Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup

Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup

Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup

For over 14 years, ECOS professionals have helped local authorities with Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup.  ECOS professionals are caring, discreet, and have a lot of experience in crime scene trauma cleanup.  For example, ECOS recently completed a high profile project in Denver.  Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) cleared this commercial project with the owner on site with our team.  Below, we give the top reasons why you should hire ECOS:

  1. Live Owner or Senior Manager On Call 24/7 To Dispatch ECOS professionals
  2. ECOS Professionals Have Over 14 Years Experience in Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup
  3. Our professionals Are Certified
  4. We Focus Heavily On The Health & Safety Of Your Environment
  5. ECOS Is Available To Do Emergency Projects (Monday through Sunday)
  6. We Can Provide References Upon Request
  7. Strong Safety Record
  8. ECOS uses state of the art green technology to do the Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup
  9. We take photos of the entire process to enable the policy holder and adjuster to understand why the removal of some structural materials was required, what was disposed, and why ECOS employees had to use certain protective equipment.
  10. ECOS professionals Have Been Screened With A Background Check

 

ECOS has office locations through out Colorado.  Do You Need Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup Services In Denver, Colorado?  We are Located @ 3538 Peoria St. Suite 507, Aurora, Colorado 80010.  In Boulder, please call 303-442-3267 to reach our Boulder office located at 4525 N. Broadway, Boulder Colorado 80304.  If we need our services in Colorado Springs, then please call 719-634-3267.  Generally speaking, ECOS provides Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup Servicess from these 8 offices locations (In Alphabetical Order):

  1. Aspen, Colorado – 401 Aspen Airport Business Center Aspen Colorado 81611
  2. Aurora, Colorado: 3538 Peoria Street Suite 507 Aurora, Colorado 80010
  3. Boulder, Colorado:  4525 N. Broadway Boulder Colorado 80304
  4. Colorado Springs, Colorado:  We Are Moving Locations
  5. Denver Colorado:  14175 East 42nd Street Suite 60 Denver Colorado 80239
  6. Glenwood Springs, Colorado:  6690 Highway 82 Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
  7. Steamboat Springs, Colorado: 1920 Bridge Lane #8a Steamboat Springs 80487
  8. Vail, Colorado:  616 W. Lionshead Circle Suite 300-G Vail, CO 81657

…we are a local company but can also be reached using our toll free phone number: 888-375-3267

 

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What Is Crime scene trauma cleanup? Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup generally involves the cleanup of blood, body fluids and other potentially infectious material (OPIM). It is necessary in places related to homicides, suicides, and body decomposition and may include cases of industrial accidents, mass trauma, infectious disease contamination and animal biohazard contamination (from blood or feces).  If done properly, the overall cleanup process is the way in which a contaminated site is restored to a safe and healthy living condition.

Why Do You Need a Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup Contractor?  Typically, most people associate Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup with the occurrence of a violent crime. However, contrary to popular opinion, this cleanup process covers accidents and suicides, both of which require the expertise and equipment of an experienced professional.  In many respects, a general cleaning company is not suited to thoroughly clean up after biohazards.  It is only a professional Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup contractor that can do full justice to such a scene. 

1. Possibility of Health Risks
Biohazard situations resulting from a crime scene often pose serious health risks stemming from potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens. These pathogens can survive in a deceased human being or animal for up to 16 days after death, subject to factors like the temperature and surrounding environment. Exposure to bloodborne viruses can take place due to direct contact with skin fragments, inhalation of and exposure to blood or bio fluid (to the eyes, mouth, and nose), and accidental injury from other biological fragments.

2. Possibility of Hidden Threats
Biohazard situations can also cause hidden dangers, which may be beyond the consideration of the average property restoration technician. Take an example of water damage emergency. Due to the outwardly visible damage, the drywall and floor boards will likely be removed. The remaining structures can eventually be dried out. However, blood can seep in through the floorboards and even the subflooring. In such cases, the only way to facilitate cleanup is by removing all affected materials. It is not enough to simply install new wood floors over a blood spillage or wipe the tiles. The remaining bio matter can spread disease eventually, let out odors, and cause further property damage.

