Hazmat Cleanup In Denver
Do You Require Hazmat Cleanup Services?
HRS Restoration Services provides hazmat cleanup services throughout the Denver, Colorado metro area. Hazardous material may include biological fluids including blood and bodily fluids and chemical spills.
HRS works closely with local police, fire department, and EMT first responders to make ensure hazardous situations are cleaned-up safely and sanitized.
Hazardous waste removal services, including chemicals left behind from tear gas, can have a negative impact on a home or business. Our Hazmat cleanup crew are trained in hazardous material control & removal.
Our trauma scene cleanup experts can eliminate the risk of blood-borne pathogens, microorganisms (i.e., viruses or bacteria that are carried in the blood and can cause disease).
Why Choose HRS Restoration Services?
HRS Restoration Services has been Denver’s #1 hazmat cleaning company for 25 years. Our employees are licensed, experienced, and trained to provide hazmat cleaning services in Denver. Our customers appreciate our rapid response and 24/7 availability to safely and efficiently remove hazardous waste from their homes and offices.
Call HRS today for more information about our hazardous waste cleanup processor to make an appointment.
HRS’s Hazmat Cleanup Services
According to the EPA, hazardous waste is any waste that is dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment. This could include bodily fluids left behind after a crime or suicide, or chemical spills that occurred at a business.
Below we discuss different types of hazardous substances and HRS’s cleanup process for each type.
Bodily fluid cleanup involves proper cleaning and sanitation for blood, urine, feces, saliva, semen, and mucus. HIV, Hepatitis B, and C, are just three diseases transmitted through bodily fluids. According to the CDC, 257 million people worldwide live with chronic hepatitis B, and most people do not even know they have been infected.
Exposure to chemical spills poses a health and fire risk, as many household or commercial products are extremely flammable. Health effects that may result from chemical exposure include difficulty breathing, irritated eyes, skin, throat, or respiratory tract, headache, blurred vision, dizziness, clumsiness or lack of coordination, cramps or diarrhea.
HRS Restoration Services can safely remove cleaning products such as oven and drain cleaners, toilet cleaners, bleach, and pool chemicals that have spilled in your home. We use our commercial grade vacuums and absorbent products to safely and efficiently remove these toxic substances.
Indoor pesticides include chemicals to kill mice, roaches and other pests. Any exposure to these chemicals is hazardous, so any unplanned spills must be handled with extreme care.
Lawn and Garden Products
Of 30 commonly used lawn pesticides, 16 are linked with cancer or carcinogenicity, 12 are linked with birth defects, 21 with reproductive effects, 25 with liver or kidney damage, 14 with neurotoxicity, and 17 with disruption of the endocrine (hormonal) system.
If fertilizers and other lawn products are improperly stored or spilled, they must be cleaned up and disposed of in approved containers in accordance with state and local regulations.
HRS’s Hazmat Cleanup Process
HRS Restoration Services, a Denver hazmat removal company, follows a four step process.
The first step is to analyze the hazardous materials or substances to determine the best removal method. Second, we isolate the area and scrub, spray, vacuum, and safely remove the hazard. Next, HRS decontaminates and disinfects the area.
Finally, we dispose of the hazardous chemicals in accordance with state and local law.
Below we discuss each step in our process in more detail.
Step 1 – Analyze the Hazard
Our hazmat cleaning crew will analyze the hazard to determine the best method for safely removing it from your home or office. We have a different cleanup and removal process depending on whether the hazard is airborne or if it is dry or wet. Before we can begin our second step, we have to understand the risk and the best method of removal and cleanup.
Step 2 – Initial Cleaning
Before we can decontaminate and disinfect, we must first clean the contamination. Some spills can be wiped up, others may need to be vacuumed with a wet or dry commercial grade vacuum. All cleaning supplies will need to be thoroughly treated or disposed of to ensure the hazard does not continue to spread.
Step 3 – Decontaminate and Disinfect
Decontamination is a term used to describe a process or treatment that renders a surface safe to handle. Sterilization and disinfection are types of decontamination. Sterilization destroys all microbial life, including highly resistant bacteria, while disinfection uses a liquid chemical to eliminate virtually all pathogenic microorganisms.
HRS Restoration Services decontaminates and disinfects in accordance with industry standards developed by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.
