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Department of Environmental Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality works to make the living environments in Utah safe for its citizens. Apple Environmental along with Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality work to get difficult situations that require decontamination under control.

When areas are affected by methamphetamine decontamination specialists, certified by the DEQ are put on the job to make the area habitable again.
Along with the Department of Environment Quality in Utah, Apple Environmental tries to help raise awareness about what to do if you encounter harmful chemicals.

Everyone should get the chance to live in a safe environment, and education and awareness is one of the best ways to help facilitate that.
Decontamination of Utah Meth Labs
In Utah, there are more meth labs than you might expect. In fact, they could be hiding in the apartment downstairs or the house across the street in seemingly safe neighborhoods. The problem is: meth labs pose a danger to everyone, not just the makers, the drug dealers, and the users. The chemicals produced in meth labs can affect everyone around it, severely in some cases.

Because Utah has an abnormally high problem with contaminated properties certified decontamination specialists are hard at work to try to curve this epidemic.
One of the sign that there might be a meth lab in your neighborhood is the smell. Though not any one odor can really be associated with meth labs, strange chemical smells can be indicative of the drug-making process. You should report any strong chemical smells to the authorities.

Rest assured that Apple Environmental and the Department of Environmental Quality will work to eradicate the problems created by meth labs. If you have any questions or you require testing or decontamination services, contact us today!

Reliable Meth Testing in Utah

Meth testing is done to determine whether or not a home or building previously used to cook or smoke methamphetamine is still contaminated with meth residue. Meth testing is strongly recommended when you buy, sell, or rent a property to keep the inhabitants of the property safe from the health problems cause by meth contamination and residue.

Who Should Have Meth Testing Performed?

Real Estate Agents:To be sure that listed properties are not compromised by the presence of meth residue.
Property Buyers: If you are in the market for buying a residential or commercial property, it just makes good sense to protect your investment by having it tested for meth before you buy.
Business Owners:If you suspect meth use at your place of business, having your buildings tested by Apple Environmental will help you get the answers you’re looking for.
Families: If you have reason to believe your spouse or child may be using meth, you may want to have bedrooms, recreation rooms, the garage, or cars tested.
Rental Property Owners: Residential rental properties and storage units are hotbeds for meth labs as well as meth use. Have your investments tested regularly for your safety as well as your tenants’.

For Meth contamination testing and remediation call Apple Environment at (801)336-4151.

Possible Health Dangers of Mold

Although there are over 100,000 known species of mold, some common household and commercial structure  molds found during testing are: Aspergillus Penicillium, Cladosporium (green/black in color and powdery) and Stachybotrys (slimy-feeling and black, it is often called Toxic Black mold). The health problems caused by these molds vary depending on type, but the threat is very real: especially for the very young, the elderly, and those prone to respiratory problems. Unfortunately, some types of mold can even lead to a depressed immune system or cause certain kinds of cancer.

Physical Symptoms of Mold Contamination to Watch For:

Skin rash and itching
Eye irritation
Congestion
Asthma or aggravation of existing asthma
Lung infection
Flu-like symptoms that don’t go away
Fatigue
Respiratory dysfunction
Frequent and excessive nose bleeds
Dizziness
Headaches
Vomiting and more

Effects may range from the very mild to very severe, and some mold-related illnesses even require hospitalization. One way to determine whether or not your symptoms are related to your home or not is to go on vacation and pay attention to whether or not the symptoms go away.

For mold cleanup services in Utah, call Apple Environmental (801)336-4151.

Issues with Buying a Meth Contaminated Property

The chemical residual waste products created during cooking and smoking methamphetamine are extremely hazardous to both humans and pets, rendering a meth property unsafe and unlivable without adequate decontamination. A meth site decreases not only the value of the property itself, but also devalues all of the properties which surround it. Indoor residues are fairly permanent and can last for decades because they are protected from sun and microorganism breakdown; not only are replaceable furnishings affected, but also permanent structural elements such as dry wall, flooring, air ducts and more.

If you are considering buying a property with possible Meth contamination, the property should be tested. If the testing proves positive for Methamphetamine, carefully consider the amount of decontamination needed in order to make the property livable. If the Meth contamination is not properly removed and all necessary precautions are not taken, the inhabitants of the property may suffer the effects of a meth contaminated property for decades.

If you are still interested in purchasing the home that has tested positive for Meth, Apple Environmental has partnered with Surety Title to include the cost of the decontamination into the closing costs of the house. If the seller and buyer can come to an agreement, the sale can still go through.  Visit Surety Title for more information.

For Meth decontamination services and testing call Apple Environmental at (801)336-4151.

What is Mold?

Mold spores are everywhere in our environment. They are in the air we breathe and on everything we touch. Most mold spores are harmless and usually killed by sunlight and some molds help with decomposition which helps plants reuse nutrients and recycle our air. Spores themselves don’t usually cause any problems, but when they are exposed to a constant source of moisture, the resulting growth of mold colonies presents a real hazard to building structures.

