What is asbestos?
Asbestos is composed of naturally occurring fibrous minerals typically found in rocks and soil. These fibers are extremely small and cannot be seen by the naked eye. Asbestos does not possess an odor either. Asbestos materials fall into two categories: Friable and Non-Friable. Friable asbestos materials can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure or by the forces expected to act upon the material in the course of the demolition or disposal (Puget Sound Clean Air Website). A few examples of friable asbestos materials are asbestos pipe insulation, “popcorn” ceiling texture and sheet vinyl flooring. Non-friable asbestos materials are durable and do not easily break or crumble. These materials keep asbestos fibers trapped as long as they are not disturbed. Examples of non-friable materials include mastic and vinyl floor tiles.
Although asbestos is not banned in the United States, its use has been limited. Asbestos containing materials still pose a danger to the public because they were widely used in the construction industry to build homes, schools and other structures before the 1980’s. Asbestos served as a fireproofing and strengthening agent in building materials.
Why do I need an asbestos abatement company?
It is extremely important to have certified abatement workers remove these hazardous materials. In many cases these materials need to be removed in a contained environment under negative pressure. This reduces the risks of contamination, inhalation without proper respiratory protection and unintentional long-term exposure.
Why should I choose American Environmental Construction, LLC?
At American Environmental Construction, LLC we take pride in our work and helping our customers make their homes and businesses a safer place to be. We are constantly updating our safety program to ensure we operate at the highest level of standards in the industry. Our certified asbestos supervisors and workers possess the knowledge and skills to do the job right. We deliver high quality work even when being put under strict deadlines.
Soda Blasting is a non-destructive Eco-friendly surface cleaning method for many applications such as lead paint, mold remediation and others.
American Environmental Construction, LLC offers demolition services in relation to Asbestos Abatement, Mold and Lead Remediation. In some cases abatement and remediation require demo work before all materials can be removed properly.
When moisture is present, mold has potential to grow on any surface including wood, windows, piping, walls, roofing and flooring. The spores spread quickly, causing harmful living and working environments.
Our experienced team can assess and effectively remove any commercial or residential mold situation, as well as clean and properly dispose of all contaminated materials.
The before and after picture below was done using a special machine that is environmentally friendly and safer for our employees and clients.
American Environmental Construction, LLC is certified to handle any lead paint removal and remediation work. Lead-based paint, along with dust and soil contaminated by lead, are the most common sources of exposure and can lead to critical health issues. Soda Blasting is an excellent and safe way to remove lead-based paint from hard surfaces!
Do you have a concrete floor that has asbestos mastic or tough glue that wont come off or maybe you just want to freshen up the look of it? Call AEC and ask us about our Blastrac.
The Blastrac uses beads to break up tough glue, mastic or years of grime. It also has a built-in vacuum that sucks up the debris as it goes. It gives the floor a clean look and doesn't reduce its integrity. This allows the customer to put new flooring over the top or leave it bare.