3. Accurate Damage Assessment and Cleanup
After the police have given the green signal, our Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup team assesses the area of impact accurately.  Furthermore, they effectively determine the area of space which needs to be cleaned and the steps to be taken for preventing further contamination. For instance, if there is a dead person in the bedroom it has to be isolated from the rest of the house so that the possibility of the disease spreading is negated. Anything related to cleaning and replacement has to be done in the bedroom so that it is contained.

Help at Your Doorstep
At ECOS, we understand the dangers of Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup.  Further, our professionals use state of the art green technology to restore your property to safe living conditions.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by the damages, then call ECOS on 888-375-3267!  Most importantly, we have highly reliable services and can take care of all your problems effectively.

Once Again, why should you choose ECOS for your Crime Scene Trauma Cleanup Project?
• Our team is professionally qualified with 14 years of experience.
• We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
• With round-the-clock emergency service, we respond at any time of the day or night.
• Our experts clearly explain the cleaning process to you and provide detailed reports on each stage.
• ECOS uses state of the art green technology to do the cleanup. All the equipment is safe for people and animals.
• We take photos of the entire process to enable the policy holder and adjuster to understand why the removal of some structural materials was required, what was disposed, and why ECOS employees had to use certain protective equipment.
• ECOS provides biohazard cleaning services for small, medium, and large properties.

ECOS Offers The Following Biohazard Related Services:

 

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Hantavirus Disease Reported Cases In Colorado

Hantavirus Disease | Call ECOS 888-375-3267

Hantavirus Disease | Call ECOS On 888-375-3267

ECOS Actively Works With Commercial & Residential Customers To Reduce Risks Of Hantavirus Disease By Cleaning Up Rodent Droppings, Urine, and Saliva.  ECOS professionals wear full PPE  & Respirators to make sure that they are protected from this potentially fatal disease.  We have a lot of experience cleaning up rodent droppings, urine, and saliva.  ECOS can provide rodent waste removal references on request.

TOP 5 IMPORTANT FACTS FOR COLORADANS TO KNOW:

  1. Denver resident with hantavirus disease was reported on March 6, 2018 in The Denver Post.
  2. Colorado had the 2nd highest reported cases of Hantavirus Disease (Source: www.cdc.gov)
  3. Colorado had 104 cases of reported cases of Hantavirus Disease about 2.5 times the number of the cases reported by Texas (Source: www.cdc.gov)
  4. Colorado is one of four states with more than 50 cases of reported cases of Hantavirus Disease.  The other states in decreasing order include New Mexico (109), Arizona (77), & California (63)  (Source: www.cdc.gov)
  5. New Mexico had the highest reported cases of Hantavirus Disease = 109 or ONLY FIVE MORE cases than Colorado (Source: www.cdc.gov)

 

Hantavirus Disease Reported Cases In Colorado
Hantavirus Disease Reported Cases In Colorado & Other States

 

Hantavirus Disease: Severity & Precautions

The hantavirus disease is a virus typically carried by rodents. It is found in the white-footed mouse, cotton rat, rice rat and deer mouse. Of these, the deer mouse is perhaps the most common carrier of hantavirus. Deer mice excrete hantavirus in their droppings, urine, and saliva and people most usually contract the virus when these materials are stirred up, making it airborne.

Persons can get exposed to hantavirus disease by breathing contaminated dust post cleaning or disturbing rodent droppings and nests. They can also contract the virus by working and living in rodent-infested settings. It commonly leads to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). HPS is essentially an infectious disease with flu-like symptoms that can advance rapidly to potentially severe breathing problems.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report gives us reason to worry. As of January 2017, there were a total of 728 cases of Hantavirus infection reported in the United States. It included people with medically confirmed hantavirus infection with either HPS or non-pulmonary hantavirus infection. Out of these statistics, from 1993 onward, 697 cases occurred after the first identification of HPS. The remaining 31 cases were identified retrospectively. Notably, 36% of all reported HPS cases claimed lives.

As a resident of Colorado, you want to especially look out as the diagnosis of a Denver resident with hantavirus was reported on March 6, 2018 in The Denver Post. Though the disease is usually found in rural and suburban regions, this person got infected in Denver itself. As the individual did not leave the county, investigators were certain that the virus was picked up somewhere in Denver. Such an occurrence is rare, but it also rings an alarm for people in Colorado.

