While abatement and remediation may sound similar, there is a significant difference. In the case of residential asbestos removal, there
are two approaches that may be used, and one may be more appropriate for your property than the other depending on its circumstances.
What is Asbestos Abatement and how does it work?
Abatement is the process of physically eliminating an issue from a structure or enclosing it so that it no longer poses a threat or causes
harm to others. We’ll use abatement methods to ensure that everyone is safe and out of the way before we begin our work on the site.
The asbestos contractor will arrive with a plan in hand and will go through the specifics of how the area will be treated, including the
preparation and cleanup processes, with the client. The plan will include a discussion of local, state, and federal legislation, as well as
safety standards and regulations. Once the strategy has been developed and communicated, the area is designated with danger warning
signs and the area is cleared.
In the case of asbestos removal, our approach is straightforward and closely mimics the repair procedure.
Close off the space around the structure with tape.
Polyethylene sheets should be hung and taped together with polyethylene tape.
Removed contaminated material is placed in plastic disposal bags, which are taped shut to prevent leakage.
If the case calls for it, the remaining surface will need to be cleaned with a moist cloth and a HEPA vacuum if it is necessary.
What is the difference between asbestos removal and asbestos remediation?
When it comes to asbestos removal, you will actually only be addressing the underlying problem, which will ensure that it does not recur
in the future. At the beginning of the remediation process, there will be an abatement phase. A strategy will be developed for the removal
procedure, which is generally completed before any work is performed. We will provide you with a written report that includes the nature of
the problem, details on the contaminated area, recommendations for removal, and the materials used in the investigation. We’ll also go
through the testing methodologies that will be used in the future.
The procedure of asbestos removal is straightforward, and it consists of four phases that your asbestos removal firm will carry out.
In order to prevent asbestos fibres from flowing, HVAC systems are switched off and vents are blocked.
A plastic sheet has been placed over the work area to keep it safe.
Cleaning equipment such as HEPA vacuums and wet cleanup tools will be utilised to keep the workstation clean.
Materials being taken from the site shall be placed in containers that are properly labelled and leak-proof.
Once the asbestos has been removed from your home or commercial structure, we will follow all applicable state and federal regulations
in order to properly dispose of the potentially hazardous materials. Our staff will handle all of the removal and disposal processes,
ensuring that you and your loved ones are kept safe at all times.
What is the most effective method of removing asbestos from my building?
In terms of removing asbestos fibres, there is no one method that is superior to the others; it all depends on the amount of exposure and
type of the condition being addressed. Asbestos can typically be handled effectively by abatement. However, some buildings and
homeowners will choose remediation instead.
The removal of hazardous fibres from your house or business facility should be left to a competent team rather than attempted by
yourself; thus, we do not advocate doing so. We will do adequate testing for the dangerous substance, adhere to all applicable rules and
protocols, and utilise the appropriate equipment to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Contact us right now if you want to learn more
about asbestos abatement and treatment.