Step 4 – Disposal
HRS follows state and local rules for the proper disposal of hazardous materials. All trash bags must be double bagged and taken to a waste facility that adheres to guidelines designed to ensure the safety of humans and minimize harm to the environment.
HRS Restoration Services – Denver
When disaster strikes, HRS’s 24 hour restoration services are here for your emergency cleaning and professional restoration needs. In addition to water extraction and water damage restoration, HRS offers the following emergency restoration services:
Water Extraction & Water Damage Restoration
Discovering water damage in your home or business—whether from a flood, a dishwasher malfunction, or a sewer backup—can feel devastating. And it can be a serious problem if not dealt with properly. In addition to causing damage, water can also spread contaminants that may lead to disease. A quick response to water intrusion is imperative due to the invasive properties of moisture:
- Within minutes, moisture-sensitive surfaces swell and disfigure. Paper goods (books, documents, pictures) can be ruined and stains from furniture start to appear on carpeting, which can be permanent.
- Within hours, drywall softens and warps, and wooden furniture can be permanently damaged. If carpet becomes delaminated (the primary backing separates from the secondary backing), it can cause irreparable damage.
- Within days, fungi and bacteria begin to grow and spread. Foul odors start to permeate your property.
HRS’s IICRC certified clean-up crews are composed of expert technicians—including Master Water Restorers—who will ensure you receive the highest quality water removal and water clean-up services. Once the cause of the water emergency is mitigated and clean-up has been completed, our construction team can provide the building services you need—such as drywall, painting, flooring, electrical, and plumbing—to return your home or business to its original state.
Our local water restoration specialists are standing by 24/7/365 to help you through your water emergency!
Fire Damage & Restoration
A fire can be the most traumatic and devastating experience a home or business owner ever faces. In a best case scenario, it can cause minor smoke damage; in a worst case scenario, it can obliterate an entire structure. HRS will help you navigate these stressful circumstances and bring your property back to a safely inhabitable state.
The fire damage restoration professionals at HRS are available 24 hours a day! By carefully following our proven procedures, we ensure your property is brought back to the safe, comfortable space that existed before the fire damage and smoke damage. This begins with a property inspection to assess the level of structural damage and content damage. We will report our findings to you and answer any questions you may have so you are fully informed and understand what results can be reasonably expected.
In simple terms, returning your home or business to its pre-fire state consists of three general elements: structural damage restoration, content restoration and/or removal, smoke mitigation, and odor mitigation. Making sure your property is structurally sound is a priority. If there are stability issues, our professional restoration team can provide full construction services to rectify the situation. We will also remove any of your belongings that have been burned beyond repair, including items containing synthetic materials. Any items that are salvageable will be repaired and returned both to minimize cost to the home or business owner as well as to help lessen the anxiety of loss; unsafe items will be disposed of. Finally, our disaster clean-up team will remove all smoke residue, including the pervasive odor. Our IICRC certified Odor Control Technicians will use odor removal techniques include thermal fogging, high-level ozone deodorization, and hydroxyl deodorization.
Mold Inspection, Testing, & Remediation
No homeowner or business owner wants to hear that they have mold. Mold spreads quickly and can cause severe respiratory problems, especially in infants, children, the elderly, and those with health issues. Depending on the extent of the mold, a property can even be declared uninhabitable due to the threat it poses to the health of the occupants.
Mold occurs in damp areas and is often caused by water damage or flooding. Mold can also be the result of a current water leak or improper water leak clean-up from a previous issue. Mold can be present in carpet, wall interiors, floorboards, and ceilings, as well as easily spotted locations. HRS’s experts will determine the source of the mold, remove all traces of the mold, and repair or replace the damaged structures, ensuring the issue that caused the mold is remediated.
Due to the possible toxicity of the mold in your home or business, it’s important to have mold removal services handled by professionals. Our mold remediation specialists are IICRC certified in Applied Microbial Remediation, ensuring all aspects of the mold abatement are handled safely.
Asbestos is commonly found in older buildings, both residential and. It can be found in numerous construction materials, including concrete, asphalt, roof shingles, pipes, siding, wall board, floor tiles, joint compounds, adhesive, and insulation. The US banned the use of asbestos in the manufacturing of most materials in 1978, which is why we assume properties constructed before 1980 could have asbestos present. However, it’s important to note that in our increasingly global marketplace, many building materials are imported from abroad, and not all countries have the same stringent guidelines as the US. Because of this, it is possible to come across asbestos in newer structures, especially commercial buildings.
