Environmental Services

Vistabution possesses expansive capabilities and specialty in the remediation of sites with contaminated soil as well as cleanup and removal of hazardous waste. The main advantage Vistabution has over other environmental remediation companies is our ability to provide a detailed approach to environmental remediation and the ability to handle all project phases from investigation to final cleanup of the project. The result is a finished project and the ability to lower costs by employing strong safety directives to facilitate and properly ensure completion of the project. Vistabution provides the full range of methods and technologies that support the necessary steps for environmental remediation.

Environmental remediation services include:

  • Contaminated soil excavation, transportation and disposal
  • Underground Storage Tank(UST) removal
  • Pit, pond and lagoon closure
  • Sediment remediation
  • Vacuum extraction
  • Brownfields remediation
  • Institutional bioremediation
  • PCB Testing, removal & remediation
  • Hazardous material removal

Abatement Services

Vistabution has been a forerunner in the field of abatement since its founding in 2001. Our determination to ensure that all clients receive the proper handling of their abatement project has been a mainstay for our success. Through the use of certified, experienced managers and supervisors, Vistabution develops a customized abatement plan focused to minimally interfere with client day-to-day operations since most abatement work is performed in the midst of active facility operations. Containing, sealing off the work area and protecting building occupants along with critical system components are performed with the utmost care for customer safety and concern. Our company management and field forces are trained, certified and educated with all regulatory requirements mandated by the EPA and OSHA.

Asbestos Abatement

Extensive safety measures must be taken to ensure safe asbestos abatement. Vistabution has almost 20 years of experience in asbestos removal having accomplished thousands of projects in commercial, government, industrial and residential settings. Asbestos is a dangerous substance previously used in the construction and renovation of many structures between 1940 and 1970. Asbestos contains harmful contaminants that can damage the lungs and create long term health hazards.

Following are examples of building materials which may contain asbestos:

  • Ceiling tiles
  • Floor tile and mastic, sheet linoleum, leveling compounds
  • Thermal System Insulation (TSI) – e.g. pipe and boiler insulation
  • Fire retardant doors
  • Insulating boards used for fire protection, thermal insulation
  • Asbestos cement products used in roofing, wall cladding & transite siding
  • Ceiling & wall texture used in acoustical support.

Lead Abatement / Component Removal

Lead related projects include abatement and component removal through physical and/or mechanical means. Our company’s construction background includes a professional skill set that has helped Vistabution develop creative and groundbreaking means to get the job done. Expert training and medical surveillance, combined with engineering controls allows Vistabution to avoid the costly and time-consuming task of lead abatement by torch cutting or burning through lead based paint on structures.These mechanical techniques also reduce the toxic waste generated from the abatement and waste collection process. Vistabution utilizes only state-of-the-art methods with lead removal services.

Lead is a toxic metal used for many years in paint and other products found in and around our homes. It can also be emitted into the air from industrial sources, leaded gasoline and drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead is highly poisonous substance which can damage the kidneys, central nervous and cardiovascular systems. It is often used in construction, ironwork, demolition, painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and renovation work.

Following are examples of materials which may contain lead:

  • Bridges, railways, ships, lighthouses, and other steel structures
  • Construction in roofs and cornices
  • Lead based paint for interior and exterior components
  • Tank linings and electrical conduits
  • Heating and air conditioning systems
  • In plumbing, soft solder, used chiefly for soldering tinplate and copper pipe joints.

Mold Abatement and Remediation

Many types of molds exist, yet the most common found in buildings are Aspergillus, Cladosporium Penicillium and Stachybotrys. All have the potential to cause severe health effects. They affect indoor air quality and produce toxins which can lead to serious health risks in humans and pets. In recent years the EPA, OSHA and state regulatory agencies have begun to address the health problems and risks related to mold and fungi presence in residences and work place environments. There are health and respiratory dangers associated with the presence of molds and fungi in the HVAC systems of buildings. It can also reside, hidden from site, in building materials, wall spaces, and damp conditions. The phrase “Sick Building Syndrome” has arisen to describe this unhealthy environment.

Universal Waste

Universal Waste surrounds us at home, schools and in the workplace. These wastes can prompt harmful effects to the environment. Vistabution specializes in universal waste disposal by using state-of-the-art methods to properly dispose of universal waste which include common batteries, fluorescent tubes, any product containing mercury, electronic devices and aerosol cans. Vistabution employees are properly and thoroughly trained in methods that suit the standard of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Products which contain universal wastes include:
  • Pesticides
  • Thermostats
  • Electrical switches
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Pilot light sensors
  • Mercury based products