Mold Remediation Step 3

By | Mold Remediation

Step 3: Removing large infestations requires precautionsand work! You can scrub away the surface mold common to bathrooms, decks and siding in a matter of minutes with a 1-to-8 bleach/water mold cleaner solution as one way on how to remove mold. But often mold grows and spreads in places you dont notice, until you spot surface staining, feel mushy drywall or detect that musty smell. If you have to remove mold concentrations or perform any black mold removal covering more than a few square feet, where the musty odor is strong or where you find extensive water damage, we recommend…

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Mold Remediation Step 2

By | Mold Remediation

Step 2: How to identify mold Mold is everywhere. Its a type of fungus that grows from tiny spores that float in the air. It can grow almost anywhere that spores land and find moisture and a comfortable temperature, between 40 and 100 degrees F. Typically that includes about every damp place in your home. You can easily spot the most visible type of mold, called mildew, which begins as tiny, usually black spots but often grows into larger colonies. Its the black stuff you see in the grout lines in your shower, on damp walls, and outdoors on the…

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Mold Remediation: How to Remove Mold

By | Mold Remediation

Step 1: Overview Mold is a major-league nuisance. It blackens the grout lines in your shower, discolors drywall, shows up as black spots on siding, darkens decks, and grows on and rots damp wood everywhere. Even worse, it can be bad for your health. Mold releases microscopic spores that cause allergic reactions, runny noses and sneezing, as well as irritating, even injurious, odors. Well cover how to remove mold, how to get rid of black mold, how to kill mold on wood and what kills mold in a few steps. Almost every home gets mold infestations. The trick is tomold…

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Phase Three in Lead Abatement: Clean up thoroughly

By | Lead Abatement

Making a room lead-safe involves dealing with not only the paint prep mess, but also any lead dust that might have collected on floors, sills and other areas before you started. The washing and wiping process isnt as much extra hassle as you might think, because youd have to clean dust off the woodwork and walls before painting anyway. But for lead paint, the technique is more rigorous, so well describe it in detail as well as illustrate it in Photos 10 through 16. Begin by vacuuming paint chips and other debris with the HEPA vac (Photo 10). Gunk sticks…

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Phase Two: Work wet

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Always spray the area with water from a spray bottle before disturbing any painted surface (Photos 4 and 8). (Shut off the power to electrical outlets before spraying near them.) When you work wet during lead paint removal, the dust will cling to the painted surfaces rather than billowing out in a hazardous cloud. Then you can simply wipe away the wet sludge. Working wet will seem a bit strange and sloppy at first. But scraping and sanding will go just as quickly as when working dry (Photos 6 through 9). And the work site will remain cleaner. NOTE: The…

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Lead Abatement

By | Lead Abatement

Who should follow these procedures? If you live in a home built before 1978, we recommend following these procedures when disturbing paint for remodeling, repainting or making repairs unless you know that the surfaces dont contain lead. Most homes built before 1950 contain lead paint. If your home was built between 1950 and 1978, it may or may not contain lead paint. The best way to check the surfaces you plan to disturb is with a lab analysis of paint chips. A public health center will tell you how to collect samples and where to send them. The chemical lead…

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Phase One Lead Abatement: Control the dust

By | Lead Abatement

Six-mil polyethylene (poly) plastic and duct tape are a remodelers best friends when it comes to catching and controlling dust. Meticulous use of them at this stage greatly simplifies cleanup later. Spread poly over the floor and completely seal the edges with duct tape (Photo 1), especially if you have wall-to-wall carpet. Once lead dust gets into carpet, its virtually impossible to get out. If youre working in a small area, say around a single window, poly and tape an area at least 5 ft. beyond the edges of your work zone. Remove area rugs and as much furniture as…

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Lead Poisoning

By | Lead Abatement

Lead poisoning is a serious health problem, especially for kids age 6 and younger, and the primary source of that lead is dust from deteriorating lead paint. But if you live in a house with lead paint, the problem doesnt have to paralyze your remodeling plans or make you wish you lived somewhere else. Lead poisoning occurs primarily in homes built before 1978, the year that lead was banned from residential paints. Its caused by paint thats flaking, peeling, chipping and chalking, or by dust from a remodeling project. But if you follow a few commonsense steps, you can control…

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Biohazard Remediation

By | Biohazard Clean Up

Biohazard Remediation In crime and trauma situations, such as homicides, suicides, unattended deaths, industrial accidents, and more, biohazard remediation is needed to fully remove, disinfect, and restore areas affected by blood, feces, urine, vomit, and other body fluids. Instead of relying on commercial cleaning products, the most effective way to ensure site safety is to hire a professional biohazard remediation company, like Burns Environmental. Why Proper Biohazard Remediation is So Important A biohazard is a biological or chemical substance or situation that is dangerous to human beings and the environment. Biohazards in crime and trauma scenes can exist anywhere human…

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Biohazard Clean Up

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Biohazardous waste cleanup requires safety precautions in order to prevent the spread of potential infections. Potentially hazardous bloodborne pathogens can be present even in the smallest drops of blood and other body fluids, so following proper biohazardous waste cleanup procedures can help prevent certain diseases Burns Environmental is a crime scene and trauma clean up company, abides by all federal and state regulations to ensure safety. Burns Environmental provides crime and trauma scene cleanup in a discreet, professional, and safe manner, and is compliant with state and federal agency requirements. We take extra precaution when handling potentially hazardous materials, including…

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