The first 24- to 48- hours after fire damage are known as the “golden hours” of recovery. An effective emergency response that quickly stabilizes the facility ensures the recovery of as much property as possible. The acidic soot and smoke damage that is often produced when fires are extinguished accelerates the deterioration and corrosion of building components and vital assets. To compound the problem, fires are most frequently extinguished with dry chemicals or water. Plus, the toxic smoke odor left behind must be neutralized and deodorized.
GEM Environmental Inc. should be your first choice for any residential and commercial fire or water damaged property. Our specialization in the hazardous materials abatement industry gives us a leg up on the competition when it comes to fire and water restoration. GEM technicians are state licensed to remove Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and other Hazards in your home or business, this allows us to utilize our abatement technologies to aid us in the restoration of fire and water losses. On top of all that, Steramist allows us to kill all odor causing bacteria that might be present after the event of water or fire damage to bring the property back to the way it originally was.
If your home or business has been affected by Fire, Water or Mold damage GEM Environmental can assist you in bringing your property back to it's original condition. We provide the necessary tools and restoration specialists required to take care of your problem.
Water is the single most long-term destructive substance in the indoor environment. Excess moisture or flooding can cause structures and personal property to rapidly deteriorate. The problem becomes more serious when the water is unsanitary or clean-up services are delayed.
The harmful effects of water are sharply reduced by prompt and effective intervention, especially within the first 24-48 hours. Even though the damage may look severe, cleanup and restoration can produce amazing results.
The adverse effects from mold and related indoor air quality issues have become one of today’s more sensitive environmental concerns. Health, safety and liability issues associated with mold have been magnified in recent years, resulting in increased awareness by those affected, and increased liability to those responsible. At GEM Environmental, Inc. we understand these issues and can provide relief to all parties.
If concerned your building or home has a potential mold related issue, GEM Environmental, Inc. can investigate the structure utilizing state of the art procedures while relying on formal training and years of experience. Investigation methods include:
- Air monitoring and surface sampling
- Building material moisture readings
- Thermal imaging (to identify potential moisture intrusion)
- Video borescope to assist in visual assessments
Upon completion of the investigation, GEM Environmental, Inc. will produce a detailed final report explaining findings and make any recommendations as necessary.
Once a mold issue is confirmed, GEM Environmental, Inc. utilizes containment construction techniques that localize the actual mold spores during the remediation process (preventing possible mold spore migration to other areas). Moisture intrusion sources are also eliminated as part of the remediation process. Incorporation of antimicrobial treatments not only kills mold spores but help prevent future growth as well. GEM Environmental, Inc. has performed mold remediation projects in: Hospitals, Universities, Hotels, Schools, Amphitheaters, Homes, Commercial & Industrial Buildings.