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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications for centuries. Its unique properties – including resistance to heat, fire, and chemicals – made it an ideal material for many uses.Unfortunately, we now know that asbestos exposure can lead to a number of serious health conditions,

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If you notice that there is mold in your home, it’s something you want to handle as soon as possible. However, even if you don’t currently have mold, it can creep up on you. That’s why it’s a good idea to put in place some mold prevention tips to prevent mold and mildew from growing

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Some people believe that asbestos exposure is just a thing of the past. But it remains a lethal public health risk today—the more exposure, the more serious the health risks. Asbestos is the general term for fibrous minerals such as chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Asbestos fibers have been used in building, insulation,

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Whether you’re buying a home, selling one, or simple going through maintenance, you might be concerned about the possibility of mold. This often becomes a worry, especially if the home is located somewhere that tends to get damp. However, if you do find that mold is present, there are ways to handle the issue. This

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Restoring water damage is not an easy subject. Your home may sustain significant water damage due to leaking pipes, broken sewage lines, and natural calamities. Therefore, it’s crucial to pinpoint the water damage to your property and take immediate action to stop future damage. The good news is that a professional water damage restoration method

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How do you manage pest control inside your home? Flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes, mites, rats, and bed bugs are a few of the most prevalent pests in residential areas. These pests can seriously damage the structural integrity of your house and put your and your family’s health at risk. The good news is that a skilled

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Rodents are infamous for bringing plagues, epidemics, and fatal calamities to mankind since the very beginning of life. Rats & Rodents carry ticks, and several kinds of diseases which in 80% of cases turn out to be fatal for humans & animals alike. An incredible amount of precaution is necessary to keep your loved ones

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Whether you’ve discovered spiders, roaches, ants, termites, or some other critter in your home, you’ll want to deal with it immediately to prevent infestation. What is the best course of action, then? Many DIY methods are available, but they typically cannot replace a reputable pest control company‘s treatments. Read on to learn about the variations

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Have you ever wondered about what could be effective ways to deal with mold? Yes, Mold. Even the sound of the word makes one cringe. Mold can be beneficial—vital for the natural decomposition of organic matter and the production of brie and penicillin, for example. However, it can also be harmful if it spreads undetected

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Asbestos removal is a must for homes that have been exposed to it. However, a lot of Americans don’t have enough knowledge on what it is, how it can affect families’ health and how to prevent it. Here at Ridaway, we don’t just do asbestos removal but we also educate homeowners of the danger if

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It is crucial to keep pests out of our houses, especially if we have young children. In fact, even if we don’t have kids at home, we should get rid if it! We should take all necessary precautions to keep pests from invading and finding shelter in our homes.Ridaway is here to assist you! We

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If you live in a home that contains asbestos, these materials should be removed. This is especially true if the asbestos-containing materials and products have been handled or damaged. When this occurs, the asbestos fibers can get into the air and cause serious diseases like mesothelioma, lung disease, and asbestosis. Asbestos is most commonly found

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Most people have heard of asbestos. You may be aware that it’s associated with several health issues – most notably diseases of the lungs. However, many people aren’t aware of exactly what asbestos is and all the problems it can cause to human health. While the use of asbestos is banned in the United States, it can be found in some homes built in the past. We’ll be going into what asbestos is composed of and the harm it can cause to humans if exposed to it.

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Nobody wants to look around their home and see mold. However, as much as you may not want it, stopping it isn’t easy. Invisible mold spores grow in all types of places. Disinfecting helps but doesn’t totally stop the process. And that isn’t a bad thing. A few mold spores can help decompose organic material in the home. But when those spores become colonies and you see slimy black mold – that’s when things are going wrong. It can be hazardous for anyone in the home. Learn more about what mold and mildew are and how they operate below.

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Every homeowner enjoys having a lush, beautiful lawn, but it can take a great deal of work. During the summer months, just keeping the yard mowed regularly may seem time-consuming and frustrating. It doesn’t help that mowing and watering aren’t the only tasks that need to be done for a gorgeous yard. This article will look into the importance of regular yard care and why it should be a part of your summer to-do list.

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Summer is all about the sun and fun. It’s a time when everyone wants to head outside and enjoy warm activities. However, it also happens to be the season when the most pests are out and about. Wondering why ticks and mosquitos are so common in the summer? This article will dig into why these, and insects like spiders, ants, and roaches, are most often seen in the summer months.

