Lead has long been recognized as a harmful environmental pollutant. In
late 1991, theSecretary of the Department of Health and Human Services called
lead the "number
one environmental threat to the health of children in
the United States." There are many ways in which humans are exposed to
lead: through air, drinking water, food, contaminated soil,
deteriorating paint, and dust. Before it was known how harmful lead
could be, it was used in paint, gasoline, water pipes, and many other
Lead-based paint is the most significant
source of lead exposure in the U.S. today. Harmful exposures to lead can
be created when lead-based paint is improperly removed from surfaces by
dry scraping, sanding, or open-flame burning.
EnviroRem, Inc. provides Lead Removal and Abatement
for many different clients. Recently, EnviroRem, Inc. provided this
service to the Memphis Redbirds. The project called for lead based
paint abatement from all piping, piping accessories and equipment
associated with the energy management systems. It included removal of
asbestos containing thermal system insulation from the above areas.
All of the abatement work was completed in
accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations. All
hazardous materials were transported to and disposed of at approved,
permitted solid waste landfills.
EnviroRem, Inc. has recently completed two of the
largest mold clean up project ever performed within the State of
Tennessee.Molds can be found virtually anywhere that moisture and oxygen are
present. There aredifferent types of molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet,
and insulation. If the mold problem remains undiscovered and the
moisture continues to feed the mold the spores will continue to grow.
Eventually mold spores destroy whatever they are growing on.
Adverse health effects may result from mold growth in buildings or
homes. In order to ensure proper remediation and disposal of toxic mold
the EPA strongly suggests consulting a professional, such as EnviroRem,
Asbestos is a problem
because, as a toxic substance and a known carcinogen, it is the only
carcinogenic that can cause all four types of Lung Cancer. Asbestos has
also been known own to cause mesosdomy
cancer of the stomach and colon.
EnviroRem have completed a wide variety of asbestos
removal projects including hospitals, manufacturing facilities, retail
shopping malls and residential and multi-family housing. EI has also
provided asbestos removal and general constructing services and term
contract basis for Dade, Broward and Seminole County schools in Florida
and Mississippi Department of Transportation.
The asbestos work that has been done has been
completed in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and
regulations. Hazardous materials are transported and disposed of at
permitted, solid waste landfills approved by the Mississippi Office of
EnviroRems view on demolition is first to be environmentally friendly,
but not to the extentit negatively affects our clients cost. E.I. recycles metals, brick
and antique lumber. Key people employed by EnviroRem have been
performing demo work for over 12 years. EI projects range from interior
wrecking to total demolition of multi story buildings.
About 705,000 underground storage tank systems (USTs) nationwide
store petroleum orhazardous substances that can harm the environment and human
health if the USTs release their stored contents.
Contaminated UST sites vary considerably. Some are
very contaminated sites, which groundwater resources have been adversely
impacted and may involve years of cleanup activities. Other sites may
involve relatively minor or no groundwater contamination and may allow
cleanup to restore the site more quickly. Some contaminated sites have
impacted only surrounding soil and have not involved groundwaterthese
are generally easier to clean up.