Expert Asbestos Abatement in Bellingham, MA: Banner Environmental’s Precision in Action

In Bellingham, MA, a seemingly minor yet significant environmental hazard lurked within the confines of a local home’s basement. Spanning across two rooms, approximately 170 square feet of presumed asbestos-containing floor tile and mastic presented a health risk to the occupants. Recognizing the urgency and potential danger of the situation, the homeowners turned to the […]

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A Challenging Attic Asbestos Insulation Removal in Norfolk, MA

In the quaint neighborhood of Norfolk, MA, a single-family residential home stood with a hidden challenge lurking within its attic. The problem? Approximately 550 square feet of presumed asbestos-contaminated vermiculite insulation. This project was not just about removing insulation but also restoring a household’s safety and peace of mind. With our expertise in dealing with […]


Overcoming Water Damage and Asbestos Challenges in Needham, MA

During a severe storm, a client in Needham, MA faced a nightmare scenario: a prolonged power outage caused their sump pump to fail, resulting in over two feet of water flooding their basement. To compound the problem, asbestos testing revealed positive results in the floor tiles, adding a layer of complexity to an already daunting […]

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Banner Environmental Leads Asbestos Abatement and Mastic Tile Removal at Massachusetts Middle School

We recently undertook a significant project at a Massachusetts middle school, demonstrating our expertise in asbestos abatement and selective demolition. The task was intricate: the removal of 2,000 sqft of mastic tile, a material known for its potential asbestos content. This project was not just about renovation—it was about ensuring a safe learning environment for […]

Successful Residential Asbestos Tile and Mastic Abatement in Brockton, MA

Successful Residential Asbestos Tile and Mastic Abatement in Brockton, MA

At Banner Environmental Services, we recently completed a significant asbestos abatement project in a residential home in Brockton, MA. With over 25 years of experience in environmental services, our team was well-equipped to handle this challenging task, ensuring safety and compliance throughout the process. Asbestos Tile and Mastic Abatement in Brockton, MA – Project Scope […]

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Safe Vermiculite Removal in Bourne, MA

When it comes to safeguarding your home or business from potentially harmful substances like vermiculite, you want the experts by your side. At Banner Environmental Services, we understand the importance of thorough and safe vermiculite removal. Let’s delve into a recent vermiculite removal project in Bourne, MA, where our commitment to excellence shone through. The […]

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Safeguarding Health: How Banner Environmental Services Tackled Asbestos-Contaminated Vermiculite in Lowell, MA

Banner Environmental Services was recently entrusted with the critical task of removing asbestos-contaminated vermiculite in a Lowell, MA residence. Asbestos poses significant health risks, and the safe management of such hazardous materials requires the expertise and experience that Banner Environmental Services brings to the table. What Is Vermiculite? Vermiculite, a naturally occurring mineral, is widely […]

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Fall River Mill Conversion to a New Self-Storage Facility

Banner Environmental Services was hired to assist with the conversion of a mill in Fall River, Massachusetts into a new self-storage facility. The project involved a significant amount of debris removal and demolition, as well as asbestos abatement. Interior Debris Clean-up, Selective Demolition, and Waste Removal Before the conversion could begin, the space needed to […]

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How To Tell If Insulation Is Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction materials, including insulation, due to its heat-resistant properties. Asbestos may be effective for insulation, but because it is linked to serious health problems, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, it’s vitally important to know if your insulation contains asbestos, and to take the […]

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The Importance of Professional Asbestos Disposal

Did you know that asbestos can provoke severe breathing problems and cause cancer? Asbestos has been a common building material for years. They used it in everything from popcorn ceilings to wall paint. The government banned asbestos for most applications, but much of it is still around today. You tend to find it in older homes and buildings […]

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Professional Asbestos Removal: How It Works

There has been a significant reduction in the use of asbestos since 1980 but asbestos still kills 12,000-15,000 people per year in the United States. A lot of old buildings and homes continue to hold asbestos, especially in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Asbestos is dangerous but untrained human eyes are usually unable to spot it, especially when […]

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What Is an Asbestos Survey and Why You Need One

The EPA estimates that 20% of all public and commercial buildings in the U.S. contain some asbestos material. Of those buildings, about 65% have at least some damaged material, while almost half have significantly damaged material. Considering how harmful asbestos is to human health, conducting an asbestos survey during commercial real estate transactions, before demolition or renovation, or after […]

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Church Basement Asbestos Abatement ∙ Reading, MA

Banner Environmental successfully completed a basement asbestos abatement and removal project for a church in Reading, MA. Our professional asbestos abatement team performed our five-step process in addressing asbestos at the church: Asbestos Abatement Asbestos Testing Asbestos Survey Asbestos Removal Asbestos Disposal We performed select demolition of a stage, some walls, and a drop ceiling. […]

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5 Reasons To Schedule Asbestos Testing Services for Your Property

Towards the end of the 19th century, people used asbestos widely for many uses. Uses of asbestos in the house included ceilings and insulation to drywalling and roofing, especially here in New England, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  However, usage declined as the years went on. In 2002, the last US asbestos manufacturer ceased its operations. This […]

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We Partner with Schools to Provide Asbestos Remediation Services

