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Can anyone recommend a local seller and installer of eco-friendly, low VOC carpet? Or even just a good installer who will allow carpet to be delivered to them by another seller?

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This is a bit off-topic, but I couldn’t think of a better forum to post it on as Brownstoners are remarkably well-informed.

The question: is it legal for an office building within NYC to generate its own electricity using a diesel (#2 oil) generator? Since they fine buses and trucks for idling, it seems odd that this is allowed. In addition, if its legal, can this building sell current back to Con Ed? If so, that seems even more bizarre as I assume this electricity would be ‘dirtier’ than Con Ed.

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In a co-op in Brooklyn Hts and when all the windows are closed, I get a really strange smell. At first I thought it was gas but its not. Strangely enough, I have walked through various streets in Brooklyn Hts and seem to catch whiffs of it here and there. It may sound a little crazy, but I am not sure how to get rid of it. Maybe its just old building smell??

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We just discovered a bit of what looks to be mold in the basement of our building. I’m a bit worried, and was going to have a hygienist come in and take air samples and so on, at a pretty high cost, to determine if it is toxic mold. But our handyman said it’s probably nothing and that he could come in and spray it with a chemical to stop it. Will that suffice? Should we be doing the more extensive testing?

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Hi,

I removed pipe insulation in basement. I could not tell whether it has asbestos or not but I did everything in assumption that it has.
Now I need to dispose ~10 bags of the stuff. Is there a place I can take these to? Or maybe I can hire somebody to pick it up.

thanks a lot

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I need a rec for someone who can come in and assess the extent of a mold problem we have, tear up part of a floor and wall to remove and repair it once the mold is removed. I don’t think the problem is is a large area but I need it dealt with between Christmas and New Years this month.
thanks