Asbestos Abatement Guidelines in Phoenix

This article is to mainly provide some valuable information in regards to asbestos abatement in the Phoenix, AZ communities. There are actually 4 different colors of asbestos. The colors actually define them and what minerals they are composed of. The four different colors are brown, blue, white and green. In the green colored asbestos you will find that its main mineral content is iron and that is why the asbestos has its green appearance. The basic definition of asbestos is a combination of several different minerals and other materials that when separated into long flexible fibers become the dangerous asbestos substance. During the asbestos abatement process, all of these elements are examined thoroughly to determine their potential danger they may cause for a property.phoenix asbestos abatement

Asbestos was mostly used as a fire retardant as the substance will not burn. Therefore, it was a natural component when protecting against high heat elements. One of the most popular use for asbestos was in property insulation products that can now be found in most older properties built prior to 1980. The deadly product may also be found in ceiling tiles, roof tiles, pipe cement and exterior siding. Any older building or property may have hidden asbestos contamination that you are just simply unaware of. This is why it becomes extremely important to hire a professional asbestos abatement team that can not only test for the substance but also safely remove it from your property.

The United States finally banned asbestos from both commercial and residential use back in 1978 after a lengthy legal battle. Experts were unable to determine how dangerous the substance was because it only became deadly to humans once it was disturbed. Asbestos fibers can be inhaled once they are exposed through abrasion or demolition. This is the main reason for asbestos testing and asbestos abatement prior to the destruction of any older building here in the historical Phoenix area.phoenix arizona asbestos abatement

Diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancers were most prominent back in the 1900’s. The 1920 through the 1930 decade had the highest levels of asbestos related illnesses. It wasn’t until the lat 1980’s and 90’s that the asbestos restrictions were extremely strict and mostly banned and totally phased out of use by most countries. The illnesses were mostly in asbestos abatement related employment positions as they were not aware of the severe diseases associated with the deadly material. Most of these illnesses that occurred did not come to anyone’s attention for years after their initial exposure so there were not a lot of warning signs until much later.asbestos removal phoenix arizona

In the initial asbestos abatement process, it is most crucial to gather asbestos materials and send them to the certified laboratory for further testing. One of the most frequently used tests’ that is used to test for asbestos is the PCM or Phase Contrast Microscopy. This test is frequently done on site where an asbestos abatement project is going to occur.

Arizona as a State along with the Federal government have put into law special guidelines in regards to the testing for asbestos in older buildings, the asbestos abatement process and the elimination of the deadly substance. The State of Arizona worked closely with both the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and other Arizona agencies to create NESHAP. NESHAP stands for the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants Program. These guidelines were all created for any asbestos abatement projects that were to take place. All of these restrictions and guidelines are strictly enforced and you can be arrested if they are not followed.

It is my recommendation that you reach out to a professional hazardous waste removal company that specializes in asbestos abatement with decades of experience. The number one business in the Phoenix area by far is Phoenix Enviro Clean. They have done hundreds of projects in regards to asbestos and practice all of the restrictions and guidelines that are in place.

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3 Great Caribbean Restaurants

The Caribbean Islands are rich in history.  Mostly known as a haven for Pirates and their hidden treasure.  Today, the Caribbean Islands are a mecca for tourism.  Their majestic beauty has sprung up sailing charters where people come from all over the world to enjoy snorkeling, dining and hopping from island to island.

We have some friends who own the Jalapeno sailing boat and do Caribbean Sailing Charters that can accommodate up to six people on her beautiful fifty-two ketch style sailboat.  Our friends Captain Ray and Jennifer, will give you one of the most memorable adventures of your life.

I wanted to review a few restaurants you may visit while staying on board the Jalapeno.

Caribbean RestaurantThe Longboard in Cruz Bay is owned by Clint Gaskins and Tyler Beckstead.  With over thirty-two combined years of experience, they always dreamed of opening their first restaurant together in St. John.  They were fortunate to obtain Chef Kenny Claston who specializes in using local, fresh ingredients to create unique cuisines.

