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  • Foreclosed Properties and Indoor Environmental Risks

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses foreclosed properties and potential indoor environmental hazards.   Foreclosed properties can offer buyers great value when purchasing residential or commercial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Survey Reveals One In Four Commercial Properties Exposed To Environmental Risk

    One in four commercial properties in the UK’s largest cities face exposure to potential environmental risks and possible loss in land and property values according to a recent survey from the UK’s leading provider of digital mapping and land data intelligence, Landmark Information Group. The survey, which analysed the incidence of major categories of potential environmental risk within 100 ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Flood Risks and Property Damage Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses flood risks and property damage issues.    “Flooding can cause devastating damage to a home or business so it’s important that people understand flood risks in their area, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Professionals Help Ensure Foreclosed Properties are Safe

    Foreclosed properties can offer buyers tremendous value when purchasing a residential or commercial property.  Since many of these properties have been vacated for some time, and others have not been maintained, potential buyers should be aware of possible indoor and outdoor environmental risks that may be present before buying. Many of these potential hazards may also be present in ...

  • Covering the Bases of Flood Risk Basics for Commercial Property Owners

    AmeriFlood Solutions, Inc. (AFSI), a national risk management company specializing in flood risk evaluation, reminds commercial property owners that not all flood risk is equal. The prevention of loss, protection of real estate assets and impact upon net operating income require a greater understanding of flooding, one of the most complex of property perils. AFSI's complimentary Flood Risk ...


    By Marketwire

  • Identifying Sewer Gas Exposure Risks in Commercial and Residential Properties

    Many people have at one time or another walked into a home or building and immediately encountered the unpleasant odor associated with sewer gas. Exposure to these objectionable odors can not only be distressing, in high enough concentrations they can even create health and safety concerns for building occupants.   Sewer gas is a complex mixture of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Commercial Property Damage Claims Can Reveal Unexpected Indoor Environmental Exposure Risks

    Each year, billions of dollars are paid to settle insured property damage claims. While most people hope they never have to file a claim for damage to their home or business, statistics show that as recently as 2013, over 4% of insured homes had a claim and there were billions of dollars in commercial property losses.    Some of the most common commercial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Experts Provide Solutions for Contaminated Soils near Residential & Commercial Properties

    In August of this year, the City of Los Angeles approved a plan to redevelop Jordan Downs Public Housing Community into a mixed-use development. Concerns have been raised because some of the land in the redevelop plan was used in the past for industrial and agricultural purposes. Contaminated soil has been found in environmental studies that have shown the presence of subsurface soils ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Property Damage Claims & Indoor Environmental Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses indoor environmental concerns that may be associated with some types of property damage insurance claims.   “Some of the most common homeowners insurance claims revolve around ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Commercial Property Damage Claims & Common Indoor Environmental Issues in Texas

    Each year, billions of dollars are paid to settle insured commercial property damage claims. Many of these claims are due to water damage, fire damage, and wind and storm damage. While damage from any one of these events is often quite visible, they can also create potential indoor environmental hazards that many business owners and property managers may not immediately recognize.  These ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Property Damage Claims in Commercial and Residential Properties May Expose Unexpected Hazards

    When property damage occurs, one of the first things a policy holder will typically do is call their insurance company.  The insurance company will send out one of their adjusters to inspect the damage and if it is covered under the policy, an offer to settle the claim will usually be made within a short time frame.    It is to the benefit of the ...

  • Seagulls - Autumn Property & Building Maintenance

    As autumn begins to draw closer you will have noticed that Seagull Breeding Season is over for this year. Strong anti-gull sentiment intensified over the summer when the gulls were associated with attacks on humans, including pensioners and young children. "Killer gulls" were blamed for the death of a Chihuahua dog in May, and a tortoise in August. All that remains ...

  • Testing for Radon Recommended in all Properties

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 1 in 15 homes in the United States are believed to have elevated radon levels. The only way to know for sure is to have the home tested. Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that is believed to claim the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year.  According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environmental Degradation Increases the Risk of Disasters Worldwide

    Environmental degradation is a significant factor that reduces the capacity of societies to deal with disaster risk in many countries around the world. This is the key message of the World Risk Report 2012, presented today in Brussels, Belgium by the German Alliance for Development Works (Alliance), United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and The Nature ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Mesothelioma risk inspires environmental emergency declaration

    According to a press release issued by the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, an environmental emergency has been declared in Carlisle County for a demolition site near Arlington, Kentucky. The property, located at KY 51 North, is a former electroplating facility that was known as Deena Products, which manufactured lamp fixtures. The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of ...


  • Environmental Degradation Increases the Risk of Disasters Worldwide

    Environmental degradation is a significant factor that reduces the capacity of societies to deal with disaster risk in many countries around the world. This is the key message of the World Risk Report 2012, presented today in Brussels, Belgium by the German Alliance for Development Works (Alliance), United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and The Nature ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Identifying Indoor Exposure Risks from VOCs in Residential and Commercial Properties across Puerto Rico

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted from thousands of different products and building materials that can be found in businesses, homes and schools throughout Puerto Rico. These VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids and can then inhaled by building occupants.  VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Buyers of Foreclosed Properties in the Mid-Atlantic Beware

    Maryland’s home foreclosure filing rate increased in November 8.6% from the previous month.  Across the region property buyers are finding bargains due to the large number of foreclosures.   Foreclosed properties can offer buyers great value when purchasing residential or commercial properties.  Since many of these properties have been vacated for some time, and others have ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dwyer property site proposed for superfund list (MD)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is proposing the addition of the Dwyer Property Ground Water Plume located north of Elkton, Md. to the Superfund National Priorities List. The site, which is currently abandoned and heavily overgrown, is being proposed to the NPL because the groundwater is contaminated with levels of trichloroethene (TCE) that are above EPA’s ...

  • Dwyer property site added to EPA superfund list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the addition of the Dwyer Property Ground Water Plume located north of Elkton, Md. to the Superfund National Priorities List. The National Priorities List is a national list of sites where hazardous contaminants could impact public health and/or the environment. National Priorities List sites undergo a thorough investigation to determine the full ...

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