Water Damage Cleanup

Water Damage Cleanup due to the weather is another serious threat again this winter. Flood Damage Water Damage CleanupWhile outside temperatures have been fluctuating with below freezing temps and then warming up clearing away all the snow and ice. This causes much strain on roofs and basements. Weather forecasters are calling for even more snow. While the groundhog says six more weeks of winter. So, the threat of another wet spring is on the horizon.

Consequently, forecasters call for this spring to be one of the wettest, close behind in records. Many southeastern Michigan residents sigh with dread as they survey the current winter’s aftermath. As a result, again the areas likely to result in many homes and basements filled with water.

Water Damage Cleanup - Winter DamageRapid Recovery Service has been extremely busy for the last few months responding to many calls due to winter water damage. However, some reports came in to assist homeowners with frozen pipes and snow that caused roof damage. Also, flooded basements, backed up sump pumps and even some partially collapsed roof damages. In addition, Rapid Recovery has been providing testing and services for asbestos and mold.

Using our injectidry systems and structural drying methodology, Rapid Recovery Service went to work and quickly began the drying and restoration process.

Water Damage Cleanup

All Homeowners should check with their insurance agents to see if they have enough coverage for their home. Therefore in the event of flooding or sump pump backup due to the weather, everyone wants to be covered. Finally, if you need assistance with any type of water damage, give Rapid Recovery Service a call – the team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

More on Asbestos from OSHA – What are the hazards?

Asbestos is well recognized as a health hazard and its use is now highly regulated by both OSHA and EPA. Asbestos fibers associated with these health risks, too small to be seen with the naked eye. Breathing asbestos fibers can cause a buildup of scar-like tissue in the lungs called asbestosis. So result in loss of lung function that often progresses to disability and death. Asbestos also causes cancer of the lung and other diseases such as mesothelioma of the pleura. Which is a fatal malignant tumor of the membrane lining the cavity of the lung or stomach. Epidemiologic evidence has increasingly shown that all asbestos fiber types, including the most commonly used form of asbestos, chrysotile, causes mesothelioma in humans.1,2,3

Reduce the hazards of asbestos?

Worker exposure to asbestos hazards addressed in specific OSHA standards for the construction, general industries, and shipyard employment sectors. These standards reduce the risk to workers by requiring that employers provide personal exposure monitoring to assess the risk and hazard awareness training for operations where there is any potential exposure to asbestos. Airborne levels of asbestos are never to exceed legal worker exposure limits. There is no “safe” level of asbestos exposure for any type of asbestos fiber.45 Asbestos exposures as short in duration as a few days have caused mesothelioma in humans.4567

Every occupational exposure to asbestos can cause injury of disease; every occupational exposure to asbestos contributes to the risk of getting an asbestos-related disease.8 When exposed, employers required to further protect workers. By establishing regulated areas, controlling certain work practices and instituting engineering controls to reduce the airborne levels. The employer is required to ensure exposure is reduced. By using administrative controls and provide for the wearing of personal protective equipment. Medical monitoring of workers is also required when legal limits and exposure times are exceeded.

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