The presence of asbestos is no walk in the park for anyone, but for schools it is an even greater burden. As with any asbestos remediation project there is a need to carefully remove the hazardous material all while protecting the surrounding environment and ensuring no asbestos fibers are released into the air. According to […]


3 Ways to be More Environmentally Proactive

As we can all agree, weather as we know is continually changing. This continual evolution of weather could easily be described as destabilized, and it is impacting our environment. Here at Banner Environmental we believe that being environmentally proactive is important to being a good neighbor in a community. One of the key statements to […]

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New England Schools Granted Funds for Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos is a dangerous material and exposure to it can cause serious health issues including mesothelioma cancer. Unfortunately, asbestos was used as a wide-spread construction material prior to 1980 to increase durability and fire resistance – a time when any health risk associated with the substance was unknown. Given that almost half of the schools […]

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Neighbors Raise Concerns During Demolition Project

A bit of citizen action has helped prevent the furthering of some disruptive and dangerous demolition in Wilmington, MA recently. It’s not atypical for demolition projects to occur, but for neighbors to be the flag raisers at the first signs of improper handling of hazardous materials, is a unique scenario. That’s what happened at 13 […]

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What to Ask When Hiring an Asbestos Contractor for Removal and Abatement

Hiring an asbestos contractor can be an intimidating task for many people. What are the questions one should be asking? What are the primary considerations? Where does one begin? We’ve established the three baseline questions we encourage everyone to ask a potential asbestos contractor. 1.) Is the asbestos contractor licensed? This perhaps is the most […]

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Banner Environmental Services Supports Starr Development’s Restoration Project in Fall River

In case you missed it, we recently shared a recap on the project that focused on bringing life back to the Cornell Mill in Fall River. The mill, built in the 1800’s, is a 192,000 sq foot old cotton mill which operated until the Depression. By July of next year, the Mill will be restored […]

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Exposing the Dangers of Improper Asbestos Removal

It is no secret that asbestos is dangerous. However, time and time again, negligent actions are amplifying the dangers to others. Asbestos, which was commonly used as insulation on older houses, can produce airborne particles that when inhaled can lead to lung damage. When asbestos is removed improperly or discarded of in improper ways, the […]

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Asbestos Found During Renovation Work at Brookline Residential Property

The importance of partnering with a licensed asbestos removal service such as Banner Environmental Services is continuously played out in reports across the media. Several times a year a company is hit with hefty fines and headlines cross newspapers stating several asbestos violations have been found and that the proper procedures were not followed. Most […]

Banner Environmental Services Receives Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) Certification in Massachusetts

Franklin, MA June 6, 2017 – Banner Environmental Services, an environmental services company headquartered in Massachusetts, announces their new Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) certification for both asbestos abatement and demolition in Massachusetts. DCAMM, an agency within the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F), is responsible for capital planning, major public […]

Failing the Grade with Asbestos is Not an Option

In 2015, a new report was published entitled, Failing the Grade: Asbestos in America’s Schools, from the office of U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA). The report states that two-thirds of the school districts across 15 states have acknowledged the presence of asbestos in their schools. What became apparent in the report is that asbestos brings […]

Asbestos Removal Done Right and Oh-So-Wrong

Despite asbestos being outlawed as a construction material in the United States decades ago, it’s still rampant in existing structures, causing a nightmare situation in renovation and demolition projects. In most states, like Massachusetts, it’s mandated that a licensed asbestos abatement professional handles the removal of the highly-dangerous material. Older buildings and homes are often […]

Massachusetts Launches New Initiative to Help Protect the Public from the Dangers of Asbestos

Last month, Massachusetts’ Attorney General Maura Healy announce a new initiative to help educate and protect children, families, and workers from the dangers of asbestos. The initiative, Healthy Buildings, Healthy Air, will bring together state agencies and school districts to ensure safe practices are upheld for the handling and removal of asbestos. It will also […]

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Former Cotton Mill Restoration Involves Asbestos Window Glazing Removal

Old buildings often contain hazardous materials in places you may not think about. That’s the case in the Cornell Mill in Falls River, MA., which is undergoing a renovation. The former cotton mill, built in the late 1800s, will become 101 market rate housing units. The granite building has some great features like hardwood flooring, […]

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Banner Environmental Services Residential Asbestos Abatement Project Gets 5 Stars

We recently completed a residential asbestos abatement project for one of our customers and he was kind enough to share his experience with Banner Environmental Services on our Facebook page, rating our company as 5 stars. Thank you Lenny! Banner Environmental is a great example of highly professional approach, excellent service and competitive pricing. Nicole […]

Boston Building gets Asbestos Abatement and Converts to Housing

For Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood, a large building is seeing a transformation. The Verizon building on Harrison Avenue is being converted into apartments and perhaps eventually condominiums. The $14 million project required a large asbestos abatement, which Banner Environmental Services provided. Next, Banner Environmental Services will focus on the interior demolition. The top three floors of […]

The Severity of Skipping Steps

There is a reason asbestos has been hard-banned in 58 countries. The mineral is extremely hazardous to humans – linked to mesothelioma and countless other life-threatening illnesses. However, the United States has merely litigated its usage in certain products and only since the 1980s. Therefore, its use in insulation, shingles, ceilings, floor tiles, and several […]