Dangerous materials like asbestos and lead, and dangerous contaminants like mold, must be carefully and completely removed from a home by professionals. ATI experts have the experience, training, and equipment required to do so quickly and safely. With over 30 years in the disaster recovery industry, ATI is ready to make your residential property safe from environmental hazards.
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Mold contamination greater than 10 square feet requires a licensed mold remediation company to assess and remediate the problem. At ATI, we handle the coordination of industrial hygiene protocol and testing, apply antimicrobial treatments, and perform mold remediation in accordance with all industry guidelines for mold removal.
Mold can cause severe structural damage to your home and health problems for your family. ATI’s mold remediation team is highly trained and IICRC certified, strictly following all EPA and OSHA guidelines to not only remove existing mold, but also identify other risk areas with excess moisture to prevent future growth. Calling in professionals with proper accreditation will always provide you the safest route to eliminating mold and improving your home’s indoor air quality.
ATI is also highly trained and certified to properly address asbestos or lead. This is a common problem in buildings over 30 years old and particularly prevalent in roofing, floor tiles, pipes, paint, and insulation. These environmental hazards are linked to several severe health problems and require services from a professional abatement company to ensure the health of everyone in your home. It is never advisable for a homeowner to attempt a DIY remediation of these environmental hazards due to the severe health risks associated with exposure.
Exposure to damp and moldy environments can cause various health problems, including allergic reactions, fever, respiratory issues, vomiting and nausea and skin rashes. Different types of mold can cause health issues of varying severity. It is important to follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines and standards when dealing with mold.
Prolonged exposure can develop into complicated chronic health conditions, including chronic headaches and fatigue, asthma, upper respiratory infection, dermatitis, memory loss, nerve issues, autoimmune disease, and much more.
Yes. It can lead to health problems common with other mold exposures but can also cause black mold poisoning (“stachybotryotoxicosis”), certain types of cancer and, sometimes, death. Black mold removal is best left to professionals.
Since mold damage can cause health problems and structural damage, removal will mitigate these issues and prevent it from spreading further. Mold removal also improves indoor air quality and can simultaneously remove and address other allergens like mildew from the affected area. With a full-service disaster recovery firm like ATI, we can also repair and replace damaged or ruined ceiling tiles, drywall, grout, and other porous materials that have visible mold or water damage.
The main difference is that mold removal physically removes all mold spores, while mold remediation focuses on returning mold levels to normal.
It’s important to engage a third-party Industrial Hygienist to test samples. Based on findings, an appropriate remediation course of action is determined. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that a mold remediation service is required if the mold growth covers more than 10 square feet.
Regularly check areas with high moisture content and clean with disinfectants and/or antimicrobial solutions. Keep those areas as dry as possible to prevent a mold infestation.
Once on site, we will assess the threat of abatement and discuss your options and the asbestos removal process. To ensure the safety of the building and the health of everyone involved, any area that contains asbestos material will be encapsulated to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers. The asbestos materials will then be transported to a landfill according to EPA guidelines.
To test for asbestos, an abatement contractor will isolate building materials containing possible asbestos with protective sheeting. A small portion of the area will be misted with water to remove a sample. The sample will then be tested for asbestos.
If you are exposed to asbestos, you can contract asbestosis. Asbestosis is a form of lung disease that can If you are exposed to asbestos, you can contract asbestosis. Asbestosis is a form of lung disease that can happen when asbestos fibers are inhaled and enter the lungs. Other risks include diseases like lung cancer. All ATI technicians use respirators rated to protect them during the removal of asbestos from asbestos exposure, and undergo strict OSHA-compliant decontamination protocols when exiting the site of asbestos abatement activities. This protects the general public as well as the technician from asbestos exposure.
Lead exposure at high levels may cause anemia, weakness, and kidney and brain damage. Lead can cross the placental barrier, which means pregnant people and their unborn children are at high risk and developing nervous systems in infants can be damaged by exposure.
Yes, lead paint does need to be abated. Exposure to lead paint can lead to mesothelioma, a form of cancer that can impact the lungs, stomach, and heart.