Environmental Damage Restoration Services

Throughout the Denver metro and surrounding areas, there are many homes and commercial buildings that were built prior to 1980 and could potentially contain hazardous building materials such as asbestos and lead-containing paints. Materials with asbestos and lead paints but are in good repair are not dangerous to the occupants; however, when disaster strikes, these building materials may become disturbed and may then become potentially very dangerous. These dangerous materials may also be EPA and CPDHE-regulated materials which will require proper handling, cleanup, and disposal. In addition, water leaks can be a problem, especially if they go unnoticed for a period of time. High moisture levels can cultivate mold growth, which can also pose significant health risks to occupants and requires proper removal and cleaning to make the affected areas safe again.

Asbestos Abatement:

  • CDPHE Licensed General Abatement Contractor
  • On staff CDPHE Licensed Building Inspectors
  • On staff CDPHE Licensed Abatement Supervisors
  • Residential removal of drywall, plaster, floor tiles & sheet vinyl
  • Commercial removal of thermal system insulation, surfacing materials & all other ACM
  • Exterior roofing paper, mastics & shingles 
  • Exterior siding & EFIS abatement
  • Highly trained staff able to identify potential issues or concerns regarding asbestos
  • Every JBC abatement project is inspected and cleared by a third-party hygienist

Lead Renovations:

  • EPA Certified Lead Renovation & Repair Firm
  • Lead-based paint removal
  • Lead-containing paint removal
  • Exterior siding paint repair & removal
  • Lead-paint testing & analysis
  • Shrouded demolition tools & wet methods
  • HEPA filtered vacuuming & engineering controls where necessary

Mold Remediation:

  • IICRC Certified Mold Remediation Firm
  • JBC’s mitigation staff has over 75 combined years of mold remediation experience
  • Proper assessment of affected materials & baseline testing
  • Proper use of containments & negative air pressure to ensure safety
  • Every JBC mold remediation project is inspected & cleared by a third-party hygienist
  • All projects are performed utilizing state-of-the-art engineering controls by highly-trained technicians

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral that was commonly used prior to 1978 in a wide array of building materials. Asbestos-containing products, if left intact, are not hazardous, until disturbed. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is one of a handful of state departments that has set more stringent asbestos regulations than the federal regulation established by the EPA. In this regard, CDPHE requires that, regardless of the age of installation, all suspect building materials require testing prior to any demolition. Unfortunately, asbestos can still be found in new products imported from other countries as well as in structures built prior to the asbestos production ban.
  • Asbestos exposure due to the inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, which are both life-threatening and incurable diseases. The EPA states that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Don’t make the mistake of trivially dismissing the potential hazards of asbestos for your or the building occupants.
  • Lead based paints or other surface coatings of concern are those that contain lead in excess of 1.0 milligrams per centimeter squared or 0.5 percent by weight.
  • Lead Containing paints or other similar surface coating materials of concern are those that contain lead or lead compounds in excess of 0.06 percent by weight.
  • Lead-based and lead-containing paints present similar dangers during the renovation and repair process. These materials require specialized “non-dust generating” removal techniques and cleaning to prevent exposure.
  • Mold is ever-present in our environment. The mold that affects homes and building is the same mold that is present within the exterior air. Normal “background levels” of mold do not pose a risk to building materials until they become wet and damp, at which point they can become an active food source for mold spores to begin colonizing the building. If mold colonies are left unchecked, the health risk increase as the mold increases. Everyone’s individual immune response to mold and the volatile organic compounds emitted by mold is different and unpredictable, but this issue should not be taken lightly. Proper removal, cleaning, and post-remediation verification testing are the only ways to properly remove the health risks associated with amplified mold issues.

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