Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos siding

Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring minerals that possess very unique properties. These mined minerals have the ability to be continuously separate into strong, very thin, microscopic fibers. When these fibers are within our bodies certain diseases that have latency periods of 10 to 30 years after exposure can become prevalent. Asbestosis and Mesothelioma are two such diseases that asbestos exposure can contribute to. What level of exposure that directly causes these diseases is not a known science. Materials such as floor tiles, linoleum sheeting, pipe insulation, boiler insulation, mastic adhesives, joint compounds, window glazing, roofs, duct insulation, siding, sprayed on or rolled on textured ceilings and many other items should be tested or visually confirmed as to whether of not they contain asbestos before they are touched.

Abatement proposals are generally based on the amount of asbestos material that has to be removed, and the general site conditions and required preparation, as well as any special requirements of the project.

The Abatement Process:

  • Once a proposal is accepted and deposit paid, all the required permitting and notifications are started, with a minimum 10 day waiting period before work can start.
  • The crew will full prepare the site in accordance will all regulations and best practices, completely sealing the abatement area and creating a negative pressure environment
  • All the asbestos material is removed, and everything in the area is fully cleaned and washed.
  • An independent, certified hygienist is brought in to test the site upon completion to make sure the asbestos fibers are below a safe level before re-opening.
  • Within 45 days of completion, copies of all proper documentation of air tests and disposal certificates will be sent to the customer.

Items to consider for Asbestos Abatement: