Hazardous Materials Investigation
EnviroMed Services has 29 years of experience providing this service for various clients. With a various amounts of certifications and licenses we can provide our clients with a proper investigation over a wide variety of structures; including commercial properties, large industrial complexes, bridge structures, and military sites as well as State of Connecticut agencies, educational institutions and housing authorities. We inspect for many hazardous materials:
EnviroMed Services provides licensed asbestos inspectors for identification of building materials prior to renovation or demolition activity that would preclude such disturbance. Identification is done through researching available prior inspection surveys or commonly going to the site and collecting bulk samples of representative materials using the most recent approved E.P.A. and O.S.H.A. methods and standards.
Asbestos inspection services are provided for development of Operations and Maintenance plans pertaining to the management of buildings and facilities. The O&M Plan is an organized set of procedures and practices designed to minimize or eliminate the exposure of building occupants to asbestos containing material remaining in the building. Also included is Periodic Surveillance by licensed inspectors to assess the condition of the asbestos containing materials, to conduct testing of presumed asbestos containing materials and for corrective actions to be recommended as commonly conducted in the required regulations.
EnviroMed Services laboratory is equipped to analyze all samples collected.
EnviroMed Services’ will sample paint, caulking, and glazing compounds, as building materials for PCBs Sampling for PCBs in the above matrices is presently not mandated by the USEPA; however, significant liability risk for disposing of PCB-containing wastes exists. Recent knowledge of PCBs within these matrices has become more prevalent especially with remediation contractors, waste haulers, and disposal facilities. Many property owners have become subject to large changes in schedule, scope, and costs as a result of failure to identify this possible contaminant prior to renovation or demolition. We recommend this testing be performed as long as the intent remains to fully renovate the buildings. This is due to the significant impact and requirements for planning imposed by the USEPA, which must be implemented if PCBs are identified at a project site. The USEPA requirements apply and require removal of PCBs once identified regardless of project intent as an unauthorized use of PCBs. In other words, if buildings are to remain for re-use and PCBs are identified, the USEPA still requires removal of the PCB materials once it is determined that PCBs are present. If the buildings are to remain for a significant period of time or full demolition is not anticipated, we recommend waiting to perform this sampling.
EnviroMed Services will provide advice and recommendations on unusual or complex lead hazard control projects. A certified lead planner-project designer, who develops recommendations to control lead hazards, provides this consultation.
Specific lead hazard control techniques are recommended, based upon a review of the variables that may related to existing site conditions, the configuration of the building and grounds, special abatement techniques for historical properties, present occupancy and building usage, future use planned for the building as well as determination of the least burdensome and most economical method of lead hazard abatement.
Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicultural filaments called hyphae. We provide these services for residential, commercial and educational buildings. EnviroMed Services uses both visual testing and air quality testing.
Radon is a colorless and an odorless gas that forms when radioactive elements decay. It is typically found in the ground and can easily seep into the air and water. Unfortunately, it can also get into your home or business, and long-term exposure can cause serious health problems. EnviroMed Services tests these places to ensure you are not expose to these harmful elements.
Our personnel are either certified by the National Radon Safety Board or the National Environmental Health Association, as well as having attended the Radon Measurement course held by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Our personnel are certified as radon measurement specialists and/or radon mitigators. EnviroMed Services radon Specialists provide full radon inspection and radon mitigation design as needed
Other hazardous materials
Refrigerants, mercury, harmful chemicals, solvents, hydraulic fluids and heating oils:
Determine the presence/absence and the condition of other regulated materials (e.g., Lamps (i.e., fluorescent tubes and HID bulbs), thermometers, mercury switches, PCB sources, chemical containers) within the buildings that would require proper disposition prior to demolition or renovation of the building. Sampling methods and procedures