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Unfortunately, if you find asbestos in your home, this is a very serious thing that needs to be handled immediately. Asbestos is a carcinogen, which means it can cause cancer if you leave it untouched in your house. Don’t put your family at risk! The minute that you think you might have asbestos in your home, you should call a professional about getting it removed.

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Black mold—even if you don’t know exactly what it is or how it grows, just hearing that term probably gives you a bad feeling. However, it isn’t any more toxic than other types of mold—specifically because all types of mold are hazardous to your health and should be dealt with without delay.

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You’ve likely heard of asbestos in a negative context— it’s a toxin that you don’t want to get near in your home, another building, or a product. Breathing in this substance over time can indeed cause dangerous illnesses and a range of respiratory conditions, including mesothelioma. What exactly is asbestos, though, and how was it used in the past? How did we come to know of its dangers? Let’s explore.

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Everyone knows that mold is not something you want, whether in your food or your walls. Mold can make you sick, and if it isn’t taken care of right away, its effects can worsen as it grows inside your home.

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During the Industrial Revolution, the demand for asbestos increased dramatically as its uses for processing and factory production were realized. In the early 1900s, over 30,000 pounds were produced each year. Men, women, and children all worked to make this product available, with men doing the mining and women and children preparing and weaving it into an accessible fiber.

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Although it’s rare, you might find that mold has started to grow – or has been growing – in the air vents in your house. This means that every time your central heating unit clicks on, you’re introducing mold spores into your house and your lungs.

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If you have never personally encountered asbestos, it might seem like a bit of a myth or thing that you don’t have to concern yourself with. However, if you end up in an old house or an old building for a long period, you may want to consider brushing up on your knowledge of things that can potentially kill you.

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One thing you might not realize is that weather changes mean that you might be experiencing a lot of moisture both in and out of your home. Perhaps you don’t have great ventilation in your bathroom, or maybe you accidentally left a window open. Whatever the truth of the matter is, if you add moisture into any space of your house, you are also inviting mold to grow in your space, too.

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Asbestos is one of those things that most people know is dangerous but few go much further into the thought than that. The truth of the matter is that the risks of asbestos are scarier than most people are aware of.

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It’s your worst nightmare. Mold is growing in your house – in your bathrooms, under your sinks, in your bedroom because you’ve been using a diffuser… you can’t even close your eyes without seeing those black spots everywhere! If this sounds like something that’s happening to you, we don’t mean to alarm you but things might be worse than you’re thinking.

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Asbestos is one of those things that you’ve likely heard about but you may not know much about it. Most people’s understanding of asbestos is “it’s bad,” but they tend not to go much deeper into it than that. If this is how you’ve viewed asbestos in your life so far, you might be in danger if your house is unknowingly filled with this toxic material.

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When it comes to mold, it begins to grow in areas where there is a lot of moisture. You may not think that this is something you need to worry about when it comes to your house in the winter but that may only be the case until you recall how moisture forms.

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Asbestos is one of those things that you’ve likely heard about but you may not know much about it. Most people’s understanding of asbestos is “it’s bad,” but they tend not to go much deeper into it than that. If this is how you’ve viewed asbestos in your life so far, you might be in danger if your house is unknowingly filled with this toxic material.

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It’s no secret that mold in a home can create a whole host of problems. It can ruin walls, furniture, and flooring, as well as sentimental items that have been left in damp storage. Even worse, it can create health problems for you or your family. There are many things you can do, however, to prevent mold from entering your home or getting it removed right away if it starts to creep in.

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Vermiculite insulation is dangerous! If you have vermiculite insulation in your home, it needs to be removed by a professional vermiculite and asbestos removal company as soon as possible. Doing so will make your home safer and protect your family from the health risks caused by vermiculite exposure. But before you call a vermiculite removal contractor,

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Mold can quickly turn your dream house into a nightmare. When left unchecked, mold will eat away at your home’s building materials, leading to serious damage. There’s a known link between mold and asthma, and a mold infestation can make your family sick in other ways too. Keeping an eye out for symptoms of mold in

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Mold can’t survive in cold temperatures, which has led many homeowners to believe that they don’t have to worry about mold in the winter. But winter is actually one of the seasons when mold growth is most prevalent. As your local mold removal specialist, RidAway is here to explain why mold thrives in the winter and

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If you are remodeling your home and have found asbestos in the walls, stop right away and call a professional team of experts to come and assess the situation and remove the hazardous materials from your walls.

If you haven’t come across this in your home (whew!) but are worried that it might be a possibility, this article will give you the rundown on why you need experts to remove it and what that process will look like.

