Mon - Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Weekends: By appointment
Asbestos Abatement Services Include:
Inspections - the contractor will enter the area of concern, using the necessary precautions, take samples of the materials in question, and send the samples to a lab for analysis.
Removal - there are many methods for removal of ACM following strict guidelines set in place by the EPA, OSHA and AHERA.
Encapsulation - one method of covering up the ACM.
Enclosure - building a structure around the area with the ACM.
Repair/O&M - repairing damaged area of asbestos by putting rewettable cloth on the area. O&M is an operations and maintenance program designed to ensure that the remaining ACM are maintained in a safe condition.
Consulting/Project Design - CAS can review the clients project needs, make recommendations and design an abatement program to fit the clients needs.
Air Monitoring - a system utilized to monitor the airborne asbestos fibers before, during & after work is completed.
What Is Asbestos
Asbestos has been used in literally thousands of products. Collectively, these are frequently referred to as asbestos-containing material (ACM). Asbestos gained wide-spread use because it is plentiful, readily available, and low in cost. Because of its unique properties - fire resistance, high tensile strength, poor heat and electrical conductivity, and being generally impervious to chemical attacks - asbestos proved well suited for many uses in the construction trades.
Common uses include fireproofing, spray on ceiling materials, added to building materials to enhance strength, exterior siding, roofing shingles and felts, wallboard, pipe insulation, floor tile, joint compounds and adhesives.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) distinguishes between friable and nonfriable forms of ACM. Friable ACM contains more than 1%% asbestos and can be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure when dry. Other things being equal, friable ACM is thought to release fibers into the air more readily; however, many types of nonfriable ACM can also release fibers if disturbed.
While it is often possible to "suspect" that a material or product is or contains asbestos by visual determination, actual determinations can only be made by instrumental analysis. The EPA requires that the asbestos content of suspect materials be determined by collecting bulk samples and analyzing them by polarized light microscopy (PLM). The PLM technique determines both the percent and type of asbestos in the bulk material.
However, some of these materials do not have to be inspected and inventoried under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Rule. Asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) as defined by the Rule excludes materials installed outside a building (e.g., roofing felt and siding) and most fabric materials.
CAS is able to perform abatement for the Residential, Commercial and Industrial markets. We have completed projects in Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota, California, Louisiana, Texas and Iowa. Our projects range in size from $500.00 to $3,000,000.00. Current licenses are in Missouri and Kansas, other state licenses can be procured if necessary.
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