Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that's resilient to heat and corrosion. Asbestos encompasses multiple minerals such as:
as well as materials that have been chemically treated and/or altered. It's utilized as a binding agent that's found in numerous construction products such as:
and other building materials. When left undisturbed and in good condition, these products function as intended and remain unharmful. However, If in poor condition, these products deteriorate and fall apart. Especially during renovation and/or demolition, asbestos fibers can break down and become airborne, which can be inhaled and cause serious carcinogenic health issues years later.
Our goal is to provide a comprehensible survey, in compliance with the Texas Department of State Health Service (TDSHS) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines, at a reasonable cost. We locate suspect materials and discreetly collect samples with minimal intrusion.
Once the inspection is complete, the samples are sent off to an NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) certified lab to determine if fibers are contained within the materials and if so, how many and whether the amount is considered dangerous.
Once the results come in, we assemble a final report that's comprised of site and sample pictures, sample results, a drawing, and an overall assessment and summary of the job.
If the samples come back positive and the client wishes to proceed with removal, we provide air monitoring during the abatement process.
To insure high standards for our clients, we go to great lengths to assemble a detailed Specification (SPEC) that accurately explains how the materials will be removed. With a certified technician onsite, we diligently document and record the daily progress of the workers, while upholding safety standards in accordance with the law.
Once workers have removed the ACM (asbestos containing materials), the technician will do a final walkthrough for overall cleanliness and confirmation that all ACM is no longer present. After walkthrough, technician will setup final clearance samples to be analyzed afterwards. Once samples pass examination, abatement workers will begin the tear down phase of the containment(s). Our collective goal is safety, efficiency, and quality.