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Environmental Division
The Environmental Division of Professional Abatement Services Inc.  acts as a full service abatement and cleaning contractor. Our primary concern is to deliver professional, quality, and courteous services. Our firm's devotion to industry guidelines ensures that P.A.S.I. provides a superior level of service to all of our customers.

Our services include preparing estimated project costs for: asbestos, lead abatement, mold hazards, and non-hazardous materials. We also evaluate if an environmental hazardous condition exists and then offers a solution.

Removal of Asbestos Containing Materials from:
- Pipes                                  - Beams                              - Walls
- Fittings                               - Floors                               - Electrical Cables
- Tanks                                 - Ducts                                - Ceiling Tiles

Professional Abatement Services Inc. has the experience, expertise, and the equipment to protect your staff and the environment from the hazards of asbestos containing materials. By using advanced systems, trained and certified workers can help you meet health and safety requirements. Moving quickly enables P.A.S.I. to cause minimal disruption to operations and restoring formerly contained areas to productive use within your scheduled needs.

Asbestos was widely used in building construction.  It is a mineral-based material that is resistant to heat and corrosive chemicals. It includes: crysotile, amosite, and crocidolite.  Depending on the chemical composition, fibers may range in texture from coarse to silky.  The properties which make asbestos fibers so valuable to industry are its high tensile strength, flexibility, heat and chemical resistance, and good frictional properties.

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                   Classes of Asbestos Work (4)
- Class I asbestos work means removal of thermal system insulation (TSI) or surfacing ACM or PACM

Class II asbestos work means removal of ACM which is not TSI or surfacing material (i.e. floor tile, roofing, transite, gaskets).

Class III asbestos work means repair and maintenance.

Class IV asbestos work means maintenance and custodial activities AND clean up of waste and debris containing ACM and PACM, including that generated by Class I or II work.

Asbestos removal can be a lengthy inconvenience to both the owner and the occupants or employees.  Because the necessary air monitoring, disposal, state notification procedures used to protect the environment and population are complicated and time consuming, the abatement process may seem endless, expensive and time consuming.  PASI will alleviate the stress as well as cut costly expenses of your asbestos removal needs.  We will adhere to all of the necessary applicable local, state and federal regulations to get the job done professionally and safely.

Regulated Areas
All Class I, II and III asbestos work shall be conducted within  "regulated areas".   The regulated area may be demarcated in any manner.  Barrier tape and signs are standard procedure. (critical barriers and negative pressure enclosures can demarcate the regulated area). Access to regulated areas should be restricted.

Compliance (Engineering Controls and Work Practices)
On all projects HEPA vacuums, wet methods and immediate clean-up and disposal of wastes must be employed.  Every job must have at least one HEPA vac with a capacity of at least 5 gallons.

Prohibited Work Practices
High speed abrasive discs, compressed air, dry sweeping and employee rotation to reduce exposure are not permitted.


ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES (click to learn more of specific diseases)

Ironically, asbestos was once viewed as the miracle fibrous mineral that would save lives.  Readily available in abundant supplies, this fire-retardant material was economical to mine and easy to apply.  Its practical benefits were so great that most public buildings and many homes were required by building codes to fireproof with asbestos.

Meanwhile, medical research revealed that once asbestos fiber is breathed into the human body, catastrophic illness could result.  What's more frightening is that the ill effects of inhaling asbestos do not become evident for long periods of time; sometimes decades.