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When it comes to mold, it begins to grow in areas where there is a lot of moisture. You may not think that this is something you need to worry about when it comes to your house in the winter but that may only be the case until you recall how moisture forms.

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Are you hoping to embrace a healthier lifestyle in 2022? Your home is the perfect place to start. Our homes have a major impact on our health, and they can even make us sick. RidAway helps Massachusetts families create healthy homes with mold removal, asbestos removal, pest control, and more. Follow this guide to usher in

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Regardless of how well you maintain your home, mold can appear seemingly out of nowhere. However, while it’s a common issue, you should never tackle it yourself. Removing mold requires the right skills and knowledge, as well as the right tools. Find out why it’s not safe for you to remove mold on your own.

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Do you have vermiculite insulation in your home? Your family’s health could be at risk. Most vermiculite contains asbestos, and vermiculite exposure can have the same health risks as asbestos exposure. Keep reading to learn about the dangers of vermiculite and asbestos insulation, and how RidAway can help protect your home with professional vermiculite removal.  Almost

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With the popularization of do-it-yourself home renovation projects, many homeowners are at risk of exposing themselves to the harmful asbestos fibers that may be hiding in their homes. As this material was widely used until the 1980s, some homes still contain asbestos in walls, tiles, ceilings, piping, and insulation. Therefore, all homeowners must learn more about asbestos, including identifying it and its adverse health effects.

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Until the 1980s, asbestos was widely used across industries, particularly in construction, because of its heat-resistant and insulating properties. However, this silicate mineral’s toxic fibers pose a serious health risk and can cause terminal diseases. Removing asbestos from your home is crucial, but you shouldn’t do it yourself. Professionals can handle it safely and effectively.

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Asbestos—it’s not a four-letter word, but it should be. Asbestos is so dangerous to human health that it is now illegal to use it in newly constructed buildings, and if it is found in a home during construction or remodeling, it must be removed before continuing work. (If you watch this done on HGTV shows, you’ll even see them wearing hazmat suits and masks during removal!)

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Mold can be found both outside and inside, and if it is growing outside, it can easily enter your home. If you notice a strong smell coming from inside a wall, see it softening, or your family is all of a sudden coming down with respiratory infections or allergic symptoms that they didn’t previously exhibit, it might be time to get a mold inspection.

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Having clean air in your home has many benefits for you and your environment, which has been made all the more significant given that the latest global events forced us to spend the majority of our time at home. With that, most people engaged in numerous home improvement activities, including redecorating, furniture rearranging, painting, and purchasing new home items, among many others. However, not many homeowners stop to think about the air quality in their houses. Thinking their houses are germ-free by implementing only the basic cleaning methods, many homeowners don’t even realize their air quality is poor. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to this issue.

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Mold and mildew can grow on any surface as long as there’s enough moisture and nutrients. It’s pretty common in humid basements and attics, but it can grow anywhere else in your home, including your AC unit. Apart from filling your indoor air with an unpleasant odor, mold growth could lead to serious health problems. Read on to find out why it’s a health hazard, why your AC could be its ideal home, and how to get rid of it safely and effectively.

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Fire causes a great extent of damage to property, destroying valuable possessions in a blink of an eye. Even a minor fire incidence can be devastating and cause serious damage to your home. Apart from the damages, you’d also deal with smoke odor and soot that leave contamination and discoloration to furniture, fabrics, and other home furnishings; hence the need for fire remediation.

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Water damage can be caused by a lot of reasons like storms, flooding, leaking plumbing system, roof, or appliances, burst pipes, clogged toilets, overflowing sinks, foundation cracks, moisture behind walls, and sewage issues. Whatever the cause, one thing is essential — immediate action to mitigate more serious problems that can compromise the safety of the structural components of your home.

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Mold is an inevitable part of many homes, and people are usually unaware of its presence. Mold loves dark, humid, and warm places. Under such conditions, it can grow quickly – sometimes in less than 24-48 hours. Leaving it untreated can cause many respiratory illnesses, allergies and aggravate asthma. Let’s see how you can beat it.

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Asbestos used to be one of the most common go-to solutions for countless homeowners in the past due to popular belief that its natural fiber was best for home insulation. However, the recent increase in awareness regarding the many health dangers associated with asbestos has led to a significant change of heart.

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People often choose the flooring for their homes, only thinking about aesthetics. However, some types of floors can contain asbestos which is a very harmful substance. If you decide to replace flooring in your Massachusetts house, there is the excellent Mass Save program. Schedule a flooring assessment with Ridaway and remove asbestos.

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Asbestos is a natural fiber that has been used in brake pads, roofing, ceiling tile, joint compound, floor tile, siding, and insulation for decades. However, with more and more awareness regarding the many health dangers associated with the use of asbestos, many concerned homeowners started looking for the best alternatives to asbestos for their properties.

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BBQs are joyful events with friends and family but only if you can keep those pesky mosquitos and ticks from ruining your gatherings. This isn’t too hard to do and we’re going to give you a short guide on how to manage to protect the health of your guests and your family during outdoor BBQs.

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Did you know that one of the most dangerous minerals in the world might be hiding in your home?

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A summer lawn is one of the beautiful places to relax in the beautiful weather. However, some diseases can ruin your grass in no time.

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Mold and mildew are easy to mix up, but they are not the same thing.

Both are fungi that are known for thriving in warm areas with a lot of moisture. However, there are notable difference between the two that you need to be aware of before you try to get rid of them.

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Not only are they off-putting to look at, but they can also carry dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease, which causes serious problems to both humans and pets.

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When it comes to taking care of your lawn throughout the year, timing is very important. Regional grasses have natural growth cycles that need to be followed in order to properly maintain the look of your lawn as well as the animals that call it home.

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Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying animals on the planet and cause problems for both people and pets. They also carry a number of deadly diseases such as:

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Both buying and selling a home are exciting ventures, especially in Massachusetts. There are many reasons why this US state makes for a beautiful place to call home.

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Taking care of your lawn is about a lot more than just making it look pretty. There is much that needs to be taken into account in terms of design, maintenance, pests, and the overall health aspects that a well-maintained lawn has for your pets and everyone in the house.

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Having to deal with pests is never easy or pleasant. As we approach the summer seasons, more and more animals and insects are coming out of their winter slumber and exploring nature – and human homes and yards.

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As the warm weather approaches, outdoor activities will become the norm for many families. BBQs, walks in parks, and sunbathing mark some of the most frequent activities during the warmer seasons.

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Mold can become a homeowner’s nightmare. Not only does it damage the home, furniture, and carpeting, it is also extremely unhealthy and can cause a number of illnesses.

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Asthma is a serious illness that can develop in people of all ages. More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma and the number is increasing every year.

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How did a mineral as poisonous as asbestos end up becoming a key feature in so many building projects across the United States? And since its deadly properties to human health have been known for a long time, why did U.S. citizens have to wait for the early 2000s before something was done about this danger in their homes?
Because of its high fireproofing properties, it became essential in manufacturing, construction, and chemical industries. Many militaries around the world also used it in order to prevent fires that might destroy their base or research centers.

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Asbestos remediation with the help of a professional team is the only way to safely remove this toxic substance in your home.

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A disinfected home is a safe space for the whole family and also pets!

Germs are one of the pains of our existence. Even though you cannot be rid of all germs around you or inside your body, a stable presence of germs is essential for optimal health.

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Mold is an unwelcome house guest that can be found all over the house. Not all mold is visible, but it is part of the process that combines warmth and moisture for the development of microorganisms. Small amounts of mold are usually not a problem, but if it piles up it can become visually unappealing, destroy

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The dangers of asbestos are part of its very structure. Asbestos is made up of thin fibrous crystals and occurs in six different silicate materials. It is excellent as an electrical insulator and is also very heat-resistant. It has been used in building materials for decades, however, in recent years the dangers of asbestos to human

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Mold infestation is a major nuisance, ruining your home and peace of mind. It discolors the drywall, darkens decks, blackens the grout lines, and rots damp wood surfaces. And worse, it emits microscopic spores that can cause sneezing, runny nose, respiratory problems, and allergic reactions. When there is a large-scale mold formation, a strange, foul lingering odor is always present. At times like this, mold remediation may be required.

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One of the most-awaited seasons of the year is autumn. It is the time of the year when the leaves of the trees start to change their colors, and the temperature is cooler. Even the sky seems bluer, and the surroundings are picture-perfect. It means that winter is coming soon. The downside is that it

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Vermiculite insulation could be harmful to you and your family’s health. Eliminate the threats in your home with RidAway.

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Your home serves as a warm refuge — a special place that provides utmost safety, peace, love, and protection against external forces or elements. It is your personal sanctuary to relax your weary body and mind after a busy working day. This is why you need home remediation services to make sure it’s clean and secure at all times, and ensure your home is safe against all elements of nature. This is where RidAway’s professional home remediation services come in.

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The warm weather attracts summer pests that threaten to damage your home and harm your family. Put a stop to them with RidAway.

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