Asbestos Removal Cheshire Connecticut
The identification, removal, repairs, and encapsulation of materials or products in a structure to eliminate the threat of exposure is Asbestos Removal or Asbestos Abatement. In certain states of the USA, it is not legal, as it only can be removed by an Asbestos Removal specialist.
So if you are not a licensed person then you cannot carry out the procedure in an area bigger than 10m².
When Asbestos is exposed to air, the toxic fibers get attached to them and couldn’t be seen with naked eyes and hence you will end up inhaling them. Health problems associated with asbestos include Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Cancer, Diffuse Pleural Thickening, etc.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has no general ban on the use of asbestos. Asbestos was one of the first hazardous air pollutants regulated under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act of 1970, and many applications have been forbidden by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The United States has made extensive laws for regulating the use of asbestos at the federal, state, and local level as well. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), gives a suggestion for having a certified and licensed asbestos professionals. They only will inspect the home first and will take the necessary decisions.
In 1985, EPA also conducted a national survey for creating an asbestos program to address this serious issue. It was found that almost 20% of buildings which includes public and private buildings and residential apartments contain asbestos. The estimation was in 190,000 buildings which are about 1.2 billion sq. feet of asbestos material which was found and or has been sprayed on. The average percentage of asbestos was about 14%.
In the present time, Asbestos Removal Cheshire CT service can remove mainly from the materials like Attics, Bathroom Area, Concrete, Electric Breaker, Plasters, Vinyl Floor Tiles, Roof Shingles, Mill-board, Cement Sheeting, Area of Basements, etc.
How Asbestos Removal Service in Connecticut Works?
Thus for Asbestos Removal Process, there is no safe level of exposure, according to some of the government organization like EPA and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Though a person with the certificate and proper training can do the asbestos removal process. As asbestos handling is too dangerous. Firstly the professional will take the samples from all over the house and an inspector will remove materials which are questionable and hand it over to the lab professionals to analyze them.
If asbestos is found then process called abatement or encapsulation needs to be done as recommended by the specialist.Depending upon the risk involved and extent of damage the contractor will command either to remove completely from an area or for encapsulation. Complete asbestos removal is more expensive then encapsulation. If there is a risk of air exposure of asbestos materials then it should be completely removed.
Then HVAC units will be switched off and vents will be sealed just to avoid circulation of asbestos fibers. After that, the whole work is to be sealed. For cleaning HEPA filter vacuums will be used. Then the asbestos material is placed inside a leak-tight container.
A full-face mask respirator and coveralls is necessary for technicians while asbestos removal process in Cheshire CT. After the removal process is done the soiled clothes must be bagged.
The asbestos removal process is meeting all the rules and regulations mentioned by the state and federal governments. Also, we adhere to strict regulatory guidelines to assure that asbestos materials are removed or contained without risk to health or safety, and with a minimum of disruption to property.
Our certified workers are trained to work on commercial, residential, industrial and institutional facilities. You can rely on us to make sure that your building is in compliance with CT DPH, US EPA, and OSHA.