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Frequently Asked questions

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Is asbestos hazardous to your health?

Exposure to asbestos is known to cause asbestosis and various forms of cancer. The symptoms do not typically show up for 20 to 40 years after exposure.

Can I remove asbestos myself?

In some special cases, building owners and homeowners can remove their own asbestos. Ask us how.

Are there any programs that assist in paying for asbestos removal?

Yes. There are presently two entities providing possible assistance for the removal of vermiculite attic insulation. Ask us about how you may qualify.

Where can I dispose of asbestos material?

Asbestos material can only be disposed of at a landfill that has been approved under the DEP division of solid waste regulations.

Can I put asbestos roofing or siding material in an open-top dumpster?

No. It must be properly packaged.

Do I have to remove asbestos if it is present?

No. Asbestos can be maintained if it is in a safe, undamaged condition.

Isn't it more dangerous to disturb it than to just leave it alone?

This is a misconception that is based on the disturbance being caused by an untrained person.

Is there a waiting period to have my work done?

Yes. Except in the case of an emergency, there is a 10-business day waiting period to commence work.

Do I have to vacate my home to remove asbestos?

No, our methods are designed so that you do not have to vacate.

Can I clean my own mold from my home?

Yes, though in larger projects you can cause more damage by spreading the spores to other areas.

Can my mold return after it has been removed?

Yes. If you do not correct the initial cause of the mold growth, it is very possible that it will return.

Are companies licensed or certified to perform mold remediation work?

No. Unfortunately, anyone can claim to be a professional. It is important that you check on a company carefully before you hire them.

CLEAN AIR. CLEAN ENVIRONMENT. IT’s What We Do!

We are a full service Hazardous Removal company specializing in Asbestos Abatement, Lead Based Paint Abatement and removal, as well as Mold Remediation. We assist our clients with testing, removal and documentation. We are a family owned company with over 25 years of well-documented training, knowledge and expertise in the industry.

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Asbestos Removal

Until it was banned in the early 1970s, asbestos was widely used for insulation on pipes, heating systems, floor tiles, linoleum, and shingles and vermiculite attic insulation. It was also used as an ingredient in window caulking, glazing, wall compounds, and roofing felts. Many buildings contain asbestos in one of its forms.

Any owner whose property contains asbestos should arrange a free estimate to find out if there is exposure to a potential health hazard or liability issue. This can be done by calling GCA Environmental, which has provided safe, cost-effective asbestos removal and other environmental services to Nevada property owners since 2007.

All work is performed by our own full-time employees, who are certified in the latest state-of-the-art removal methods. We are licensed, insured, and bonded, and all work is guaranteed to meet or exceed the strictest EPA and OSHA regulations.

Mold Removal

Mold Removal involves several steps and exact protocol depends on many things: what type is involved, where it is and how extensive the contamination is. The usual steps are to identify the source, contain it, combine treatment with removal of damaged walls, ceilings and sometimes flooring. We often discard items that cannot be salvaged.

Over the last several years, mold has been discovered to be a leading cause of many illnesses previously attributed to other causes. While mold has always existed—and always will exist—it is definitely a hot-button topic now.

With homes and buildings being built tighter and more energy efficient, they may also be lacking the proper ventilation to prohibit mold growth. In order to grow, mold needs a water source as well as elevated levels of humidity and a food source. This can be found in water-damaged carpeting, Sheetrock™, insulation, and ceilings.

Lead Based Paint Removal

GCA Environmental is certified by the US – EPA as a Lead Abatement Contractor. Our past projects have included: Commercial Buildings, Schools, Hospitals, Industrial Facilities, Gun Range Facilities. We have performed sand blasting, soda blasting, and mechanical stripping from steel structures and wood. In addition to removing lead-based paint in place we have performed component removal as well.

What is Lead-Based Paint
Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals causing negative health effects.

Water Damage / Flood

This always carries a high risk of contamination. Formation can begin in as little as 24 hours but usually takes a few days. Prompt water removal is critical. Call BUTLER RESTORATION at 702.533.0099 now if you’ve had a ruptured pipe.

How We Work
First we examine the extent of the contamination. Because so much of it might be hidden behind walls, floors and ceilings, this is definitely a time-consuming job. Sometimes it is very difficult to determine where it is growing. We will always find it!

Our trained technicians analyze the extent of the contamination. We will take the proper steps to ensure through mold remediation via state-of-the-art methods.

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