Growing marijuana wreaks havoc on the residential space that it is grown in. Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants from these growing operations can pose serious health consequences. Failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments.
Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company. Abbotts staff is trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.
Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, Abbotts professionals transform unsafe environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.
Restoring a former marijuana grow operation site can be a daunting task and unfortunately, dealing the the damage caused from moisture. Water often leaks from the hydroponic lines, and humidity accumulates rapidly. These moisture sources can deeply permeate into the core of the home. The areas to be considered during restoration include:
It’s almost certain that the growers have created numerous new circuits in the service panel or re-routed existing circuits to withstand the high demand of the grow lights. If there is any sign of standing water, the power must be shut off immediately.
Water lines are often re-routed. A plumber needs to close off any auxiliary water lines, and get water supply and drainage back to their original state. If there is running water that you cannot stop at the source, the water should be shut off at the street to ensure safe electrical work.
You will probably need a large roll-off dumpster to accommodate the amount of debris that has built up during the grow operation. Most of the debris consists of growing implements and any leftover worthless plant matter. Additionally you’ll have a large amount of debris created during demo phase of restoration.
Mold Removal / Remediation
Former pot growing operations are a textbook case for a mold inspection. High levels of moisture needed for growing will almost certainly guarantee mold and mildew. Mold remediation is best left to the professionals. Learn More
How deep is the damage? The answer to this question will determine how much of the house needs to be removed and replaced correctly. The location with the main concentration of plants is where the most moisture damage will be. Drywall, insulation, flooring and ceilings may need to be removed.
Carpentry, Insulation, and Drywall
Impacted structural elements may need to be replaced with new materials – either wood or metal. Insulation affected by mold is most likely going to be a full loss and will need to be removed and replaced.
Flooring and Subflooring
Unless the home has bare concrete or tile, the flooring will probably need to be replaced in the growing area. If your house rests on joists (basement or crawlspace), joists and sub-flooring will also need to be inspected for damage and replace as needed.
From debris removal to blood and body fluid remediation to decontamination and sanitization and advanced odor treatments, Abbotts professionals will get your home or business back to a clean, safe environment.
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