This restaurant is a favorite for locals and tourists alike.  While they don’t take reservations, they do fill up quickly during the dinner hour.  You can get there early, grab a seat on their open-air porch enjoy one of their frozen delights and people watch.    When you visit the bathroom be sure to look closely at their bathroom wallpaper.  They used vintage surf magazine spreads from the seventies!  All spreads were had applied one at a time.

The Longboard Cruz Bay menu features refreshing options such as poke bowls, Ceviches, gourmet tacos and Baja bowls.  Of course, all are spices with Caribbean spices and locally-sourced produce as well as locally-caught seafood.  You might want to start with Island Guacamole with tomato, garlic, avocado, jalapeno, cilantro served with seasoned white corn tortilla chips.  Their Blistered Shishito has fire roasted, sea salt, togarashi, yuzu aioli. Caribbean St John Restaurant

The Cevisches are serviced with yuca chips and tostones.  You could choose their Fresh Catch, Scallops, Octopus or a combination of the three.  Their Small Plates have Calamari that is flash fried and seasoned with sea salt, cayenne, lemon and roasted garlic aioli.  Island Wings are spicy mango glazed wings with a char-grill finish and served with a garlic lemon aioli and siracha.

Share some of their Tacos and Bowls with your friends.  Their Bowls are serviced with pico de gallo, guacamole, feta cheese, red cabbage, cilantro and fresh lime.  It is served over quinoa and brown rice.  Choose the Grilled Portabella or Skirt Stead.  They also have the Ahi Tuna, Seared Shrimp, Roasted Cauliflower or Braised Pork Belly.

With over ninety reviews on the internet, they garner over a four star rating.

Caribbean St Thomas restaurantsGreengos Caribbean Cantina has four locations in the Caribbean.  Each location has amazing art that is focused on “calacas” or the skull and skeleton images we all relate to “the day of the dead”.  Making it an ideal spot to enjoy a libation while watching your favorite sport, they have strategically placed large flat screen televisions throughout the restaurant.

Owner and chef, Elizabeth are committed to the environment.  They use only recycled, biodegradable material for their take-out food and all of their glassware is from recycled glass.  They are even in the process of building their own tortilla factory with the goal of serving fresh house made tortillas in all their restaurants daily.  So, the Greengo in their name is a play on helping the environment.

As with most Mexican restaurants, you can expect the menu to serve typical items.  You could start with their Dos Tostadas but add a twist of beef, chicken, fish, tofu, pork or shrimp.  They have an amazing Taco Salad with a large crispy tortilla bowl that is filled with fresh greens, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, corn, red onions, Greengo beans, poblano peppers, cheddar cheese and their creamy avocado cilantro dressing.St Thomas restaurant

Enjoy one of their Entrees like their Cantina Bowl.  This features cilantro rice, Greengo beans, which are a combination of black and pinto beans, white onion, fresh garlic, green chilies and New Mexican spices, and melted cheese, topped with shredded cabbage, corn, poblano peppers, red onions, tomatoes, fresh guacamole and your choice of beef, pork, chicken or tofu that is surrounded with tortilla chips.

No wonder they get over a four-star rating on the internet with over one hundred and sixty reviews.

Caribbean St Thomas restaurantMafolie Hotel and Restaurant was founded in 1952.  They are located in St. Thomas eight hundred and sixty-six feel above sea level.  This offers almost all rooms have a view of the Harbor.  All guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast buffet.

They were severely damaged after the last hurricane and had to close down for a while.  Now open for business again, they were able to add some environmental improvements.  With the addition of energy efficient air conditioners and appliances, they installed low flow toilets, solar panels for hot water heating and energy efficient florescent lighting.

Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine ranked Mafolie Hotel and Restaurant as one of the top value resorts.  All rooms offer air conditioning, cable television, private baths and in-room safes.  You can request a refrigerator and microwave if you want those in your room.

Their restaurant features island favorites.  The Kalaloo soup is a local favorite and house specialty with shrimp, crab, spinach and okra.  Their Lobster Bisque has real lobster chunks!Caribbean restaurant st thomas

Try an appetizer like their Sweet Potato Crab Cakes with fresh lump crab meat, Caribbean sweet potato blend and sweet pickle tartar.  The Caribbean Conch Fritter sound wonderful with fresh house prepared conch, Caribbean spice and mango scotch bonnet chutney.

