Lead & Mold Abatement

The adverse effect from mold and related indoor air quality issues has become one of today’s more sensitive environmental concerns. Health, safety and liability issues associated with mold have all been magnified in recent years, resulting in increased awareness by those affected, and increased liability to those responsible. At CES, we understand these issues, and can provide relief to all parties.

Based on a broad range of experience dating back to our first mold remediation project in 1996, CES has developed containment, construction and remediation techniques that comply with EPA, NYC Health Department and IICRC guidelines. The moisture source must be eliminated, the existing source of active mold growth is removed along with any suspect porous materials, all non-porous materials are cleaned and sanitized and the work area is tested to ensure that a certified clearance is achieved.CES has a large staff of Certified Mold Remediators (CMR), Water Loss Specialists (WLS) and professionals with related certifications specializing in mold remediation. Accurate record keeping, strict adherence to protocol, and highly skilled technicians performing the remedial activities are the reasons CES is your best choice for mold remediation.

Mold Abatement for:

  • Residential homes, commercial buildings, industrial complexes
  • Schools, pre-schools, day care centers, playrooms, clinics and special care units
  • Specialty treatments for Baby's rooms
  • Procedures suitable for carpets, crawlspaces, attics and unfinished basements
  • HVAC systems
  • Mold preventative treatments for new homes and buildings under construction
  • Flood damage, fire and water damaged buildings

Lead-Based Paint Abatement

Most structures built before 1960 contain heavily leaded paint, and some structures built as recently as 1978 may also contain lead paint. The lead was placed in the paint as a way to make it last longer. Tiny pieces of peeling or chipping lead paint are dangerous if eaten. Lead paint in good condition is not usually a problem except in places where surfaces rub together and create dust, (for example, when a window is opened and the surfaces rub against each other).

Lead dust that is inhaled is a serious health hazard. Lead damages the brain, nerves and kidneys. This damage can be permanent, and is especially dangerous to children and pregnant or nursing women. In fact, lead-based paint is the most common source of lead poisoning in children. Some common places in the home where lead can be a health hazard include:

  • Windows and window sills
  • Doors and door frames
  • Stairs, railings and banisters
  • Porches and fences
  • Exterior siding

CES has performed more than 750 lead-based paint abatement projects over the last ten years. Our projects have included multi-family public housing, single-family residences, historic rail stations, industrial/manufacturing plants, government and military installations, commercial buildings, bridges, water towers and public and private schools. We have successfully employed a variety of lead abatement techniques that include; chemical stripping, HEPA shrouded needle-guns, component removal, stabilization, encapsulation and wet blasting.

CES Employees are tested periodically for lead levels in the bloodstream to ensure their safety. Our employees that are licensed to handle lead stay registered with the Department of Health and Safety (DHS) and are DHS lead certified. In addition, we have a DHS certified supervisor on staff to oversee all lead removal projects. We have the experience, people and equipment to do the job right, the first time. Our customer’s satisfaction and providing a safe environment are our primary goals.

Contact Cross Environmental Services today for professional and effective lead and mold abatement.