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Amarillo TX Asbestos Testing

If you are concerned that your home or workplace may contain asbestos, it is essential to have it tested by a professional asbestos testing company ASAP!

At ARLO Environmental Inc., we are proud to be one of the top-rated asbestos testing companies in the industry. Our team of experienced and certified professionals has the knowledge and expertise to accurately identify and assess the asbestos content of any building.

Why is Asbestos Testing Important?

Asbestos fibers are not visible to the naked eye and can only be detected through specialized testing. If asbestos is present in a building, it is important to have it removed or properly contained to prevent exposure to harmful fibers. Long-term exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health conditions. 

Asbestos Testing Service

At ARLO Environmental Inc., we use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to accurately identify and quantify the presence of asbestos in a building. Our team of certified professionals will first conduct a thorough visual inspection of the building to identify any potential asbestos-containing materials. We will then collect samples from these materials and send them to an accredited laboratory for analysis.

The laboratory will analyze the samples using techniques such as polarized light microscopy (PLM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to determine the presence and type of asbestos fibers. The results of the analysis will be reported to the client, along with recommendations for any necessary remediation or containment measures.

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Amarillo TX Asbestos Removal 

Amarillo TX Asbestos Abatement

If asbestos is found to be present in a building, it is important to have it removed or properly contained to prevent exposure to harmful fibers. At ARLO Environmental Inc., we offer a full range of asbestos remediation and abatement services. Our team of certified professionals will work with you to develop a plan for safely and effectively removing or containing the asbestos in your building.

Whether you need asbestos testing for a home, commercial building, or industrial facility, you can trust the experts at ARLO Environmental Inc. to provide accurate and reliable results. Contact us today to schedule your Amarillo TX asbestos testing.

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Asbestos Removal and Abatement Process

Asbestos removal is the process of safely eliminating asbestos-containing materials from a building or structure. 

At ARLO Environmental Inc., our process of asbestos removal typically involves a series of steps to safely remove and dispose of asbestos-containing materials.

 

Our steps can include:

Identification: One of our trained and certified professionals will conduct an inspection to identify any materials that may contain asbestos.

Planning: A plan will be developed to safely remove the asbestos-containing materials, taking into account the type of material, location, and condition.

Isolation: The area where the asbestos will be removed will be sealed off to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers. This may include using plastic sheeting to seal off doorways and ductwork.

Removal: The asbestos-containing materials will be removed using specialized equipment and techniques. This may include wetting the material to prevent the release of fibers and using HEPA-filtered vacuums to capture any fibers that are released.

Disposal: The asbestos-containing materials will be placed in sealed containers and properly labeled for disposal. They will be taken to a landfill that is licensed to accept asbestos waste.

Clean-up: The area where the asbestos was removed will be thoroughly cleaned and inspected to ensure that all asbestos fibers have been removed.

Certification: A professional from our team will certify that the removal was completed in accordance with the regulations and standards.

It is important to mention that asbestos abatement and removal should only be done by trained and certified professionals, like ARLO Environmental Inc., as asbestos is a hazardous material and can cause serious health problems if not handled properly. The risks associated with asbestos exposure can be greatly reduced through proper identification, planning, isolation, removal, disposal, clean-up, and certification.

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About Us

Our company is a fully accredited Asbestos and Mold Abatement Company that can take care of any asbestos and mold abatement needs you may have. We can come to your building and help identify any needs and help set up a plan for your building. We can safely remove any problem areas. We will try our best to complete any project without impeding on your daily routine. We strive to not only meet the industry standards but yours as well with clean, safe and courteous employees.

Why Choose ARLO Environmental Inc.?

  • Certified Professionals: Our team is composed of certified professionals who have been trained and certified in asbestos testing, removal, and abatement. We are experienced and skilled in handling asbestos and understand the importance of safety and compliance.

  • Complete Services: We offer a full range of asbestos removal and abatement services, including assessment, removal, disposal, and post-removal cleaning. We can handle any size project, from small residential properties to large commercial buildings.

