Asbestos Abatement & Removal
We assess each individual circumstance, and provide multiple answers on how to solve your asbestos removal problem. This can include spot repair, encapsulation, enclosure, or removal.
Asbestos Spot Repair is used when only a fraction of the exposed asbestos becomes damaged. In these situations we utilize multiple methods to fix the damaged asbestos back to non friable, or in tact status.
Asbestos Encapsulation is the act of reapplying a material to cover existing asbestos piping, boiler covering, or breaching with a impervious plaster laden fiberglass cloth, or utilizing PVC sheeting to cover exposed asbestos. This normally is utilized primarily for mechanical insulation systems. Encapsulation can also be used for flooring, and other area where asbestos has been used.
Asbestos Enclosure is the building of soffits, ceilings, encasements, to enclose the asbestos by a non pervious structure, thereby not allowing any asbestos fibers from escaping.
Removal is used as a final solution to an asbestos problem when all other remedies do not correct the situation at hand.
Depending on ones circumstance, any one of these above methods can be utilized.
What Is Asbestos?
What Are The Dangers?
Where Can I Find Asbestos?
Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.
Where asbestos may be found:
- Attic and wall insulation produced containing vermiculite
- Vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives
- Roofing and siding shingles
- Textured paint and patching compounds used on wall and ceilings
- Walls and floors around wood-burning stoves protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets
- Hot water and steam pipes coated with asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape
- Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets with asbestos insulation
- Heat-resistant fabrics
- Automobile clutches and brakes