It’s no secret that life is good in Franklin, Indiana.
With the hustle and bustle of residents exploring the downtown area, enjoying delicious meals at restaurants, sipping a cup of coffee at a café, or simply catching up with friends, there is a cozy familiarity with this great American town.
While Franklin Indiana seems like a safe place to live, there could be dangers within your home that you are unknown. The dangers we’re talking about are environmental threats that could require immediate attention. Issues such as mold, contaminated water, radon, leaky heating oil tanks, and asbestos can pose irreversible health conditions and impact your overall wellbeing.
Don’t let these problems scare you away from Franklin, Indiana! Aegis Environmental will remedy the situation and make it safe for you and your neighbors to live a healthy life.
Asbestos Testing & Assessment
Asbestos was all the rage in the mid-20th century. It was a cheap and practical material to insulate homes to keep the heat in and the cold air out. Plus, it was fire-resistant. This natural mineral was placed throughout the home behind walls, under shingles on the roof, and more.
Unfortunately, we didn’t discover the dangers of asbestos until it was too late. In 1980, asbestos was banned from being used in our homes due to the inhaled fibers causing lung cancer and diseases. However, even though the use of asbestos is no longer allowed, homes built before 1981 likely still contain it.
If you suspect asbestos is in your home, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Give us a call, and we will carefully and professionally eliminate the hazardous material. Our team will successfully investigate and remove asbestos and conduct air quality tests to ensure your home is safe with proper training and protective gear.
Lead Testing & Assessment
Before 1978, lead was used in just about anything you could purchase in a store. From toys to makeup to ceramics to batteries, lead was known as the “miracle metal” thanks to its effectiveness and cost. It was soon brought to our attention that lead was particularly harmful to children and caused irreversible side effects.
Even though lead is now prohibited from being used in many applications, it does still pose a threat. As plumbing pipes and the lead soldering on them corrode, the lead contaminates your drinking water.
We recommend giving us a call if your home was built before 1980, as you could be drinking lead-contaminated water without even knowing it. Our team at Aegis Environmental will conduct an investigation and test your water and paint for the presence of lead. If detected, we will move quickly to remove the threat and make your water and home safe again.
Indoor Air Quality Testing
We don’t put much thought into the air we breathe. We instinctually trust that our air quality is good, but this isn’t always the case. In some instances, you could inhale harmful toxins such as radon, lead, or mold. To know the state of your air quality, so let us test it and provide a solution if we detect these chemicals.
Meth Lab Remediation
Meth is a dangerous substance on its own, but a meth lab can cause harm to you and your family. The hazardous chemicals used to create the substance linger and can cause serious health issues to those exposed. We will successfully remediate former meth labs as well as assist in any insurance claims you may have filed concerning the issue.
Heating Oil Tank Closure
Heating oil tanks were used to heat homes before electricity and propane became popular. These tanks were either buried underground or sat above ground and filled with heating oil. Since they are rarely used now, many are slowly leaking oil which contaminates the wildlife, soil, and groundwater. Call today to find out how Aegis can help you remove your heating oil tank.
Mold Investigation & Testing
While some types of molds can be harmless and easily treated, others, such as black mold, can be harmful to your health and virtually impossible to get rid of. If you notice mold growth in your home, give us a call, and we’ll clear it away quickly after identifying the type of mold. We’ll even prevent new mold growth by finding the water source.
Radon Investigation & Testing
Radon is a radioactive natural gas that can cause deadly lung conditions, such as cancer. Often found in basements, it seeps through foundation cracks. While radon isn’t harmful when in the open air, it can cause issues when contained in a closed space and inhaled. When buying or selling a home, we’ll test for radon presence and oversee mitigation if required.
Noticing if your water is contaminated with harmful toxins and chemicals is difficult – nearly impossible on your own. That’s why we recommend getting your water tested to see if there are hazardous substances such as lead, pesticides, toxic metals, or radon threatening your health. We’ll thoroughly investigate and remedy the issue so you can drink clean water again.