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by Alliance Environmental · March 02, 2015

Quality Control Tips for Environmental Cleanup

While there’s much to consider when searching for the very best quality controlled environmental services provider for your facility, quality control and safety on the job need to be at the top of the list.

 

Safety is #1

When dealing with any environmental cleanup, the most important factor is the safety of your employees and customers, as well as the professionals providing the service. Mold, asbestos, and other toxins are not only life-threatening, but also expose your company to legal judgments and public relation nightmares. Hiring an experienced company that deals with governmental regulations on a daily basis is the best way to ensure you stay within the law while your problem is eradicated. State-of-the-art training and equipment ensure the problem is contained to as small an area as possible, letting you get on with business in a timely manner.

 

Airborne asbestos poses health risks

If your building was constructed between the 1950s and 1980s, there’s a good chance asbestos was used as a fire retardant and insular coating material. Although asbestos is not dangerous if undisturbed, once it starts deteriorating, the fibers release into the air. Those fibers have been shown to contribute to cancer and other lung diseases. When dealing with asbestos, it’s best to let an experienced company contain and remove all the waste. This is especially true in major remodels. At Alliance Environmental Group, we completely seal off the affected area of the building, using industrial HVAC systems to capture the fibers. Our professionals are outfitted in modern hazard suits to protect their health while allowing freedom of movement so they can get the job done quickly. Our goal is to complete the job safely in as quick a manner as possible so you can get on with the business at hand.

 

Quality Control is an important part of the process

From preparing an accurate estimate to the final removal of the last piece of hazardous waste, quality control in an environmental cleanup literally has life-saving implications. As an experienced company, we're able to give you a realistic time frame for your cleanup project and let you know whether you can continue working in another part of the building or need to rent an offsite facility. Proper installation of protective plastic and the use of regulated procedures not only ensures a safe removal process, but also meets local and federal regulations. Our quality control officers are on hand every step of the way to make sure solving your environmental problem goes as quickly as possible without sacrificing safety.

 

Site decontamination

The final part of the removal process at your site is the complete decontamination of the entire affected structure – including air vents, floors, walls, and other exposed materials. Whether your problem is lead paint, black mold, asbestos, or the remnants of a fire, it is our job to completely eradicate all traces of dangerous materials. This may include the replacement of drywall infested with black mold. Environmentally sensitive testing is your assurance that your building is clean and safe for employees and customers.

 

Legal disposal is last step of QC process

The federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act governs the lawful disposal of environmental waste. The RCRA defines different types of waste as well as the legal means of disposal. Although some companies tempt fate and save money by simply using traditional trash services to dispose of waste, violation of the law is also expensive. If caught and convicted, a violation can mean jail time and/or heavy fines for those convicted. Our quality control process for a particular project ends with the legal disposal of the collected environmental hazards.

Download a free copy of our Asbestos, Lead Paint & Mold eBook to learn how to mitigate the liability risks associated with common environmental threats found in residential properties.

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