Emergency Preparedness/Disaster-Damaged Buildings/Restoration

"Project management by AET provides peace of mind that my envrionmental projects are handled
professionally and economically and the health and safety of our employees are not at risk"

Bucci Polin Group
Property Development

Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response to fires, floods, hurricanes, sewage infiltration, terrorism... AET has proven strategic decision-making protocols that will save you time and money

          Emergency preparedness and maintaining business continuity are two primary goals for our
clients in the event of an environmental disaster such as a fire, flood, hurricane, sewage infiltration, or terrorism.  Proper decisions made and implemented within the first 24-48 hours following fire/water damage can significantly save money while greatly reducing the time necessary for remediation.  AET's role in this dynamic situation is to provide prompt emergency response personnel trained and experienced in the necessary decision-making protocols to ensure both the safety and health of our clients personnel and expedite return to business as usual.

          FIRE - In the US, a fire starts every 16 seconds. Damage varies from total loss to minor cosmetic damage.  Both the heat and energy produced by the fire and the combustion products are destructive to building materials.  These toxic combustion products (including smoke and associated odors) are forced into cracks and crevices, propelled into attics and crawl spaces, impinge on walls and ceilings, drawn into the HVAC system, and finally settle onto horizontal surfaces such as floors and carpets.  These toxic particles can also be exacerbated by the presence of asbestos containing materials, lead- coated materials, PCB's, and other hazardous materials which may be impacted by the fire.  Fire fighting extinguishing activities can also significantly cause water damage and spread of contaminants.  Fire restoration is a complex procedure which requires knowledge and experience in building construction and mechanical systems, surface and textile cleaning, odor removal, etc. (see project profile)

Click Here to contact AET now or call 1800-969-6238.

          WEATHER - Water damage associated with floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. is a multi-million dollar source of property loss and associated business interruption annually throughout the US.  Salvageability of water damaged material is dependent on water purity (i.e. the cleaner the water the greater the salvageability) and the reaction time (quick response mitigates damage and increases salvageability).  Non-porous (metals, glass, and hard plastics) and semi-porous (wood and concrete) materials that are structurally sound can be dried, cleaned and re-used.  Porous material such as ceiling tile and insulation and wallboards should be removed and discarded where visible mold is present. Porous material such as cloths and fabrics can be cleaned and re-used. (see project profile)

          EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION - A pipe break or sprinkler head discharge will result in significant water damage to all interior building surfaces.  Based on the residential water pressure of 45-50 psi, when a 1 inch pipe breaks approximately 210 gallons of water per minute is discharged.  The amount discharged is significantly increased as the size of the pipe increases (e.g. a 2 inch diameter pipe can discharge 850 gallons per minute and a 4 inch diameter pipe can discharge 3400 gallons per minute). (see project profile)

          SEWAGE INTRUSION - Sewage backflows pose a very significant threat to human health due to the wide variety of pathogens and allergens (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic) which may be present.  The severity of the health threat depends on the content of the sewage and the degree and extent of penetration into the building environment.  The degree of penetration is dependent of the porosity of contaminated materials, quantity of sewage, and the amount of time the sewage remains in contact with materials.  The objective of sewage remediation is to protect public health by immediately removing harmful substances that entered into the environment with flowing water, restore the environment to a dry state, and salvage valuable property.  Steps to remove contamination include flushing with clean water and detergent solution, vacuuming, dehumidification and disinfection. (see project profile)

          TERRORISM - Emergency preparedness and business continuation is a key component of every business planning. (see project profile)

AET'S Team of Environmental Professionals are Just a Phone Call Away 

Let AET Demonstrate our Expertise and Earn Your Trust

Click Here to contact AET now or call 1800-969-6238.