Professional Asbestos Removal

Why asbestos removal done professionally is required


Professional asbestos removal ensures safety, insurance, and conformance to the quality standards. The abatement company implements the decontamination procedures during and after the completion of the demolition and removal works.

They test the air quality and accurately determine the particles per million (PPM) concentration of the asbestos dust. If it exceeds the acceptable level, they decontaminate the work area, your home interiors, and the surrounding space to eliminate the risk factors. They can also perform regular tests for a specific number of months after the work to determine and execute the required maintenance procedures.

Professional vs. DIY Methods

DIY Methods

If the asbestos removal is for your home and it involves no friable forms at all, you may attempt the DIY method. You don’t need a license for doing it. But you should have the removal equipment, safety gadgets, decontamination and cleaning machines, safe packing and disposal bag, etc.

Moreover, you should dispose the removals at federal and state-approved landfills and recycling plants after segregating them according to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. Failure of conformance at any stage can result in penalties and punishments. The other risk is the absence of insurance coverage.

Professional Asbestos Abatement

On the other hand, the professionals offer safe and secure methods for the removal services. They have the qualified and trained workforce with many years of experience. They can handle emergency situations and prevent the risks from going out of control.

Safety Enclosures

The abatement company workers seal the work area with the help of safety enclosures. The synthetic materials like the high-density polyethylene, Polycarbonate, and rubber can prevent the spreading of asbestos outside the work area.

Negative Pressure

The negative pressure technique used by the abatement team condenses the micron size particles in the air and makes them drop down. The team will know the accurate value per “WC to be maintained throughout the work in progress period. Installation of critical barriers, sealing of the enclosure, wall and floor sheeting, and sealing ensure accuracy. The frequency of air changes within the working hours determines the workplace safety and worker health. Documentation of the procedures during the project helps in taking corrective and preventive measures in cases of emergency situations.

Decontamination Units

The installation of the decontamination units ensures the free flow of air into the workspace and prevention of outflow. They also remove the asbestos remnants from the workers’ body and the clothing while moving in and out of the enclosure.

Wetting Procedures

The abatement teams use the combination of water and a wetting agent to settle the asbestos particles onto the floor, and the surfaces of the Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). The process becomes simple and streamlined as they use the advanced equipment and the tools for the operation.

Asbestos Removal

By applying the vacuum, filtering machines, blasting equipment and other tools, the abatement teams can remove the external deposits of asbestos from the ACM, floor, walls, and the ceilings safely and quickly. This procedure reduces the probability of air contamination considerably.

Demolition Procedures

Demolition of the ACM can increase the air contamination probability. Hence, the abatement teams use the specialized equipment and machinery for this purpose. The foaming unit is one such equipment which can perform the removal of asbestos and the ACM. Using it in combination with the demolition tools can ensure safety from pollution and health hazards.

The removal of popcorn-ceilings, plasters, drywall, shingles, plumbing and electrical fixtures, floor and wall tiles, pipes, and ducts involves the emission of asbestos particles. The professionals can use the specific safety gadgets and removal equipment to perform the task.

The battery operated compact drillers and cutters can perform the clean and safe tasks of structural demolition in your homes. They can avoid the breaking down of non-friable ACM which can cause air contamination.     The abatement teams know when they should use the manual methods for the safe removal and disposal. For example, the removal of shingles from the roof and the tiles from the floors need the balanced use of cutters, nail and adhesive removers, as well as the manual methods.

Packing Methods

Professional abatement teams know the application of sealed bags for the collection of asbestos in the wet powder form and ACM in the hard solid forms. They have exceptional seal strength and load carrying capacity. The builders’ sacks have larger dimension and thicker ply for moving heavier ACM like the shingles, tiles, bricks, concrete pieces, metal parts, etc. They are highly resistant to tear and puncture. The self-sealing bags and sacks can store the ACM during the transportation and disposal procedures. Since the abatement companies conform to the EPA guidelines, you won’t face any legal issues related to pollution.

Removal Team

The professional abatement companies deploy trained and experienced team for the asbestos removal and demolition projects. They can analyze the work site and adopt the safest procedures. They can test the air quality in the work area and the surroundings to ensure risk-free environment.

The asbestos concentration PPM can be reduced by the application of specialized tools and equipment after the completion of the abatement procedures. The professional companies will have access to this expensive equipment which you can’t afford to rent. Moreover, the operation of this advanced machinery requires the high level of technical training and experience.

Cost Comparison

When you compare the costs involved in the DIY method with the professional abatement, it will be naturally higher for the latter. But the rates you pay can ensure clean and hygienic environment within your home and the surroundings.

Most of the machinery, equipment, and safety gadgets are carried by the abatement company employees. Hence, the task becomes hassle-free. Hiring an insured service provider can also compensate for any property damages caused during the operations.

Customer Support

The professional asbestos removal companies can provide round the clock customer support and emergency services on call. They can provide you with useful tips on how to maintain your home free from asbestos after the demolition, removal, and disposal.