Their Entrees offer a wide variety with Stuffed Atlantic Salmon, Grilled Ribeye or Seafood Jambalaya to name a few.  The Danish Baby Back Ribs are a hold-over from when the Island was owned by Denmark.   Trade Wind BBQ sauce, St. Kitts Rub, Tempura onion rings served tender and falling off the bone.  Yummmm!  I see why they have over a four-point-three star rating online.

My Top Three Greatest Restaurants of Orlando


Orlando has some pretty great food, but sometimes it can be hard to keep track of which restaurant I should go to. Do I got back to the same one that I love, or do I go out and try a new one that will probably be just as good? I know a lot of other people have the same problem, so I thought that this list of reviews would help people choose where their next meal should be.

four rivers smokehouse in orlando

4 Rivers Smokehouse is first because I could talk about this restaurant for hours and hours on end. You can only find one other type of cuisine in Florida that’s just as good, and that would be Cuban food. Make sure you’re in Orlando’s business district, because this place is POPULAR. I always appreciate when a restaurant chooses to do something different with their food, such as how 4 Rivers Smokehouse has a Southern theme.

You would be hard pressed to find a town where there wasn’t a single barbecue restaurant, but I doubt they would all have a Southern theme (and pull it off so well). The menu at 4 Rivers Smokehouse is very diverse, and I have never had trouble finding something new to order. In fact, the menu is so big that sometimes I have to ask the server for help in deciding what to order.

The management even decided to put tacos on the menu! And they’re pretty great, too. I know a lot of Orlando restaurants that put unique food on the menu to separate themselves from the competition, but the quality can be iffy at best. If you could only eat at 4 Rivers Smokehouse once, I would highly encourage you to try the tacos.

My favorite dish to order on the menu is the pulled pork quesadilla, but that’s because pulled pork is a personal favorite of mine. That’s enough about the food, though. Even if it is the most important part of a restaurant, it’s not the only one. Aesthetic is also very crucial to a restaurant. 4 Rivers Smokehouse has a very attractive interior, and even offers outside seating.

I have actually been to a restaurant in the past that tried to use darkness to hide how unsanitary everything was. It is safe to say that the restaurant is no longer around. 4 Rivers Smokehouse has plenty of natural light, which I think is better than just hanging light bulbs everywhere. Sanitation is also very important in restaurants. Far too many restaurants get shut down each year, and it’s for something as silly as putting your raw meats on the top shelf instead of the bottom.

One big part of a restaurant’s sanitation is the kitchen, since that is where all of the food is made. I know of some great restaurant hood cleaners in Orlando, if 4 Rivers Smokehouse was interested. A great restaurant like this has probably already been swept off of their feet by another hood cleaning company, but it never hurts to have a backup. However, I do know that Orlando Hood Cleaning offers kitchen exhaust system cleaning. Beyond that, I don’t understand a whole lot about the industry.

The website has an about page, so I could probably learn more if I wanted to. Their website is, so if 4 Rivers Smokehouse is interested then they have the information now. When figuring out where you will eat next, just keep these three points in mind: food, service, and aesthetic. There are also plenty of positive online reviews to read, if my word isn’t good enough for you.

orlando mediterranean restaurant zoes

Zoe’s Kitchen is next, and there’s no way I could have skipped this one. Found in Millenia in Orlando, you’re close to both great restaurants and great scenery. How’s that for a double whammy? I decided to add this Orlando restaurant to the list because I have been finding more and more Mediterranean restaurants everywhere I go.

As such, I thought it would be nice to expose some of them to the public eye. A hidden gem is still a gem, though. It should not be a shocker that you will find some great food here as well. Zoe’s Kitchen serves great sandwiches and salads, but I think that my favorite thing to order here is the cauliflower bowl. Never thought I would say that I liked cauliflower, but here I am. The food isn’t just great, however.

