About Keys

Keys Environmental Services, LLC is a woman owned full-service environmental contractor licensed to expertly handle all asbestos and mold abatement within Washington D.C. and the states of Maryland and Virginia. Our leadership has over two decades of experience working in the mold and asbestos industry and places a large emphasis on the safety of both our staff and the clients we serve. We understand the dangers that come with handling the materials in our industry which is why we actively reinvest into our crew’s training as well as the abatement and remediation equipment we use to offer you the safest solution possible. Keys Environmental is an emerging leader in the environmental industry and is equipped to provide quality work at a fair price for all federal, commercial, and residential abatement settings. Give us a call and let’s see how we can help!

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Our work

Asbestos abatement inside a house
Keys Environmental Services contractors preparing a house for asbestos abatement
Exterior view of residential asbestos abatement project
Asbestos-containing insulation located in the attic of residential building
Keys Environmental Services contractors removing asbestos from restaurant exterior
Interior of restaurant asbestos abatement project
Mold spores on drywall due to water damage
Mold spores on drywall due to water damage-2
Keys Environmental Services truck with asbestos waste
Keys Environmental Services asbestos waste container
Asbestos contractors scraping residential siding
Asbestos contractors cleaning up after abatement
Asbestos contractor cleaning floor after abatement
Asbestos decontaminiation entrance
Commercial asbestos abatement window project
Contractors removing asbestos windows
Asbestos containment for a large factory building abatement project
Black mastic asbestos on ceiling
Mold spores on wooden ceiling and support beams
Drywall cut from water damage and mold growth
Mold contractor scraping mold spores from wall
Contractors scraping asbestos tiles and black mastic

Dangers of Asbestos & Mold

Two asbestos contractors looking at demolition project

Dangers of Asbestos & Mold

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with many unique properties allowing for its application across many industries such as textiles, construction, automotive, and plumbing. However, even though it possesses many qualities that allow for its diverse use, asbestos is extremely dangerous if inhaled or ingested, killing thousands of people each year.

Asbestos contractor standing next to asbestos decontamination entrance

Asbestos is most dangerous when it is present in materials that can be easily crumbled by hand, known as “friable material” in the industry. When these materials are disturbed asbestos fibers are released into the air ready to be inhaled or ingested by someone in the area. If asbestos fibers find their way inside a human they can cause serious diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other lung cancers. The onset of these diseases does not happen right away but rather builds up over time with continuous exposure and once diagnosed they are usually deadly.

Keys Environmental Services asbestos contractors performing black mastic abatement

Asbestos products were extremely popular in the construction industry before regulations were put in place to limit their use due to health hazards. If your building was built or remolded before the year 1980, there is a good chance that asbestos-containing materials are present. Some common asbestos-containing materials include flooring, ceiling, and roofing tiles, as well as fireproofing and insulation. These regulations were set in order to limit the usage of asbestos but also to ensure that asbestos is removed from residential, commercial, and industrial buildings properly without putting those in close vicinity in harm’s way. These regulations are set by local, state, and federal agencies and it is crucial that only licensed asbestos contractors handle any tasks related to asbestos removal.

Mold spores on a wooden ceiling and support beams

Mold and other fungal organisms are an integral part of our environment as they are responsible for breaking down and digesting organic matter such as dead trees, leaves, and animals. In our daily lives, we humans are exposed to various types of mold both in indoor and outdoor environments. Some of these molds are known allergens and aggravate our eyes, skin, and respiratory systems while other molds produce mycotoxins which can cause serious health problems for those exposed. It is the mold’s ability to destroy organic material which makes it dangerous to our buildings and most importantly health.

Mold contractor spraying mold spores on wall

Mold colonies grow and thrive in environments where there is a lot of humidity and dampness which is why water damage in its many forms is a very popular cause of mold growth in an indoor environment. If left alone and moisture is consistently available the mold may weaken the structure of the building but this usually takes a long time and the main dangers of mold are its effects on the health of humans and animals. Those individuals that are sensitive to mold are prone to experience allergic-like reactions if they touch the colonies. However, the most dangerous health hazards occur once someone has inhaled large quantities of airborne mold spores. These spores are released by the mold as seeds in order to reproduce on new material. Those individuals that consistently reside or work inside a building with airborne spores are in danger of developing a mold-caused respiratory illness which can be life-threatening depending on the mold type.

Keys Environmental Services contractor scraping mold spores off a wall
Mold can grow and reproduce very fast as long as organic matter and wet conditions are present. It usually takes about 24-48 hours for mold to start growing after being exposed to a wet environment and only a few more days to be visibility seen. Due to the nature of mold reproduction, it is important that proper remediation is completed after abatement in order to stop future mold growth.

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