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Chemicals that can poison the body or cause serious health problems are categorized as a toxic material. Toxic waste is comprised of materials that have been discarded or leaked into the environment. Lead and asbestos were once commonly used in the construction of buildings pre 1980 and have been known to cause significant health problems when overly exposed or inhaled.

Other common toxic materials and situations include:

  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Flooding
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup
  • Sewage overflow
  • Flammable substances
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Crime scene cleanup

Federal and state requirements are strict, and homeowners or landlords cutting corners can be hit with a hefty fine or even jail time if the proper steps are not taken to clean up and dispose of hazardous materials. Testing, containment, sanitizing, disposal, and transportation is very important. Bodily fluids from an accident, trauma, crime scene or death can bring a slew of diseases and can be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. Sewage backups, broken pipes, and waste water intrusion can not only damage your property but can introduce harmful microorganisms into the structure if not properly attended to. Chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure, exposure to these toxic contaminants can pose serious health consequences, and a failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments for people living in the space.

At California Premier Restoration our team is trained to safely clean, remove, and dispose of toxic waste in accordance with OSHA and state health regulations. Our Team is constantly trained on the dangers and best practices surrounding this type of service to residents and business owners.

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