After eating at Zoe’s Kitchen multiple times, I have also realized that it is very affordable. If there’s one thing that a restaurant needs, it’s affordable prices. Unless you’re one of the higher-class elites who only eats at restaurants where the waiters wear tuxedos, eating at a place frequently can be made difficult when you have no means of paying for it. Zoe’s Kitchen takes its customers into consideration, and it pays off. They kept my business, and have clearly kept the business of each person who wrote amazing online reviews.

salad vegan restaurant orlando

For those of you who want to opt for the healthier route, definitely stop by Greenbeat. I will always love a good chicken salad, and the food here is no exception. This time around, you will be eating in downtown Orlando again. Greenbeat is located in the business district, so you know what that means. Business lunches.

You can build your own salads, but if you’re indecisive then there are also plenty of different salads you can order. Salads were never really my favorite type of food to eat, and I think that a lot of people overlook them as an option for meals. I have always found that they were not very filling, but that changed with Greenbeat.

Maybe because I started to actually eat the entire salad for a change. I think that the most attractive part about Greenbeat is the fact that they offer natural and organic food. There’s vegan options, but you can also put chicken and similar food in your salad without making it greasy or unhealthy. Good job there, Greenbeat! There must be a lot of people in Orlando who like salad, because there is no shortage of great online reviews.

Tulsa Optometrist That Saved My Trip

river parks tulsaWell, While I was in Tulsa, I had an opportunity to go to River Parks and I did something really silly and while checking out the water, bloop. Glasses were gone.  Oh boy.  I was 1/2 way across the country and stuck without full eyesight.  I went back to the hotel where I had a cheesy pair of readers.  I jumped on the internet and started making calls.  I found Dr. Zoellner.  Nice guy and when I told him my issue – he said that he could see me right away.

When I got there, he asked if I had my prescription from my last optometrist appointment.  I keep a picture of it on my phone (like a lot of other documents that I hope to never need while traveling).  I pulled it up and showed him. He wanted to double check – so he did a quick exam and then had his lab bang out a new pair of bifocals.

His pricing was super reasonable and he was a great guy to deal with.  So if you need a Tulsa Optometrist, I’m sure you should choose Dr. Zoeliner.  His website is:


Orlando Florida for Foodies

Okay, I learned to research things to do while traveling many years ago, but my next door neighbor is a fanatic at it.  It’s almost compulsive with him.  Weeks before a trip, he’s made lists of things to do, to see, and where he wants to eat. I do the same thing but I only loosely document it.

For my trip to Orlando in April, I’m going to try documenting my picks and creating a blog outlining everything.  So here I go…

I called this post Orlando for Foodies because eating will be important on this trip and I want dining experiences that I will find as different from the West Coast or places that I’d find in my home town.  I really want to find Orlando restaurants with a flare and something different.  Hopefully, not to ‘touristy’.

orlando restaurant too much sauceSo far, I have found that I really want to try a restaurant called ‘Too Much Sauce’.  It’s a pretty new place but I’m intrigued by the pictures I’ve seen of their dishes (and the name of the place).  They serve Mediterranean bowls with sauces like coconut ginger and pineapple bbq.  Sounds delicious and I really am looking forward to trying it.

Too Much Sauce details:
1430 N Mills Ave
Ste 170
Orlando, FL 32803
Google Map: Too Much Sauce

Victoria & Albert’s.  I was not planning on visiting Disney World this trip.  Seriously.  Not even on the plan.  HOWEVER, I really want to dine at Victoria & Albert’s.  The online reviews are off the hook and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them.  It seems to be one of the best fine dining experiences in Orlando.  Since I’m in the restaurant exhaust hood cleaning business, I’ll be asking to take pictures of their restaurant kitchen hoods.  You should see the looks I get in fine dining places when I ask. But I rarely get denied.

Victoria & Albert’s details:
4401 Floridian Way
Orlando, FL 32830
Google Map: Victoria & Albert’s

Kres Chophouse.  I love a good chop house.  Kris looks to be right in my wheelhouse and it’s a downtown Orlando restaurant.  And I have to say that in my visits to the Orlando area, I’ve never been downtown.  So another reason to go. Reviews look solid and I like the menu.  Looks a little pricey – but on this trip, money is no object.  So I will look forward to this one too.

