Asbestos abatements can sound overwhelming, but our local team will guide you through every step of the process. First and foremost, we will work with you to develop a scope of work that will keep your project moving forward while dealing with the asbestos you have discovered. Most often this will be an abatement, but there are times where other options such as encapsulation can fit your project.
Why do I have to take asbestos so seriously?
Sometimes asbestos work can feel like just another set of government regulations you are forced to spend money on. The truth is asbestos fibers produce a very real health hazard when they are released into the air and breathed. Asbestos is the sole cause of Mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lungs. It also is the source of Asbestosis, a chronic lung disease. According to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety: “all levels of asbestos exposure studied to date have demonstrated asbestos-related disease”
During the course of a home renovation, tasks such and tearing out drywall can release large volumes of asbestos fibers into the air in the form of dust. The fibers can travel throughout the building and be sucked into HVAC systems. This presents a risk not only to the workers immediately breathing the fibers but to occupants that will return to live and work in the building.
A professional asbestos abatement will ensure that all asbestos fibers are removed from the worksite leaving no risk for future exposure. It’s a small step you can take that can have a big impact on the health of your family or clients.
What does an asbestos abatement look like?
We start each abatement by talking through the scope of your project and identifying all the materials that need to be removed. The day of the abatement, our crew will show up and begin preparations and set up containment. We will build plastic walls to isolate the renovation area, and use a negative air machine to exhaust all air from that space to the outside. All these measures ensure that no asbestos fibers make it from the work area into your home or property.
Once the area is contained and negative airflow is established, we will suit up in protective gear and begin demolition. All asbestos-containing materials will be bagged and sealed inside the containment walls, then transported out for disposal. Tools, protective suits, and trash will be cleaned or sealed before they leave the work area and come through your home.
How long will it take?
Generally, single room residential abatements are completed in a few days. Multi-room residential renovations can typically be completed within a week. Demolitions and commercial projects can extend longer based on the job requirements.
Will I have to leave my home during the abatement?
Not necessarily. We will set up a containment zone within the building, and all areas outside of that containment will be safe to access. However, we may be required to cut off access to different areas in order to properly establish containment. We may also need to shut off water or power for limited amounts of time depending on the scope of work.
Our number one priority is your health and safety. We will make sure you know exactly where you can and can not go during the abatement.