Asbestos And Lead Abatement
Asbestos is a heat resistant fibrous mineral that was used for many years as an insulating material in buildings.
Today, asbestos is a known environmental and health hazard and no longer used in construction, but is still present in some older structures.
It is often found in attic, wall and piping insulation, roofing materials or vinyl floor tiles installed prior to the 1970’s or 1980’s.
When a structure is under renovation, being demolished, or undergoing maintenance, identifying the presence of asbestos and managing the abatement is critical to ensure the safety of those who might come in contact with the material. Inhalation by people is the primary issue with asbestos and safe removal is necessary to protect occupants, owners, employees and other site visitors.
Total Environmental Concepts routinely provides asbestos removal and abatement for industries including:
- Government agencies
- Commercial/residential multi-tenant buildings
- Utility/energy/power plants
- Transportation facilities
- Schools and universities
Identify And Remove Asbestos As A First Step
Before work can begin on a structure the presence of asbestos must be identified and the condition properly assessed. If asbestos is detected, deemed to be in poor condition, or a threat to safety, a plan for successful abatement should be put in place. Acquiring regulatory permits and notifying appropriate agencies are just as important as coordinating site-specific health and safety plans.
As a leader in the environmental services industry, TEC has partnered with clients across the Mid-Atlantic to ensure a safe, streamlined, and successful abatement outcome including the handling of material hazards such as asbestos, lead and mold.
Our asbestos abatement projects are overseen by John Ray, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with more than 30 years experience in the environmental industry. Mr. Ray earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and currently serves as a technical expert to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (VDEQ) State Lead Program.
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