Kres Chophouse details:
7 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32801
Google Map:  Kress Chophouse

smokehous restaurant downtown orlandoI’m also thinking about trying The Boheme in downtown Orlando.  It’s at 325 South Orange Ave, which puts it in the Marriott (I think).  Very close to there is a smokehouse called 4 Rivers Smokehouse.  Now, the best smokehouse places I’ve ever been to are in Texas, but I’m good to try a smokehouse restaurant anywhere in the south.  So I will definitely be checking this one out.

I’m going to keep modifying this post.  It won’t be just about food, but also experiences.  I really hope to see some great sites to go along with the Orlando fine dining.  If you read this and have some other or better ideas, your feedback would be appreciated.

Do I love Github? You had me at hello

So, I have to start by saying that I’m an amateur at web application programming.  But I love it.  If I had it all to do over again, I would certainly do nothing else.  Mostly, the tool that I love to use is Ruby on Rails.  It’s incredible and so interesting to use.

And one of the cool things that I have been trained to use is Github for my code management.  It is amazing.  I love being able to work very quickly and to send up my modifications to Github for safety and managing my changes.  So cool.  And I do it from command lines while I’m coding my applications.  So, as I’m working on projects like my FDC project, I can be assured that my code is backed up.  And if I totally make a blunder, I can call up my older versions and instantly go back to them.

I know that there are other platforms out there, but for me, I don’t need to go any further than Github.  It’s free for open repositories, and as little as $7 per month for personal & secured repositories.I

If this was a review site, I’d be giving Github 5 stars.  It’s pretty damn cool.


Sushi last night with Sheri and Ty

So my dad and I went to get sushi from Ijji’s last night (2, I believe). We had gone previously with Sheri, but Ty didn’t go with us last time. Her daughter Krista doesn’t like sushi and complains whenever we tae her out to do something. All in all, the food we got this time was much better than last time. Last time we had no idea what we were ordering, but we did the all you can eat option so we just ordered any rolls that sounded good. Everyone’s favorite roll by far was the Lily (or Lilly, they spelled it different on the menu and the order). The two that everyone else like the least, but I didn’t mind, were the crazy tuna and spider rolls.

There was one that had cream cheese and jalapeno which nobody really liked, called the lion. There’s only one place in Oregon where I actually really enjoy their sushi, but I mostly only get california rolls. I’d take Steph on a “date” to Ijji’s so we can get sushi, but she dislikes any type of fish so she would probably hate it. Steph and I were recently talking about being roommates in Vegas and starting up our own microbrewery. I looked online for a while, found this really great website that details how to get a las vegas liquor license. The only foods I really hate are beets and quiche. My dad tricked me into eating quiche once because I thought it was some weird scrambled eggs. Never making that mistake again.

Maybe it was just because it wasn’t restaurant-quality quiche. I’ll never know, because I definitely don’t want to try it again. Sometimes my mom and I get california rolls from the deli at Fred Meyer’s, and they’re not actually half bad. The only issue is that the wasabi just seems to soak into everything. Like no matter where you take your roll from, it will always slightly taste like wasabi. I can’t stand wasabi. Even if you mix it with other stuff. Honestly, I’m actually surprised I ate as much sushi as I did, because I had a huge lunch at Claim Jumper which made me sick to my stomach. Only because I didn’t want to be wasteful.

Building a New Website for a Plumber

Tonight I am embarking on a new challenge.  I want to build a website for a plumber friend.  His site is solid – but he’s never owned the top spots in Google for any search phrases.  So, I am building a leadgen site from scratch to see if I can get it to rank significantly.  Here is the URL to the Wiki where I am documenting the project:

So, I hope this goes well.  I think it will be interesting because I am going to build it in Ruby on Rails and I hope to host it at github or heroku.  Both are awesome.  I am most familiar with hosting Rails applications at Heroku.  I’ve tried hosting on shared hosting platforms and they never work out.  Heroku seems awesome and stable.


