Case Study: A Water-Damaged Construction Project Gets Back on Track with Careful Remediation
Weather can be unpredictable, even in Southern California, and the threat of moisture damage has no season – as many a frustrated project manager can attest.
When construction and renovation projects are impacted by rain or water leaks, quick action is needed to avoid damage that will drain time and money. When it comes to water and moisture intrusion, the key to minimizing damage to building materials is a remediation plan that stops the damage in its tracks. Once damp or wet, surfaces can begin growing mold within 24 to 48 hours, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
That’s why the project superintendent of a facility under renovation in Canoga Park, Calif. reached out to Omega Environmental for support when heavy rains caused roof leaks that left offices, hallways and carpeting soaked on two floors.
Our specialists responded quickly (Omega is available 24/7) with an emergency moisture assessment and outlined a remediation plan to get the renovations back on track safely, cost-effectively and in compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.
Experts Quickly Remedy Multiple Construction Complications Due to Severe Storm
The Canoga Park renovation project had cascading effects from the rainstorm. Mold, asbestos materials and lead paint on surfaces were among the complications that needed immediate and diligent intervention and remediation. Environmental issues that go unaddressed leave projects vulnerable to spreading effects and increased liability.
Infrared Thermography (IT) and moisture meter measurements revealed moisture in the walls, suspended ceiling tiles, ceiling drywall and carpets.
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Moisture, Mold and Asbestos Containment Efforts Put a Renovation Project Back on Track
A full-service environmental company, Omega can partner with you to combat a wide array of environmental challenges that threaten the safe, timely and compliant completion of your renovation, demolition or new construction projects.
With decades of experience in assessment and remediation of environmental hazards that include asbestos, lead and PCBs, among other environmental hazards, Omega Environmental partners with developers, project managers, property managers, engineers, architects and owners to ensure cost-effective and compliant environmental solutions.
Contact Omega today to learn how we can help you manage your environmental challenges and get your project back on track.