Ways of Transmission

  • Inhalation

Hantaviruses are primarily transmitted to people via the aerosolization of viruses shed in the excreted matter of infected rodents. For instance, a broom used to clean up mouse droppings in the attic may usher into the air tiny particles of stool containing hantaviruses, which you can then unknowingly inhale.

Once you breathe in hantaviruses, they reach your lungs and begin invading tiny blood vessels named capillaries, eventually causing them to leak. Your lungs then tend to flood with fluid, which can spark any of the respiratory problems related to HPS.

  • Person-to-person transmission

At present, people infected by the North American strain of HPS are not really contagious to others. However, certain outbreaks in South America have witnessed transmission from person to person.

How Can You Prevent Contraction of Hantavirus?

You want to keep out rodents from your home and workplace. Always remember to take precautions when cleaning, trapping, and sealing rodent-infested areas. Try the following tips for preventing the intrusion of deer mice:

  1. Clog all Means of Access

As mice can squeeze through spaces and holes which are as wide as 1/4 inch or 6mm, you want to block all holes with cement, metal, or wire screening.

 

  1. Reduce Any Availability of Food

Keeping the place free of food is an excellent way to keep out deer mice, as they mostly intrude seeking food. You want to maintain clean floors and counters which are devoid of food crumbs. Also, wash your dishes promptly and make it a point to store your food, including that of pets, in tight, rodent-proof containers. Garbage cans also need to have tight lids that cannot be easily moved by mice.

  1. Decrease Accumulation of Nesting Material

You want to clear grass, brush, and all junk and unnecessary material from the building’s foundation. When there is lack of material for mice to nest and breed, there will be lesser chances of them infesting the premises.

  1. Set Up Traps

If you suspect deer mice to have already been frequenting the premises, setting up traps is a great way to do away with the menace. You can lay spring-operated traps along baseboards. Poison-bait traps can also be used. However, it has to be done cautiously as poison has the possibility of harming people and pets as well.

 

Smoke Odor Damage Basalt Colorado Technicians Working

Smoke Odor Damage Basalt Colorado

Smoke Odor Damage Basalt Colorado:  Call ECOS On 970-925-3267 To Hire The BEST Smoke Odor Damage Basalt Colorado Company.  For Over 14 years, ECOS has helped Basalt and El Jebel residents restore their property after smoke odor damage has caused indoor air quality problems.  ECOS has successfully done smoke odor damage repair services for commercial and residential clients.  Our Basalt address is 115 Park Ave #178, Basalt, CO 81621.  Top 10 Reasons why you should hire ECOS as your Smoke Odor Damage Basalt Colorado company.

  1. ECOS has over 14 years experience providing smoke damage clean up services to Basalt & El Jebel Colorado residents
  2. ECOS professionals are certified in Smoke Damage Cleaning & Smoke Odor Removal
  3. ECOS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
  4. ECOS will respond quickly (day or night) saving you time & money
  5. ECOS experts will clearly explain the cleaning process to you.
  6. ECOS professionals will sort and clean your contents in a climate controlled warehouse to remove all odors.
  7. ECOS uses state of the art green technology to remove smoke odor from your property. All of our equipment will be safe for people and pets.
  8. ECOS works very well with all insurance companies.
  9. ECOS takes “before” and “after” photos of the fire damage and restoration to provide proof to the insurance company that the property is fully restored.
  10. ECOS will walk through your property with the insurance company adjuster both before and after we perform our services. This is very important to make the insurance claims process seamless for the homeowner or business owner.
  11. ECOS provides smoke odor damage cleaning services for small, medium or large losses.

The photo below shows several rooms of a residence after a fire that needed the attention of many fire fighters

Smoke Odor Damage Basalt Colorado Before ECOS Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo below shows the same rooms of the residence after ECOS worked quickly & safely to restore the home.  Our project managers worked around the clock in a safe manner to make sure that the homeowner was not out of their home for a long time.  This saved the family a lot of time and money as they did not need to stay in another location for an extended period of time.  Further, the owner, Theresa, was able to donate a lot of clothes after doing a clothes drive as the family unfortunately did not have renters insurance.

Smoke Odor Damage Basalt Colorado After ECOS Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECOS is a member of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce & Proudly Serves The Following Local Communities (in alphabetical order):

Aspen, Colorado

Basalt, Colorado

El Jebel, Colorado

Snowmass, Colorado

Once again, Call ECOS On 970-925-3267 To Hire The BEST Smoke Odor Damage Basalt Colorado Company.

