Environmental Services2019-08-08T04:11:51+00:00

Environmental Services Performed By GreenWorks

 

The Environmental Services provided by GreenWorks ensure environmental compliance, safe
work performance as well as environment, company and client satisfaction.

The Five Environmental Services GreenWorks Offers Are

 

Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments

 
GreenWorks is capable of completing Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments to help reduce an investor’s exposure to the risks accompanying real estate with regards to environmental contamination liabilities. ESAs typically address both physical improvements of the property and the underlying land.

Mold Assessments & Inspections

 

A GreenWorks mold assessment starts with a full visual inspection of the given property. The inspector will lookout for any visible mold growth as well as conducive conditions. Conducive conditions for mold growth include but not limited to water penetration in the walls, floors or ceilings, areas of excessive moisture build up, lack of ventilation, and high humidity levels. The inspector will conduct a plumbing inspection as well as perform an infrared inspection to observe any hidden areas of leaking within the walls, ceilings and floors.
Mold is a part of the natural environment and is present almost everywhere in everyday life. Outdoors, molds break down leaves, dead trees and other organic matter. Mold may start to grow indoors on wet or damp surfaces and can slowly destroy the things they grow on.

 
 

Asbestos Testing & Surveying

 
The safest thing to do is to have it evaluated by a GreenWorks certified asbestos inspector. That evaluation will not only tell you whether or not you have asbestos, it will also let you know the level of risk involved if present. This gives you a professional opinion on whether the material should be removed and if not, how best to maintain it to reduce your risk of exposure.
 
The GreenWorks asbestos survey will include sampling from areas where there is suspected asbestos containing material. These samples will be sent to a certified asbestos testing lab to determine if asbestos is present. After we have received this information, GreenWorks will write a report that will give you the information you need to make an educated decision on the path to best follow.

Lead Paint Risk Assessments

 
Lead-based paints were used in many homes prior to 1978, which was when the federal government banned lead-based paints. These paints contain lead; a very malleable and durable material. Most documented cases of lead poisoning can be traced to lead contamination resulting from the degradation of such paints. Lead-based paints that are in good condition pose
little risk but those that begin to peel, chip, chalk, or crack do pose a health risk. GreenWorks will also perform lead paint risk assessments on soil and water to ensure that you are aware of any other contaminated factors.
 

 

Where Is Lead Likely To Be A Hazard?

  • Lead from paint chips, which you can see, and lead dust, which you can’t always see, can be serious hazards.
  • Peeling, chipping, chalking and cracking lead-based paint is a hazard and needs immediate attention.
  • Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear-and-tear. These areas include:
    • Windows and window sills
    • Doors and door frames
    • Stairs, railings and banisters
    • Porches and fences
  • Lead dust can form when lead-based paint is dry-scraped, dry-sanded or heated. Dust also forms when painted surfaces bump or rub together. Lead chips and dust can get on surfaces and objects that people touch. Settled lead dust can re-enter the air when people vacuum, sweep or walk through it.
  • Lead in soil can be a hazard when children play in bare soil or when people bring soil into the house on their shoes.
  • In plumbing and tap water; some older houses still have lead plumbing. Even in houses that have copper pipes, lead solders were often used to bond these pipes together.
 

Radon Gas Inspections

 
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water which gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up from the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside.
  
Any home can have a radon problem including new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home as that is where you spend most of your time. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4
pCi/L or more).
  
Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and inhaling it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. However, this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques done by GreenWorks.

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