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4 Situations Requiring the Services of Environmental Specialists

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Maintaining your home environment free of hazardous substances is critical to keeping you and your family safe and healthy. Here at Tri Span Environmental, we are certified and licensed in the abatement and restoration of your home from all types of harmful materials.

Removal of Lead Paint

The greater Los Angeles and surrounding areas have an ongoing problem with lead paint and potentially contaminated soil. It often goes undiscovered until major areas of older homes begin to be stripped of materials during an innocuous renovation. Removal of lead paint is dangerous due to the inability to avoid exposing it to the air. Lead poisoning can happen through inhalation of the lead dust particles that fill the air. Specialists will have the necessary equipment and protective clothing it takes to safely remove the lead from your home and adjoining soil.

Asbestos Testing and Abatement

Asbestos is a deadly fiber found in older building materials that gained popularity for fire-retardant and insulative qualities. It’s another substance that can harm humans when released into the air and inhaled. The bad thing about asbestos is the long period of time that can go between exposure and illness. If your San Bernardino or Riverside County home is tested to have the presence of asbestos, professional removal by experts at Tri Span will completely eliminate every trace.

Fire and Water Damage

The smallest of house fires in your Los Angeles County home can bring complete chaos to life. It’s hard to plan on what to do to bring normalcy back to each day. The home might be deemed uninhabitable until cleaning and repairs are done. You can call on us at Tri Span to begin to clean up right away and make the plans to begin reconstruction right away.

Complete Mold Removal

Science increasingly backs the health risks associated with mold growth within your living space. A mold problem always begins with tiny spores that enter the home through ventilation, windows, doors, and can attach to clothing when outside. With the right mix of air moisture and an undisturbed space in your Los Angeles area home, mold will attach and begin to reproduce at a fast pace. Complete removal is required to improve the air quality and protect your health.

Call us at Tri Span for any of these problems and we will provide a fast assessment, estimate, and begin bringing complete resolution. We handle environmental cleanup and restoration throughout the Los Angeles County and surrounding areas.

What Are the Health Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

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What Are the Health Dangers of Asbestos Exposure | Tri Span Environmental

Asbestos has long been used as a building material to improve the insulative and fire-retardant qualities of a structure. It quit being used decades ago due to the discovery of the deadly health implication mere exposure brought. Below are a few of the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Inflammation of the Lungs

Constant exposure to asbestos fibers in the air can lead to a condition called asbestosis. The entire lining of the lungs becomes inflamed and swollen. It can make breathing difficult, labored, and painful at times. You end up feeling like you cannot take in enough air, become sluggish, and constantly fatigued. It can cause unexpected fits of coughing. It begins to build up scar tissue in the lungs. The only way to the progression of this ailment is to remove the asbestos from your Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside County environment.

Immune System Compromise

Flooding of your immune system with germs, bacteria, and other harmful things happen every day. It always stays ready to fight off things that can cause illness and depletion of the bodies energy reserves. Placing yourself in an environment filled with asbestos particles in the air is asking for immune problems. Your immune system will be bombarded and become fatigued. It will eventually become overwhelmed, and you may begin to experience all types of frequent illnesses.

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rarely experienced type of cancer that settles on the lining of the chest cavity. It can affect both the lungs and heart. Typically caused by exposure to asbestos, it does not show noticeable symptoms for as many as 20-years after the exposure. Anyone in the Los Angeles County and surrounding areas can develop this dreaded disease from limited exposure. Mesothelioma is one reason you should never try and remediate asbestos yourself.

Lung Cancer

Cancerous tumors in the lungs are inevitable for anyone experiencing long-term exposure to high levels of asbestos. You should hire a professional remediation service like Tri-Span if you suspect there is asbestos in your business or home. Although there are excellent treatment centers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, lung cancer still proves disturbingly fatal in many cases.

Contact the asbestos abatement specialists at Tri Span and get an estimate on complete removal of this harmful material today! We provide quality and safe abatement throughout the Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino County areas.

Asbestos Disposal and Potentials for Recycling

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Asbestos Disposal and Potentials for Recycling | Orange County Waste Removal

Asbestos is a once abundant building material, now known as a risk factor for certain types of cancer and other diseases. Asbestos abatement and disposal are now major concerns in cities and rural areas all around the country.

In the last decades, an increasing number of state, federal, and local government municipalities, along with private property owners, have started focusing on removing this hazardous material from their buildings, and laws exist which mandate this in some circumstances, such as the renovation of child care and health care facilities and demolition of buildings.

Where does all this old asbestos go, and what are the potentials for recycling this material into a non-harmful product?

Disposing of Asbestos Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates how asbestos must be disposed of in waste facilities and how it is handled until it gets there. Buildings slated for demolition are required to have an asbestos inspection by a certified professional before demolition work begins.

When asbestos is present, a report must be filed with the state, who then also regulates asbestos abatement professionals licensed to remove, transport, and dispose of this hazardous waste, as well as licensing the waste disposal facilities accepting asbestos.

