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Hina is your trusted source for environmental testing and remediation services in Ohio.
Our services include:
- Mold Testing, Remediation and Prevention
- Asbestos Testing and Abatement (OSHA & NESHAPS compliant)
- Lead-Based Paint Testing and Abatement
- Radon Testing and Mitigation
Mold Testing, Remediation and Prevention
Mold can enter a structure through various means and can cause serious health issues. Regular mold testing ensures the indoor air quality is safe and free from contamination.
In recent years, indoor air quality has become a major concern. We offer professional mold remediation and testing. We adhere to strict environmental regulations and specifications and perform before and after visual, air, and swab testing.
Asbestos Testing and Abatement (OSHA & NESHAPS compliant)
Asbestos can be an issue for many structures built before 1980. In particular, for homes or commercial buildings built in the 1960s and 1970s, it is likely that asbestos is lurking somewhere inside. Exposure to asbestos can lead to asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other potentially fatal lung diseases. Infants and children are especially vulnerable.
We offer fully OSHA- and NESHAPS-compliant, AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act)-certified asbestos surveys and testing for single-family homes, residential rentals, commercial buildings and industrial complexes.
Owners who plan to demolish need to have a full AHERA Survey for Demolition done before beginning work. This survey tests building materials throughout the entire home or building and reports whether or not asbestos is present, and if so, the location and composition. Surveying in this way also helps determine whether or not the asbestos is friable - crumbling or decomposing - which poses an even more serious health risk.
Remodeling or renovating may only require testing of materials likely to be disturbed during construction. Potential asbestos-containing materials can include popcorn ceilings, vinyl flooring, roofing materials and plaster/drywall, to name a few. A good rule of thumb is to request testing for any structure not entirely built of wood, glass, or metal.
Whether it’s a demolition or a remodel, our process is designed to ensure the safety of our team members and the environment both during and after abatement.
Lead-Based Paint Testing and Abatement
Homes built before 1978 can contain lead. This is most commonly found in lead-based paints in older homes, and poses a serious threat to young children if it is ingested.
We offer three options for lead paint testing; lead inspection; lead risk assessment; and lead hazard screen.
A lead inspection can reveal the presence of lead-containing paint, both indoors and out. We take samples from all the home’s painted surfaces and analyze them onsite using the InnovX System XRF. The XRF reveals the presence of lead, but does not report its condition.
A lead risk assessment allows us to locate and evaluate decomposing lead paint, as well as test both dust and soil samples. The assessment reveals the current condition of the lead paint and allows us to design the abatement method that ensures complete removal.
A hazard screen examines deteriorating paint, as well as dust samples from floors and windows to help determine the likelihood of lead. If the hazard screen elicits a positive test result, a lead risk assessment should be performed next.
When removing lead paint in particular, we follow one of the below methods, depending on severity of the case:
- Encapsulating the paint under a specially-formulated coating
- Removing the paint using environmentally-safe tools and procedures
- Encapsulation and enclosure work until the seal is broken, or the enclosure is removed
Radon Testing and Mitigation
Radon testing and mitigation first appeared in the 1980’s. The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year are caused by this invisible gas. Whether a single-family home or a commercial building complex, we handle radon mitigation challenges of all sizes. From air quality testing to installation of Ohio Department of Health approved mitigation systems, our expertise provides the safest options to remove radon from your building.