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7 Questions to Ask a Company About Asbestos Abatement in Cincinnati Before Hiring One

Environmental Demolition Group is proud to be a part of the Greater Cincinnati community. Our main goal is to create a clean site for your commercial renovation or building project by removing hazardous waste so you can proceed with the next phase of the project.

Before you hire an asbestos abatement company in Cincinnati to handle your commercial project, ask these seven questions 

1. Does your company have the proper licenses for asbestos abatement and removal?

Handling asbestos requires specialized tools, training, and equipment. It also takes expertise and knowledge of how to proceed through a site to remove asbestos.

Asbestos licensing and certification is usually done at the state level. The U.S. EPA and OSHA also require training for asbestos professionals before they perform work.

In Ohio, asbestos contractors must have a license through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Kentucky requires accreditation through the Division of Air Quality for all people working on an asbestos abatement project.

Any company working with hazardous materials must be able to provide their certifications and licenses for you to examine.

2. How will you remove asbestos from my site?

Asbestos abatement takes caution. Although it is a mineral, the fibers can become airborne (which is why all staff on-site wear HEPA air filters as respirators). Removal from a site typically means air containment of a site. To accomplish this, we might encase the entire area in plastic sheeting to prevent wind and airflow from carrying asbestos fibers off-site.

Another option is encapsulating, which happens when we permanently seal the asbestos, so it is never exposed to the surrounding environment. This commonly occurs around pipes.

Our staff will outline precisely how we will abate asbestos from your site after we examine where the asbestos is located.

3. Does your company have references I can talk to?

You have a large project ahead of you, and we understand the need to verify our professional services ahead of hiring us. We do have some projects on our website for you to look over. 

We would also be happy to provide professional references for our Cincinnati asbestos abatement services from some of our customers.

4. How much does asbestos abatement in Cincinnati cost?

Asbestos abatement is a significant expense for your site because of the specialization involved. However, it is still less expensive than building a new site from scratch, especially if you want to preserve a building’s history or you want a particular location for your facility.

There are also a lot of variables involved. We can provide an estimate for the services by inspecting a site. However, there may be hidden areas that we can’t find in the initial survey.

Other things that factor into costs include:

  • Full containment for your building
  • Scaffolding on the outside
  • Multi-story projects
  • Size of the building
  • Other hazards discovered later in the asbestos abatement process

We will do everything we can to keep your costs manageable, which is why you should partner with an experienced asbestos abatement company in Cincinnati.

5. How many years of experience do you have?

Years of experience matter when it comes to asbestos abatement in Cincinnati. You want to partner with a company that has earned decades of expertise from experience within the industry.

Collectively, the team at Environmental Demolition Group has more than a century of experience. Two company leaders individually have had more than three decades of experience in handling hazardous waste. Our staff has seen just about everything possible, and there are very few things that will surprise us.

We would be happy to show you projects we’ve worked on, special situations we’ve found, and what we can do for your site based on our experience.

6. What types of asbestos abatement work can you do?

Our Cincinnati asbestos abatement company handles all four classifications of asbestos abatement as listed by OSHA.

Class I asbestos work involves removing the substance from insulation and substances used to prevent heat loss or gain as well as surfaces suspected of containing asbestos.

Class II asbestos work indicates removing non-thermal materials containing asbestos such as ceiling tiles, floor tiles, wallboard, roofing shingles, and siding.

Class III asbestos work includes maintenance work and repair where operations will likely disturb asbestos. We’ll repair walls, ceilings, and floors where necessary.

Class IV asbestos work means maintenance and custodial work during which we clean up dust, waste, and debris from other asbestos abatement activities. We may use vacuums to remove asbestos dust from floors following the removal of larger items containing asbestos.

7. What types of asbestos abatement work are your workers trained in?

All of our workers receive training before they are allowed to go on-site for asbestos abatement in Cincinnati. All team members also have daily meetings before starting work at a site for that particular day.

We train our staff for:

  • Safety first, and all safety considerations for every aspect of asbestos abatement.
  • Pre-asbestos abatement activities, such as air containment and donning personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Preparing the work area with equipment and decontamination units as well as the proper usage of all machinery.
  • Using PPE, including a respirator and clothing.
  • Decontamination procedures.
  • Proper handling and disposal of asbestos-containing materials.

All staff undergoes OSHA-approved training, retraining, and continuing education when needed.

Talk to an Experienced Cincinnati Asbestos Abatement Company

Contact Environmental Demolition Group or call 859-363-4863 to learn more about our asbestos abatement services in Cincinnati and other states in the Midwest.