Asbestos Testing and Abatement
Asbestos fibers can be released into the air during product use, demolition work, home renovations, repair, and remodeling. Generally, exposure occurs when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged in some way, allowing the release of asbestos particles and fibers into the air. When inhaled, these particles remain in the lungs and increase your risk of adverse health effects and disease. The most common diseases associated with exposure to asbestos include asbestosis, pleural effusion, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
At Batres Construction Environmental, our highly experienced, EPA, Accredited course trained and Cal OSHA certified staff provide professional and effective solutions to clients who seek to survey, manage or abate asbestos. Our consultants have a comprehensive knowledge of asbestos issues ranging from analytical methods, to asbestos containing materials and uses in buildings.
Lead Based Paint Testing
In 1977, lead paint (lead-containing paint) was banned in the United States and can no longer be used in residences, schools, hospitals, parks, playgrounds, public buildings or other areas where consumers have direct access to the painted surface.
All houses built before 1978 are likely to contain lead-based paint. The deterioration of this paint results in elevated levels of lead-contaminated dust which can be inhaled or ingested (particularly by children). Over time, continued exposure can result in lead (heavy metal) poisoning and can cause serious health issues.
Mold Inspection Services
One of the oldest organisms on Earth, mold is a fungus — a spore-producing organism that feeds on organic matter. Fungi can grow on almost any substance and thrives anywhere where there is a moist environment.
Batres Construction Environmental’s staff takes a comprehensive approach to performing mold testing and inspections thorough building and occupant history, followed by a detailed visual inspection to identify sources and conditions, form the basis of the investigation.
Air Quality Inspection Services
Chronic exposure to poor indoor air quality can cause a wide range of health effects including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, itchy nose, scratchy throat, nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, asthma, other breathing disorders and cancer. Infectious diseases that can spread through indoor air include flu, measles, chicken pox, tuberculosis, Legionnaires’s disease and Pontiac Fever.
Batres Construction Environmental provides indoor air quality testing in Los Angeles and all of California. We gather data through visual inspection while using on-site instrumentation that measure indoor air pollutants. Specific contaminants and indoor air quality components that are examined may include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, total and respirable dust, fiberglass, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, bacterial endotoxins, tobacco smoke, temperature and relative humidity.