No matter what your next project is, our team is capable of providing the very best solution. Whether you need Asbestos Abatement, Demolition Services, Seismic Retrofitting, Lead Removal, Mold Remediation, or General Contractor Services our decades of experience will get you the best solution.
Asbestos Abatement Contractor
Asbestos is one of the most significant health hazards one can encounter in buildings. This mineral fiber is often used for insulation and as a fire retardant, as well as in a variety of manufactured goods. The following are some of the major health risks associated with the mineral:
- Lung Cancer: Cancer of the lung tissue associated with the bronchial tubes.
- Asbestosis: Scarring of the lungs at the alveoli.
- Mesothelioma: A cancer of the pleural and/or peritoneal membranes
If you suspect that asbestos is present in a property that you own or spend time in, then you must contact a company who is licensed, that can send out a professional to test the material. Then, they can inform you of where asbestos is present and whether abatement is recommended.
Nielsen Environmental, an experienced asbestos contractor, uses engineering controls, three chamber decontamination and experienced class 1 workers when removing friable asbestos.
The process of asbestos abatement often goes as follows:
- Creating a plan
- Proper demarcation
- Setting up a work area
- Removing material
- High-efficiency vacuuming
- Final cleaning or repair
- Post-clean up
The safety of those living in or visiting the property should take precedence, and your inspector can estimate a cost for abatement if needed.
Demolition by definition is the wrecking or taking out of any load-supporting structural member of a facility along with any related handling operations, or the intentional burning of any facility. This process can also include moving a structure off its foundation.
What makes Nielsen Environmental different is that we modeled ourselves using the renowned Turner Construction as our gold standard; by using Nielsen Environmental, you will have the benefits of working with a small contractor that is organized, professional and speaks personally to the client’s needs. We have demonstrated our ability to perform successfully in both the private and public sector.
There are many different kinds of demolition, depending on such factors as the size of the building and the amount to be removed, which is why it's important to know exactly what is required for each structure.
- Selective Demolition
- Building Implosion
Depending on the specification for your project, the analytical process can be more or less extensive. Get in touch with us, and we'll guide you through what you will need and the demolition process step-by-step. We will be readily available for communication to ensure that the project goes smoothly and to your unique building specifications.
Nielsen Environmental is here to make sure that lead is not an ongoing problem in your home; you can help prevent exposure to the substance's detrimental effects through a consultation with our expert lead removal contractors. We will advise you on what to look for in your home or office, and if necessary, how to begin the process of lead abatement.
Why is lead dangerous?
Lead is highly toxic to the human body. It damages the brain, nervous system, and kidneys. Poisoning can occur gradually, and often there are no obvious symptoms.
Where is lead found?
Most commonly is found in paint. It is estimated that 600 million pounds of lead paint were used in California homes over the years. Lead is also found in soil, water and dust.
Other sources of lead include:
- Art supplies
- Hobby supplies: fishing sinkers, bullets, lead "came" for stain glass.
- Glazes on dishes and pottery
- Certain folk medicines and home remedies
- Many vinyl products including some blinds, electrical cords and telephone cords
- Lead solder
- Brass faucets, valves or fittings
- Old pipes
- Brass keys
- Computer monitors
- Other electronic equipment
- Some food products
Lead paint removal is a complex, multi-step process that involves a strict adherence to local and federal standards. In order to perform a successful lead abatement in compliance with these strict standards, you need to contact fully-licensed expert lead removal contractors who have been performing this kind of work successfully for decades; that's why we're here.
Mold Remediation Contractor
If you have large deposits of mold in your home or office building, it's dangerous to attempt to remove it yourself (small patches of mold less than a few square feet can be safely removed with a bleach/water combination). Mold remediation is a multi-step process that requires proper safety precautions to avoid direct contamination, and proper waste disposal to avoid contaminating others. Contact Nielsen Environmental and we will handle your mold removal with the same attention to care, detail, and safety that is the hallmark of all our projects.
It is important to recognize any symptoms of mold--either through its odor or through the resultant health effects--and have a mold remediation specialist immediately assess and remove the damage. Do not ignore the initial warning signs, as prolonged exposure to mold can sometimes result in serious illness. Proper mold removal can, in some instances, literally save lives.
Nielsen Environmental provides mold remediation from our professionally trained crew to remove your mold damage. Mold remediation projects are commonly the result of uncontrollable sources of bulk water from sources including:
- broken water pipes
- sump overflow
- sewer backup.
- floods, hurricanes
- typically gray and black water, even through original source is clean water
House Bolting and Soft Retrofit Contractor
Earthquakes. In Southern California, it's the natural disaster for which we're at greatest risk--and seismologists say we're long overdue for "the big one" (defined as a magnitude 8.0 or larger). There's no point in waiting to retrofit your building when the chances grow larger every day--knowing that your structure is able to withstand a major quake will save you money, and possibly your life.
Nielsen Environmental stands ready to strengthen your home with house bolting and soft story retrofit that residents will need to be prepared for the next big earthquake in the Beverly Hills, Malibu and greater Los Angeles area.
There are a few ways to help reduce the risk of damage to your home:
1) by securely bolting the sill plates to the foundation (aka foundation bolting);
2) reinforcing the cripple walls with structural grade plywood (cripple wall bracing)
3) by attaching joist blocking and framing anchors between the floor joist.
We have completed hundreds of foundation projects in residential homes and large courtyard apartment buildings. In our experience working closely with structural engineers, developers, landlords, property managers and homeowners since 1995, we can assure you that your house bolting project will be completed in a timely, safe, and professional manner
The general contractor hires specialty contractors or subcontractors to perform certain portions of the construction work, or sometimes all portions. The role of the building contractor is that of a manager and sometimes a tradesman, employed by the client and usually referred by the advice of the architect, engineer or the client him/herself acting as the manager.
A general contractor (sometimes referred to as a general constructor) is responsible for providing the following:
- General Conditions
- Building Permits
- Securing the Property
- Providing Temporary Power Utilities
- Managing Personal on Site
- Providing Site Surveying
- Disposing or Recycling of Construction Waste
- Monitoring Schedules
- Cash Flows
At Nielsen, honesty and open communication with our clients is a top priority! Our supervisors and workers have over 40 years of experience working for the majority of large abatement contractors in the industry--this means your project will be handled from start to finish by seasoned professionals. Once the job is completed it's just the first step in all the things we can do to make your life better, so you can focus on the more important things. We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with care, consideration, and quality service that we are known for.