ECOS offers the following fire damage restoration related services:

Fire Damage

Smoke Damage

Contents

Emergency Board-Up Service

ECOS Received the Highest Rating from The Better Business Bureau (BBB).  ECOS Is A+ Rated & to read our full BBB write-up on the Better Business Bureau website, click following link:

ECOS – BBB writeup

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Water Damage Restoration Glenwood Springs Colorado

Water Damage Restoration Glenwood Springs Colorado

Water Damage Restoration Glenwood Springs Colorado:  Call ECOS On 970-945-4407 To Hire Glenwood’s BEST Water Damage Restoration Company.  For Over 13 Years, ECOS Has Helped GWS Residents Restore Their Property.  Our GWS Office Location Is Located At 6690 Highway 82 Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601.  This Location Allows Us To Have A Fast Response Time To Your Water Damage Loss Saving You Time & Money!  Insurance Friendly As We Are On MOST National Insurance Programs — The Most Programs In The Roaring Fork Valley.

Water Damage Restoration Glenwood Springs Colorado:  Top 9 Reasons Why You Should Hire ECOS For You Water Damage Restoration Glenwood Springs Colorado Project:

1. Live GWS Colorado Operator 24 hours a Day, 7 days a week including holidays
2. Experienced Water Damage Restoration Technicians
3. Quickest Response Time To Glenwood Springs Colorado Saving Time & Money
4. Insurance Friendly
5. Insurance Rates From Xactimate = Industry Standard Pricing
6. ECOS Employees Have Passed A Criminal Background Test
7. ECOS Employees Wear I.D. Badges
8. ECOS Is A Preferred Vendor For Many Insurance Companies
9. Proven Track Record Proven By Our 13th Year Anniversary in 2017

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Categories of water, and what they can mean to your property

Not all water damage is created equal. Depending on the source, the size of the affected area and how long the water has been present within the affected areas can all contribute to the category of water type.

Category 1

Most commonly referred to as “clean water”, Category 1 water would reside from broken pipes, sink or bathtub overflows, or an appliance failure contributed to the water line network.

Typically addressed immediately and the most inexpensive to restore, this water has been standing for less than 24 hours.

Category 2

Moving into a more sickly environment, category 2 encompasses water types referred to as “grey water” or water that could cause discomfort if exposed. Once stagnant water has been present in an affected area for more than 24-48 hours, this category type requires a professional to mitigate and restore any affected areas. If left untreated for too much longer, the structure of the building could be compromised, and hazardous conditions could develop.

Category 3

Primarily present during a sewage back up, or extremely unsanitary conditions, category 3 or “black water” contains harmful fungi, bacteria and other microbes hazardous to your health.

When this type of water is present, a professional is required to replace affected items such as carpet, flooring, drywall and interior contents with new, unobstructed building materials.

The ECOS Glenwood Springs Office Is Located At 6690 Highway 82 Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601 & Proudly Serves The Following Local Communities:

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Carbondale, Colorado
El Jebel, Colorado
Basalt, Colorado
Redstone, Colorado
Gypsum, Colorado
Silt, Colorado

Once Again, Call ECOS On 970-945-4407 To Hire The BEST Water Damage Restoration Company In Glenwood Springs!

Our many services include:

Water Damage Restoration Englewood Colorado

Water Damage Restoration Englewood Colorado

Water Damage Restoration Englewood Colorado:  Call ECOS On 303-442-3267 To Hire Englewood’s BEST Water Damage Company.  Insurance Friendly & A+ Rating From The Better Business Bureau.  Talented & Friendly Professionals That Respond Quickly Saving You Time & Money.

Our Water Damage Restoration Englewood Colorado Office Is Located @ 12656 East Jamison Place #12 Englewood, Colorado 80112.  We Are Right Next Door To The Centennial Airport & Ramada & Down The Street From The Denver Broncos Training Facility.  This Office Has Quick & Easy Access To Highways Allowing Our Water Damage Technicians To Respond Quickly Saving You Time & Money.

