Farsight Management provides multiple asbestos services including, asbestos inspections, asbestos surveys, asbestos assessment for real estate transfer, asbestos operations and management plans, and floor tile removal.
There are a few ways we perform asbestos maintenance:
Removal or repair of damaged or deteriorated HVAC duct work tape/wrap and boiler pipe insulation:
These items are typically left in place and repaired with an EPA approved WetLag® and seal with an EPA approved encapsulate.
Removal of flooring and mastic:
The most common floor tile that typically contains asbestos is 9”x9” and 10”x10”, however, it is encouraged to always assume the material does contain asbestos, regardless of the size or age of the floor tile, or test the material to prove the absence of asbestos in the material.
The black mastic (glue adhesive)also may contain asbestos.
The asbestos fibers are within the matrix of the tile itself and can only become airborne (causing an inhalation hazard) by grinding the material into a powder, this is done by drilling, grinding, power cutting through, or burning the material for some reason and is not recommended without proper training and equipment.Request Assessment
Sheet flooring (vinyl/linoleum) may also contain asbestos as well. The asbestos can either be in the vinyl/linoleum or in the backing. Most commonly, the paper backing of the older types of flooring has been found to contain asbestos.