The project scope required placing the 9,000 sq ft gym under a single containment. The Simpson team responded with a creative project approach and safely completed the job according to spec.
Simpson Environmental was called upon to perform the complete removal and disposal of over 9,000 sq ft of mercury-containing rubber flooring for Bayonet Point Middle School in preparation for a new gym floor. To perform this work properly and protect the staff and students, the entire gym needed to be put in a negative air containment for the duration of the work.
Prepping the gym for abatement was a complicated task, and extensive efforts had to be made to ensure the abatement area could be fully enclosed in a regulatory compliant containment. Utilizing the existing gym ceiling joists and additional support piping, Simpson was able to create a ceiling of polyethylene sheeting that spanned the entire 9,000 sq ft gym.
Once the negative pressure environment was complete, specialized machinery was used to remove the mercury-containing flooring, which was packaged and prepared for compliant transport and disposal.
New Port Richey, FL
EIS partners provide safe and compliant removal of bio-waste such as pigeon droppings and bat guano, and materials containing mercury and PCBs, which present serious health concerns for present and future building inhabitants. In addition, EIS partners have extensive experience removing mercury-containing batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, thermometers and thermostats, floor coatings/coverings, and more. We also provide remediation services for PCB-contaminated materials that can be found in insulating fluids, old fluorescent light ballasts, electrical equipment, adhesives and tapes, plastics, caulking, and more.
Regulations on these materials are still evolving and can vary on a state-by-state basis on top of possible federal regulations. EIS provides a clear understanding of the regulations set in place over these materials, which is key to making sure materials are removed safely and disposed of properly.
Large concentrations of roosting birds, bats, and other small wild animals and the waste they produce can spread disease and parasites in areas where humans are present.
Mercury can cause adverse health effects to the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system of people of all ages, but is particularly harmful to the nervous system of developing fetuses and young children.
The EPA has deemed PCBs as a carcinogen for animals and a probable carcinogen for humans. They affect neurological, endocrine, reproductive, and immune systems, and can show similar effects to the human body as dioxins and neurotoxins.