Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos Abatement

We provide commercial demolition services in and around the Charlotte area.

Asbestos Abatement

Atlas Asbestos Abatement

Atlas Demolition has been involved in planning and executing complex Asbestos Abatement for many companies in and around the Charlotte area. The production of most has been illegal in the United States for over 40 years, and it continues to linger to this day, especially in buildings constructed prior to the 1980’s (although there is no official cutoff date for all asbestos in buildings). Common asbestos-containing building materials (ACBMs) found in older buildings include flooring and other finishes, insulation material, fire proofing, roofing products, wall and ceiling materials, and adhesives.

What’s included and needed

Finding an experienced asbestos abatement contractor is important; they must be certified and familiar with the local, state, and federal laws of abatement. The contractor should be licensed by the state in which they are working.

The process of asbestos abatement includes:

  • Knowing the plan
  • Proper demarcation
  • Setting up a regulated work area
  • Removing material
  • High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuuming
  • Final cleaning
  • Post-cleanup

Knowing the plan: your abatement contractor will be following the plan set out by the industrial hygienist. It should provide details on how the area will be treated, including the preparation and cleanup process. The work plan should detail all local, state, and federal laws the abatement contractor must abide by during asbestos abatement.

Proper demarcation: Once the plan is in place, your contractors must clearly mark the hazardous area and inform all building occupants to leave the area until completion and clearance testing is performed.

Setting up a regulated work area: Air ducts should be sealed, the HVAC system must be disabled, and any areas not being treated should be securely sealed off with thick plastic sheets along with air pressure differential and filtration. The industrial hygiene firm should inspect the work area preparation prior to the abatement contractor starting actual asbestos removal or repair work.

Removing material: The abatement contractor will utilize hand tools and wet methods to remove or repair the ACBM. During the process, the contractors will wear protective clothing and respirators to protect themselves. The ACBM will be placed into waste disposal bags, sealed, and removed through a decontamination unit designed with a protective lining. They will also establish a decontamination chamber, adjacent to the work area containment, with a shower to be used for exiting the work area.

High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuuming: Special vacuums with HEPA filtration intended for asbestos removal work will be used to minimize dispersing of asbestos fibers during the work and for cleaning of surfaces.

Final cleaning: After all ACBM in the work area has been removed (or repaired depending on the project) and all work area surfaces have been fully cleaned with wet methods and HEPA vacuuming, the industrial hygiene firm should perform their independent inspection and also conduct clearance air sampling pursuant to state and federal requirements. The work area barriers and air filtration should not be removed until the clearance testing is complete, and the work area meets the clearance criteria set forth in the abatement work plan.

Post-cleanup: After the clearance criteria is met, the abatement contractor should remove the work area containment barriers and reclean the work area using HEPA vacuuming once again. Upon final completion, you should receive a report from your abatement contractor containing waste shipment records, permits, site logs, and copies of all licensing. You should also receive a report from your industrial hygiene firm including copies of inspection results and laboratory analysis. These records must be kept for compliance with environmental regulations.

Service reviews

The proof is with our clients. Check out some of our amazing reviews.

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"Daniel and his team were FANTASTIC. My company hired Atlas for a commercial job and they did a great job and completed it in the timeline. Would definitely use them again for future jobs."

Libby Roberts
Charlotte, NC
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“Atlas Demolition was a professional experience from start to finish. Daniel and his crew were nothing short of fantastic. Aside from their professionalism they completed our project in a timely manner and made sure everything was perfect prior to leaving our property. This crew was a refreshing change to people we have used in the past and we will most definitely use them for projects in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone in search of a demo company.”

Tayler Maddox
Charlotte, NC
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“Had them gut my basement after a flood. Said they would be here at 8am. They were outside waiting at 7:45am. Even though it was a small job for them they showed up with 5 guys and were done in a few hours so I didn't waste my whole day. Fair price and did a perfect job. This is exactly how contractors should be.”

Mark Niles
Charlotte, NC

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