Environmental Compliance in Riverside County
Are you concerned about the health of your building or residence? From asbestos, lead, water quality to air quality, some buildings in Riverside County face a wide range of health and environmental hazards that can make them major health risks for their inhabitants.
The building boom throughout Riverside County and the Inland Empire region in the mid-20th century means that many residential and commercial buildings in the area may contain asbestos and lead.
Riverside County’s high levels of air pollution also mean that mold and poor air quality can be major issues in 20th century buildings. A-Tech Consulting, Inc. works with a wide range of businesses in Riverside County to make sure they’re compliant with all environmental standards and regulations, and to remove health threats such as mold, lead and asbestos from their working environments. If you have questions about building health issues in Riverside County, we’re here to provide advice and assistance.
Riverside County Air Pollution
A study found that Riverside County has some of the most serious levels of air pollution in the entire United States, due to a combination of a dry climate and large amounts of vehicular traffic in the area.
Riverside County is just one of several polluted areas in Southern California. A 2014 State of the Air report shows that several of the country’s worst areas for air quality can be found in Southern California.
This air pollution can cause your residential, commercial or industrial building to become affected by allergens and airborne hazards. If you’re concerned about the air quality inside your building, our experienced team can provide advice and assistance. Poor air quality can make your building a health hazard for its inhabitants due to potentially dangerous airborne particles.
We have extensive experience working with Southern California businesses based in Riverside County. Our indoor air quality testing can reveal any major issue with the quality of air inside your building, letting you take action to improve air quality. Our work includes testing for toxic VOCs, radon, Legionella, mold, allergens and other environmental hazards such stemming from either external and internal pollution sources.
If you’re concerned about the air pollution in Orange County and its potentially serious effects on the air quality within your office or residence, our indoor air quality testing service can help you make your living space or workplace a healthier, safer place to be.
Asbestos in Riverside County Buildings
Riverside County experienced a significant increase in residential, commercial and industrial building during the mid-20th century. Unfortunately, many of the homes, offices and other buildings of this era contained dangerous asbestos containing materials. Building materials that have not been maintained or are deteriorating prove to be a significant health risk.
AAlthough asbestos was phased out for sale as a building material in the late 1970s, the numerous construction companies throughout the United States that had stock of asbestos were permitted to continue using it in new buildings. Even today products with less than 3% asbestos or “mineral fibers” are still permissible for use in the United States. This has left many Rivereside County buildings affected by potentially dangerous asbestos substances.
The direct link between asbestos and serious health conditions like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis make it important to take immediate action if you are concerned about asbestos exposure. We can examine your building to locate asbestos and, if this dangerous material has been used in the construction of your building, ensure it’s removed so that the major health risks your building’s occupants may face are eliminated.
Lead Paint Usage and Hazards
The residential and commercial building boom in Riverside County during the mid-to-late 20th century means that many of the areas houses and buildings were painted using paints that we now know contain dangerous lead levels that can create extensive adverse health effects.
When lead based paint is damaged it creates dust that can cause hazardous lead to enter your business or home’s indoor air, creating a potentially serious health risk that can affect your family or, if you’re the owner of a commercial building, its occupants.
If you’re concerned about the usage of lead paint in your Riverside County home or business, A-Tech is here to help you. Our lead services include lead paint sampling to determine if you are at risk and tailored lead management services to maintain or mitigate hazardous lead in your work and living environments.
Do you have questions about environmental compliance in California? The detailed and comprehensive California environmental and building requirements can often be difficult to understand.
If you have questions about environmental compliance, our expert team is here to provide advice and assistance. We can ensure your building fully complies with the California environmental requirements, preventing you from facing fines.
Whether you’re concerned about hazardous substances such as lead and asbestos or simply need help navigating California’s environmental and building regulations, we are here to provide the advice and assistance your business needs.