Trusted Asbestos Abatement Experts
At CT Asbestos Contracting, LLC having had the experience of meeting families affected by asbestos is alarming and dangerous if not addressed. That's the reason why our asbestos remediation services are available at competitive prices.
Our licensed asbestos removal company is ready to come to your location and eliminate the asbestos, no matter what it's contained in.
It was used in thousands of products before regulations were implemented in the 1970s.
Asbestos is a group of minerals that is composed of fine, durable fibers. Because it is resistant to fire and many chemicals, it has been used for decades in the formation of insulation, flooring, ceiling tiles and much more.
It wasn’t until the 1980s that the use of asbestos in household materials was stopped. Health professionals discovered that exposure to asbestos caused diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma (a rare cancer with no known cure). Asbestos is extremely dangerous and should only be handled by experts that are authorized to remove and dispose of it properly.
Where is Asbestos Found?
Asbestos can be found in an array of places such as your home or business. Below is a list of where it can be found
Attic insulation - vermiculite
Caulking putties and joint compound
Flooring tile, vinyl asbestos tile, and linoleum
Glue and/or mastic
Pipe and boiler insulation
Sprayed fire retardants
Caulking putties and joint
Surfacing materials, including plaster and sheetrock
Tiles and insulating board
What Are The Dangers?
While asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, frequent or excessive exposure to the fibers can cause serious health issues. The inhalation of asbestos can cause fatal diseases related to the respiratory and nervous systems as well as other major organs.
Symptoms and issues related to asbestos exposure may not appear immediately, and can take years before full development occurs. We always recommend our clients to exercise caution around asbestos products, and emphasize that all abatement should be handled by a licensed and professional asbestos abatement contractor.
Asbestos Abatement & Removal
At CT Asbestos Contracting, LLC, each project is individually assessed in order to determine the client’s best and most practical method of abatement. Listed below are the various methods utilized by our company:
Asbestos Spot Repair is used when only a fraction of the exposed asbestos becomes damaged. This involves either the abatement or encapsulation of a small portion of asbestos-containing material. A spot repair is defined differently by each state based on its quantity.
Asbestos Encapsulation is the act of applying a material to cover existing asbestos pipe insulation, boiler covering, or breaching. Atlantic uses a canvas-style wrap and mastic to cover and seal the exposed asbestos, allowing the asbestos to remain intact and safe. Encapsulation is a frequently selected option for individuals who do not wish to perform a full scale abatement, and would like to continue utilizing the material as insulation for their heating system.
Asbestos Enclosure is the method of encasing an asbestos containing material (ACM) with a non-asbestos covering or case. This can be done by building soffits, placing ceilings, encasements, or placing flooring covers over existing ACMs, thereby not allowing any asbestos fibers to escape.
Asbestos Removal is used as a final solution to an asbestos problem when all other remedies do not correct the situation at hand.
How to Identify Asbestos and What To Do If You Spot It On Your Home Or Business
Although it's not easy, there are some red flags to look out for when trying to identify asbestos on your home, especially if it was built in the 1970s, such as:
Discolored or cracked floor tiles
Old corrugated cement roofing
Frayed building or piping insulation
Please remember, finding any of the above materials doesn’t mean that your home has asbestos. The only sure way to know is to test it. If you think you’ve found asbestos in your home, do not touch the material. Some visual cues are signs of wear, such as water damage or tears. If the material looks disturbed, limit access to the area and call a licensed asbestos professional to take samples for testing.
Interior Removal /Abatement Generaly Involves the following:
The set up of a Poly Containment (a sealed-off area utilizing industrial-grade plastic), in which no unauthorized individuals have access to for the duration of the project.
Negative air machines that place the containment under a negative containment pressure. This ensures clean airflow throughout the containment while asbestos fibers are simultaneously trapped in the machines with HEPA filters.
Industrial strength HEPA-Filtered Vacuums.
A Three Chamber Decontamination System is set up to enter/exit the decontamination unit. Signs adorn the abatement area to keep out all unauthorized personnel.
The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on all employees during the abatement.Including Tyvek suits, project-specific respirators, HEPA Filters, etc.
A Final clean and Lock-Down of the area with a spray encapsulant.
Independent Industrial Hygiene Firm performs a Final Visual and Air Quality Clearance to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the area for its inhabitants.
Once the area is confirmed to be safe, our crew tears down our containment, and you are once again allowed to occupy the area.