The hazardous nature of asbestos abatement calls for professional remediation to ensure safe removal and disposal. HRS will extract all asbestos from your property to bring it back to a safely inhabitable space. Once the asbestos remediation is complete, our restoration team can rebuild the affected areas.
Reconstruction & Restoration
Handling a home or commercial property’s disaster situation requires both mitigating the issue and rebuilding the affected areas of the property. Once the emergency has been taken care of—whether it’s water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, trauma clean-up/bio-cleaning, or asbestos abatement—the property will need to be restored. This could include structural repairs, drywall, plumbing, electrical, and/or landscape replacement … just to name a few. As a fully licensed general contractor, we can provide these services to homeowners as well as commercial properties. Our work ranges from basic repairs to complex, multi-faceted projects.
Our reconstruction efforts extend to your belongings affected by the disaster. Our content restoration program will repair any salvageable items including furniture, clothing, and electronics.
Dealing with a disaster situation at a commercial property type requires an additional skill set. Unlike a residence, commercial buildings have employees and, often, patrons that are affected by an incident such as a water event or smoke damage. HRS will provide the necessary remediation services efficiently and discretely. Regardless of when the damage occurs—during business hours or in the middle of the night—HRS is available to remedy the situation. Water damage … storm damage … mold remediation … fire/smoke mitigation … HRS’s professional technicians are ready to bring your property back to its pre-disaster state.
Even well-maintained properties can experience the need for emergency restoration services. Whether you manage or own a hospital, school, apartment complex, office building, hotel, church, or retail establishment, HRS can handle your situation and our IICRC technicians can give you the peace of mind that your property will be professionally repaired.
Over 45 Years of Commercial Construction Experience
Our team is backed by the building professionals at Haselden Construction, bringing over 45 years of commercial construction experience to your job. This depth of knowledge ensures your restoration project is held to the highest quality standards and supported by the expertise of a regionally acclaimed general contractor.
Our general contracting services include preconstruction services, value engineering, subcontractor solicitation and management, quality and cost control, change order management, safety plan and inspection, documentation management, status reports and record keeping, and project close out.
Hazmat Cleanup FAQs
Our customers have lots of questions and concerns about hazmat cleanup. In addition to hazmat cleanup, HRS also offers biohazard and trauma cleanup for hazardous materials like blood.
Our customers want to know what hazmat cleaning is, how long it will take, and how much it will cost.
Below, we answer these frequently asked questions, and more, about hazmat cleanup.
What Is Hazmat Cleaning?
Hazmat is an abbreviation for hazardous materials and includes biohazards like bodily fluids, cleaning agents, or chemicals like fertilizers.
Hazmat cleaning includes initial cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing of areas where a traumatic event such as an accident, spill, fire, injury, or death has occurred.
Since it involves risks, hazmat cleaning follows a set procedure to ensure the health and safety of our cleaning crew and those who will later occupy the space.
How Long Does Hazmat Cleaning Take?
Hazmat cleaning may take as little as a few hours, or as long as a few weeks. The length of time it takes to clean up hazardous materials will depend on the method of extraction and disposal procedure. It will take much longer to clean up if the incident preceding the spilling or leaking of hazardous materials was a flood or fire. If the spill or leak of chemicals is limited to a small area, it will be much quicker to clean up.
How Much Does Hazmat Cleaning Cost?
The cost of hazmat cleaning will depend on the number of employees needed to complete the process and how many hours they work.
What Are Hazardous Materials?
Hazardous materials are any substances capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety, or property. The risk might be transmitted through touch, inhalation, or mere exposure.
How Dangerous Are Hazardous Materials?
Hazardous materials can have immediate health effects such as shortness of breath, itchy and watery eyes, and skin inflammation. Other health effects may not appear until weeks, months, or years later, such as cancer or other neurological diseases.
Call Us Today To Get Started!
HRS Restoration Services is a trusted member of the Denver community, providing hazardous material cleanup for 25 years We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to any spill or leak that threatens the health and safety of your home or business.
Our customers appreciate our rapid response time and professionalism, and near-perfect rating on Google reviews.
Call HRS Restoration Services as soon as possible so we can restore your home to a clean, pristine, and healthy state.