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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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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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Common places to find water damage and mold

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When уоu tаkе a lооk inѕidе a typical home, оnе of thе firѕt things thаt уоu will nоtiсе iѕ thаt mоѕt реорlе can ѕееm tо find a wау to store thеir реrѕоnаl роѕѕеѕѕiоnѕ in juѕt аbоut еvеrу nооk аnd сrаnnу imaginable. Over a long еnоugh реriоd of timе, many оf these tinу аrеаѕ аll оvеr a hоmе аrе often fоrgоttеn аbоut аnd can еvеn сеаѕе to ѕее traffic. Thе рrоblеm here iѕ thаt all tоо often unwаntеd wаtеr will mаkе itѕ way intо a hоmе аnd if it findѕ refuge in оnе оf thеѕе places in your home that has…

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Is it necessary to test for mold?

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if visible mold is present on inspection, testing is usually unnecessary. There are no Environmental Protection Agency or government standards that have been established for mold or mold spore levels, so it is impossible to prove that a building or room is in compliance with any health regulations concerning mold exposure. Likewise, the CDC does not recommend routine sampling and testing of mold in the home. Tolerable or acceptable limits of mold exposure for humans have not been defined, and since individuals vary in their susceptibility to mold, testing cannot reliably predict…

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How can you find out if a property has been used to make meth?

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Currently, there is no comprehensive method for tracking or listing properties that were used as meth labs. You should call your local law enforcement agency to confirm that a seizure of chemicals took place on the property, and to obtain the name of any hazardous materials contractor who may have removed materials. The contractor should have information on what chemicals were present on the property. Additional information may be obtained from your county health department, fire department, or the owner of the property.

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Steps of Mold Remediation in LA County

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Ever wonder what the steps are for mold remediation in La County? Step 1: Burns Environmental Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment Step 3: Mold Containment Step 4: Air Filtration Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings Step 7: Restoration It’s pretty easy when you get the professionals involved. Let us help you take care of your mold problems. There is no reason not to call a professional mold remediation company in LA County. We take the worry out of having mold.

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4 Signs That You Need Mold Remediation

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The general rule is that when mold is visible, it is time to kill it and remove it. But mold isnt always visible and so there are other criteria to strongly consider when it comes to mold remediation. Here are the four criteria to look for mold in your home. 1. A water event or occasional/frequent water intrusion Has there been recent water intrusion? Water does not necessarily equal mold growth as spores have to already be present. But since mold spores are microscopic (2-10 microns), a water event is usually the trigger that causes mold to be seen or…

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How to Identify Materials That May Contain Asbestos

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Generally, you can’t tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, unless it is labeled. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos and leave it alone. You may want to have your home inspected for asbestos-containing materials by a trained and accredited asbestos professional if: You are planning to remodel your home (remodeling can disturb building materials) Your home has damaged building materials (like crumbling drywall and insulation that is falling apart) A trained and accredited asbestos professional should take samples for analysis, since a professional knows what to look for, and because…

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Is it safer to remove asbestos from a building or leave it there?

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Reaganomics, new wave music, the centennial of the Statue of Liberty and breakdancing were just a few of the highlights that made the 1980s unique. The ’80s were also marked by hysteria over asbestos. In the 1970s, it became increasingly clear that exposure to this fibrous material had the potential to cause cancer and other respiratory problems. Perhaps what fueled asbestos hysteria the most was the revelation that asbestos could be found just about everywhere — in offices, churches, schools, grocery stores and, worst of all, homes. The surge to have asbestos removed from buildings and dwellings began, and governments…

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Got Mold: What You Need to Know!

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We hear reports all the time about how dangerous mold is and how it can kill you. There was a story in the news not too long about a small leak from a refrigerator that caused mold to build up until it overtook the entire home, and caused severe health issues like brain damage to the owners living in the home. With so many types of mold, it can be scary to think that you might have mold growing in your home that can be toxic to your family. What steps can homeowners take to prevent mold growth in their…

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