Refers generally to removal, lessening, diminution, reduction,
or moderation of undesirable, regulated materials by licensed, certified and insured professionals, utilizing approved methods carefully adhering to safety standards.
Term used to describe the removal of contaminated wastes or hazardous materials from a construction, renovation or emergency clean up project, whether it be the site conditions, an existing
building, or an adjacent property with an environmental issue
affecting your home or business.
Asbestos is a term used to refer to six naturally occurring silicate minerals.
All are composed of long and thin fibrous crystals, each fiber being composed of many microscopic 'fibrils' that can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion
and other processes.
Lead Based Paint - Exposure to lead-based paint usually occurs from ingestion. Lead-based paint does not present a health hazard as long as the paint is not chipping, flaking, crushed or sanded into dust. Low levels of exposure can cause health effects such as learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children.
As lead exposure increases, the range and severity of symptoms and effects also increases. It is important to be aware of lead sources so you can minimize your health risks.
Fire / Soot Damage:
Health Risks of Soot. If it goes untreated or improperly cleaned, tiny particles of soot can be inhaled deep into the lungs. These toxic particles can cause breathing issues, including aggravated asthma, bronchitis and more severe respiratory illnesses that can restrict your ability to carry out normal activities
For people sensitive to mold, inhaling or touching mold spores can cause
allergic reactions, including sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash.
People with serious mold allergies may have more severe reactions, including shortness of breath.
Water / Flood Damage:
Water damage is any type of damage to your home or business as a result of exposure to water or sewage. This includes groundwater flooding as well as broken water pipes or sewage lines.
Universal waste is a category of waste materials designated as "hazardous waste", but containing materials that are very common. It is defined in 40 C.F.R. 273.9, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency but states may also have corollary regulations regarding these materials.
Some examples are mercury containing fluorescent bulbs, televisions, computers and other electronic devices as well as batteries, mercury thermostats, and other mercury containing equipment, among others.