KC-Based Remodeling Show ‘bargain Mansions’ Cited by EPA for Mishandling Lead Paint

Kansascity.com

by Mike Hendricks
Kansas City, KS – The company behind the popular home renovation TV show “Bargain Mansions,” based in the Kansas City area, has reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency for improper handling of lead-based paint stripped from old woodwork. The EPA said Wednesday that it had cited Growing Days LLC, the company that produces the DIY Network show, for allegedly violating rules governing the removal of lead paint. Also cited were four local contractors who performed work on the show, which is hosted by Leawood rehabber Tamara Day. All were accused of multiple violations of the rule requiring the safe handling and disposal of lead-based paint. 

Independent Tests Clear Makeup Sold at Claire’s Retail Stores of Asbestos Contamination

After initial reports of asbestos contamination in makeup product sold at Claire’s stores, the company moved quickly to have testing performed by independent laboratories. The resulting reports indicate no evidence of asbestos contamination in their products, allaying mesothelioma concerns for users of the makeup across the country.

Read the Article from Mesothelioma.net Here

Wildfire Smoke Causing Lingering Health Issues

Researchers in Missoula County, Montana are gathering data about how the worst wildfire season on record affected county residents.  Emergency room visits and other respiratory issues increased dramatically after a month long series of wildfires enveloped the area in a smokey haze.

Read the Article from mtpr.org

How Can Rhoades Environmental Help You?

  • Clandestine Lab Inspections and Consulting (Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Heroine)
  • Asbestos and Lead Based Paint Inspections
  • Environmental Sites Assessments (ESA) – Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III (design)
  • Indoor Air Quality Investigations
  • Mold Inspections
  • Radon Gas Inspections
  • Environmental Training
  • AHERA O&M Plans and Reinspections

When Do You Need an Environmental Inspection?

  • To comply with EPA & OSHA regulations in your industry or facility
  • Prior to the demolition of a building
  • Prior to the renovation of a structure or facility
  • For a property or vacant land ownership transfer
  • In response to employee or tenant concerns/ complaints
  • In response to a notice of violation of environmental laws
  • To document the completion of an abatement or decontamination
  • In response to a hazardous or regulated materials release.
  • Verifying the healthiness of a workplace or home
  • To meet banking or insurance requirements
  • In response to possible Workman’s Compensation cases

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Services

Rhoades Environmental was created to provide full service inspection and consulting services to our clients. Rhoades Environmental technical services provides over 25 years of experience in the field of environmental inspections and consulting and currently holds national certifications as a Certified Environmental Specialist (CES), Certified Remediation Specialist (CRS), and Certified Environmental Inspection. We are aware of the constantly changing regulations and compliance issues our clients face. Because each client’s situation is unique, we will approach every project in such a manner that provides new insight and a different perspective. Rhoades Environmental inspection and consulting services include, but not limited to:

  • Phase I, II, and III Environmental Assessments of commercial, industrial and residential properties
  • Regulatory compliance and Quality Assurance / Quality Control Inspections
  • Comprehensive Hazardous Material Remediation and Procedural Plans, On-site Monitoring and Final Clearance Testing
  • Building Inspections and Consulting services for Hazardous Contaminants such as Asbestos, Lead, and Radon.
  • Hydrogeologic and Subsurface Investigations
  • Underground Storage Tank closure, state reimbursement documentation (GWPA) and regulatory compliance documentation
  • Prepare State or Federal permitting applications and individual site health and safety plans for hazardous material projects
  • Indoor Air Quality Inspections, Mitigation Design and Implementation
  • Radon Inspections, Mitigation Design, and Construction
  • Final Clearance Inspections and testing for a variety of hazardous contaminates
  • RCRA Hazardous Materials / Waste Profiling and Manifesting for disposal
  • Most types of inspections in order to identify hazardous contaminates in the soil, water, and air mediums
  • Teaching services for regulated and non-regulated environmental training courses
  • Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) analytical services for asbestos air samples
  • Clandestine Meth Lab Consulting, pre- and post-remediation testing
  • Infrared Camera Inspections for moisture

Rhoades Environmental will consistently investigate several possible solutions and applicable technological advances in an effort to solve your problem in the most complete and cost effective means possible. We promise to put forth our best efforts to satisfy all our client’s expectations.

Rhoades Environmental currently holds $3,000,000 Errors and Omissions (E&O) Professional Liability and $3,000,000 General Liability Insurance policies. Rhoades Environmental prides itself on being an experienced and specialized inspection / consulting company for its clients. We look forward to providing you with the quality service you deserve and at a realistic price.

Thought for the Day:

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten.

Mission Statement

OUR PROMISE

At Rhoades Environmental, we will always try to provide our clients with a state-of-the-art environmental inspection and easy to understand written reports at a reasonable cost. We will help you comply to all applicable regulations for your particular environmental situation.
Rhoades Environmental was created to provide full service inspection and consulting services to our clients. REIS technical services provides over twenty-four years of experience in the field of environmental inspections and consulting and currently holds national certifications as a Certified Environmental Specialist (CES), Certified Remediation Specialist (CRS), and Certified Environmental Inspector (CEI). We are aware of the constantly changing regulations and compliance issues our clients face. Because each client’s situation is unique, we will approach every project in such a manner that provides new insight and a different perspective.

Rhoades Environmental, currently holds a $3,000,000 Errors and Omissions (E&O) Professional Liability and $3,000,000 General Liability insurance policies. Rhoades Environmental prides itself on being an experienced and specialized inspection / consulting company for it’s clients. We look forward to providing you with the quality service you deserve and at a realistic price.

Due to my experience in working with large and small clients, I understand the problems you may face when confronting various environmental compliance issues, compliance programs, and contaminate inspection and sampling requirements. With my practical knowledge of the environmental industry and my experience in providing environmental inspections / consulting, I believe that I can offer you the professional environmental inspection and consulting services you require in today’s market place at a competitive price.

I have performed hundreds of environmental site assessments and environmental inspections on commercial, industrial, manufacturing, vacant, and residential properties in over 12 different states. Rhoades Environmental is certified to inspect a variety of hazardous contaminates including, but not limited to: asbestos, radon, gases / vapors, and lead. Rhoades Environmental is also certified to perform indoor air quality studies, supervise hazardous material projects, and specifically certified to conduct all phases of environmental site assessments.

Additionally, I have over 22 years experience in conducting certified environmental training classes in the areas of asbestos (inspections, management, supervision, and project design), lead paint (inspection and removal supervision), radon (inspection and mitigation), environmental regulations, environmental site assessments, safety, and indoor air quality. Rhoades Environmental has provided these services to the Southwestern Indian Polytechnical Institute (SIPI), University of Texas – Arlington & the University of New Mexico. I was also the primary environmental instructor for the University of New Mexico’s – Continuing Education environmental training program while their program was active.

Rhoades Environmental once provided a monthly column to the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce Newsletter concerning various environmental issues, which is written as an informational tool to its members on a variety of environmental related topics. Initially you will want to use me because of the price, but in the end you will want to use me again because of the service.

I look forward to discussing your particular environmental inspection / consulting needs in the near future and feel that I could be an asset to you on your next environmental project.

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