All waste disposal facilities accepting asbestos waste need these special licenses and certification issued by the state where they are located. Asbestos waste at landfills must be stored and monitored in special, sealed containers, and it is not treated in the same way as average materials brought to a landfill. These factors contribute to the cost of removing and disposing of asbestos materials.

Recycling Asbestos

Prospects for recycling asbestos are being driven ahead by the high cost of storing this material in waste facilities. However, there are still no comprehensive asbestos recycling programs in place.

There has been some research into the question, however, and it is possible to chemically treat metal pipes and vents coated with asbestos to release the coating and reuse or recycle the pipe. But, reusing the asbestos fibers themselves is a technology which has only started.

Heating asbestos fibers until they melt and turn into inert glass or ceramic is one method for rendering asbestos into a useful but harmless form. However, doing this is still not cost-effective on a large scale.

While we wait for asbestos abatement technology to come along, contact Tri Span Inc. if you need assistance with asbestos abatement and disposal in Southern California now.

The First Step in Remediation at Tri Span Environmental

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The First Step in Remediation at Tri Span Environmental | Orange County Contractor

Tri Span Environmental is a leader among Southern California building remediation businesses. As experts in the field, Tri Span Environmental specialists know removal of hazardous materials from a building starts with complete containment of the toxic materials within the worksite area.

The Dangers of Contaminants

Containment of dust and debris is the first step in the complex process of removing asbestos, lead paint, mold, and fire-damaged components from a building. Protecting people from air-borne hazards and dust contamination during a remediation project is the highest priority for Tri Span Environmental on every job. In many situations, containment of dust and debris from the remediation area can be done while normal use goes on in other parts of the building.

Hazardous materials containment methods used by Tri Span Environmental in Los Angeles and Orange counties include setting up polyethylene barriers around the remediation site, closing vents and other openings with plastic sheeting and duct tape, and using HEPA filters and negative air pressure equipment for preventing dust infiltration into adjacent areas. Workers wear protective suits, gloves, and masks as needed and take steps to prevent hazardous dust and debris from entering living areas on shoes and when transporting debris off site for disposal.

Remediation & Cleanup Services

Inside the containment area on a remediation project, air filters and pumps keep fresh air moving in and hazardous dusts fibers from moving out. Once the remediation site is contained within a protective barrier, specialized vacuum cleaners designed for use with hazardous fibers and dust are used by Tri Span Environmental as part of the decontamination step.

Containment of hazardous materials is the foundation step in removal of asbestos, lead paint, and mold from any building. If not done correctly, dust and particles from the contaminated building materials can cause continuing problems and toxic exposure in the reconstructed building. Installing the proper hazardous material containment system is the first step on every Tri Span Environmental remediation project.

Litigation and Asbestos

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Litigation and Asbestos | Orange County Hazardous Waste Removal

Orange County Tri Span Environmental Cleanup is easily available to serve residential and commercial clients. One of the ways Tri Span serves clients is by providing transparency in operations of environmental cleanup so the client can understand the necessity of the costs involved. Removal of mold, asbestos and lead contamination require careful considerations and exacting standards to be followed by the company doing the removal. Continue reading “Litigation and Asbestos” »

Environmental Cleanup: What Are Your Options?

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Environmental Cleanup: What Are Your Options? | Tri Span Construction

When an environmental cleanup crew performs an assessment on a commercial property, they’re determining if it’s environmental impairment is present. Under some circumstances, soil and groundwater testing become a requirement if concerns arise. If not, a company like Tris Span Environmental Cleanup can remedy to Orange County commercial property. They’ll haul off waste, debris, harmful chemicals, and anything else that could pose a risk to those entering your commercial property. Continue reading “Environmental Cleanup: What Are Your Options?” »

Start 2016 in a Cleaner, Healthier Home

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Start 2016 in a Cleaner, Healthier Home | Orange County Construction

2016 is almost upon us, and it’s time once more to make New Year’s resolutions. Most people commit to losing weight, quit smoking, or get organized. But, to accomplish these or any other worthy goals, it’s important to have the healthiest, most environmentally friendly Southern California surroundings possible. Sometimes, however, even the most beautiful homes can harbor unseen threats. Continue reading “Start 2016 in a Cleaner, Healthier Home” »

How to Find Asbestos in Your Home or Business

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How to Find Asbestos in Your Home or Business | Orange Country Environment

Health experts call asbestos the silent killer, and with good reason. Often found in structures built before 1980, asbestos was once hailed as a miracle substance, one that prevented thousands of potentially hazardous fires. Over time, however, evidence began to mount that asbestos was worse than the problem it sought to cure. Medical experts have linked it to thousands of cases of lung cancer and similar diseases across the country. While the effects of asbestos exposure may take decades to show themselves, when they do surface the results are often tragic. Continue reading “How to Find Asbestos in Your Home or Business” »

Is Asbestos Still a Danger in Your Home or Business?

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Is Asbestos Still a Danger in Your Home or Business

For many people, asbestos seems like a distant threat – something that was solved decades ago and is no longer a problem, or a construction issue that only plagues public buildings like old schools. Unfortunately, this is a dangerous generalization because asbestos can still be present in a number of materials, both residential and commercial alike.

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