Asbestos Testing & Removal
in Albany, NY
Asbestos remediation does not have to be a long, drawn-out ordeal and that is why choosing one company that does it all can save on time and money. At Rock Environmental, we are dedicated to our customers’ health and satisfaction, ensuring a seamless process with swift solutions and skillfully executed reconstruction.
Our licensed asbestos abatement specialists are on call for your emergency needs, servicing Albany, NY, and surrounding areas. After our rigorous assessment of any potentially hazardous material, we develop a thorough asbestos removal strategy designed to protect the health of the property’s occupants, our team and to prevent any unnecessary, invasive testing and deconstruction.
We take pride in caring for your property as if our own and hope you choose your local, full-service asbestos abatement and restoration company, Rock Environmental.
"Tom at Rock was great help. Awesome attitude and very knowledgeable. Answered all my questions and concerns about asbestos in my home and provided sorted solutions. Thanks again."
- Brandon Phimprachanh
What Is Asbestos And Why Is It Harmful?
There is no known safe level of asbestos exposure and is estimated to claim the lives of 10,000 people annually. Classified as a human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent), asbestos refers to a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals that are composed of durable fibers (18,000 times thinner than human hair) which are resistant to heat and many chemicals.
Materials containing asbestos fibers can be disrupted during renovations or unplanned disasters and may release microscopic fibers into the air. When inhaled, these fine particulates can become trapped in the lung tissue causing inflammation and scarring that can lead to lung damage.
The three major health problems associated with asbestos exposure are lung cancer, mesothelioma, rare cancer found in the thin lining around the lung, chest, heart, and abdomen, and asbestosis, a progressive, degenerative disease of the lungs. Symptoms of asbestos poisoning can include shortness of breath, persistent dry cough, and chest tightness.
Rock Environmental Is Removing Asbestos In Facilities Across Albany, Ny And Beyond:
Rock Environmental is prepared to remove asbestos in a vast array of facilities in Albany, NY, and surrounding areas including but not limited to:
- Hospitals of ALL sizes
- Medical Clinics & Surgical Centers
- Rehabilitation and Senior Living Centers
- Schools & Universities
- Childcare Facilities
- Residential Housing and Community Centers
- Athletic Facilities & Equipment
- Pharmaceutical Facilities
- Research Facilities
- Any type of Food Facility (Manufacturing, Grocery Stores, Restaurants)
Where Is Asbestos Hiding?
Asbestos can still be found in building materials imported into the United States, including insulation, flooring, textured paint, ceiling, and roof tiles. The EPA’s National Survey of Asbestos-Containing Friable Materials Final Report concluded that asbestos-containing pipe or boiler insulation had an average asbestos content of 70% and sprayed or trowelled-on friable asbestos material for insulation and fireproofing had an average asbestos content of 14%. The agency reported 192,000 buildings to contain these materials.
What Does Our Asbestos Testing, Removal, And Restoration Process Include?
Because asbestos can be found in many home, commercial and industrial building materials, it is important to hire certified asbestos specialists whenever you are disturbing any part of a house, garage, commercial or industrial structure during remodeling, renovating, repairing, or demolishing.
Equipped with the knowledge of proper removal procedures and specialized equipment, our staff at Rock Environmental is trained in the safe removal of asbestos-containing materials (ACM).
A thorough assessment and comprehensive visual inspection are performed to identify materials suspected of containing asbestos. Taking all precautions necessary, regular air quality monitoring and testing are critical to ensuring workers and occupants are protected.
Scope of work is prepared and could include additional testing for mold, allergy and dust mites, bacteria, chemicals heavy metals, formaldehyde, pesticide, and water testing. We frequently service residential, large commercial buildings, governmental, healthcare, and municipal buildings.
What Are The Lawful Requirements For Dealing With Asbestos?
To protect property owners and workers from unnecessary liability, our company understands and complies with local, New York, and federal regulations including Part 56 of Title 12 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York.
The current property owner is liable and responsible for adhering to the guidelines set forth by OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency requiring asbestos inspections and asbestos surveys before any demolition or remodels of a commercial, educational or multi-unit residential building. OSHA requires asbestos testing and asbestos surveys to ensure a safe working environment for all occupants and employees.
In order for proper disposal of asbestos to occur, regulations were created by AHERA, NESHAP, and the EPA working to control asbestos exposure and reporting through:
Most Common Asbestos Abatement Projects Include:
- Asbestos Roof Removal
- Asbestos Flooring Removal
- Asbestos Ceiling Tile Removal
- Asbestos Popcorn Ceiling Removal
- During Renovation Projects
- During Demolition Projects