Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos presents a known health hazard, primarily as a result of inhaling asbestos fibers. The use of asbestos has been greatly restricted since the 1970s, although even new buildings may contain some asbestos. ARM Environmental Services has the experience and qualifications that government regulators require to perform asbestos abatement and remediation.

Asbestos Concerns

Asbestos is a collective term for the following six specific minerals:

  • Actinolite
  • Amosite
  • Anthphyllite
  • Chrysotile
  • Crocidolite
  • Tremolite

Chrysotile accounts for about 95 percent of the asbestos used for construction in the United States, so the term "asbestos" typically refers specifically to chrysotile unless otherwise stated. Asbestos has primarily been used as a fire retardant and insulator, and is an inexpensive material. The optimum abatement and remediation procedures for asbestos may depend on whether the fibers are friable, meaning they crumble easily, or non-friable.

Asbestos Abatement and Remediation Services

ARM first performs an assessment to determine the level of risk the asbestos poses, which allows us to develop a plan for abatement or remediation. A remediation plan generally involves sealing or covering asbestos materials to isolate them from a building’s work environment. Negative air pressure is often used to draw air containing asbestos fibers away from a contained area, which then passes through High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters before being exhausted outside the building. Abatement and remediation procedures may also require sections of a building to be sealed off temporarily.

ARM’s Asbestos Treatment

ARM has received the following asbestos-related certifications from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control:

  • Certified Asbestos Abatement Contractor
  • Certified Asbestos Abatement Supervisor
  • Certified Asbestos Consultant / Inspector

ARM staff members maintain training and licenses in several areas related to asbestos abatement and remediation. These include the following:

  • Asbestos Surveys
  • Asbestos Abatement (friable and non-friable)
  • Asbestos Abatement Project Design / Specifications
  • Asbestos Air Monitoring & Project Management

Contact ARM Environmental

ARM has been a qualified asbestos abatement and remediation contractor since we were founded in 1991. We have completed thousands of asbestos services for projects in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, including site remediation, building renovation and demolition. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your asbestos remediation needs.

"ARM has performed exceptionally well on projects under this contract. Their staff is very knowledgeable and works well with the staff at DHEC to ensure that all requirements are met for our sites."

SC Department of Transportation