Hazardous Chemical spills present significant challenges when they occur. Corrosive acids may be ignitable and may be able to ignite combustible materials should they come into contact. Direct contact could cause burns to the skin and eyes and fumes may be harmful if they are inhaled.
In some instances, concentrated corrosive acids may evidence a strong reaction with water or may in fact generate toxic gases if they come into contact with other chemicals.
The spill can be further complicated if it happens in the vicinity of an ignition source, is of a significant quantity or involves multiple acids at the same time. Highly toxic substances spilt in poorly ventilated areas pose an increased risk.
The effects of a chemical spill can last for an indeterminate period of time if they are not dealt with swiftly and effectively and ongoing exposure to raised levels of contamination can lead to significant health issues.
Removal and disposal of chemical residues and decontamination waste can also present significant challenges. The size of the spill, the chemicals involved and the resulting decontamination waste will determine the approach applied to the disposal of the waste generated by the spill.
Ideal Response is equipped and ready to deal with these risks and challenges. For more in-depth information regarding our chemical cleaning services.