Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was a common component of many building materials and flame retardants. Asbestos-containing materials have since been banned from use in construction due to the dangers that deteriorating or damaged asbestos products pose to the public.
In recent years, exposure to asbestos fibers, particles and dust has been linked to a variety of serious, sometimes fatal, health issues, including mesothelioma and cancer of the lung, larynx and ovary.
If you suspect that your property contains Asbestos-Containing Building Materials (ACBM), you need to take action before conducting any renovations or new construction.
24 Restore’s team of EPA-certified asbestos remediation specialists are trained and licensed to successfully identify and remove these harmful materials from commercial and residential properties in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
24 Restore’s professional asbestos remediation process involves:
- An on-site assessment of your property
- Formulation of a remediation plan specific to your property’s needs
- Restricting access to the hazardous areas
- Establishing a dedicated work space, disabling HVAC systems, and sealing off doors, windows and ducts with thick plastic sheeting
- Installing a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) air filtration system
- Removing and disposing of all ACBMs via sealed bags that are transported through a decontamination system
- Cleaning all work area surfaces with wet methods and HEPA vacuums to minimize risk of exposure to asbestos particles and fibers
- Providing a final report that includes inspection results, laboratory analysis, and all permits, project documentation and waste shipment records.
Asbestos-Containing Building Materials (ACBM)
- Insulation (Wall, Attic, Boiler, Furnace, Duct)
- Heat-Resistant Fabrics (Fire Blankets, Fire Curtains, Carpeting, Cloth Insulation for Electrical Wires)
- Spray-On Fireproofing Materials
- Vinyl Flooring and Tiles
- Flooring and Tile Adhesives
- Ceiling Tiles and Acoustic Tiles
- Roofing and Siding Shingles
- Textured Paints
- Wall and Ceiling Patching Compounds
- Caulking and Joint Compounds
- Hot Water and Steam Pipe Coverings and Coatings
- Chimney Flue Linings
- Wallboards, Sheetrock, Plaster and Acoustical Plaster