Building Owners Asbestos Guide

Q: What can I do if I suspect that the asbestos abatement in my building may have been conducted improperly?
A: What you should do will depend on the kind and amount of asbestos containing material that was on your property, where the material was located in the building and what other work has occurred in […]

Is it OK to leave asbestos in place?

This is a very common question from many of our customers. In our experience this really is dependent upon the circumstances. Typically if the material is considered to be in a good state, undisturbed, “non-friable”, and in an area that is not consistently accessed the opinion of most is “leave it alone”.

However, we’ve seen a […]

Asbestos Removal in the NY Tri State Area

Asbestos is a toxic mineral that is used in building materials that has been banned by more than 50 countries.

Currently, the United States isn’t one of them. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 2.3 million pounds came into the United States from Brazil. It was stated that based on current trends, the consumption […]

How Do I Manage Asbestos In My Building?

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in certain rocks. This mineral separates into strong, thin fibers that are invisible to the naked eye. Asbestos was commonly used in building materials before the mid-1970s and occasionally until the late 1980s because it is strong, fire- and corrosion-resistant, and a good insulator. Common uses […]

Why is asbestos so dangerous??

Asbestos fiber masses tend to break easily into microscopic size particles that can float in the air and stick to clothes. The fibers may be easily inhaled or swallowed and can cause serious health problems.

Persons occupationally exposed to asbestos have developed several types of life-threatening diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Although the use of […]