Construction is a dirty business. More than that, construction debris can threaten public health and safety. That is why if some portion of your workplace has undergone construction, you should be cautious about who you hire to clean up after the work has been completed. One of the specialties of our Inland Empire cleaning services is post-construction cleanup. We understand how some of the items and substances left behind can pose a health risk to your workers, clients and guests and make it our mission to completely remove dangerous substance and/or items. Here are just a few dangers that can be left behind after a construction project has been completed.
- Asbestos and Asbestos-containing materials: The health risks associated with breathing in asbestos are many. They include cancers of the lung, larynx, and ovary and many other conditions. And although asbestos is present to some degree in the air, water, and soil around us, it is present to a much larger degree in insulation products.
- Mercury and Mercury-containing items: These items include light bulbs, lamps, switches, relays, etc. The inhalation of mercury vapor can produce harmful effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, lungs and kidneys. In some cases, mercury exposure can even be fatal.
- PCB Caulking: Studies have shown that PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl) exposure increases the risk of liver cancer in adults and behavioral and developmental problems among children who mothers were exposure to it while they were pregnant.
- Silica: Crystalline silica is an identified carcinogen that has been linked to lung cancer. It is commonly found in construction materials such as sand, stone, concrete, brick, and mortar.
What you can do
According to some studies, construction waste accounts for about one third of all refuse nationwide. The first thing you can do to protect you and your staff is to hire a company that specializes in post–construction clean up. We have HEPA vacuum cleaning services in Riverside that can pick up the most minute dust particles that could potentially be inhaled by your workers, clients and visitors. The other thing you might consider is arranging to have your construction waste recycled. You can inquire about doing so at your local recycling center. This is preferable to having toxic materials end up in a landfill where it may continue to pose a threat to human health.
Finally, one of the best things about hiring Executive Services is that we have a committed ourselves to being an eco-friendly cleaning service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (844) 780-2626.