 

Water Damage Restoration Englewood Colorado:  Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire ECOS For You Water Damage Restoration Englewood Colorado Project:

  1. Live Operator Answers Your Phone Call 24/7. ECOS Doesn’t Use Answering Service
  2. Over 13 Yeas Of Success Completing Water Damage Englewood Colorado Projects
  3. Friendly & Compassionate Water Damage Professionals
  4. Well Trained Professionals Pass A Background Check
  5. Insurance Friendly….

 

ECOS works very well with all insurance companies.  In fact, we are a preferred contractor with the best and largest insurance companies by participating on third party programs.  We can provide water damage service for small, medium, or large properties.  To assist with this insurance process, we take photographs “before” our restoration service.  These “before” pictures allow the insurance company to see the extent and location of the damage prior to our services.  We also take pictures “after” our emergency water damage cleaning service.   These “after” pictures provide proof to the insurance company that the property is fully restored.  ECOS professionals will also walk through your property with your insurance company adjuster before and after we perform our services.  This process is very important to make the claims paying process seamless for the property owner.  Call ECOS 303-442-3267 now for ANY & ALL water damage cleaning service.

Water Damage Restoration Englewood Colorado
ECOS Water Damage Restoration Equipment

Category 1: Clean Water Damage Repair.  This refers to a source of water damage that does not pose substantial threat to humans.  Examples include broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows, or appliance malfunctions that involves water supply lines.  After 48 hours, Category 1 Water turns into Category 2 Water.  This implied that response time is important to prevent the water damage repair services from becoming more expensive!

Category 2: Grey Water Damage Repair.   This refers to a source of water damage that contains a significant degree of chemical or physical contaminants.  These contaminants can cause discomfort or sickness when exposed or even consumed. Examples are toilet bowls with urine, sump pump failures, and water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.  After 48 hours, Category 2 Water turns into Category 3 Water.  Once again, this implies that response time is important to prevent the water damage repair services from becoming more expensive!

Category 3: Black Water.  This is the most dangerous form of water damage.  Primarily present during a sewage back up, or extremely unsanitary conditions, category 3 or “black water” contains harmful fungi, bacteria and other microbes hazardous to your health.

When this type of water is present, a professional is required to replace affected items such as carpet, flooring, drywall and interior contents with new, unobstructed building materials.

Once Again, Call ECOS On 303-442-3267 To Hire Englewood’s BEST Water Damage Restoration Company.

 

 

 

 

Asbestos Removal Vail Colorado

Asbestos Removal Vail Colorado

Asbestos Removal Vail Colorado:  Call ECOS On 970-476-3267 To Hire Vail’s BEST Asbestos Removal Company.  For Over 13 years, ECOS Has Helped Many Vail Residents Safely Remove Asbestos In Their Commercial Buildings & Residential Homes.  ECOS Can Provide Referrals Upon Request!

 

Asbestos Removal Vail Colorado:  Top 10 Reasons Why Clients Should Hire ECOS For Their Asbestos Removal Project:

  1. Live Operator On Call 24/7 To Schedule Your Project
  2. Our Team Has Many Years Of experience
  3. ECOS Professionals Are Certified By The Colorado Department Of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
  4. Our Team Wears Uniforms & Carry I.D. Badges To Certify That They Have Been Screened With A Background Check
  5. We Arrive On Time & Commit To A Work Schedule Upfront
  6. We Focus Heavily On Health & Safety Of Our Clients
  7. We Have No Hidden Charges & Provide An Estimate Prior To Doing Any Work
  8. We Are Available To Do Emergency Asbestos Removal Jobs
  9. ECOS Will Be Happy To Provide You With A List Of References Upon Request
  10. Regular Customer Base That Is Very Happy With Our Services
Asbestos Removal Vail Colorado
Asbestos Removal Vail Colorado : ECOS Professionals Removing Asbestos From Commercial Building

 

Asbestos Removal Vail Colorado:  Our Asbestos Team Has Vast Experience and Can Help You Remove Asbestos Safely.  Our Vail Office Is Located At 616 W. Lionshead Circle Vail, Colorado 81657 & Proudly Serves The Following Local Communities (in alphabetical order):
Avon, Colorado
Beaver Creek, Colorado
East Vail, Colorado
Eagle-Vail, Colorado
Edwards, Colorado
Vail, Colorado

Asbestos: What Is It?

Asbestos was once seen as a wonderful fire retardant in construction, but people who worked with the material consistently got sick. Nowadays, the names of asbestos-related conditions, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis, are recognizable to most people because of wide-spread press coverage that came about in the 1960s and 1970s.

