application Analysis and Regional Analysis. By Product Segment this market is segmented on the basis of Analysis Surface modification and coatings and Antimicrobial powder coatings. Surface modification and coatings is segmented into Pseudomona, Listeria, E-Coil and Others. Antimicrobial powder coatings is segmented into Silver and Others.

    By Application Analysis this market is segmented on the basis of Food,Construction, Antimicrobial textiles, Medical/ healthcare, Mold remediation, Indoor air, quality/HVAC and Others. By Regional Analysis this market is segmented on the basis of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World.

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    7 Aerosol Cans Market, By Product Type

    8 Aerosol Cans Market, By Propellant Type

    9 Aerosol Cans Market, By End-Use Sector

    10 Aerosol Cans Market, By Region

    11 Competitive Landscape

    10.1 Overview10.2 Growth Strategies Adopted By Leading Companies10.3 New Product Launches10.4 Mergers & Acquisitions10.5 Investments & Expansions

    12 Company Profiles

    12.1 Ball Corporation

    12.2 Crown Holdings Inc.

    12.3 Ardagh Packaging Holdings Limited

    12.4 Nampak Ltd.

    12.5 Westrock Company

    12.6 CCL Industries, Inc.

    12.7 Colep Portugal S.A.

    12.8 Bway Corporation

    12.9 Exal Corporation

    12.10 Alucon Public Company Limited

    12.11 DS Containers, Inc.

    12.12 Shanghai Sunhome Industrial Company

    12.13 Spray Products Corporation

    12.14 ITW Sexton Co.

    12.15 Jamestrong Packaging

    12.16 Aero-Pack Industries, Inc.

    12.17 Zenith Spray and Aerosols Private Limited

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    Mold Removal Products and DIY Cleaning Solutions - November 25, 2019 by admin

    Bleach is great for killing mold on nonporous surfaces such as grout and tile, concrete, or linoleum. However, it is ineffective for killing mold on porous surfaces such as wood or drywall because bleach cannot penetrate beyond the top layer of these materials, leaving the mold roots intact. It may temporarily look cleaner as the bleach will clean the surface, but the mold will soon return.

    The Badger likes to use chlorinated bleach for tile, grout, and non-porous substances, but otherwise, prefers one of the alternative solutions listed below. This is because bleach is extremely caustic and can cause rust on metals, heavy vapors in the air (make sure the area is well ventilated), and can damage skin. If you do choose to use bleach, be sure to wear gloves, and use the instructions below.

    To clean mold with chlorinated bleach:

    Lastly, never mix bleach with Ammonia as it will create poison gas and YOU WILL DIE.

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    Mold Removal Products and DIY Cleaning Solutions

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