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What Is Monkeypox?

When the news broke that several cases of monkeypox have recently been reported, it left a lot of the general public wondering “what now”. News of a rare virus spreading has certainly raised alarm for those already on edge from the Covid-19 pandemic.  Monkeypox is a rare disease with close relation to that of smallpox, […]

Can Climate Change Contribute to IAQ Problems?

Climate change can be an unsettling topic to discuss for some. Many tend to think of the consequences of rising temperatures and the increasing severity of weather patterns. One topic that is not usually discussed is how climate change will impact Indoor Air Quality, the focus of today’s blog. Climate Change Projections According to NASA, climate […]

What is the EPA’s Clean Air in Buildings Challenge?

Have you heard about the EPA’s Clean Air in Buildings Challenge? In March 2022, the Biden administration announced this challenge as a call to action to building owners and operators to meet recommended guidelines to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and reduce the spread of airborne pathogens. By following the guidelines, buildings will promote health and well-being and […]

The Issues of Testing for Secondhand Smoke

Having a neighbor who smokes can be irritating when you live in a multi-unit building. This secondhand smoke can cause short term effects such as triggering asthma, eye and respiratory irritation, and hoarseness. Long term exposure has been documented to cause the development of lung cancer. It can be especially irritating if the neighbor is trying to […]

Testing Heavy Metals in Drinking Water

In major cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Milwaukee and others, lead contamination in drinking water has been a lingering issue. In Chicago specifically, the city formed a tentative plan to remove all lead water lines. However, as of September 2021, only three out of more than 400,000 lead water lines had […]

Omicron Variant Proven to Last Longer on Surfaces

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed our overall awareness about how infectious diseases work, how to be more health-conscious, and how we behave in public and in gatherings. While the vast majority of attention has been on airborne transmission when it comes to COVID-19, recent research (which, in all fairness, has yet to be peer reviewed) […]

Human Body Decomposition In Water

The process of human body decomposition can be a pretty bleak, yet fascinating topic. There are many factors that should be considered when understanding how the steps of decomposition, at what rate, and how the body reacts throughout the decomposition process. Here we’ll go over what decomposition in water is and how it can differ […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Omicron Variant

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially recognized a new variant of the coronavirus — strain B 1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant. Governments around the world are scrambling to collect data and make preparations for lockdowns; and while the variant is in its early stages, there are some insights to […]

3 Factors That Affect Human Decomposition Rates

Human decomposition is the natural process that involves the breakdown of organic tissue, beginning immediately upon death. While this process is unavoidable, there are some factors, both natural and unnatural, that can either slow or expedite the process. Here we’ll go over some of the most common of these factors and explain just how severely […]

4 Common Irritants, Hazards & Allergens in the Air Inside Your Home

Indoor air quality has quickly become an important aspect of our health, in no small part due to the coronavirus pandemic. As studies about airborne hazards continue to find irritants and allergens that may leave us more susceptible to contract respiratory diseases, it’s becoming more and more important to understand how to protect oneself.  Here […]

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"Exemplary Communication, Care, Attention to detail. This team deployed quickly to a biohazard situation, provided excellent advice and counsel, performed their work with integrity, and were instrumental when helping us with the insurance claim. A+++"

Randy N. - October 11, 2022

"From my initial contact with Jeanine to the final walk through with Jason, Tristan, Marquel and Fritz Aftermath services has been tremendously upfront, kind and compassionate after the death of my sister. During such a difficult time I never would have thought that I would walk away with five new friends. I am forever grateful."

Megan M. - October 10, 2022

"Aftermath Services Manager Christopher and his Assistant Manager Trainee Gabriel took care of my tenants (who was family) apartment swiftly. It was disgusting in there. Will be going back to this company if a situation arises like this in the future. Drive home safe guys and thank you for your hard work."

John I. - October 12, 2022

"I can not thank Cecily and Fernando enough for all the hard work and dedication they exerted to resolve our family crisis. Thank you both very much. You truly care about the families that you serve and it shows. "

Joseph T. - September 19, 2022

"Lacey and her team are amazing. We never experienced anything like this they walked us through process explained everything upfront even cost and went above and beyond. They were professional, compassionate and informative from minute they showed up even on a holiday. Sorry to say this hope I never need their services again but if we did Aftermath will be our 1st call. Thank you so much."

Patti B. - September 12, 2022

"The Pasadena Aftermath team did an outstanding job. Not only are they a remarkable team, they are also exceptional individuals. Over the course of the week that they were here, we got to know and trust them. They handled this unthinkable situation with grace, compassion, and the utmost respect for the victims. Words will never be able to truly capture the appreciation we have for them. When our world felt like it was hit with a tsunami, your team threw us a life preserver and told us that we will be okay again.The world needs more “Kevins”, “Jamies”, and “Hassens”, who will help lift the burden off of strangers who are facing their darkest days."

Ashlyn B. - September 5, 2022

"Sterling and Aurelia did much more than clean the scene. They were patient, kind, and very compassionate. They took good care of the property as if it was there own. Sterling and Aurelia communicated with us every step of the way. Their presence alone did much to contribute to the healing process. On top of all that, they did a fantastic job cleaning the house. To be honest, we hated to see them leave. Our family thank them both to the highest degree!!"

Tim F. - August 22, 2022

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