Top 5 Difficulties Faced When Working Commercial Remediation
After your home or business structure becomes compromised from unforeseen events such as extreme weather, poor building techniques, or some other circumstance, owners must decide on the best course of action to take.
There is a great deal of risk after a disease outbreak when it comes to water damage remediation and cleanup. There is a high risk of potential exposure to bacteria, viruses, mold, and other pathogens. Water damage remediation and cleanup after a disease outbreak both come with the risk of exposure to bacteria, viruses, mold, and other pathogens. This is a special concern relative to sewage and or fire sprinkler water damage. SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks ensures that our crews have training in and access to the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning equipment.
- Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
Meth labs in homes or hotels, industrial spills etc. all require remediation to rid the chemicals on surfaces where they may be present. Knowing the chemicals which are potentially present will help determine what type of PPE is needed to protect crews from touching or breathing them in. Proper precaution is taken so as to limit exposure to the remediation chemicals and the pathogens being treated.
- Decontaminating Both Large Areas and Hidden Surfaces
In your home or building, you may encounter a myriad of surface types and materials, including but not limited to:
- Walls and ceilings
- Metal, wood, or concrete
- Ridged or uneven surfaces
- Carpet, upholstery, and other fabrics
- Hidden spaces behind walls or equipment
Some remediation chemicals require mechanical scrubbing to effectively remove contaminants. This can present challenges in large commercial spaces and can require a lot of manpower.
- Penetrating Walls to Reach Areas Behind Them
Mold remediation costs can also escalate when sections of walls must be removed to access the areas behind them. Those sections require replacement, which adds to the overall remediation cost, and will require additional work to return the space to its preloss condition.
- Working in Areas with Limited Access
Small areas such as crawl spaces and attics are difficult to access for remediation and to perform the visual inspections needed to confirm surfaces have been treated. Fire damage remediation also present unique challenges where structural damage may occur preventing access to affected areas. It is important to have both the right products and equipment in order to ensure all affected areas are treated, no matter the difficulty in reaching them.
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