VA Debris Removal

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b. Debris Removal.

Generally, cleanup of the property or removal of debris will be the responsibility of VA, once custody of the property is transferred following a foreclosure sale or deed-in-lieu. However, holders are required to remove unhealthy or hazardous materials from the exterior and interior of properties prior to transferring custody of vacant properties and must adhere to the local municipal health and safety requirements regarding the proper disposal of said materials. For clarification, examples of health and safety hazards include, but are not limited to, highly flammable chemicals, decaying food or other organic matter, dead animals, broken glass or other sharp objects, and large quantities of paint or paint products. Holders are further required to check with the local municipality for health and safety hazard requirements. For all debris removal other than vehicle removal, reimbursement is provided per cubic yard of debris removed, up to the maximum allowable amount. The itemized invoice of work completed and waste management receipt must indicate the number of cubic yards removed.

Mr P. Says: 

Health And Safety Hazards

Safety hazards are those things that can hurt you. Health hazards are those things that can make you sick.

Some items, situations, environments, etc. can fall into both categories.

Both health hazards and safety hazards have the potential to cause death.

A short list of safety hazards:

1. Loose/broken steps

2. Missing/broken handrails

3. Exposed wires

4. Uncapped gas lines

5. Uncapped water main

6. Missing/buckling flooring

7. Missing floor vent covers

8. Loose/missing guardrails

9. Broken glass in windows

10. Falling ceiling tiles/drywall/plaster

11. Water on floors

12. Unstable porch/deck

13. Broken glass

14. Pools of any type


A short list of health hazards:
1. Decaying food

2. More than 5 gallons of paint

3. Flammables

4. Feces

5. Raw trash

6. Tires

7. Oil

8. Paint thinner

9. Batteries

10. Propane tanks

11. Unusually large amount of household chemicals

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