Hazardous materials are around all year, but Summer can bring on more activity surrounding hazardous materials. Colorado Hazardous Environmental wants you to be safe from all hazardous materials this Summer. Below, we will discuss a few hazardous materials that could cause you problems this summer.

Mold is the most common hazardous material that you might see in your home. Mold thrives on warm and damp areas. The Summer heat is perfect for mold growth. Couple that with water damages, and you will begin to see mold stains in your home. If you have any mold stains, it is important to contact a mold removal company to ensure the mold is completely removed and that the area has been sanitized.

Construction Materials

While you might not think about construction materials being hazardous, they could be! Summer is the ideal time for remodels and other types of construction projects. Asbestos-containing materials could be in your home and possibly removed, causing asbestos exposure. Lead paint is also a concern when doing remodels. If you are unsure if your home has asbestos or lead, have it tested to ensure the safety of you and your family!


While rodents might not seem like a hazardous material, they are. Rodents carry diseases. These diseases can transfer to you through urine, feces, or saliva. If you have rodents in your home, contact a professional for safe removal.

As you can see, several different hazardous materials could pop up this Summer. It is important that you are aware of these hazardous materials. If you have any of the above on your property, a professional hazardous material removal company will need to remove the items. All of the above items can make you extremely ill.