Industrial Demolition & Metal Management deals with every aspect of Industrial Demolition – Asbestos Removal and Disposing of Asbestos Chicago
Asbestos Removal Contractors Chicago explaining what is Asbestos
Asbestos minerals are naturally occurring minerals that are fibrous in structure, as opposed to grainy for example, and include: Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, and fibrous types of Anthophyllite, Tremolite, and Actinolite. The most common kind that our licensed asbestos removal contractors find during asbestos testing is Chrysotile. Although the use of asbestos is now banned in the United States and many other countries for most uses, it was previously used in a huge variety of building materials and therefore can still be found in many older buildings. Its popularity for use in various products came from its fire resistance, soundproof ability, versatility and strength. Additionally, mineral deposits of asbestos are found around the world. At one point, more than 3,000 types of products used some kind of asbestos.
What are the health effects of asbestos?
If you suspect that your building was built using asbestos products, you should order an asbestos survey, and follow up with asbestos removal if any is found. Asbestos has now been linked to many health problems, such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. The other danger is that asbestos related diseases are long-latency, meaning effects show up long after exposure. This exposure usually occurs through inhalation, as products get older and worn down they release asbestos into the air and we breathe it in from the environment.
Tips for Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company
When it comes to your health, you only want to trust the best asbestos removal companies, and one that can properly test for, remove, and handle the proper disposing of the asbestos. Asbestos abatement regulations change from state to state in the US, some of which are more strict than those required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Industrial Demolition & Metal Management is licensed by the EPA and is up to date on all regulations regarding asbestos removal in Chicago. We offer the highest quality asbestos abatement in Chicago for both private and commercial properties.
Epa Licensed Asbestos Removal Chicago are Trained in:
Our asbestos removal contractors at Industrial Demolition & Metal Management are trained in:
Proper PPE use (Respirator and Protective Clothing)
Work area safety preparation
Pre-asbestos abatement activities
Establishing decontamination units
Worker decontamination procedures
Abatement area safety
Proper handling and disposal of asbestos waste
Where are our Asbestos Removal Chicago services
most often needed
Shops & Retail Spaces
Asbestos is found in all kinds of retail stores and shops, from cafes to clothing stores. No matter what a place sells, it may have been built using asbestos. Luckily, our professional team of asbestos contractors can help you safely remove it.
We have equipment to test for asbestos and then determine the health risk. We will follow up by either securing or removing the materials. Either way, owners can rest easy knowing their employees and customers are safe in their place of business.
Offices & Industrial Units
Since asbestos is great for insulation and soundproofing it is often found in offices. As well, since many office buildings in Chicago are large and older buildings, it is common to find asbestos products.
If you are currently in an industrial building, or plan to buy a new one, our team can carry out asbestos testing to give you peace of mind.
Hotels & Care Homes
Hotels and senior care homes are held to high health standards and are responsible for the health and safety of their residents, so asbestos remediation is absolutely necessary, especially in a space with eldery people who could be even more severely affected by asbestos-related problems. In order to protect their guests, for this reason hotel owners should be sure there is no harmful asbestos present in their building. Whether emergency or preventative, Industrial Demolition & Metal Management can help you with asbestos testing and removal.
Warehouses & Factories
Older warehouses could be one of the most common places to find asbestos, which was used in high quantities for its fire and soundproofing qualities. Not only can asbestos in a warehouse harm staff, it could also affect goods and stock held inside, resulting in a health risk stretching far beyond your property. If you own a warehouse, do not risk it, hire our expert asbestos removal contractors for an assessment so we can guide you through the process.
Disposing of Asbestos
For Chicago Demolitions
If you are going to demolish a property all asbestos containing products must first be safely removed. At Industrial Demolition & Metal Management our team handles everything from surveys to removal and disposing of the asbestos properly after the abatement, so you can rest easy knowing all regulations are being properly followed at each step.