Asbestos Removal

Why would you need EMS? Because we offer a full range of asbestos removal services. And although the use of asbestos containing material (ACM) has significantly declined since the 1970s, it’s still present in many products, particularly building materials.

Keeping your safety in mind, before you can renovate or demolish a building, certain OSHA and EPA regulations must be met. Owners of such a building also are required to notify tenants, employees, or guests that ACM is presumed present in the building.

What type of building materials contain asbestos (ACM) that might require removal? A good sampling would include ...
  • Cement Pipes
  • Cement Wallboard
  • Cement Siding
  • Asphalt Floor Tile
  • Vermiculite Insulation
  • Vinyl Sheet Flooring
     Vinyl Floor Tile
  • Flooring Backing
  • Construction Mastics (Floor Tile, Carpet, Ceiling Tile, etc.)
  • Acoustical Plaster
  • Decorative Plaster
  • Textured Paints/Coatings
  • Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels
  • Spray-applied Insulation
  • Blown-in Insulation
  • Fireproofing Materials
  • Taping Compounds (Thermal)
  • Elevator Brake Shoes
  • HVAC Duct Insulation
  • Boiler Insulation
  • Breaching Insulation
  • Flexible Fabric Ductwork Connections
  • Cooling Towers
  • Pipe Insulation (Corrugated Air-Cell, Block, etc.)
  • Heating and Electrical Ducts
  • Electrical Panel Partitions
  • Electrical Cloth
  • Electric Wiring Insulation
  • Chalkboards
  • Roofing Shingles
  • Roofing Felt
  • Base Flashing
  • Thermal Paper Products
  • Packing Materials (for Wall/Floor penetrations)
  • High-Temperature Gaskets
  • Laboratory Hoods/Tabletops
  • Laboratory Gloves
  • Fire Blankets
  • Fire Curtains
  • Elevator Equipment Panels
  • Fire Doors
  • Caulking/Putties/Sealants
  • Adhesives
  • Wallboard
  • Joint Compounds
  • Vinyl Wall Coverings
  • Spackling Compounds
Now, if the asbestos (ACM) in your building is in good condition, you don’t have to remove any of it – unless you expect the asbestos/ACM to be disturbed.

On the other hand, ACM that’s in bad condition, or that’s likely to be disturbed via construction or renovation activity, does have to be removed. You’ll need to contact an accredited asbestos (ACM) building inspector, project designer, and/or abatement contractor.

It pays to contact us. We’ll be happy to meet with you and explain what asbestos liabilities you may have and what, if any, action you should take. If you have a significant amount of asbestos (ACM), it might be advantageous for you to consider a management plan designed to eliminate your asbestos liability gradually. The goal, of course, is to increase the safety and value of your property.
Asbestos: a real problem. EMS: a real solution. 
Contact Environmental Management Specialists (EMS), Inc. today.
We are asbestos removal experts located just north of Fort Wayne, Indiana.