Asbestos Spills are Dangerous, Illegal, and Completely Preventable

There is no safe level of asbestos exposure, which is why the strict rules and regulations are put in place by the State of Colorado and enforced by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE). Scientific studies have shown that exposure to asbestos has been linked to several different diseases, including but not limited […]

The 12 Most Common Types of Mold Found In Homes

There are various types of Mold that can be an issue both indoors and outdoors. Mold is categorized into 3 different categories; allergenic, pathogenic, and toxic.  12 most common types of mold found in your home (in no specific order), their classification(s), what effects it can have on your health, and where it is commonly […]

Why Getting Testing Completed By A 3rd Party Independent Contractor Is Important

Getting a contractor who is a 3rd party contractor and is unbiased to your project is not only beneficial to the homeowner or contractor due to conflict of interest, but in some cases, it is also the law. For example, in Colorado, a contractor who completes abatement is not allowed to do asbestos testing, due […]

Why Do I Need To Test For Asbestos?

Per the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) the State requirement is that you test ANY suspect material prior to damaging or disturbing it.  It is dangerous and illegal to improperly disturb asbestos-containing building materials. Asbestos can be found in these and many other common building materials: Ceiling textures, vinyl floor coverings and […]

BuildSafe Environmental – Services We Offer

Who are we? BuildSafe Environmental has been in business since 2013. We are a team of industry professionals that will help make sure your project moves along quickly and proficiently while being in regulation with State guidelines and keeping yourself and your home or client’s home and employees safe. We are available 24/7 by phone […]

OSHA Two Hour Asbestos Awareness Training

What is it?   Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) two-hour Asbestos Awareness training has been customized by BuildSafe Environmental Consulting to meet the needs of the Restoration and Construction Industry. This two-hour presentation and the discussion-based course will give participants the ability to recognize potentially hazardous work activities where ACM may be accidentally disturbed and […]

Lead In Water Inspections – Denver and Surrounding areas

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has set the maximum contaminant level goal for lead in drinking water at zero because lead is a toxic metal that can be harmful to human health even at low exposure levels. Lead is persistent, and it can bioaccumulate in the body over time. Lead is a toxic metal that […]

Why Post Remediation Verification is important after Remediation is Complete

What is a Post Remediation Verification? BuildSafe offers two types of mold clearance services: 1) visual inspection only or 2) visual inspection with air quality sampling. BuildSafe does not recommend collecting air samples in unconditioned areas within a home (e.g., crawlspace or attic). However, it is up to the contractor to choose what type of […]

Lead-Based Paint Inspections (Denver and surrounding areas)

What is Lead-Based Paint?  EPA, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) define lead-based paint as any paint having a lead content greater than or equal to 0.5% by weight or 1.0 milligrams per square centimeter depending on analysis technique.  Lead-containing paint is any paint that contains […]

Mold Inspections – Denver and Surrounding Areas

Mold has one main purpose—to decompose. This alone is the basis for the negative effects it has on our homes. Once colonization begins, mold can literally eat away at our homes and weaken or even destroy its structural integrity if left untreated for a prolonged amount of time. When decomposition occurs on our property, the […]