Asbestos is a fibrous material widely used as a building material and an adhesive in floor and wall tile until the latter part of the 20th Century. Known for its high fire and heat resistance, it was once thought to be ideal as insulation. In the early 1900’s, its unhealthful qualities were suspected but not proven until a midway through about midway into the last century. Asbestos-based materials are still found in some old structures – abandoned and occupied – but the health risk stems from its airborne particles not from the presence of the material in a structure; even so, the presence of asbestos is still seen as a potential hazard. If the material ever becomes damaged, the risk of a health issue is greatly increased. Safely abating its presence in your home before this happens can avoid serious problems later.

Once again, Call ECOS On 970-476-32767 To Hire Vail’s BEST Asbestos Removal Company! For More Information Visit The ECOS Website Page Called Asbestos Removal!

 

Water Damage Restoration Vail Colorado

Water Damage Restoration Vail, Colorado: ECOS Environmental & Disaster Restoration (“ECOS”) Announces A New Office Location in Vail, Colorado.  Call 970-476-3267 To Hire The Best Water Damage Restoration Company Vail Colorado.   Our Newest Office Is Located at 616 W. Lionshead Circle Suite 300-G Vail, Colorado 81657.  Ian Salyer Is The Senior Project Manager For Our Vail Office & His Family Have Been Long-Time Residents In The Area.  Ian’s Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire ECOS For Water Damage Restoration Vail, Colorado:

  1. Live Operator On Call To Answer You Phone Call 24 Hours A Day 365 Days A Year
  2. Proven Track Record With Over 12 Years Experience
  3. Local Contractor
  4. Fast & Reliable Service
  5. Great Remodeling Team

ECOS Has Grown By Providing Exceptional Remodeling Colorado Service

 

Perfect Vail Colorado Location = 616 W. Lionshead Circle Suite 300-G Vail, Colorado 81657:

ECOS CEO and co-owner, James Lowry, Stated “ECOS Is Very Excited To Add A New Office In The Heart Of Vail, Colorado.  The Timing Is Right Before The Busy Winter Season!”  The newest office location for ECOS will open in November 2016 at the following location:

 

IICRC Certified Firm – Water Damage Restoration Vail, Colorado 

Our company is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for water restoration, fire damage remediation, mold remediation and disaster clean up.
We also take extreme pride in ensuring our technicians are fully trained on the latest techniques in the industry.

Satisfaction Guaranteed – Water Damage Restoration Vail, Colorado 

If you are not satisfied for any reason, give us a call and we will do everything we can to ensure the completed project meets your expectations. We have built our brand upon the referrals of our satisfied clients, and strive to ensure your experience is nothing but satisfactory.

 

Danger Asbestos!

What Is Asbestos?

What Is Asbestos?  ECOS Wants You To Understand Common Characteristics of Asbestos and How to Identify It

ECOS Regularly Receives Questions About Asbestos From Our Commercial and Residential Clients.  We want to help our customers and our communities gain a better understanding about asbestos and thus we decided to publish this blog post.  We encourage feedback!  After reading this blog post, if you have further questions and/or concerns, then please call our office on 888-375-3267.  We hope you find the information below informative & please realize that ECOS regularly performs asbestos testing and asbestos removal services each and every day.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral once used for virtually everything in the construction and manufacturing industries. It was recognized for its durability and fireproofing properties.  Unfortunately, asbestos is also toxic and the leading cause of mesothelioma, a rare cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and abdomen.

Asbestos becomes deadly when its toxic fibers are inhaled or swallowed. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases often develop decades after exposure. Heavy, repeated exposure increases the risk.

