Asbestos abatement is the process of containing and removing asbestos material from an area. This is done with careful attention to the process to minimize the risk of asbestos entering the air. Asbestos abatement is necessary for situations where construction projects or repairs are necessary, and the mineral is present. If you know you need this service, asbestos abatement companies in Alaska, including Satori Group, can help to safely and effectively remove the material and protect the environment during the process.
Asbestos abatement is a process that begins with an on-site evaluation. It’s critical to only use asbestos abatement companies with proper training and licensing to handle this type of work because it is so specialized. During the initial evaluation, the contractor will determine if asbestos is present and, if it is, if it needs to be removed. This decision is based on the condition of the material, such as if it is intact and if the material is likely to be disturbed during the work to be completed.
If it is necessary to remove it, you’ll learn exactly what will occur to ensure the work is done to meet all local, state, and federal guidelines.
If you need the removal of the material, the first step is often to set up a containment area. This helps to minimize the material leaving the area. There is also a need to establish a decontamination area, which allows for someone working within the contaminated area to leave that space without putting others at risk.
All material is removed using safe procedures, with the goal of carefully storing it in specially designed asbestos waste material bags. It is then removed from the building and taken to proper disposal facilities.
During this process, you can expect the following:
Once the work is complete, the asbestos abatement companies in the Western United States will then work to completely clean up the area and properly manage the prevention of contamination during the process. The area is restored as much as possible to allow the work in the area to go back in place.
Keep in mind that follow-up inspections and evaluations may be beneficial to ensure that the material is fully removed. This type of work has to be done whenever there is the risk of asbestos being present.
The length of time it takes really depends on multiple factors, including the extensiveness of the work that needs to be done. You’ll be able to learn about the work plan and the overall timeline for completion when you meet with the team to discuss your needs.
Asbestos is a highly dangerous mineral that’s often found in properties constructed prior to 1980. If your building is older than that, it is necessary, in many areas, to conduct a thorough evaluation and inspection to ensure asbestos isn’t present. It was used heavily in building construction and materials because it was an inexpensive and an effective tool. Today, we know it is a highly dangerous and life threatening mineral that can embed into the lining of the lungs.
It is commonly found on:
For those who need asbestos abatement companies in Alaska, count on Satori Group. Our experience in ensuring the proper methods of asbestos abatement is one of the most important reasons to turn to us for your commercial and residential projects. We provide full asbestos building surveys, abatement, air sampling and analysis, and much more to ensure that your environment is safe.
Do not assume asbestos isn’t present. Learn if the risk exists and, if so, allow our team to come in to provide comprehensive asbestos abatement for your needs. We use state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained and certified professionals to manage the abatement process properly. Call us now to set up a consultation or inspection.