Asbestos Removal Services
Asbestos is a naturally occurring family of minerals
formed by combinations of magnesium and silicon. These minerals take
the form of hollow, microscopic fibers which are nearly indestructible and
can be densely packed-making a tough, flexible, and very useful material.
For years asbestos was known as the "material of a thousand
uses." It was used for insulation, fireproofing and soundproofing
in offices, homes and theaters around the country, as well as a host of
other applications including flooring, wall, and ceiling systems.
- Demolition Surveys
- Hazard Assessments
- Management Plans
- AHERA Services
- Project Design
- Project and Air
- Air Clearance Testing
- Operation &
We locate, categorize, quantify, and evaluate the condition of
asbestos-containing materials (ACM) for both commercial and residential
properties. Each client receives an inspection report, which specifies the
location, type, quantity, and condition of any ACM discovered. Also
included in our inspection reports are a summary of our review of available
building records such as plans, drawings, and previous specifications;
results of laboratory analysis of bulk and air samples; estimates of cost
of removal or repair; and recommended actions to definitively resolve your
Prior to demolition of a building, it is required that a complete survey
of the building, or portion being demolished, be performed by the owner to
determine is there are any asbestos-containing materials present. These
materials must be identified, quantified, and removed prior to demolition
activities. SEA is qualified to provide this service and can help its
clients remain in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
The inspection report includes a hazard assessment, which presents our
evaluation of the degree of hazard to human health and safety posed by
asbestos at your facility.
SEA can develop a management plan to help an employer/property owner
properly manage ACM within their facility without the expense of complete
abatement. Through proper planning and education, ACM can be dealt with in
a safe and cost effective manner.
We enable public and private schools to comply with the requirements of
the AHERA Act of 1986 and subsequent regulations by performing 3-year
re-inspections as well as 6-month periodic surveillance’s.
Based on the type, quantity, and condition of asbestos at your facility,
our project designers develop the best course of action to remediate the
problem. The key elements of a project design include: priorities for
abatement; cost estimates (including replacement costs); photographic
records of the condition of ACM; project drawings, blueprints, and
specifications; bid documents for contractor selection; establishing a
project schedule; and recommending the most cost-effective solutions.
SEA’s experience and understanding of construction management and
abatement procedures allows us to manage an abatement project from contract
letting to final punch list clearance. SEA has the knowledge and ability to
control an abatement project to insure that it is completed within industry
standards and without unnecessary delays and added costs.
SEA professionals monitor all aspects of project activities to ensure
compliance with applicable laws and regulations and project specifications.
We collect and analyze air samples to ensure that the health and safety of
workers and building occupants are not jeopardized during project
At the conclusion of abatement, SEA industrial hygienists collect and
analyze air samples to ensure that airborne fiber levels are within the
regulated limits for re-occupancy. This is preceded by visual inspection,
which eliminates the need for costly re-testing to achieved prescribed air
Maintenance (O&M) Plans
When it is possible to leave asbestos safely in place (often the least
costly remediation option), we develop and train your employees in how to
implement an O&M Plan. This details the steps required to keep ACM from
deteriorating, as well as the precautions workers must take to ensure their
safety and health while working around ACM. We have developed O&M Plans
for such diverse facilities as office buildings, hospitals, apartment
buildings, schools, and industrial and commercial facilities.
SEA advises building owners and managers regarding their
responsibilities and liabilities when asbestos is present on their
properties, and how to remediate the problem to satisfy regulatory
requirements. We provide technical expertise, testing and inspection,
hazard evaluations, and expert testimony in litigation involving asbestos.
We provide training both for asbestos abatement contractors,
supervisors, and workers, as well as custodial and maintenance workers at a
client's facility. This training enables a facility's own workers to
maintain asbestos safely through an Operation and Maintenance Plan. SEA can
also provide training as project and air monitors, inspectors, management
planner and project designer through our network certified training
If you have any questions
or comments about Spectrum Environmental Associates, Inc. or the
services we offer, please let us know.
2539 Albany Street
Schenectady , NY 12304