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Renovations of New Oxnard Business Can Require Asbestos Abatement

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

We can kick those hazards right out your Oxnard door.

SERVPRO can and will get your asbestos issues under control.

New construction for Oxnard businesses does not always mean an entirely new building. With many older structures looking to get repurposed into the profitable businesses of tomorrow, certain demolition and renovation are necessary to make the property your own. With older buildings, refurbishment comes with the distinct threat of encountering asbestos – a formerly common insulation material now deemed hazardous. Once you have uncovered this material, it is best to leave abatement to qualified professionals like ours to ensure that your construction schedule does not take a substantial hit. 

Asbestos abatement in Oxnard refurbishment projects must happen carefully. Our SERVPRO professionals have training specific to the identification of asbestos materials throughout a building, including what has gotten used as a fire retardant for inaccessible areas or entire panels installed elsewhere on the property. We are licensed specialists, and can perform the work under a General Contractor License (#892710) to meet the strict California regulations and guidelines for both removal and disposal of asbestos-containing material (ACM.)

With the fibers of this carcinogenic material being a hazard to the wellbeing of our technicians and others exposed, containment and confident action are vital to reduce these risks. Before this work continues, it is crucial to get all of the workers in the building out to address the newly discovered threat, how widespread this situation is, and design a plan for safe removal. EPA testing can confirm the presence of asbestos in the environment, and once confirmed, exposed areas get isolated much like mold remediation projects with physical barriers and negative air machines fitted with HEPA filters. 

For any asbestos abatement projects occurring in the state, it is important to trust a team accredited through the California State Licensing Board (#892710), who works to adhere to the limitations and regulations for air quality concerns, employee safety, removal processes, and even proper disposal. Uninsured and unprofessional outfits can not only put your safety in question, but open your fledgling business up to steep fines from governing bodies. 

Personal protective equipment is vital to this work that our SERVPRO professionals do. We use fitted respirators tailored to the individual technician, full-body Tyvek suits with hoods, and gloves that can reduce our exposure when beginning the removal of this material, often with a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner designed specifically for asbestos. This class H equipment is much more powerful and can contain fibers even when our traditional HEPA filter vacuums cannot. 

You might not always want to invest in full new construction when prime real estate exists elsewhere that requires refurbishment and renovation instead. Be aware of potential risks in properties that got constructed before 1985, and if in doubt, let our SERVPRO of Oxnard help with a thorough inspection and abatement process when necessary. Give us a call at (805) 984-2347.

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