When you purchased your vintage home, you may have had an inspection done. In some cases, these inspections will come up with an asbestos inspection. Depending on when you purchased the home, and the kind of inspections you had performed, you may have been told that there was asbestos but it would be fine as long as it was not removed improperly. Now you may be considering removing the asbestos using a kit in order to avoid costly removal and disposal options.
Soil is a valuable resource for applications such as farming and construction of residential and commercial buildings. Unfortunately, the quality of the land can be compromised through pollution resulting from anthropogenic activities. In simple terms, soil contamination refers to the presence of hazardous materials, usually man-made, in the soil. These alter the natural physical and chemical properties of the land, leading to a decline in the soil quality and environmental degradation.
Water is a precious commodity that should be conserved at every turn. Unfortunately, a lot of reusable water goes down the drain daily, thanks to domestic processes such as cooking, dishwashing, clothes washing, bathing, toilet flushing, hand washing and gardening. While all these water uses are important, a lot can be done to recycle most of this water and reduce the waste. Below, find a list of the most common waste water systems that you can use at home to achieve this.
Moving house? There's a lot of packing and sorting ahead, but there's a lot of "stuff" you need to get rid of as well. Don't just assume you can toss it into the skip bin, or throw it down the drain, for that matter. A lot of what you need to get rid of is likely classified as "household hazardous waste." You need to break the list of items down according to origin and figure out how to get rid of everything safely.