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Demolition Contractor Glenwood Springs Colorado

Demolition Contractor Glenwood Springs Colorado 

Need To Hire A Demolition Contractor For A Commercial Or Residential Project?  Call ECOS On 970-945-4407 To Hire The Best Demolition Contractor In GWS & Surrounding Communities!  Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Choose ECOS Environmental For Your Commercial or Residential Demolition Project:
1. Live Operator Is Always Senior Manager

2. Excellent Safety Record

3. Local Presence and Market Knowledge Based On 12 Years Experience

4. Great Demolition Team Led By Matt Drymon

5. Quick Response Time To Glenwood Springs & Surrounding Communities For Your Demolition Project

6. Extremely Competitive Rates As We Own Demolition Equipment & Are Local Saving You Time and Money To Finish Your Project

7. 40 hour HAZWOPER trained professionals on staff

8. 40 hour HAZWOPER trained supervisors on staff

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Asbestos Symptoms Denver Colorado

Asbestos Symptoms Denver Colorado

Our Latest Blog Post Has Been Titled Asbestos Symptoms Denver Colorado & We Want To Highlight That Studies Have Linked More Than A Dozen Different Diseases To Asbestos Exposure.  Mesothelioma and asbestosis are two of the most well-known and most debilitating asbestos-related diseases, but both can be difficult to diagnose because of cancer symptoms that resemble those of less serious conditions.

Reading this blog post, you can learn the symptoms of these and other asbestos-related diseases along with the keys to early detection.  For more information on getting an asbestos test done at your office and/or residence, then please visit the following Google Plus Page Or Click On The Following Website Link <Asbestos Testing >


Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that forms on the protective tissues of the lungs, abdomen and, in rare cases, the heart and testicles.

It can be extremely difficult to diagnose because of a latency period of 20 to 50 years after first exposure to asbestos. When early signs do appear, they resemble common flu-like symptoms such as fever, coughing and pain in the chest or abdomen.

Other common symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • Pleural effusions
  • Anemia
  • Muscle weakness

By the time advanced symptoms show, the cancer often has spread.

Advanced symptoms include dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (obstruction of the vein that returns blood from the upper body to the heart), laryngeal nerve palsy (hoarseness), Horner’s syndrome (nerve damage to face), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and nerve involvement of the arm.

Many patients don’t seek medical attention until symptoms intensify. When early symptoms show they are often so minor that doctors take them as symptoms of another disorder or write them off entirely.

Most mesothelioma patients are diagnosed in stage III or stage IV, considered the late stages.

Asbestos Symptoms Denver Colorado

Asbestosis is a noncancerous lung disease characterized by severe scarring and inflammation of lung tissue. It is caused exclusively from the inhalation of asbestos fibers.

It carries many of the same symptoms as mesothelioma such as constant coughing and chest pain. Like the cancer, it can take decades after asbestos exposure for symptoms to show.

The disease is incurable, but the prognosis is often positive.

Primary symptoms of asbestosis include decreased tolerance for physical exertion and shortness of breath, with the severity of these symptoms often related to the amount and length of asbestos exposure.

Other warning signs:

  • Dry inspiratory crackles or clicking or rattling noises made by the lungs during inhalation.
  • A decrease in oxygenated blood flow to the extremities, leading to clubbed fingers, soft fingernail beds and misshapen nails.
  • Evidence of fibrosis in the lower lung lobes, where asbestosis is most prevalent.

While asbestosis is an irreversible condition, treatment options can slow its progression and help patients live years and even decades after a diagnosis. However, asbestosis can elevate the risk of developing serious cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Symptoms

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., killing an estimated 158,000 Americans in 2015. Between 80 and 90 percent of these deaths are linked to smoking.

Asbestos lung cancer is rare, and like mesothelioma, can take decades to develop but just months to spread to other organs.

Both cause pain and reduce lung function, but asbestos-related lung cancer develops in the lung itself as opposed to the lining of the lung or lining of other organs.

While smoking has no influence on the risk of mesothelioma, smokers with a history of asbestos exposure have the highest risk of lung cancer.

Mesothelioma can often be misdiagnosed as lung cancer because of overlapping symptoms such as chest pain, coughing, breathlessness and weight loss.

Early Detection – Asbestos Symptoms Denver Colorado

A long latency period and common symptoms make diagnosing asbestos-related diseases difficult, but early detection is still key to improving one’s mesothelioma prognosis.

If you have been exposed to asbestos but do not have symptoms, you should get regular checkups with your primary care physician and make them aware of your exposure history.

If you have a long history of asbestos exposure and develop chronic cough, chest pain or shortness of breath, see an asbestos-related disease specialist immediately.

Smokers or former smokers with a history of asbestos exposure are more at risk and should be vigilant about recognizing symptoms of asbestos-related diseases.

Sources:

American Lung Association (2015). Lung Cancer Fact Sheet.