Identifying Hazardous Materials After a Natural Disaster

Hazardous Waste Testing

At Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, we can restore your peace of mind by helping you with identifying hazardous materials after a natural disaster. When floods, fires, and earthquakes hit, a lot of damage can occur to our properties and neighborhoods. The first thing we want to do is clean up and get back to our normal, everyday lives. We’re here to make sure that process is as safe as it can be for you.

Natural Disasters Can Unearth Hazards

Between the devastation of the disaster and making sense of how to turn disorder into a place where you can live or work again, you want to know that it’s safe. Stormwaters, fire, and earthquakes can all unearth, mix and move things in ways that can become dangerous. You want to make sure the soil you are shoveling, the debris you are moving, the water you are handling, and the air you are breathing haven’t become contaminated with materials that are hazardous to you or your workers’ health. Just some of these hazardous materials can include:

  • Waste Water
  • Agricultural Runoff & Pesticides
  • Underground Storage Tank Chemicals
  • Smoke & Fire Residue
  • Airborne Asbestos Fibers
  • Gas Leaks
  • Lead Dust
  • Oil And Gas

Watching Out For Hazardous Materials

Cracked septic systems, leaking oil drums, pesticide runoff, household chemicals and more can be the result of a natural disaster. To you, it just looks like a pool of water or a bunch of mud. When it comes to hazardous materials, you want to know if it’s corrosive, toxic, flammable, or poisonous. You want to know that the people and pets around you are safe around these substances.

Caution Is Key. We Can Help.

Identifying these unknowns so clean up efforts can take place or insurance claims can be filed is where we come in. At Benchmark Environmental Engineering, we provide a comprehensive suite of hazardous materials testing services to help you know exactly what you’re dealing with and how it needs to be handled safely. We can also perform post-cleanup testing to make sure clean up has been done properly and that your environment is safe to return to after a natural disaster.

Schedule Hazardous Material Testing Today

Don’t go into natural disaster cleanup without arming yourself with all the benefits and safety of hazardous materials testing. At Benchmark Environmental Engineering, we’re here to help. Whether you need help with identifying hazardous materials after a natural disaster on a residential, commercial, or municipal level, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your testing appointment.