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What services can Southern Environmental provide to identify, remediate, and/or control an apparent bird & bat droppings problem?

Southern is a full service environmental testing and remediation company. Although we specialize in residential, commercial, and industrial bird and bat droppings clean-up and disinfection, we also have the capabilities to conduct initial testing and evaluation of impacted areas. We have established an on-going relationship with a number of AIHA accredited laboratories and Board Certified [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Animal Droppings, FAQ|0 Comments

How can you control the dust created during construction, excavation, and demolition?

Dusts containing H. capsulatum spores can be aerosolized during construction, excavation, and demolition. Once airborne, spores can be carried easily by wind currents over long distances. Such contaminated airborne dusts can cause infections not only in persons at a work site, but also in others nearby. Such activities were suggested as the causes of the [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Animal Droppings, FAQ|0 Comments

Who can get histoplasmosis and what jobs and activities put people at risk for exposure?

Anyone working at a job or is present near activities where material contaminated with H. capsulatum becomes airborne, can develop histoplasmosis if enough spores are inhaled. After exposure, how ill a person becomes varies greatly and most likely depends on the number of spores inhaled and a person's age and susceptibility to the disease. The [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Animal Droppings, FAQ|0 Comments

Is there a health risk when coming into contact with bird & bat droppings?

Fresh bird droppings on surfaces such as sidewalks and windowsills have not been shown to present a health risk for histoplasmosis because birds themselves do not appear to be infected by H. capsulatum. Rather, bird manure is primarily a nutrient source for the growth of H. capsulatum already present in the soil. Unlike birds, bats [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Animal Droppings, FAQ|0 Comments

What services can Southern Environmental provide to assist in the identification, remediation, and/or control of an apparent lead paint problem?

Southern is a full service environmental testing and remediation company. Although we specialize in residential, commercial, and industrial lead paint abatement and restoration, we also have the capabilities to conduct initial testing and assessment. We have established an on-going relationship with a number of AIHA accredited laboratories and Board Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH's), who are [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|FAQ, Lead|0 Comments

Once confirmed of its presence, does lead paint have to be removed from building components for it to be considered safe?

No. There are no current regulations that apply specifically to commercial and industrial settings which require that lead - based paints be removed from occupied buildings prior to occupancy, except when painted surfaces will be disturbed and damaged such that a lead hazard may be created. When these lead painted surfaces are disturbed, either through [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|FAQ, Lead|0 Comments

Are there other sources of lead in the environment to be concerned about?

As noted above, there are many sources of lead in the environment, including drinking water, food, emissions from gasoline combustion, industrial air emissions, and of course paint coatings. Although the principal route of exposure for people in the general population is through food, the most common route of exposure in the construction industry may equally [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|FAQ, Lead|0 Comments

How much lead in paint is considered dangerous to human health?

In theory, any detectable level of lead in paint can present a potential of exposure when paint coatings are damaged and/or are disturbed through construction activities. The extent and level of this exposure is commonly determined by the route and site of exposure, duration and frequency of exposure and, concentration or dose. Because there are [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Lead|0 Comments

What services can Southern Environmental provide to identify, remediate, and/or control an apparent mold problem?

Southern is a full service environmental testing and remediation company. Although we specialize in residential, commercial, and industrial mold clean-up and disinfection, we also have the capabilities to conduct initial testing and evaluation of impacted areas. We have established an on-going relationship with a number of AIHA accredited laboratories and Board Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH's), [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|FAQ, Mold|0 Comments

What action can or should be taken when mold growth is observed?

Observing mold growth may not be the most robust trigger for action; the observation of water incursion or the occurrence of prolonged humid conditions in a building are the precursors for potential problems. Early action can frequently prevent a sequence of events that can delay or otherwise jeopardize the success of a construction project. If [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|FAQ, Mold|0 Comments