Asbestos-containing materials are found in industrial and commercial facilities, schools and universities, and residential properties. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous minerals because it has a high tensile strength, the ability to be woven, and resistant to heat and chemicals, asbestos has been used in more than 3,000 different products over the last 100 years. Today asbestos is most likely found in or on the following materials:
- Steam pipes, boilers, and furnace ducts insulation
- Floor Tiles and Sheet Flooring and the Adhesive or Mastic
- Cement sheets or Protection Around Furnaces and Boilers
- Door Gaskets in Furnaces and Boilers
- Soundproofing or Decorative Spray On Walls and Ceilings
- Patching and Joint Compounds for Walls and Ceilings
- Asbestos Cement Roofing, Shingles, and Siding
- Glues and Adhesives, Window Glazing and Caulking
Charter Oak Environmental has adopted current acceptable industry standards in under taking our mold remediation projects and preparing remediation estimates and protocols. Professional mold remediation requires more than just eliminating existing mold. Mold remediation includes preventing the spread of mold and eliminating potential mold problems in the future, wheter that be in an attic space or below grade. Mold remediation also involves containment of existing mold (so that it does not spread), controlling the air movement, protecting the occupants from mold, protecting the technicians from the mold, proper disposal of waste materials and in-depth cleaning of the affected areas.
Charter Oak Environmental primarily focuses on the removal and encapsulation of lead paint and coatings, found in industrial, commercial, or residential settings. We are both a state licensed lead abatemnet company and an EPA Lead-Safe Repair, Renovation, Paint (RRP) certified firm.
Selective demolition or deconstructuion requires careful planning as well as the implementation of procedures to reduce the health and safety risks. Charter Oak Environmental uses their in house trained employees to provide containment, dust control, universal waste removal, and protecting the remaining built environment. This is done whether a single room is demolished or the major portion of a building all the time maintaining and preserving the integrity of the historical features or structural components. Charter Oak Environmental has the expertise to categorize, condense, package, transport, and dispose of the waste stream including any universal wastes.
Dehumidification Structural drying is a process that requires professional water damage training and the use of specialized instruments. industry standards for professional water damage restoration. We can also provide installed units for a continually dry environment.
Over the years, Charter Oak Environmental has applied innovative basement waterproofing expertise to a wide range of residential and commercial spaces. Using high quality basement waterproofing products and a staff that has encountered and conquered virtually every waterproofing challenge imaginable, Charter Oak Environmental delivers effective solutions for all waterproofing needs. Charter Oak Environmental, bringa an indispensable source of ideas and industry know-how to your project.
Our process starts with placing a vapor barrier over the crawlspace floor and foundation and sealing the vapor barrier to the foundation . This keeps the outside air out and moisture below the crawlspace. The encapsulation process will also stop odors
Charter Oak Environmental has the expertise to explain the features and benefits of the various sump pump systems, so the the right units and backup systems can be installed. Our trained employees will install the right system the right way and show you how to operate and maintain it.
Charter Oak has the equioment and the expertise to clean the air from airborne particulated and to remove odors and VOC’s. We offer both temporary solutions as well as permenantly installed units to continually clean the indoor environment.
Charter Oak Environmental can employ any number of radon mitigation methods include, but not limited to the following: exterior installed radon mitigation systems, attic installed mitigation systems, passive radon mitigation systems (ventilation) for “crawlspaces”, and active soil depressurization (ASD) radon mitigation systems for concrete-constructed foundations.
Charter Oak Environmental has the personnel, experience and equipment to handle the toughest industrial cleaning tasks., we are prepared to perform industrial cleaning services including dry ice blasting and hydro blasting to keep your processes running efficiently.
The presence of polychlorinated biphenyl’s (PCBs) in building-material, is an emerging environmental health issue. PCB contamination is an issue which can quickly become expensive, time-consuming, and hazardous. Charter Oak Environmental can Manage the safe removal of PCB’s from your project. PCB’s can be found primarily in,the following areas:
- Electrical equipment including transformers andcapacitors
- Oil used in motors and hydraulic systems
- Fluorescent light ballasts
- Cable insulation
- Thermal insulation material
- Adhesives and tapes
- Oil-based paint