Every boiler has an exhaust, which is often a piece of piping or a duct that transports gases and hot air outside by way of the chimney. This is referred to as a flue, and in some cases, the cement material placed around the port opening will contain asbestos, especially in older boilers.

When it comes to asbestos in boiler flues, you may also hear the phrase “Transite flue pipe,” which refers to the brand Transite that manufactured asbestos-containing products such as pipes.

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When Should You Test for Asbestos Boiler Insulation?

Asbestos boiler insulation is usually discovered by a heating contractor when a boiler needs to be replaced or during an asbestos survey if the building is being demolished.

A flue that’s clogged has the potential to cause carbon monoxide problems, which is extremely dangerous. If you have a carbon monoxide issue, one of the first places you may check is the boiler flue. In doing so, you may disturb the asbestos-containing material on the flue, so it’s important to consult the professionals if you have an older boiler and need to inspect it for any reason.

Unless you test the material, you likely won’t know whether you have asbestos in your home.

Do You Have to Remove It?

No, especially since asbestos in a boiler flue is a non-friable material.

Non-friable materials could become friable if they disturbed, sanded, cut, pulverized, or abraded in any manner. Non-friable material, when undisturbed, does not pose a health risk as long as it remains in its current state. Friable materials, on the other hand, allow dust and particles to be easily released into the air with simple hand pressure.

If you’re about to embark on some chimney work, or the cement material on the flue becomes friable for any reason, it’s best to give us a call.

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Health Hazards from Transite Pipe or Asbestos Cement Piping

It’s important, however, to discuss the health hazards associated with asbestos.

Asbestos is considered harmful when the fibers are released into the air and break down into particles that can be easily inhaled, according to Cleveland Clinic. These particles can cause scarring and inflammation in the lungs, and it’s well-documented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that asbestos can cause such serious health problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

How Much Does It Cost to Remove Asbestos From a Boiler Flue?

The cost for asbestos boiler flue removal can range from $800 to $3,500 for a residential home, but the price will depend on a number of factors, including how much asbestos is present, where the asbestos is located, and where your home is located geographically.

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Our Process for Removing Asbestos Boiler Flue

1. We will prepare an effective removal plan to best fit your project.

2. Our office staff will prepare and submit all state notification paperwork, if necessary.

3. Our field staff will go above and beyond to respect your home during the removal process.

4. We will ensure proper disposal of all asbestos material.

5. We will arrange for an independent inspection if required by law. This process involves a visual inspection and air samples as required to re-occupy the space following the removal of asbestos.

6. Finally, we will create a final report detailing abatement activities and compiling the appropriate documentation.

Asbestos Removal Services Offered

We offer a variety of asbestos removal services, including:

  •  Asbestos abatement
  • Asbestos insulation removal
  • Asbestos roofing removal
  • Asbestos pipe wrap removal
  • Asbestos floor tile removal
  • Asbestos popcorn ceiling removal
  • Asbestos cement sheet removal
  • Vermiculite insulation removal
  • Asbestos boiler insulation and component removal
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629 Calef Highway (Route 125)
Epping, NH 03042

10 Spencer Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

680 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 04092

Asbestos Boiler Flue Removal Service Areas: NH, MA, and ME

EnviroVantage provides asbestos boiler flue removal services in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. We also offer commercial and industrial asbestos abatement. Please call 1-800-640-5323 for more information or to get a quote.

Asbestos Removal Certifications and Training

All of our asbestos workers undergo intensive training and must pass exams and continuing education courses. Our certifications include:

  • CT Asbestos Contractor
  • MA Asbestos Contractor
  • MA Home Improvement Contractor
  • MD Asbestos Contractor
  • ME Asbestos Abatement Contractor
  • NH Asbestos Abatement Entity
  • NH Asbestos Disp. Site Contractor
  • NY Asbestos Handling License
  • PA Asbestos Contractor
  • RI Contractor Registration
  • RI Asbestos Abatement Contractor
  • VT Asbestos Abatement Entity

Why EnviroVantage?

We are an established, highly trusted demolition, environmental, and indoor air quality contractor with over 35 of years of experience. Our trained, expert technicians leverage leading-edge equipment and technology while adhering to industry best practices to deliver safe, high-quality services to our clients on job sites every day.

Our team is also cross-trained, which means every member has experience in asbestos removal, mold remediation, air duct cleaning, and sensitive homeowner specialty cleaning. This means if we find mold while removing asbestos, we can handle it. We’re a one-stop shop so you don’t have to make appointments with multiple contractors.

If you have any questions about asbestos boiler flue removal or would like more information, contact us and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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