Residential and commercial structures contain a wide variety of hazardous substances and related chemicals that, if not taken care of properly, can cause serious health problems for owners. One of the most serious public health hazards affecting children, in particular, is related to lead-based poisoning, as lead is a common substance in many paint products. Moreover, there could be the use of more toxic substances as well. The most common hazardous substances that can cause serious health and safety problems are lead, asbestos, and mold. Therefore, when such a problem occurs, it needs to be fixed quickly. Common remediations are abatement but depend on the level of contamination.
What are Abatement and Remediation?
Remediation and abatement are two common and important household waste management solutions used to remove and eliminate hazardous materials. Such as lead, mold, and asbestos found in residential and commercial structures. Abatement is the act of disposing of hazardous waste safely and completely so that there are no more issues for the occupants.
Remediation includes careful planning of the underlying problem, defining the affected areas, developing a scope of functional analysis, specifying preventive strategies, and setting post-remediation evaluation criteria. Remediation can be considered one kind of abatement strategy to determine the best approach to manage and treat contaminants. Remediation may include cleaning up contaminants, replacing waste or building safe landfills in the affected area.
There are three main suspects for residential and commercial structures. These three toxins are hard to find and sometimes even more challenging to get rid of in the long run are asbestos, mold, and lead.
Asbestos is a material, commonly found in the insulation, tiling, roofing, or siding of older buildings and is associated with lung cancer and mesothelioma. The asbestos abatement service removes asbestos from your building and is finalized with new materials and paint. The federal government allows training courses for licensed professionals to perform the subsequent steps:
- This area is usually covered with plastic wrap to prevent the fibers from going to other areas. The taped seals are double-checked to ensure that the fibers do not escape.
- HEPA air filters are placed in the work area and clean air exhaust ducts are installed outside the area.
- Workers are instructed to wear a protective suit and respirator when removing asbestos material.
- The work area is secured. Unauthorized people cannot enter the office when asbestos removal begins
- Inspections are underway to ensure that the asbestos material is completely removed.
- After the removal is complete, the work area is cleaned with a HEPA vacuum and wiped clean.
Lead poisoning can cause serious developmental problems, especially in children, unless the normal part of the paint turns out to be dangerous. Monitoring and sampling include lead-based paint abatement. XRF is used to determine the main content of flat surfaces. This is accurate because it is a sample method of selection, and the results are immediate. Professional services specialize in removing air, soil, and water that can contaminate lead paint and lead dust on your property.
Mold Removal and Remediation:
Mold can cause a variety of respiratory reactions and diseases. Remediation services can remove mold from your building, kill any spores left on-site and increase humidity. The professional team will make sure that the mold does not come back after the work is done. Demolition services are also available as an option. Their service includes internal and complete demolition and we can include lead, mold, and asbestos treatment services when needed.
Abatement and Remediation is not a DIY Project
Both methods help to safely and effectively remove the various types of contaminants found in commercial and residential structures. The degree of contamination determines the approach. Total Remediation LLC provides a certified remediator to assess your home for the presence of asbestos, mold, and lead. If these are found, the most important step is the isolation of the auxiliary source. We use all necessary engineering controls and equipment to fully incorporate hazardous equipment prior to treatment. Also, safe removal techniques including glove bags, sealing scrap, and reduction of floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, pipes, and fire extinguishers are used to remove asbestos and give you peace of mind.
Abatement and remediation are both great waste management solutions that are used to remove and dispose of toxic waste or household waste that can cause serious health damage to humans and animals. Hazardous substances such as asbestos, lead and mold pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. These substances come from manufacturing-related diseases that, if not taken care of in a timely manner, can cause serious health problems. Do not take any risk with mold, lead or asbestos. If you have one, or you think there is a slight chance of these harmful substances in your home, we have the professional experts you need. Reach out and stay safe.