WA State Asbestos Notification Requirements

Renovating your home? You need to understand your Asbestos Requirements for testing and Notifications. PNWIG is here to help break down the Code and Legal obligation set by WA State 

WAC 296-65-020

 

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Commercial Roof Inspections

Torch down roofing systems tend to be more expensive than other roofing materials; however, their resistance to harsh weather conditions and long lifespan make them well worth the additional cost over time. There are other low-cost alternatives available that provide the same look as torch down roofing, but these substitutions have been known to shorten the lifespan of the roof itself, which can be more expensive in the long run. Also PVC membranes have become a new reliable option for flat roofing.

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Garage Door Maintenance

An annual garage door tune-up inspection helps ensure reliable, quiet operation and safety. Each step of the tune-up takes 10 minutes or less and is worth it to keep your garage door in good working order.

Perhaps no other part of your home experiences as much wear and tear as your overhead garage door. The average garage door will go up and down more than a thousand times a year. When kept in good working order, it provides convenience and security. But a neglected door can not only become as noisy as a locomotive but also pose a significant safety risk to your family, especially your kids. In this article, we'll show the steps involved in the annual inspection and maintenance of your automatic overhead door for reliable, quiet operation and safety. Many of these tips also apply to overhead garage doors that don't even have an automatic opener.

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The REAL Ideal Temperture Setting For Your Water Heater

When adjusting my hot water heater, what temperature should I set it to? Is the answer different if you have: concerns about diseases, a dishwasher, young children or elderly that can be easily burned, electric vs. gas heat, type of plumbing (e.g. PEX or Copper) or Allergies?

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Why a new roof Needs an Inspection

Properly installed Ridge Venting is an import factor for your newly installed roof. This is often don improperly on the majority of re-roofs seen in the Seattle area. This will contribute to attic ventilation issues, condensation and mold.

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Lead Flashing Boots a Must In Seattle Area

But is Lead Flashing alone good enough? Cheap flashing boots can cause roof leaks and costly repairs. So it system seem to work in rainy Seattle area? We think we have an answer for that......

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Tips for Hiring a Home Improvement Professional

Whether you’ve decided to put up a fence around the backyard pool or update the guest bathroom, hiring a professional to get the job done can take away a little bit of the stress. However, actually hiring the professional will take a little bit of work on your end.

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Heat Pumps & Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are a cost effective option for residential or commercial buildings. Tankless water heating systems cost 10-40% less to operate. This is less expensive than standard water heaters. Tankless water heating units provides hot water when you need it. They heat water without the need for a water storage tank.

Getting hot water only when you need it lowers your energy bill. When you go tankless you don’t have to wait for the storage tank to fill up. Your water heater gives you a constant supply of hot water. Tankless heating systems increase your energy efficiency by 24-34% over standard Gas or Electric water heaters.

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Kitchen Exhaust Fans Ducts & CFMs

Undersized exhaust ducting can create a fire hazard with Kitchen grease. Duct sizing should be sized according the the fixtures CFM to insure proper venting.

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Your Smoke Detector May Just KILL YOU !!!

Standard dectectors will fail. Do you know what type is in your home? What type you should buy? Need a combo unit or better single units? 

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