The Many Types of Hazard Abatement and Home Restoration in NYC

There are many types of restoration that may be needed by homes. Many people think of this service if their homes have been damaged by water or have developed mold, but these are just two kinds of remediation that a company like Maspeth Environmental Corp may perform. Here is a bit of information about the common types of restoration in NYC:

Water Damage

When a home is inundated with water from a burst pipe or other such source, it must first be quickly dried so that mold doesn’t start to grow. Water damage restoration therefore starts with pumping out standing water and using fans and desiccants to dry up the remaining moisture. Then, any damaged framework or other structural elements are repaired or replaced as needed.

Mold Remediation

This is needed when harmful mold starts growing inside a structure. Often, the mold will be growing within the walls or insulation, so these areas will often need to be opened up in order to reach it and get rid of it. Remediation includes thorough cleaning, but it doesn’t stop there. Fungicides may also be applied to eliminate lingering mold and prevent it from quickly returning.

Lead Paint Removal

Restoration in NYC may involve the removal of old lead paint. Houses and other buildings constructed before 1977 will contain this kind of paint if they haven’t already had it stripped and replaced. Having this paint removed by a restoration company rather than regular painters will ensure that the methods used won’t turn it into dangerous leaded dust, which can be ingested by kids and others through hand-to-mouth contact. It’s especially important to have this work done if young kids are in the home since they are not only the most vulnerable to lead poisoning, but also are the most prone to eat lead paint chips or dust. Lead is said to have a sweet flavor, so kids will naturally be prone to eating it.

Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos is one of the most hazardous building materials, and is so dangerous that many companies won’t even touch it. Fortunately, qualified abatement contractors do exist. Hire one to have the material safely removed so that you don’t expose yourself to its cancer-causing fibers.

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