  • Safe and Effective Procedures: We use only safe and effective procedures for asbestos removal and abatement. We follow all federal, state, and local regulations to ensure the safety of our workers and the public.

  • Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive pricing for our services, without compromising on quality or safety. We will work with you to create a customized solution that fits your needs and budget.

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Understanding Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance composed of six minerals of very fine fibers, which were commonly used in construction and industrial settings due to their strength, heat resistance, and durability. However, inhaling asbestos fibers can cause them to become lodged in the lungs, resulting in severe health issues such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. It is crucial to acknowledge the hazards of asbestos and take precautions to safeguard yourself and those around you.

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Where is Asbestos found?

Asbestos was commonly used in a wide range of building materials and products prior to the 1980s. It was used for insulation, fireproofing, and as a reinforcing agent in materials such as cement and plastics. As a result, asbestos can be found in a variety of building materials, including:

  • Insulation in walls, attics, and around boilers and pipes

  • Floor tiles and the adhesive used to install them

  • Ceiling tiles and the material used to make them

  • Roofing materials, shingles, and siding

  • Textured paint and patching compounds

  • Cement pipes and sheets

  • Automotive brake shoes and clutch pads


It is important to note that asbestos fibers are not visible to the naked eye and can only be identified through testing by a trained and certified professional.

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Why is Asbestos Dangerous?

Asbestos is dangerous because when inhaled, its fibers can become lodged in the lungs and lead to serious health issues such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. These diseases can take years to develop and symptoms may not appear until long after exposure. Additionally, asbestos fibers can also cause irritation and scarring of the lung tissue, leading to difficulty breathing and other respiratory problems. Due to these risks, asbestos is considered a hazardous material, and its use is banned or restricted in many countries. It is important that asbestos abatement and removal is only done by trained and certified professionals. Call ARLO Environmental Inc. today for a FREE Estimate!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have asbestos in my home or building?

The only way to know for sure if a material contains asbestos is to have it tested by a qualified professional. Some signs that a material may contain asbestos include:
 

  • The material is a gray or silver color and has a fibrous or "cotton candy" texture

  • The material is found in older homes or buildings built before the 1980s
     

The material is found in insulation, floor tiles, roofing, siding, or other building materials
 

  • However, these signs alone do not confirm the presence of asbestos. A professional asbestos inspector can take samples of the material in question and have it tested in a laboratory for confirmation.

Can I do asbestos testing myself?

It is not recommended to do asbestos testing yourself as it requires proper training and equipment to safely collect and analyze samples. Asbestos fibers are extremely small and can easily become airborne, which is dangerous if inhaled. The proper way to collect samples and handle asbestos requires specific knowledge and equipment. Additionally, professional asbestos testing laboratories must be accredited and quality controlled.

It is best to hire a qualified professional asbestos inspector or testing company to safely collect and analyze samples. These professionals are trained to handle asbestos safely, have the necessary equipment, and have access to accredited laboratories for analysis.

How to prepare for asbestos removal?

When preparing for asbestos removal, it is important to take several steps to ensure the safety of everyone involved:
 

  1. Hire a qualified and certified asbestos abatement contractor: Make sure the contractor is licensed, insured, and experienced in handling asbestos.

  2. Notify your neighbors: Let your neighbors know about the asbestos removal project, so they can take necessary precautions to protect themselves from any potential exposure.

  3. Seal off the work area: The work area should be sealed off to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers. This includes installing barriers, sealing doors and windows, and creating negative air pressure to keep asbestos fibers contained.

  4. Remove or cover furniture and other items: Furniture, flooring, and other items in the work area should be removed or covered to protect them from asbestos fibers.

  5. Turn off heating and air conditioning: The heating and air conditioning system should be turned off to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers throughout the building.

  6. Make arrangements for pets and plants: If you have pets or plants, arrange for them to be taken care of or removed from the area during the removal process.

