It is more important than ever to know how to find the best environmental service company in your area if you’re the person in charge of safety and sustainability. There are more types of chemicals, fuel, and other hazardous waste being used across the country. Therefore, it makes sense that there will be more need for spill response.
More spills and more dangerous chemicals mean you need the best and most reliable clean up service company possible. There are a lot of things to consider when looking for the best environmental service company in your area.
Environmental Service Needs of Today
The businesses of today must deal with more federal, state, and local environmental regulations and agencies than ever. It is important to have the right environmental service provider, so your projects get done in a safe, quick, cost-effective, and legal manner. Therefore, it is more important than ever to do your homework when you are hiring an environmental remediation service company. Cost is always a factor when choosing a service provider because it must be. However, it is also important to take some of the things listed below into consideration when choosing your vendor.
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Environmental Services Clean Up Coverage Area
The environmental service area of your hazmat provider matters because you may need 24-hours emergency service. Businesses tend to pay less for transportation costs when using local environmental services providers for hazardous materials spill cleanup or hazardous waste removal. It is also important to be able to have in-person evaluations to assess the impact of the clean-up project.
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Environmental Clean Up Services
Working with the best Environmental Clean Up Services company is an excellent idea in order to avoid getting Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) violations and fines that can hurt your business. A good Environmental Services company will have professionally trained technicians when it comes to evaluating environmental services risks and how to properly perform a spill cleanup. The risk is too great to trust your projects to environmental service companies that lack experience or education. Any firm that you consider should have hazmat teams that include (at a minimum) geologists, hydrologists, disposal coordinators, OSHA-certified technicians, and supervisors. There is a lot to learn when it comes to environmental remediation, so you want the most experience possible. A few years of experience just is not enough to ensure the necessary skill level is met.
OSHA penalties that will be assessed to you and other liabilities make it important that you hire a firm with plenty of experience and training. It is so important to make sure that the environmental services you choose are certified in the specific services that you need. Town and municipalities also tend to require vendor proof of insurance before they grant work permits.
Referrals for Environmental Hazmat Cleanup Companies
One of our Arlington Texas customers is JW Management. They provide office and warehouse space for lease in Arlington Texas. Their property is a 10-acre business complex in the Arlington Entertainment District. They are located one block from Globe Life Field. Unfortunately, they had a Diesel Oil Spill on their property from a UPS truck hitting a speed bump too hard. The UPS truck leaked a thick trail of Diesel Oil Spill for over 400-yards throughout the property. Protect Environmental Services was immediately called by our partner to perform the emergency Oil Spill response clean-up. Here’s the testimony from our partner. “We are so glad that Protect Environmental Services came quickly to respond to the Diesel Oil Spill on our property. Not only did they provide exemplary service during the oil spill cleanup, but they also showed utmost professionalism and timeliness. Protect Environmental Services reported to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) when UPS denied its liability to clean up the oil spill and helped get them to accept full responsibility for the Oil Cleanup on our entire property. Their knowledge and wisdom of the industry are priceless“.
Avoid EPA Fines and Penalties
EPA Fines were increased for Hazardous waste violations. The heavy fines are one of the reasons it is so important to work with the best hazmat technicians possible when it comes to environmental services. Various hazmat companies’ websites can be misleading or doubtful. It is always important to do your homework and look for the most experienced hazmat team possible. Dig deeper to investigate any previous issues your environmental services company may have had. If you need emergency services or spill clean up services, require a qualified, knowledgeable, reasonable, and honest emergency response company.
Verify that the environmental service company does not have ongoing or past violations on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Ensure that the company is certified in the specific service that you need.
There are important questions to answer before deciding on which environmental remediation company to hire. Do they assign you a personal account representative? Can they answer all your questions and respond quickly? Are they able to provide reliable 24-7 emergency services? What type of relationships with vendors and other institutions do they have that might benefit you?
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Total Environmental Services
There are main phases of any site remediation process including the preliminary assessment, site investigation, remedial investigation, and remedial action. It is so important that any firm you choose as your vendor can implement the regulatory, scientific, and technical portions of each phase in the process. You should feel confident the firm you choose can succeed in every step of the process.
Standard Services in Environmental Remediation Include:
- 24-7 emergency services 365 days a year.
- Hazardous Waste Disposal & Management
- Soil & Water Remediation
- Confined Space Tank Removal
- Medical Waste Disposal
- Industrial Hazmat Cleanup
- Spill Cleanup
- Confined Space Operations
Learn more about the importance of verifying your Environmental Services Provider
Environmental Hazmat Projects
Environmental Hazmat Projects require that you hire a company that is going to be reliable, so you need to consider their stability. When there are thousands of dollars of profit and liability on the line, you want to make sure the company you hire will be able to deliver. Bad things happen when you start an environmental cleanup project that you cannot finish. The financial stability of the firm you hire is essential, especially if it is a long-term or costly project. Make sure to request financial reports and a recent balance sheet to ensure that cash flow will not be an issue.
Fly-By-Night Environmental Hazmat Company
We touched on longevity earlier when addressing reputation and experience, but fly-by-night companies are a real issue in the environmental services industry. Start-up companies can be a great choice in most industries, but you do not want to open yourself up to untold thousands in liability to give someone experience while being stuck to pay for their mistakes. It is best to play it safe when it comes to all things OSHA and environmental services related. Any firm you hire should have at least 15 years of proven success and hundreds of successful projects without a history of violations or mistakes.
Choosing Your Environmental Service Company Wisely
There are a ton of things to consider when it comes to picking and choosing an environmental service company wisely. The decision that you make here can be the difference between success and a lot of issues. Increase your chances of success by putting the time into selecting the best possible provider.
Richard Cameron is the CEO of Protect Environmental Services.
Protect Environmental Services, Inc. (PESI) is your best-in-class “clutch” performer when you need a First Responder. PESI tackle & remediate the most dangerous chemical spills & removal of hazardous waste. In fact, our pursuit of safety & rapid response for environmental sustainability surpasses ALL other environmental service companies. PESI has been rapidly responding to emergency environmental calls in North Central Texas since 1996.
Richard is also a published author of the “Ebola Response Procedures.” Additionally, he is considered an expert witness to many litigation and mediation cases. He works with multiple law enforcement agencies in forensics to hunt down illegal dumping perpetrators.