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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 is a collective term for the following six specific minerals:
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.
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 has received the following asbestos-related certifications from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control:
ARM staff members maintain training and licenses in several areas related to asbestos abatement and remediation. These include the following:
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 provided environmental services on many First Palmetto projects, primarily Environmental Site Assessments on convenience store properties. We have appreciated their expertise and fast turnaround on rush projects, and consider them a vital part of our team."