Professional Asbestos Removal And Abatement Services Throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island
If asbestos is found on your property, depending on the scenario, we may not recommend removal as the primary mitigation solution. There are some alternatives depending upon the situation.
Professional Asbestos Testing Services
Asbestos Spot Repair is used when only a fraction of the exposed asbestos becomes damaged. This involves either the abatement or encapsulation of a small portion of asbestos containing material.
Asbestos Encapsulation is the act of applying a material to cover existing asbestos material. Encapsulation is a frequently selected option for individuals who do not wish to perform a full scale abatement nor plan on doing any demolition or renovation.
Asbestos Enclosure is the method of encasing an asbestos containing material (ACM) with a non-asbestos covering or case. This can be done by building soffits, placing ceilings, encasements, or placing flooring covers over existing ACMs, thereby not allowing any asbestos fibers to escape.
Asbestos Removal is the final and most complete solution to mitigating asbestos exposure when all other remedies do not correct the situation at hand, or the building in question will undergo demolition, renovation, or remodel.
Professional Asbestos Abatement Removal in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Common Asbestos Containing Materials That Require Removal
- Asbestos Siding Removal
- Asbestos Tile Removal
- Asbestos Insulation Removal
- Popcorn Ceiling Asbestos Removal
- Asbestos Window Glazing Removal
Our Asbestos Removal Process
Interior removal/abatement, generally involves the following:
- The set up of a Poly Containment (a sealed off area utilizing industrial grade plastic), in which no unauthorized individuals have access to for the duration of the project.
- Negative air machines that place the containment under a negative containment pressure. This ensures clean air-flow throughout the containment while asbestos fibers are simultaneously trapped in the machines with HEPA filters.
- Industrial strength HEPA-Filtered Vacuums.
- A Three Chamber Decontamination System set up to enter/exit the decontamination unit. Signs adorn the abatement area to keep out all unauthorized personnel.
- The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on all employees during the abatement. Including tyvek suits, project-specific respirators, HEPA Filters, etc.
- A Final clean and Lock-Down of the area with a spray encapsulant.
- Independent Industrial Hygiene Firm performs a Final Visual and Air Quality Clearance to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the area for its inhabitants.
- Once the area is confirmed to be safe, our crew tears-down our containment, and you are once again allowed to occupy the area.
Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos Removal:
Abatement and removal might sound similar but there is a difference. When it comes to removing asbestos from homes and buildings, there are two different ways to go about it, and one might work best for your building over the other.
Abatement is essentially removing the problem from the structure or enclosing it, so there’s no longer a risk or harm to others. With abatement procedures, we’ll make sure that everyone is safe and vacated from the area before we start our work.
For asbestos abatement, our process is simple and closely resembles the remediation procedure.
- Seal off the area of the building
- Hang sheets of polyethylene and secure them with polyethylene tape
- Contaminated materials are removed, and placed into polyethylene disposal bags, closed securely with tape
- The remaining surface will need to be cleaned with a damp cloth and a HEPA vacuum if the situation warrants it
When it comes to asbestos removal, you’ll really just be addressing the underlying problem, so it likely doesn’t happen again. Remediation also does include an initial abatement period at first. The removal process will include a strategy and is typically created before any work begins. We’ll share a written report, with the scope of the problem, notes about the contamination area, recommendations for removal, and the materials. We’ll also share the testing methods that need to be done.
The process for asbestos removal is simple, with four steps that your asbestos removal company will follow:
- HVAC units are turned off and vents are sealed to stop asbestos fibers from circulating
- The work area is sealed off with a plastic sheeting
- HEPA vacuums and wet cleanup tools will be used to clean the workspace
- Materials removed from the site will be placed into clearly marked and leak-tight containers.
- Once the asbestos is removed from your home or commercial building, we’ll follow the state and federal laws by safely disposing of the carcinogenic materials. Our team will take care of all removal and disposal procedures, keeping you and your loved ones safe.
Once the asbestos removal is 100% complete, then it is safe to move back into your home. Also, during an asbestos removal project we strongly recommend that you do not stay in your house until our work is complete.
You may be able to remove asbestos yourself if you live in a single-family home — but you shouldn’t. While there is no federal law that prevents you from removing asbestos from your homes, some local and state laws may prevent you from doing so without proper training.
However, even if there are no laws that prevent you from removing asbestos, doing it yourself could increase the risk of asbestos exposure unless you are an abatement professional.
If you need to remove asbestos from your property in the safest way possible, call an asbestos abatement company like Banner Environmental Services. The EPA recommends that you make sure the company and people you work with are properly licensed and trained, which we are.
Commercial Asbestos Removal and Abatement
We also offer asbestos removal and abatement services for commercial, industrial and municipal buildings. View our commercial asbestos abatement services to learn more.
Hire The Right Asbestos Removal and Abatement Company
Banner Environmental Services possesses a trained, professional team of technicians who are licensed, insured, and equipped for safe, thorough asbestos removal and abatement. Serving all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts including Greater Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
- Free Estimates - Our trained and licensed technicians assess the damage and provide a free in-person estimate.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service - With our 24-hour emergency response, we will start working as soon as possible.
- Licensed and Insured - Our team is licensed and insured to protect you throughout your project..
- Professional Equipment and Techniques - We use professional-grade equipment and advanced techniques.
- Local Professionals - Our entire team is local to Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and trained and certified to safely restore your home.
- We Work With Your Insurance Company - We accept all insurance companies and can even work with them directly.
- Over 25 Years Experience - We’ve been in business for a while and have a stellar reputation of helping homeowners safely and effectively restore their home.