Asbestos Abatement Methods

May 6th, 2014 | in Abatement Services

asbestos removalAsbestos abatement is especially problematic when it comes to keeping both abatement crews and future building tenants and users safe. The biggest danger is airborne particles, and every asbestos abatement project can cause some asbestos to become airborne. Any asbestos abatement method that is used must follow strict safety guidelines. Preparation and proper removal are paramount to a successful asbestos abatement project.

Preparation and Shrink-Wrapping

The first step for almost all asbestos removal projects is the installation of containment walls and installing a containment system often with the use of shrink-wrap and through the use of special HEPA negative air units to create a negative pressure environment within the containment or space that will be decontaminated. Workers will wear specially designed safety suits and respirators and decontaminate when exiting the work area through a series of decontamination chambers that includes a shower.

Soil Removal

Asbestos contaminated soild removal requires heavy duty HEPA vacuum loaders with automated self contained baggers.

Industrial Asbestos Abatement

Industrial sites often require the removal of asbestos containing materials including insulation in huge quantities. That means the entire area must be evaluated to ensure that the asbestos is identified and removed from all areas. Asbestos cement panels can usually be removed through the use of special procedures without destroying them to reduce the risk of asbestos dust created by the process.


Safety and worker protection is of utmost importance to workers and the environment. There are many asbestos abatement methods and procedures used in order to safely remove all asbestos from any building or commercial location, whether it’s a residential, industrial, or even marine project. Often many methods are combined in larger jobs. Careful planning and safety are paramount to success asbestos abatement, no matter the methods employed. Enviro-Vac estimators, risk-assessors and project planners are AHERA and Asbestos Institute trained and certified.

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