Methamphetamine (Meth) is a powerfully addictive central nervous system stimulant that is used by smoking, snorting, ingesting or injecting intravenously. Any building that has been used as a meth lab must undergo meth testing and, if necessary, decontamination before it can be considered safe for occupancy.
Meth labs are secret, or clandestine drug labs where methamphetamine is manufactured (cooked), stored and/or used. Meth labs require evaluation, cleanup and decontamination by trained and certified professionals. There can be serious health problems in people or animals exposed to meth labs. Potentially deadly chemicals (either meth or by-products of cooking) can enter the body by inhalation, ingestion or absorption through the skin. Meth use and the production of meth can cause serious health problems not only in the users, but also in others who are unintentionally or unknowingly exposed.
Meth labs are found everywhere - homes, apartments, trailers, storage facilities, hotel/motel rooms, restaurants, vehicles - ANYWHERE.
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The adverse effect from mold and related indoor air quality issues has become one of today’s more sensitive environmental concerns. Health, safety and liability issues associated with mold have all been magnified in recent years, resulting in increased awareness by those affected, and increased liability to those responsible. At ETE, we understand these issues, and can provide relief to all parties.
Based on a broad range of experience ETE has developed containment, construction and remediation techniques that comply with EPA guidelines. The moisture source must be eliminated, the existing source of active mold growth is removed along with any suspect porous materials, all non-porous materials are cleaned and sanitized and the work area is tested to ensure that a certified clearance is achieved.
From the 1950s until the 1980s, asbestos was the material of choice during that time because of its rot-resistant and fire-resistant properties, durability, affordability and ease of use. It was highly flexible and used on everything from roofs, sidings, shingles and floor tiles to piping and ceilings of houses. It wasn’t until the early ‘70s that the federal government placed a moratorium on asbestos. Undisturbed, asbestos does not pose a threat. It is when the fibers become airborne, be it from a remodel, fire, natural disaster or some other event, that the fibers can be inhaled into the lungs.
If you think your home or building contains asbestos, it is important to seek professional assistance. Eco Tech Environmental is a licensed asbestos removal company with extensive experience in properly containing the asbestos, complete decontamination of the site, and lawful disposal of the contaminated materials.
We are specialists in: vinyl asbestos tile, mastics, vinyl sheet goods, cement asbestos pipe (transite), cement asbestos siding, cement asbestos roofing, duct work, stucco, surfacing texture, drywall, acoustic ceiling, popcorn ceiling, plaster, lath and plaster, fireproofing, pipe coverings and other product forms.
Most structures built before 1960 contain heavily leaded paint, and some structures built as recently as 1978 may also contain lead paint. The lead was placed in the paint as a way to make it last longer. Tiny pieces of peeling or chipping lead paint are dangerous if eaten. Lead paint in good condition is not usually a problem except in places where surfaces rub together and create dust, (for example, when a window is opened and the surfaces rub against each other).
Lead dust that is inhaled is a serious health hazard. Lead damages the brain, nerves and kidneys. This damage can be permanent, and is especially dangerous to children and pregnant or nursing women. In fact, lead-based paint is the most common source of lead poisoning in children. Some common places in the home where lead can be a health hazard include:
-Windows and window sills - Doors and door frames
-Stairs, railings and banisters - Porches and fences
Our employees are EPA trained to handle lead paint removal. We have the experience, people and equipment to do the job right, the first time. Our customer’s satisfaction and providing a safe environment are our primary goals.