Hazardous Waste Testing

Hazardous Waste Testing

At Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, we are experts in hazardous waste testing. Do you suspect your home, property, or business has been contaminated or affected by hazardous waste? We understand the importance of a healthy living and working space. Some hazardous waste poses severe environmental risks and can cause serious health problems to anyone who has been exposed. Inhabitants and employees of buildings that contain harmful chemicals, substances, and common pollutants are most at risk. For these reasons, regular testing for hazardous waste is very important.

What Is Hazardous Waste?

Any type of waste that presents a threat to the environment or public health is considered hazardous waste. It can come in various forms including gas, liquids, and solids. The following are some common types of hazardous waste:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Carcinogens

Health Risks

It is important to test your properties ground water, soil, and waste output on a consistent and annual basis. Letting these issues go unresolved can result in some dangerous health risks, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Skin Rashes
  • Dysentery
  • Typhoid fever
  • Behavioral & Learning Disabilities

Where Does It Come From?

Hazardous waste can be generated from many types of day-to-day business practices, such as the output chemicals used at the dry cleaners, automobile repair shops, and hospitals. If you own an older home or building, it’s best practice to get hazardous waste testing by a certified environmental technician. Keep your loved ones and associates safe from the harmful effects of toxic waste.

Hazardous Waste Testing Done Right

Benchmark Environmental Engineering has a team of experts in place that can inspect and assess the level of danger caused by hazardous waste. If you live in or own a business in San Jose, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas, contact us today to get a quote or schedule your hazardous waste testing. Having a clean and up-to-code home or facility will save you time and keep your families, tenants, and workers safer.