HD Hazard Control LLC
Areas of service:Honolulu, Waipahu, Kaneohe, Kailua, Mililani, Ewa Beach, Wahiawa, Aiea, Pearl City and Kapolei
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HD Hazard Control LLC - Honolulu, HI
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About HD Hazard Control LLC
HD Hazard Control LLC provides environmental remediation, abatement and consulting services to individuals and businesses within the State of Hawaii.
Services offered includes:
- Mold Testing
- Mold Remediation
- Mold Consultation
- Asbestos Testing
- Asbestos Abatement
- Crime/Trauma Scene Decontamination
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Questions and answers
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
If Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) are in good condition, leave them alone. The EPA says it, the Department of Health says it.
Asbestos in and of itself is not an evil. It's an effective building material that presents a hazard when handled incorrectly. For that reason, while HDHC is in the business of removing asbestos, we encourage that abatement only be carried out where necessary.
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
Hawaii State Contractor's License: #C-32306 (C-19, Asbestos). Department of Health, Asbestos Abatement Entity Registration: A-0189.
Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Lead-Safe Certified Firm: NAT-127353-1
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
We love quantitative analysis of our work areas by third-party environmental consultants, since it's like getting a gold star when you pass a stringent clearance.
- What types of jobs are the most common?
Mold Remediation jobs are relatively common, along with the abatement of asbestos-containing acoustic ceiling texture.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
HDHC provides its clients with written reports, significant photographic records and copies of all documentation relevant to a project. We provide these services so that our clients can understand what they paid for and to demonstrate that they did receive that.
- How did you get started?
HDHC was founded by Harlan Kanoa N Sheppard, who worked with A&W Disaster Recovery for several years. That was before deciding to pursue his own path for performing environmental services.
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
Before hiring any remediation or abatement contractor, a client should check to see what standards they use to guide their work. The IICRC S520 is the gold standard for mold remediation work.
Additionally, skilled contractors should be well versed in the matters of Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint (LBP), both of which are a common occurrence on a job site. Either of which can have negative consequences for clients if the contractor is unwary.
- Tell us about the project or job that you are most proud of (in the last 12 months).
It's difficult to choose just one project to be proud of in the last year, given that we strive to take pride in all the work that we do.
Having to name one, HDHC was particularly proud of being able to provide water damage restoration services to J&J WorldWide Services at Tripler Army Medical Center. A water release inside one of the clinics there was a matter that required immediate attention, to which HDHC rendered prompt and thorough service.
The project was satisfactorily completed in approximately one week, permitting the clinic to continue operations with a minimal amount of interference.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
HDHC averages approximately 24-36 projects per calendar year. This includes abatement projects, remediation and consultations.
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
Some of the most frequent questions we hear are:
"How do you get rid of mold?" This is a more complicated question than you might think, but does have a very brief answer.
Remove the cause of amplification. Mold spores are present in air nearly all the time. It's their sharp amplification in the indoor environment which presents concerns for inhabitants.
"Will bleach clean up mold?" Chlorine bleach is an effective cleaning agent at times, but is corrosive as well. The most effective means of removing mold growth are the removal of contaminated porous materials and a combination of wet wiping and HEPA vacuuming of the surrounding area.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
Before seeking an environmental contractor, first assess the extent of what you're trying to accomplish. Are you trying to remove a problem for health reasons only (Mold), because it's deteriorating (Asbestos, Lead) or just incidentally due to renovations? This information is relevant to a contractor to help them design the project accordingly.
Are there any strong concerns over harsh chemical smells, worker safety or noise levels? All of these items should be individually addressed before you contact a contractor, if at all possible.
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Asbestos and mold are chiefly invisible to the naked eye and for that reason, it's difficult for a layman to distinguish what a contractor is doing. Sadly, this means that quite a bit of substandard work may take place which can contaminate a client's home.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
HDHC specializes in meeting or exceeding the most stringent specifications for an abatement or remediation project. We are a company that prides itself on providing a service of the highest quality to our clients.
This manner of operation lends itself well to performing mold remediation in hospital settings. The demands of healthcare settings call for the most careful and meticulous of infectious control measures.
- What brands or products do you work with?
HD Hazard Control LLC makes use of FLIR brand thermographic equipment for mapping out areas of elevated moisture for further analysis.
For our abatement and remediation disinfectants and encapsulants, we use Microban™ and Fiberlock™ brand products.