  7. Vacate the area: It is recommended that you vacate the area during the removal process to avoid any potential exposure to asbestos fibers.
     

It's important to note that asbestos abatement is a complex and potentially dangerous process. It should be performed only by certified professionals and following the regulations.

What should I do if I find asbestos in my home or building?

If asbestos is found in your home or building, it is important to take the following steps to protect yourself and others from potential exposure:

  1. Do not disturb the material: Asbestos fibers can become airborne if the material is disturbed, so it's important not to touch or move it.

  2. Hire a qualified professional: Asbestos abatement should only be done by professionals who are trained and certified to handle asbestos safely.

  3. Develop an abatement plan: Work with the professional you hire to develop a plan for removing or containing the asbestos.

  4. Follow the abatement plan: The professional should follow the plan and all safety protocols during the abatement process.

  5. Have the area tested: After the abatement, have the area tested to ensure that all asbestos has been removed or contained.

  6. Follow-up monitoring: If asbestos is found in your home or building, it is important to have regular monitoring to ensure that the asbestos does not pose a health risk.

It's important to note that asbestos abatement is a complex and potentially dangerous process, it should be performed only by certified professionals and following the regulations.

If asbestos is found and not disturbed and does not pose a risk, it is safe to leave it undisturbed and in place.

What does a typical asbestos removal cost?

The cost of asbestos removal varies greatly depending on several factors, such as the type and location of the asbestos, the size of the area that needs to be abated, and the complexity of the job. Typically, asbestos removal costs range from $1,000 to $2,000 for the average residential job and $5,000 to $50,000 or more for larger or more complex jobs.

Here are a few additional factors that can affect the cost of asbestos removal:

  • Type of asbestos: The cost of removal can vary depending on the type of asbestos. Chrysotile asbestos, for example, is typically less expensive to remove than amphibole asbestos.

  • Location of asbestos: The cost of removal can be affected by the location of the asbestos. Removing asbestos from a hard-to-reach area, such as a crawl space or attic, can be more expensive than removing it from a more accessible area.

  • Disposal costs: The cost of disposal of asbestos is also a factor. It could include transporting the asbestos waste to a landfill that accepts asbestos and the cost of the landfill itself.

  • Environmental regulations: The cost of asbestos removal can also be affected by environmental regulations that may vary by location.

It is important to note that asbestos abatement is a complex and potentially dangerous process. It should be performed only by certified professionals and following the regulations.

Is it better to remove asbestos or leave it?

The decision of whether to remove asbestos or leave it in place depends on the condition of the asbestos and the potential risk it poses to the occupants of the building.

If asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are in good condition and not likely to be disturbed, it may be safe to leave them in place and simply monitor them for any signs of deterioration. This is known as "encapsulation" or "enclosure" and it involves sealing or covering the ACM to prevent the release of asbestos fibers.

However, if the asbestos-containing materials are damaged, deteriorating, or likely to be disturbed, it may be necessary to remove them. This is known as "abatement" and it involves removing the asbestos-containing materials in a safe and controlled manner.

It's important to note that asbestos abatement is a complex and potentially dangerous process. It should be performed only by certified professionals and following the regulations.

 

Give us a call to consult with a professional asbestos inspector or abatement contractor to determine the condition of the ACM and the appropriate course of action. We will conduct an inspection of the area and make recommendations based on the results of that inspection.

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Mold Removal

Mold removal is the process of identifying and remedying the presence of mold in a building or structure. This can involve a variety of methods such as visual inspection, air, and surface testing, and moisture mapping. The process is typically conducted by our trained and certified professionals who will assess the extent of mold growth, determine the type of mold present, and develop a plan to safely remove it. The specific methods used for mold removal will depend on the type of mold, the location of the growth, and the extent of the infestation. In general, mold removal will involve steps such as containing the affected area to prevent the spread of mold spores, removing any visibly moldy materials, and treating the area with specialized cleaning solutions. After removal, it is important to address the source of mold growth, such as moisture intrusion, to prevent future mold growth.

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