The problem with modern video gaming

In case whoever is reading this wasn’t aware, I have nothing but free time and a platform for communicating any random thoughts that enter my mind. And since we’re on the topic of platforms, I think I’ll start there. Now, contrary to popular belief, I’m not actually that well scholared in technical specs of any computers or video game consoles. However, this does provide me with an advantage. It means that I can speak from the perspective of an everyday person, not some technical PC guru who can build a PC with his eyes closed. This may seem like a pretty basic complaint, but seeing as how I haven’t had any true reliable source of income until now, I’m always left in the dust whenever a new console comes out. Owning and maintaining a gaming computer is way too expensive for me, especially when I can’t even afford a game console.

At least I can always afford the best Reno Carpet Cleaning, with their low prices. As a result of this, I always end up purchasing a console during the end of its generation, just when the newest iteration is about to be released or announced. In 2012, I got my first real console, which was an Xbox 360. Only one year later, the Xbox One and PS4 were released, effectively rendering my model obsolete. On top of this, I had no money left because it had all gone towards my game system. Why can’t there be at least 10 years in between console releases, or at least just cheaper upgrades whenever my model becomes obsolete and ineffective?

My next argument is smaller but still needs recognition. This one will address the topic of downloadable content for video games, or DLC as I will refer to it. After I purchase a game, it is extremely unlikely that there is no DLC for it. No matter how big or small, there will always be some form of extra payment that I have to make. Even if developers leave small portions of games out during development, where do they draw the line? Why not just give us one single level of a game for $5 and make the rest of the game DLC?

Travelling Safety together with security as well as protection in addition to security as well as safety and security and security along with protection Tips: Points to take into consideration When Taking a trip

With each many various other with each of these amazing locations are the risks of entering right into trouble, particularly if the individual is not yet acquainted of the brand-new methods in addition to arrangement.

Below’s a listing of some safety and security as well as safety as well as security and also protection together with protection and security and also safety and security along with also safety and security as well as safety as well as security in addition to protection along with safety and security and security tips that could make use of when on travelling.

1. Do the research study.

Like any kind of sort of kind of kind of sort of sort of sort of sort of selections individuals should certainly make, it is often necessary to recognize the location they will absolutely most absolutely be seeing so uneasy accustom themselves with the methods, places of amazing visitor areas, in addition to the kind of individuals they must care for.

Greater than greater than most likely to a location without having the least concept just especially simply precisely merely specifically just what it is whatever emphasizing remains in enhancement as damaging as possibly to the wild with monsters hiding mainly around together with there’s no show protected them.

Never ever before in the previous travelling alone. With the inevitable threat hiding anywhere, it is better to take a trip with a certain than to
risk their lives travelling journey.

On a regular basis, there are times when individuals merely suggest to be alone along with take a break so defining get rid of each of the stress and anxiety along with stress along with tension and also anxiousness of city living.

3. Preparation job job.

When an individual has sufficient time to prepare consider repair service, they will absolutely most certainly have the ability to assume on variables that will definitely secure them when they get on travelling currently.

When taking a trip, it is extremely vital to suggest in advance. This will definitely most absolutely use the tourist suitable time to pick which parts should get on leading concern in addition to which ought to most definitely be thought about at a later time.

4. Frequently be gotten ready for emergency scenario conditions.

It does sometimes suggest that individuals have to be downhearted en program they prepare their trips. It’s merely that they must take into consideration any kind of type of kind of sort of kind of sort of kind of cost-effective emergency scenario worries along with be planned for it.

As they define, an ounce of evasion is normally much better as compared with an included added extra pound of option.

5. Understand resort getaway accommodations.

Whether an individual is taking a trip for the exceptionally first time or for the umpteenth time, it is still best to keep in mind safety and security and also protection and safety and security along with safety and security taking a trip pointers such as these one to make specific that the experience will definitely usually be a pleasing one.

It is best to select resorts that are prepared with amongst among one of the most relied on creative security along with safety along with safety and safety and security as well as safety and security along with protection together with security along with protection devices. This is to make info that internet site visitors will definitely most certainly be risk-free once they are alone in their place.