Asbestos Abatement | Asbestos Removal, Cleanup & Disposal
Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals in native rock. The asbestos minerals have been used for decades in the development of thousands of commercial products because they are strong, flexible, heat resistant, and sound absorbent. Because of these characteristics, asbestos has been widely used in manufactured goods, particularly building materials such as roofing shingles, wallboard, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and cement products.
Between the 1950s and 1980s, asbestos was used in
substantial numbers of building projects, products and materials.
Therefore, most homes and commercial buildings constructed or renovated within this time period are extremely likely to include materials containing asbestos.
Exposure to asbestos fibers occurs when they are released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during building or home maintenance, repair, renovation or demolition. In general, exposure may occur whenever the asbestos-containing material is disturbed in some way to release particles and fibers into the air.
Asbestos containing materials are very strong and don’t readily crumble and release asbestos fibers unless they are subjected to strong forces, however, Repairs, renovations, and demolition can and will disturb asbestos containing materials.
Asbestos Abatement Process
Asbestos abatement means any measure or set of measures designed to permanently eliminate asbestos hazards. Abatement can include the permanent removal of building materials or the coating of with a penetrating encapsulate which seals the product.
Mooring follows all state and federal guidelines for asbestos abatement and is a Certified EPA lead safe firm as well as an EPA Lead Renovator.
Asbestos Abatement Information Links
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Home Page
- Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Asbestos Standards
- Texas Department of State Health Services – Asbestos FAQs
- National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollution for Asbestos
- Certified EPA lead safe firm # NAT-28900-2
- EPA Lead Renovator # R-R-18381-15-00001
- Asbestos Abatement Contractor License # 800954