Asbestos, when it is not disturbed, is fine. The issues arise when asbestos is disturbed, releasing fibers into the air causing the asbestos to become airborne. Alpha Environmental offers comprehensive asbestos abatement work in Portland that can help in this process and offer you a healthier living environment. Our certified professionals are trained to test and abate asbestos from both residential and commercial buildings.
The Asbestos Removal/Abatement Process
Alpha Environmental follows a meticulous, step-by-step process for removing asbestos from your house or office. Our asbestos removal process includes the following:
1. Planning, Demarcation, and Setup
We follow a detailed plan that includes details on how we will treat the area. Once the plan is in place, we demarcate the hazardous area. Next, we seal the air ducts, disable the HVAC system, and seal areas that do not require removal.
2. Asbestos Removal
We utilize hand tools and wet methods to remove the asbestos and affected materials. Our employees wear protective clothing and respirators during removal thus decreasing the risk of exposure. All removed materials are placed into asbestos disposal bags, sealed, and removed through a decontamination unit designed with a protective lining, if required by DEQ standards.
3. Particulate Cleaning and Final Cleaning
Our technicians use special vacuums with HEPA filtration to remove asbestos fibers and clean surfaces. After we remove all asbestos and other materials, we utilize wet methods and HEPA vacuuming to clean the entire work area. According to the DEQ, when required, a third-party contractor is required to conduct air clearance sampling to ensure that the airborne asbestos is within the acceptable range.