You may need asbestos removal in Boston, if you’re remodeling a home or replacing a heating appliance. Once called the “miracle mineral” for its wide range of uses, this silica-based fiber is now known to cause lung diseases. It is a job only for specially trained professionals – and you have found the area’s most experienced right here.
Asbestos removal in Boston may be needed if your home or office was built before the mid-1980s. This dense mineral fiber was long used as a flame retardant, as insulation, and in all kinds of building materials. Even after its production was banned in the US in 1978, builders were allowed to use their remaining stock for years.
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When the asbestos removal job is complete, the customer is provided closeout documents; which include a completion letter describing the scope of work and certified lab results of the independent air testing. Completion Certification allows you to list your home with total confidence.
When to Call an Asbestos Company
First, some good news: despite all the scary headlines, this material is not necessarily dangerous unless it is disturbed in some way. If it is securely covered, incorporated into a material like paint, and remains undisturbed, you probably do not need testing.
However, you may want to look into asbestos removal if you have crumbling drywall, loose vermiculite insulation, or if you recently renovated or upgraded. We will check your property out and assess your risk with accuracy.
Demolition - Before a demolition begins, cities and towns are required to have an Asbestos Survey in Massachusetts as part of the permit application.
Pipe Insulation removal – If you have discovered this asbestos pipe insulation while doing repair work, call us immediately. If it has been disturbed, we can remove it safely according to state and federal regulations.
VAT - Vinyl Asbestos Tiles removal – 9 inch by 9 inch tiles and the mastic adhering it to the plywood in holder homes almost always contain asbestos and needs to removed by an asbestos company.
Asbestos Exterior Shingles Removal – Homes built before 1980 typically have asbestos containing exterior shingles. A licensed asbestos company must remove these shingles.
Asbestos Roof Removal – Prior to the mid 1980s many houses were built with asbestos containing roofing tiles. We have worked extensively with many local roofing companies to remove asbestos roof shingles prior to new roofing insulation.
Textured or Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Many homes built before the mid 1980 have textured ceilings, sometimes referred to as “popcorn ceilings.” Do not scrape them yourself! You will release disease causing asbestos fibers into the air. Call a licensed asbestos company.
Asbestos Furnace Removal – the old “snowman boilers” along with many other types of old heating systems are wrapped in asbestos. We have worked extensively with local plumbers and heating companies to remove existing heating systems prior to home furnace updates. We follow DEP guidelines for removal of old heating systems.
Vermiculite Removal – Vermiculite insulation is seen in many attics built before the mid 1980s. Vermiculite must not be disturbed and when removed it must be handled by a licensed Asbestos Contractor.
The US Environmental Protection Agency says all older building materials should be treated as if they are contaminated, just to be safe. Our experts will tell you with certainty if your property has an issue based on its age, condition and materials.
Again, removal is only necessary if there’s any chance the fibers could become friable – that’s the technical term for airborne. These fibers are light enough to float on air currents and settle onto any surface. This causes a problem when they are breathed in: the lungs can’t dispel them.
The fibers cause a reaction in the body that can lead to various lung diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. The risk is greater among smokers. The physical damage usually takes years to show up.
Because this fiber’s use hit a peak in the mid-20th century, health care providers are now seeing a flood of new cases. The people most at risk are workers who touched the material, those who handled the disposal of asbestos, or those who were otherwise exposed without proper protection.
However, anyone – even children – can be harmed by exposure. Call now for a free home inspection and an estimate. We are the state’s number one company for careful and experienced removal.
We can sample both air and materials for the presence of these fibers, testing them in approved, state of the art laboratory conditions. We will give you a written estimate of the extent of the problem and find the best asbestos abatement solution. The contaminated area will be sealed off from the rest of the house according to regulations.
Your air system will be thoroughly cleaned using the latest HEPA filtration and air movement methods, and we will leave you feeling safer and better protected from risk.
Safe Asbestos Removal
Our asbestos company has specialized in identification and removal since 1987. We are fully state licensed, bonded and insured, including Worker’s Compensation and liability, for your protection.
Before you do any type of home maintenance or repair, give us a call. It is not worth the risk to your long-term health to try to find or take out this fiber yourself; improper handling and disposal of asbestos can make the problem worse. Our accredited professionals can handle the toughest of cases.
We perform asbestos removal in Boston, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.