February 26, 2013

Asbestos Removal

Products containing asbestos should only be handled by a licensed asbestos removal contractor like Bluegrass Environmental Services. Removing asbestos materials in your own home is strongly discouraged. In most cases, asbestos must be removed entirely; however, in some instances asbestos abatement may be accomplished through encasement or encapsulation. Ultimately, the process depends on the location of asbestos and the amount of asbestos present, among other factors. BES specializes in the safe removal of asbestos in Kentucky and surrounding states.

The Role of an Asbestos Removal Contractor

In Kentucky asbestos removal is required before an older building is demolished, prior to any maintenance or renovation that could disturb asbestos containing materials or when asbestos containing materials are damaged. An asbestos removal contractor will determine whether and HSE (Health and Safety Executive) license is required for the job. This type of license is usually necessary when there is a high probability that asbestos fibers will be released into the air during the scheduled work. The removal contractor will assess what is required for removal, perform the removal work and dispose of the hazardous material.

There are stringent requirements set by federal, state, and local authorities regarding the methods for asbestos handling, removal, and disposal. The asbestos removal regulations vary state-by-state so it is important to ensure that the hired removal professional is fully in compliance with all state laws and regulations.  At BES, we know and understand these regulations and follow them to the strictest tolerances. You can rest assured that your Kentucky asbestos removal will go smoothly and safely.


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