Asbestos is still present in modern buildings and materials despite efforts to limit exposure and abate/remove it from existing buildings. Lead has a similar story, present in paint, pipes, and other materials to this day. These supplies need professional attention when your building requires disaster recovery services, as they pose severe health risks. ATI has the certifications and expertise to address these hazards at the highest standards of safety. Our team specializes in both commercial and residential lead abatement and asbestos removal.
Lead and asbestos are particularly prevalent in older buildings or in older building materials like paint, insulation, floor tiles, roofing, and siding. ATI’s technicians have the certification and experience to safely abate and mitigate these environmental hazards, including buildings that might also require special considerations due to their age and historical significance.
How Does Lead & Asbestos Abatement Work?
Asbestos abatement services include containing the area and any materials considered an asbestos hazard with a process called encapsulation. Specialized sheeting will protect the work area and prevent asbestos fibers from entering the air. For disposal of asbestos, it will be encapsulated with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved sheeting and taken to a specially dedicated landfill.
How We Handle Lead & Asbestos Abatement
Our team can remove or contain asbestos and lead, and ensure your office or facility is no longer at risk and provide advice on how to prevent future contamination.
Our asbestos abatement process entails:
Once on site, we will assess the threat of abatement and discuss your options and the asbestos removal process. To ensure the safety of the building and the health of everyone involved, any area that contains asbestos material will be encapsulated to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers. The asbestos materials will then be transported to a landfill according to EPA guidelines.
To test for asbestos, an abatement contractor will isolate building materials containing possible asbestos with protective sheeting. A small portion of the area will be misted with water to remove a sample. The sample will then be tested for asbestos.
If you are exposed to asbestos, you can contract asbestosis. Asbestosis is a form of lung disease that can If you are exposed to asbestos, you can contract asbestosis. Asbestosis is a form of lung disease that can happen when asbestos fibers are inhaled and enter the lungs. Other risks include diseases like lung cancer. All ATI technicians use respirators rated to protect them during the removal of asbestos from asbestos exposure, and undergo strict OSHA-compliant decontamination protocols when exiting the site of asbestos abatement activities. This protects the general public as well as the technician from asbestos exposure.
Lead exposure at high levels may cause anemia, weakness, and kidney and brain damage. Lead can cross the placental barrier, which means pregnant people and their unborn children are at high risk and developing nervous systems in infants can be damaged by exposure.
Yes, lead paint does need to be abated. Exposure to lead paint can lead to mesothelioma, a form of cancer that can impact the lungs, stomach, and heart.