Environmental

We handle general hazardous waste removal

Mold Removal

Mold grows everywhere, from the surface of the Antarctic rocks to the inside windows of the Soviet spacecraft. Molds are a part of nature. We are exposed to them every day. For most people molds are only a problem when they start growing indoors and the air inside a building becomes concentrated with allergenic spores and mycotoxins, the chemical toxins that some molds produce. Molds can cause many health problems including allergic and toxic reactions. Allergic reactions include, asthma attacks, chronic sinusitis and various other respiratory problems. Mycotoxins appear to have toxic effects on the lungs and nervous system and may cause pulmonary hemorrhaging in infants and memory impairment in older children and adults. Dead molds can still make you sick so removing the mold is more important than killing the mold.

Although mold is most persistent in environments with high moisture and humidity, any building is a potential host for this unwelcome guest. Mold not only looks bad, but it can also have detrimental effects on your property value and human health. If you suspect that your home or commercial space might be contaminated, call us immediately to arrange for a professional mold cleanup.

Some signs that your building may require mold remediation include:

  • Stains or visible mold (may be brown, yellow, or greenish-black)
  • Rotting wood
  • Musty odors
  • Bulging or warped walls or ceilings

Unlike other mold companies, we can also put down a mold-resistant coating to help prevent mold re-growth. We will:

  • Build a mold containment enclosure consisting of hanging 4 mil plastic sheeting around the entire affected area.
  • Connect the enclosure to a negative air machine. This system creates negative air pressure inside the enclosed area, effectively preventing any air leaks (and spread of mold). The air is cleaned and exhausted outside.
  • Cut and remove drywall and insulation. These contaminated materials are placed in tightly sealed bags for your safety and then disposed of properly.
  • Spray the contaminated joists, sheathing, and other wooden structural elements with an EPA-registered disinfectant. These areas will be scrubbed with brushes and then wiped dry.
  • Cover the problem area with an EPA-registered mold-resistant coating to help keep the mold from returning.
  • Thoroughly clean up the enclosure and then remove the containment equipment.

Contamination that is not quickly brought in check by a mold specialist is more difficult and therefore more expensive to clean. It is important to call in a mold removal professional as soon as mold is detected. Putting off the removal of mold could wind up causing permanent damage to your property.

Our specialists will first isolate the contaminated area to prevent the further spread of mold spores and then begin the mold removal process. We have the tools, techniques, and training to leave your home or business completely mold free.

 

Asbestos Removal (Abatement)

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It is distinguished from other minerals by the fact that its crystals form long, thin fibers. Asbestos deposits are found throughout the world, and is mined commercially in limited quantities in the United States, namely California and Vermont. When many people hear the word “asbestos” they immediately become wary—and with good reason. Used for insulation and as a fire retardant in many older building materials, asbestos can cause serious health problems when the fibers are inhaled. If your home or business contains asbestos, professional asbestos abatement services are necessary to ensure a safe living and working environment.

Asbestos is known to be a carcinogen based on studies of asbestos workers and laboratory animals. However, the risks associated with low level, non-occupational exposure (for example, as an occupant of a building containing ACM) are not well established. Attempts have been made to estimate low level risks by extrapolation from occupational exposure data. This is not a straightforward process and its validity is questionable. Based on a thorough review of the health effects literature, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) concludes there is no level of exposure below which the risks of contracting an asbestos-related disease are zero. That is, there is no threshold level of exposure.

The diseases associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos include:

  • Cancer (specifically mesothelioma)
  • Lung impairment
  • Skin problems known as asbestos warts
  • Asbestosis
  • And a variety of other serious ailments

Our Asbestos abatement services include:

  1. Inspections – the contractor will enter the area of concern, using the necessary precautions, take samples of the materials in question, and send the samples to a lab for analysis.
  2. Removal – there are many methods for removal of ACM following strict guidelines set in place by the EPA, OSHA and AHERA.
  3. Encapsulation – one method of covering up the ACM.
  4. Enclosure – building a structure around the area with the ACM.
  5. Repair/O&M – repairing damaged area of asbestos by putting rewettable cloth on the area. O&M is an operations and maintenance program designed to ensure that the remaining ACM are maintained in a safe condition.
  6. Consulting/Project Design – CAS can review the clients project needs, make recommendations and design an abatement program to fit the clients needs.
  7. Air Monitoring – a system utilized to monitor the airborne asbestos fibers before, during & after work is completed.

Our technicians understand that each property requires a customized approach to asbestos abatement service. We will assess your situation and come up with the most efficient way to safely perform the task. Whether you need asbestos removal service in a small house or a large industrial building, you will receive the same quality results.

