Are you looking for environmental remediation companies in CT? Finding a contractor that’s the perfect fit can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never dealt with a remediation project before.
Not only do you have your own budget and preferences, but there are environmental remediation laws and regulations–plus the special needs of each project.
Here are our favorite questions to ask potential environmental remediation companies before you hire them:
Where are is their company located, and where do they serve?
Of course, this should be obvious.
But if you’re in Manchester, Vernon, East Hartford, Windsor, or Glastonbury, wouldn’t you want someone who works in your neighborhood specifically?
A surprising majority of environmental remediation companies work nationwide and dealing with a faceless corporation can mean less accountability than someone who works specifically in your neighborhood.
Are they licensed in CT for environmental remediation?
An environmental remediation team normally requires a team of experts on that team. To learn more about the requirements in the State of Connecticut, visit the CT Gov website.
Are they insured?
Like with many large projects, environmental remediation can last longer and be more costly than originally planned for–especially if there are some unexpected surprises along the way. This means that you run the risk of losing millions of dollars of unanticipated liability if the company you hired only had the bare minimum of insurance.
Here is our list of must-have insurance categories, which are often insured to the tune of tens of millions of dollars (if not more).
- General liability
- Automobile liability
- Workers compensation
- Contractors pollution
- Errors and omissions
- Umbrella/excess liability (the most expansive of all the categories)
How much environmental remediation experience do they have, and how long have they been in business?
Many remediation company have been in business for 20+ years, and almost all for a minimum of 10 0r 15. (And even if the business is new, you should expect that your expert would have that same number of years of experience working elsewhere.)
With how complicated, law-bound, and expensive environmental remediation services can be, you need to make sure you’re working with someone who’s already seen it all.
Can you see real remediation reviews from neighbors in CT?
Don’t just take their word for it, or read the reviews they hand-placed on their website. Do your research to see real verified customer reviews. For all construction and remediation, some of our favorite websites are:
(And if you click any one of those links, you’ll see our own real reviews from real customers.)
Do they perform other services besides environmental remediation?
First of all, all remediation services have four basic phases: a preliminary assessment, site investigation, remedial investigation, and remedial action. With all of those phases, there are several services that are offered standard by any environmental redemption company:
- Industrial cleaning
- Groundwater and soil remediation
- Hazardous waste management
- Tank removal
- Additional remediation services such as mold, water damage, smoke, or fire
- Emergency response 24/7, including holidays
And, of course, some additional services that make for a great one-stop-shop:
- Demolition services
- Remodeling or reconstruction services
- Foundation and infrastructure repair
- Misc. carpentry, plumbing, or electrician services
- Building management services and solutions
If you’re looking for environmental remediation companies in CT, click here to get a quote from us. We’d be happy to help with anything your building needs!