Professional remediation of pollutants according to TRGS 519
depending on the area of application avoiding the need for sealed-off areas
Renovations and refurbishments often bring contaminated sites to light. Particularly serious is the discovery of materials that are now classified as harmful to health. These have to be professionally removed and disposed of. We are at your side for the clean-up of pollutants!
Pollutant clean-up at a glance
Use in the redevelopment of:
Why is pollutant cleanup with experts necessary?
Anyone involved in renovation or refurbishment can experience nasty surprises every now and then because some materials - especially those used in building processes between 1950 - 1990 - are now clearly defined as containing harmful substances. Examples are asbestos, PCB, KMF or PAH.
Each of these pollutant substances can cause damage to health, so it is necessary to properly remove and dispose of them. It is therefore important to use qualified personnel for this who will approach the pollutant cleanup with specialized technology and safety equipment.
Please remember: Safety always comes first. So, if you encounter pollutants during construction, be sure to contact an expert - such as us. This is the only way to ensure their safe and sensible removal.
On request, we take samples of suspect materials and have them analyzed by independent, certified laboratories. We also offer proper and environmentally sound disposal based on these analyses.
How to detect pollutants
Your building's year of construction usually already provides information about possible pollutants. This is because new buildings must always comply with the existing building biology regulations. Since many substances have been banned over time, you can usually rest easy where modern buildings are concerned. The table provides information about respective bans:
|Asbestos||Magnesia screeds, coatings, adhesives, sealants||Industrial, production and storage areas||1900 - 1993|
|asbestos-containing waterproofing||Structural waterproofing||bridges, road surfaces, drinking water tanks, sewage treatment plants||*|
|asbestos-containing adhesives||Floorflex panels, linoleum coverings, carpets||Residential buildings, flats, especially PVC or floorflex panels||1900 - 1995|
|asbestos-containing coatings||Floor, wall & ceiling coatings||Industrial, production and storage areas, parking garages||*|
|PAH||Floor & road coverings; joint compounds, coatings||Industrial, production and storage areas, road surfaces, car parks||1948 - 1990|
|PCB||Coatings, paints, joint compounds, window putties||Industrial, production and storage areas, road surfaces, coatings, car parks||1955 - 1985|
If there is any uncertainty and no clear data available, an extensive building diagnosis by specialist personnel is essential. In this process, all documents are checked; sources of danger are identified visually and samples are taken and analyzed In this way, it can be determined at an early stage which measures are necessary.
The process of pollutant removal
We adhere strictly to the provisions of the Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS 519) throughout the process. Our trained, specialist personnel always ensure that no harmful substances are released.
Usually, this work requires the complete isolation of the work area. A sealed-off area is set up, which acts as a sort of airlock, keeping pollutants under lock and key. Thanks to our special milling process and depending on the area of application, this is not always necessary.
Because our special technology enables us to keep emissions low during the process, a sealed-off area is not always necessary. We rely on removal in layers so that the amount of material to be disposed of is limited to the bare minimum.
We remove magnesia screeds containing asbestos, coatings containing PAH or oily concrete floors quickly and easily. After completion of the remediation work, the room air is checked again by a certified and approved by an independent measurement laboratory.