Do you own an older commercial building? You and your workers might wonder if it’s safe. Laws about asbestos and research about the dangers of mold were in the dark ages for many decades. If you have doubts about your building’s safety, consider environmental cleanup in Washington, D. C.
Highly trained specialists at Envirotex can check your building for signs of mold, asbestos, and other toxic material. Using state-of-the-art tools and equipment, they can safely remove the substances and restore your building to usable condition.
Here’s an overview of environmental cleanup services in Washington, D.C., most commonly requested by Envirotex clients.
Using asbestos in construction projects has been illegal since the mid-1970s. But it is still present in hundreds of thousands of buildings, both residential and commercial. It was considered a key material for all types of construction and used extensively for decades.
Asbestos has many helpful characteristics. It’s fire resistant, adds strength to other substances like cement, and it’s cheap. That’s why it shows up in so many parts of old buildings, like the roof, insulation, pipes, siding, ducts, drywall, ceilings, and linoleum. And that’s just a partial list.
But its downside it horrendous. It is the direct cause of cancer and other killers. That’s why it has been outlawed. Does that mean all asbestos in every building needs to be removed? The answer is, only if it is exposed or poses a hazard. That often happens during a remodel or if the structure has been damaged, exposing the asbestos.
Many business owners simply want to get it out of their work environment to keep everyone safe. The thinking is better safe than sorry. But where is it, what is involved in getting rid of it, and how much will it cost? The only way to get an answer to those questions is with an asbestos inspection, done by highly trained technicians using the latest equipment.
Envirotex will check your building for signs of asbestos, pinpoint where it is, and figure out if it has made its way into the environment where workers can breathe in the dust and tiny threads. After the inspection, you won’t have to guess. You’ll have a precise look at where asbestos resides in your structure, where it needs to be removed, and where it can be safely left.
Testing is essential for all types of environmental cleanup in Washington, D.C. You need precise information before the work of removal actually starts. Envirotex uses state-of-the-art equipment to test for the presence of asbestos. All technicians are experienced and trained to the standards of the Environmental Protection Agency. The suspected asbestos material is sent to an EPA-approved lab for expert analysis.
Can you test yourself? You won’t be safe if you try to make this a do-it-yourself job. You need the right protective gear, which also needs legal and safe disposal when you’re through. You need the right tools to do the job accurately. And most importantly, the job requires experience and training with asbestos. It was used in so many construction materials; it can be just about anywhere.
Just like testing, the removal of asbestos requires training, safety gear, and proper tools. Envirotex experts know how to contain the asbestos, completely remove it, then dispose of the material in a safe and legal manner.
Envirotex knows how to decontaminate the site so your building is safe to use. That’s the entire purpose of asbestos cleanup, and it needs an expert crew if you want it done right.
Envirotex technicians will get rid of the asbestos and clean up your building so it’s safe to use. You protect your workers and your investment when you invest in asbestos remediation.
Are you working in a building with flood damage? It might happen during a major storm or from a broken water pipe. You need to worry about more than just cleaning up the flood damage. You also need to check for mold contamination. It is a major health risk. Many business owners don’t realize that mold is an environmental cleanup issue in Washington, D.C.
Here’s just a short list of problems that people experience when they are in the presence of mold:
When you conduct your business in a building that has mold issues, your workers will most likely get sick more often. That means lost productivity for you. The short and long-term health risks take a physical and financial toll on you and your employees.
You can eyeball water damage and get an idea if you are dealing with mold issues. But for a thorough inspection and testing, you need technicians with a background in microbiology or toxicology. That’s why so many building owners in the Washington, D.C., area trust environmental cleanup jobs, like mold, to Envirotex. Its technicians are fully trained and equipped to get the job done right.
The inspection starts with a visual examination. This includes its HVAC system as well as the open parts of the structure. The technician then takes samples of the air and from numerous surfaces. These are later checked by an independent laboratory, which tests for the presence of mold.
Mold removal isn’t simple. When the inspection and testing are completed, Envirotex will give you a mold remediation plan. This lists the method they will use to get rid of your mold, the scope of the problem, how long it will take, and safety precautions they will use. If the mold has been slowly developing, Envirotex will check which type of fungus is present and where it is located before deciding how to get rid of it.
In short, it isn’t a do-it-yourself project. Mold is dangerous to you and your workers. It makes sense to have experts get rid of it. They know how to do it safely and completely.
If you have an emergency water situation, the technicians will take the wet items out of your building. They will bring in industrial strength fans and air circulators to get rid of as much moisture as possible. This stops bacteria from growing and limits the problem.
Envirotex technicians have the training to safely contain your mold problem, remove it, and then decontaminate your building. Your building will be safe to work in and not a hazard for your employees.
Envirotex has been helping building owners just like you for almost two decades. We take great pride in our reputation for attention to detail, excellent customer communication, and quality workmanship. All of our technicians are thoroughly trained and up to EPA-standards.
We use the latest equipment and tools, including thermal imaging, to find mold, asbestos, lead paint and the residue from drug labs. Our team of professionals uses effective protective gear that lets them safely get close to the problem and deal with it.
Envirotex was started by a military man. He got his experience on the job while in the service, dealing with air monitoring and hazardous materials testing. He learned the importance of being thorough and following the steps for cleanup precisely. That focus and dedication is built-in to each job that Envirotex tackles.
Envirotex has done environmental cleanup in Washington, D.C., and for military bases throughout the area. AT Fort Belvoir Army Base, Quantico Marine Base, and numerous naval bases, we have handled a variety of cleanup jobs. We have earned a name for quality work and thoroughness.
Safety is priority #1 on all of our jobs. We always keep you in the loop, so you understand what we are doing and what we have discovered. We place great emphasis on customer communication. We’re always happy to answer your questions and explain the process.
Envirotex handles a wide range of environmental cleanup issues. In addition to mold inspection and remediation, and asbestos testing and removal, we also handle lead-based paint removal, air duct cleaning and demolition, and cleanup of meth labs.
Call Envirotex today for a free, no-obligation estimate for environmental cleanup in Washington, D.C.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Fairfax, VA in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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