Once passive mold spores turn into active colonies, they can decompose permanent structures such as wood and drywall and they can become toxic to those living in the home. When mold colonies are discovered, it is important to have the mold removed while treating the structure with proper remediation techniques to prevent any further mold growth and damage. Apple Environmental uses high quality treatments that are non-hazardous to human health to get rid of your mold and prevent it from growing again.

For mold removal and remediation in Utah, call Apple Environmental at (801)336-4151.

Decontamination of Utah Meth Labs

In Utah, there are more meth labs than you might expect. In fact, they could be hiding in the apartment downstairs or the house across the street in seemingly safe neighborhoods. The problem is: meth labs pose a danger to everyone, not just the makers, the drug dealers, and the users. The chemicals produced in meth labs can affect everyone around it, severely in some cases.

Because Utah has an abnormally high problem with contaminated properties certified decontamination specialists are hard at work to try to curve this epidemic.
One of the sign that there might be a meth lab in your neighborhood is the smell. Though not any one odor can really be associated with meth labs, strange chemical smells can be indicative of the drug-making process. You should report any strong chemical smells to the authorities.

Rest assured that Apple Environmental and the Department of Environmental Quality will work to eradicate the problems created by meth labs. If you have any questions or you require testing or decontamination services, contact us today!

 

What Are Signs of a Meth Lab?

Meth labs are often in highly populated residential areas so it is important to report any signs of a meth lab. Neighbors living near a meth lab often notice unusual behavior or their neighbors running the meth lab as well as unusual waste in unauthorized dump sites.

Some warning signs of a meth lab include:

    

  

Denied access to the area
Increased traffic and late night visitors with unusually shorts stays
Covering and blacking out windows
Guard dogs
Chemical smells not normally found in residential areas
Large amounts of household chemicals
Waste with a large number of pill packaging
Coffee filters, pillow cases and sheets that are stained red
Glass containers with dried chemical deposits remaining

If you notice any of these signs of a meth lab it is important to report it immediately to the proper authorities and keep your neighborhood and family safe.

For Meth lab cleanup call Apple Environmental at (801)336-4151.

Mold Cleanup & Decontamination

Nearly every Utah home will experience mold growth at some point. If proper mold cleanup and decontamination efforts are made, the mold growth can be stopped and your home will be safe. Apple Environmental uses advanced technology and products to find, test and completely decontaminate any mold contaminated area of your home.

The  mold cleanup products stop mold growth and can prevent any future mold growth with a human and pet safe formula. Apple Environmental uses the best available mold cleanup and decontamination products to offer our customers safe and effective solution to mold problems. We kill mold to keep your family safe.

If you suspect mold in your home and for Utah mold removal services call Apple Environmental at (801)336-4151.

Why Choose Apple Environmental?

Apple Environmental provides homeowners, REO brokers, and property Mold Post Testing 3 300×225 Why Apple Environmental owners with fast, affordable decontamination and remediation services for mold and methamphetamine contamination.

We use safe and effective SafeHouse First products to instantly kill mold growth and spores on contact. When directly applied by one of our trained and certified technicians, not only will the product kill the mold, but the barrier left behind will continue to fight against and prevent any new mold growth.

You don’t want to potentially create more health problems by exposing your family or employees to toxic mold- killing chemicals. Products from Apple Environmental are completely bio-degradable, non-corrosive, non-toxic, and safe for people, plants and pets. We are the “Green” solution you’ve been looking for!

Benefits of using Apple Environmental for your Meth and Mold cleanup services include:

Neutralization of methamphetamine and mold contaminates
Reduction in time required to complete decontamination, resulting in quicker marketability
Improve indoor air quality and a safe living environment
Kills bacteria causing foul odors, including tobacco smoke and pet odors
Professional environmental company that is licensed and insured
Decontamination Guaranteed!
State certified decontamination specialist on all job sites.
We invite you to contact Apple Environmental today to find out more about our mold and meth testing services as well as our remediation and cleanup process. Call for a free estimate today at (801)336-4151

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What Do I Do if I Suspect Mold?

Mold can be hard to see, especially if it is growing behind walls or under roofing shingles so your nose and any physical symptoms are your best allies. Mold has a distinctive musty odor that is easy to recognize. There are also several physical symptoms including rash, eye irritation, headaches and asthma that may indicate a mold problem. If you are experiencing any mold symptoms it is important to have your home tested for mold.

If you are experiencing symptoms or notice any mold smells you may also wanted to have your home tested if you have had problems with leaky pipes, a leaky roof or accumulating moisture. A crawl space or attic in your home may be harboring mold that you are unaware of.

For mold testing and prevention services call Apple Environmental at (801)336-4151.