ACS has one of the most experienced asbestos project management teams in the industry. Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment that is made up of long, thin fibers that look similar to fiberglass. Found in many manufactured products prior to the mid-1980 such as pipe insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, paints, caulking, fire resistant clothing and brake pads.
Asbestos exposure has been identified as a cancer causing material and can typically be found in residential and commercial buildings constructed between the years 1920 and 1978. Just because asbestos material is present in a building does not mean it is a health hazard. If the material is friable (easily crumbled due to band pressure), and becomes airborne, the risk of someone being exposed to asbestos fibers is greatly increased. Asbestos breaks up into tiny sharp fibers that cannot be seen by the naked eye. These fibers can measure less than one millionth of a meter in length.
Take action and let ACS find out whether there is an asbestos presence in your home, office, school, or facility of any kind.
NYC and NYS Certified Asbestos Inspectors
You can’t tell if most products contain asbestos just by looking at them. The only way to tell for sure is to have a bulk sample collected and analyzed by an accredited laboratory. Suspected Asbestos-Containing-Material (ACM) is then categorized into two classifications; Friable and Non-Friable Materials. Friable materials are materials that can be crushed or crumbled by hand pressure. Non-friable materials are materials that need mechanical equipment to be crushed such as floor coverings, roofing materials, mastics and caulking materials.
ACS Environmental has decades of experience detecting the presence of Asbestos through bulk, air, and soil sampling and will provide a detailed report identifying the location, quantity and condition of asbestos-containing materials. Only individuals certified as asbestos investigators by the DEP can engage in building survey and hazard assessment for asbestos. ACS will submit the Asbestos Assessment Report (ACP5 filing form), which is necessary to obtain a DOB permit. On completion of the inspection process, we develop an asbestos abatement plan for use by a third-party abatement company. On completion of the abatement process, ACS Environmental can conduct an asbestos clearance test to make sure all asbestos fibers have been cleaned and meet EPA standards.
Project Air Monitoring
Under the watchful eye of ACS Environmental Services
Project monitors are on-site to document removal activities, work practices, materials handling, site security, containment system integrity, and air monitoring results. Any deviation from approved project plans and unsafe work practices are swiftly brought to the attention of our clients, allowing them to take action with minimal delay.
Final air clearance sampling is performed at the conclusion of the work and prior to the tear down of the containment unit and demobilization from the work site. The purpose of the final air clearance sampling and analysis is to assure that the affected work area is clear of air borne asbestos fibers and ready for unrestricted occupancy.