Lead and Mold Remediation and Demolition Services

Remediation & Demolition Services

Environmental Waste Disposal, Inc is an Orange County based mold and lead remediation and demolition service company dedicated to clearing the air in your home or office.

We offer remediation & demolition services in controlled environments, and related environmental cleanup work. Once removal is complete we thoroughly test the area and seal it to prevent further growth.

We and our partners have successfully remediated all types of contaminated areas – walls, pipes, tiles, flooring, ceilings, and HVAC systems. We specialize in remediation for commercial buildings & properties, schools, industrial sites, institutional facilities, hospitals and multi-family dwellings.

Lead

Mandated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development , Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) standard 24 CFR Part 1330 (a) (4), Lead Safe Work Practices provide those performing remodeling task in homes built before 1978 with guidelines on procedures they should be using to prevent creating a lead hazard.

Lead poisoning remains a major environmental health concern, and while we most often associate the disease with childhood, high levels of lead exposure are linked to serious adult health conditions, such as high blood pressure and dementia.

Workers who remodel or renovate older homes where the likelihood of lead paint is high are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure. Their work creates contaminated dust which they then inhale. They can also put their families at risk by bringing contaminated dust home on their work clothes.

The National Safety Council emphasizes that everyone should be aware of the potential presence of lead paint in homes built prior to 1978, and notes that…”such awareness is particularly important for those engaged in the building trades, as well as do­-it­-yourselfers, to learn how to perform their work in a lead­safe manner.”

The environmental impact of paint is diverse. Traditional painting materials and processes can have harmful effects on the environment, including those from the use of lead and other additives. Measures can be taken to reduce environmental impact, including accurately estimating paint quantities so that wastage is minimized, use of paints, coatings, painting accessories and techniques that are environmentally preferred.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines and Green Star ratings are some of the standards that can be applied.

Mold

Mold assessment and mold remediation are techniques used in occupational health: mold assessment is the process of identifying the location and extent of the mold hazard in a structure, and mold remediation is the process of removal and/or cleanup of mold from an indoor environment.

Molds are ubiquitous in nature, and mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when spores are present in large quantities, they are a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

Some molds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. The term “toxic mold” refers to molds that produce mycotoxins, such as Stachybotrys chartarum, not to all molds. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death. Prolonged exposure, e.g., daily workplace exposure, can be particularly harmful.

Symptoms of mold exposure

  • Nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose
  • Eye irritation, such as itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Respiratory problems, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing, chest tightness
  • Cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Skin irritation, such as a rash

EPA Article (US Environmental Protection Agency):

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home
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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resources

US EPA Waste Home Page
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EPA on Lead Effects
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EPA on Mold Resources
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