 

Lead based Paint Removal

About 40% of the homes in the United States contain lead-based paint. Lead paint is a hazardous substance that is dangerous to both children and adults, but especially to children under age 6, whose bodies are in their primary development period. Children can ingest lead-based paint by eating paint chips, or through hand-to-mouth contact with lead dust that has been displaced during remodeling, painting, or natural deterioration of existing paint over time. Although lead paint was banned in the U.S. in 1977, building interiors and exteriors constructed between the 1940’s and 1977 commonly contain lead-based paint. If you are sure your home or business was painted using lead based paints, then you should contact us right away.

One of the main indicators determining that you have lead exposure in your home is through experiencing an elevation in blood levels in your body. If you are feeling unwell and your doctor detects a high blood level, or if your children are exhibiting high blood levels, then a test may be required to find out whether or not there is any lead in the paint in your home. Lead based paint removal is the logical next step once you determine that there is lead paint in your home.

We provide the most up-to-date lead-based paint removal services. Our qualified professional technicians work carefully and thoroughly to remove the hazardous portions of lead paint from your home in order to restore a safe environment for you and your children, or from your government or commercial site to make it safe for workers and the public.

We perform the highest quality lead paint testing, assessment, consultation and removal. We also perform all of our services using the safest techniques. We put up critical barriers around the site to prevent any toxic particles from spreading beyond the work area, and we dispose of all materials strictly according to EPA rules and regulations. In fact, all of our work is performed in accordance with, and in most cases exceeds, standards set by EPA, SCAQMD, NIOSH and OSHA.

 

Contaminated Soils

We provide the customer with a cost-efficient technical approach, and the equipment and other resources necessary to implement the following and other services.  Excavation and disposal of contaminated soil, sediment removal and treatment surface impoundment closures, waste removal / transportation and disposal, sludge and soil stabilization / solidification, pH adjustment and desiccation, sludge volume reduction / dewatering, civil construction, land clearing / grubbing and site preparations, geo-construction, caps, liners and covers, contaminated soil and sludge treatment and hazardous materials and hazardous waste transportation services.  We can also provide residential soil removal.

We work with the client to develop cost effective means to treat contaminated soil and sludge to minimize current and future costs, while ensuring regulatory compliance.  We continue to monitor, develop, and perfect new and innovative technical approaches in the treatment of these materials to ensure the client of a best value for its needs and requirements.

Additionally, we provide landfill closures.  Such services include construction of RCRA landfill caps, synthetic liner systems, clay-liner systems, leachate collection systems, soil-layer covers, and other remediation and closure services.

Regulations regarding waste minimization and bans on land disposal of liquids and hazardous wastes have placed increased restrictions on sludge and semi-solid waste handling.  In addition, disposal costs for incineration and other disposal alternatives have increased astronomically.  We provide its customers mobile dewatering and processing services as a solution to sludge and wastewater disposal problems.  We utilizes belt and filter (recessed chamber) presses and two- and three- stage centrifuges, that can be set up on site and produce up to a four to one reduction in sludge volume as well as a significant reduction in the weight of the waste material to be disposed.

 

Tank Removals

If your home has an underground oil tank, buried oil tank, underground fuel storage tank, underground oil tank or underground storage tank that is no longer in use or more past it’s service life cycle it MUST be removed from your home. Or perhaps you have an abandoned underground oil tank buried in your cottage, farm or business ground, not being used. Abandoned underground tanks and leaky buried fuel tanks may: pose a hazard to your health and investment, cause offensive odors, contaminate surface and subsurface soils. These underground tanks must be properly removed by a qualified professional.

In the last forty years, thousands of storage tank systems for petroleum and allied petroleum products have been installed on federal lands, mainly to service an expanding transportation sector. Many of these storage tank systems were fabricated from carbon steel without corrosion protection. As these systems age, they are more likely to fail due to corrosion. Leaks from storage tank systems can have devastating environmental and economic impacts. Small quantities of diesel and gasoline can cause offensive odors, contaminate surface and subsurface soils, render drinking water from aquifers non-potable and create explosive build-ups of vapors in basements and other underground structures.

We work with you to help keep your property free of hazards by eliminating any potential threat caused by your dormant underground oil tank. We will assure you that the underground tank is removed worry free and properly. We have the specialized resources and equipment to pump out and dispose of the oil that remains in your underground tank. This equipment is not available to the general public. We provide Underground Tank Removals for residential, industrial and commercial clients.

Here are a few reasons why we are your best bet for Underground Tank Removal:

  • On time arrival
  • Technicians are TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) Certified with PM2 & OBT2 licenses.
  • WSIB Registered
  • TSSA – Certified Company Contractor
  • Dangerous goods transportation licensed and Insured
  • Master Petroleum Mechanic (PM1) on staff
  • Certified Oil Burner Technician (OBT-1) on staff
  • Proud Member of CARI “Canadian Association Recycling Industry”
  • Team Technicians are Professional, Polite and respectful
  • We clean up better than anyone in the business