Your home probably isn’t as safe as you imagine it to be. Most people don’t really think about the potential dangers lurking within their own walls and around their property, but the reality is, the information you got about the place when you bought it doesn’t really even scratch the surface.
That’s especially true if you purchased an older home. There are literally decades of history there that you don’t know anything about. Worse, the person you bought the place from probably didn’t either. That’s why when you get a lead paint disclosure form as part of the package of paperwork you got when you bought the place you’re currently living in, you should take it with a grain of salt.
All that paper is good for is telling you what (if any) lead paint the current seller is aware of, but he or she may not have good, or complete information. It’s a classic case of “you don’t know what you don’t know,” and that’s why our paint testing services in Gainesville, VA are so important and in such high demand.
Besides that, even if the disclosure form is correct, it only applies to the primary dwelling on the property, so if there are any outbuildings, barns, or other structures on your property, how do you know they aren’t covered in lead paint, inside or out?
Our paint testing services in Gainesville, VA offer much more than just peace of mind. If lead paint is found, that’s the first step toward removal, which, as the area’s most respected environmental services company, we can handle for you.
Broadly speaking, our process works like this:
Of course, we do a lot more than just offer paint testing services in Gainesville, VA and remove it if and where we find it. As a full-service environmental remediation company, we have the skills, experience and specialized equipment necessary to handle the safe removal of a wide range of hazardous materials, including formaldehyde, asbestos, and even mold.
Asbestos is particularly concerning because unlike lead-based paint, sellers are not legally required to disclose its presence and it is deadly if inhaled.
The problem is that between 1920 and the early 80’s, asbestos was used in a number of ways inside the majority of most homes constructed during that period. If you own an older home you may have asbestos:
Each of these requires a different approach to handle properly. In the case of siding, it may be possible to simply place a foam sheath over it and re-side the home, although you can only get away with that so many times before you’ve got to tear all the old siding down and start anew. The same thing holds true of roofing material. You can place new shingles over old, but after three iterations, it’s time to rip everything down and start over, and when you get to that point, you don’t want to call on a general contractor. In the overwhelming majority of cases, they just don’t have the skills or equipment to safely handle and dispose of the material.
Flooring is a bit simpler. In many (if not most) cases, you can pour a layer of concrete over the asbestos floor tiles and then re-floor over that. Once entombed in concrete, the asbestos floor tiles pose no threat.
Where mold is concerned, our process works much the same way, but if you’ve ever dealt with mold colonies, you know that they can be notoriously difficult to rid yourself of completely. Worse, unless you also take steps to change the humidity level inside your home, conditions will remain optimal for a new colony to form.
The bottom line is, if you even suspect that your home or property has a hazardous material somewhere on it, or if you just want to double check to be sure for your own peace of mind, we can help, and as the top-rated environmental remediation company in the region, we’ve got the background to safely remove it for you.
Your family’s health is too important to take chances with. Give us a call today and find out what you don’t know. You’ll be very glad you did.
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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