Finding exposed or deteriorated asbestos in your home or on your property can be scary. Exposed asbestos presents a major health hazard for most of the population, as inhaling the fibers can cause cancer, mesothelioma, and skin and respiratory problems. When you need to make your home or business safe again, call Environmental Affairs, LLC, in Waterford, Grand Blanc, Detroit, and beyond for professional asbestos abatement services.
A Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor
Unlike other asbestos removal companies in Oakland County and Southeast Michigan, we boast 30+ years of hands-on experience in the field. We also have the proper licensing, training, and IICRC certification required to inspect and evaluate your asbestos threat. If it turns out that you do have asbestos present in your home, business, school, or any other building, we will treat the problem urgently.
Completely removing asbestos from your property is, of course, the primary goal. Our asbestos abatement contractors will assess the situation and safely remove all asbestos-containing materials whenever possible.
During the asbestos removal process, our contractors will strictly adhere to the EPA’s guidelines:
- We’ll close off the area to all occupants.
- We’ll seal off the targeted area to prevent asbestos fibers from contaminating surrounding areas.
- We’ll use a class-H vacuum cleaner specifically engineered for asbestos containment before and after asbestos removal.
- We’ll double-wrap all asbestos-containing material in heavy-duty plastic for safe transport.
However, if the asbestos is already exposed or deteriorating, or it’s contained in “friable” material, then removing asbestos might allow the fibers to become airborne and spread. In these cases, asbestos abatement via encapsulation or enclosure is a safer option that leaves the asbestos right where it is. Instead of attempting to remove it, we’ll painstakingly seal off the area so that your family, students, and/or customers aren’t exposed to the harmful fibers.
Asbestos Abatement and Interior Asbestos Removal
Encapsulation might not seem like the ideal solution for asbestos abatement. We understand that you’d rather just completely remove the asbestos from your property so you don’t have to worry about it. However, sometimes the removal process can be disruptive, and it can create airborne asbestos dust. Breathing in this dust is dangerous for both your family and our contractors working on the project. We don’t want to leave anyone open to contracting mesothelioma, cancer, or a host of other problems that asbestos can cause.
Therefore, asbestos encapsulation is sometimes the safest alternative to interior asbestos removal when it’s located in hard-to-reach places, or in places where the asbestos is already deteriorated and exposed. Enclosure is also an option. For both of these methods, we put the asbestos behind walls and insulation where the fibers are completely sealed off and can’t get to your family or customers.
Get Your Free Estimate Today!
Whatever type of asbestos abatement or removal that your property needs, we will take the proper measures to make sure that it’s done safely. At Environmental Affairs, LLC, we care about the health and wellness of your family, customers, students, and employees. Call us for all of your asbestos, mold, and air quality issues in Waterford, Oakland County, and Southeast Michigan.
A note about our free estimates: Often, you may already have the asbestos test results and you simply need to know the cost for asbestos abatement. This estimate is free if you can provide the square footage of the area that requires asbestos abatement. However, if a site visit is required, non-local sites may require a site visit fee so the site can be inspected and your quote will be accurate.