Mold, Asbestos, and Lead Abatement.
Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold spores are microscopic fungi that float in the air and grow on surfaces with a lot of moisture. While mold can enter the building through windows, doors, HVAC systems, or on clothing or pet hair, many people realize they have a mold problem after a flood, appliance leak, or other damage. Mold has a strong, musty odor, which can be a good indication of a problem area.
Our team will set up a highly regulated work area, sealing off air ducts, disabling HVAC systems, setting up negative air pressure equipment, and covering surfaces not being treated for mold. This is done to prevent any mold spores from escaping the area.
Because lead exposure causes such serious health consequences, we recommend that anyone who lives in a home built before 1978 (the year lead-based paint was banned) have their home tested for lead to identify any potential health hazards. Our certified building inspectors can evaluate your home, take the necessary samples, and send them to an accredited and independent laboratory for testing. And if we find that there is a lead problem, we can help you create a plan to mitigate the risk.
Common sources Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. Lead exposure can affect practically every system in the human body and can include abdominal and joint pain, gastrointestinal upset, and learning and developmental disabilities.
What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a material that was widely used in a large variety of products because of its durability and heat resistance until the mid 1970s, when researchers began discovering the health risks associated with asbestos exposure. Asbestos is now widely recognized as a carcinogen, and exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer.
Asbestos in Modern Homes and Structures: Still common today, more than 35 years after it was banned in new construction materials, it is not uncommon to find homes and buildings built before 1980 that contain asbestos. While there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, most medical experts agree that it is not harmful unless it is disturbed or aggravated, such as during demolition or flood damage. At that point, a certified asbestos abatement team will need to come in to remove the hazardous materials and test the area for contamination. Containment
Our team will set up a highly regulated work area, sealing off air ducts, disabling HVAC systems, setting up negative air pressure equipment, and covering surfaces not being treated for asbestos. This is done to prevent any asbestos fibers from escaping the area.
Removal: Using abatement suits and personal air monitoring equipment, our team will manually remove the asbestos-containing materials, sealing them in special asbestos disposal bags. We dispose of the waste according to government and safety regulations.