Decontamination

Hazardous Materials Remediation - Asbestos Abatement

Contaminated property can present health and safety concerns, regulatory compliance issues, interrupted real estate transactions, loss of real estate value and business interruption… and, there’s always the risk of unwanted negative publicity.

ERSI helps property owners simplify the complex issues associated with site remediation. We work with a client’s environmental consultants, as well as regulatory officials, to successfully guide the site remediation process. During the survey/assessment process, ERSI provides certified technicians and operators to assist with sampling and testing. Once contaminants are identified and the extent of contamination is determined, ERSI provides remediation options specific to your needs.

Our project management and technical staff generate the cost estimates, schedules, technical/engineering reports, and documentation. Experienced, certified environmental crews provide all necessary abatement, remediation, demolition and waste disposal services. ERSI performs the following services:

Decontamination Capabilities

  • Asbestos Abatement
    Asbestos abatement is performed prior to the demolition or as part of the renovation of a building or area. Asbestos abatement is required to take place before any other work can occur in the same area. Friable and non-friable asbestos containing materials and contamination from disturbances within the interior and/or exterior of buildings are removed and disposed of in accordance with federal and state specific codes and regulations. Tools and methods used during abatement may include, but are certainly not limited to: negative pressure /filtered exhaust systems; mobile decontamination trailers or purpose built, site specific decontamination units; HEPA vacuuming; air monitoring; and visual inspections.

    Because of its strength, insulation ability, corrosion resistance and other properties, asbestos fibers have been incorporated into more than 3500 manufactured products, mostly related to the construction industry. Asbestos is likely to be found in/on these types of materials or equipment:

    Plumbing and Thermal/HVAC components: process piping, transfer pipes and fittings, boilers, tanks, ducts, pipe wraps, insulation, gaskets

    Surfacing materials: Sprayed or manually applied for thermal insulation (i.e., steam or hot water pipe coverings and thermal block insulation found on boilers, water tanks); fireproofing on structural beams, decking; decorative applications; and for acoustic (soundproofing) purposes on ceilings, stairwells and hallways of public facilities such as schools, churches, office buildings, retail complexes

    Construction materials: Adhesive mastic, floor tiles, cement products, transite board shingles, concrete pipe, ceiling tiles, asphalt roofing materials
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Abatement
    PCBs are found in hundreds of products in commercial and industrial settings. ERSI’s handling and removal of PCB laden materials performed in accordance with all industrial codes and regulations. Tools and methods used during PCB-related cleaning include, but are certainly not limited to: restricted area access; ventilation, filtration and exhaust systems restricting contaminate discharge; PCB resistant protective clothing and equipment; respirators; restricted clothing removal/disposal area; worker decontamination shower units.

    The products and equipment in which PCBs are likely to be found include, but are not limited to:
    - Electrical equipment: transformers, capacitors, voltage regulators, electromagnets
    - Oil products used in hydraulic systems, motors
    - Fluorescent light ballasts
    - Cable insulation
    - Adhesives/tapes
    - Oil-based paint
    - Floor finishes
    - Caulking and Insulation
    - Plastics
  • Lead Paint Abatement
    Highly toxic led-based paint was banned in 1978. Until that time, it was applied to walls, sills, casings, doors and floors inside and outside of commercial buildings, schools, retail centers, industrial facilities and residential properties. The purpose of the abatement of lead paint is to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards and lead-contaminated dust from the location in which they are located. It also may include permanent enclosure or encapsulation of lead-based paint, replacement of lead-painted surfaces or fixtures. As with all abatement projects, ERSI preps, abates, cleans and disposes of contaminated materials in accordance with work practice standards for lead-based paint abatement.
  • Related Hazardous Materials Abatement Services
    - Contaminated soil/excavation services
    - Hazardous material/chemical remediation
    - Storage tank removal/closure
    - Contaminated groundwater remediation/treatment
    - Waste profiling, management, transportation and disposal
    - Site restoration services
    - Hazardous waste sampling
    - Hazardous waste protocol programs
    - Asbestos program development
    - Transportation and disposal
    - Reinsulation/replacement of abated materials

Decontamination Projects:

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Abatement: fantastic, high level organizational skills, very good paperwork. Demolition: excellent oversight and safety ‘firmness’. Excellent communication, timely field meetings, attendance & input at progress mtgs. was excellent.

Mark Donnelly, Facilities Manager
Carrier Corporation

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