Pipe insulation is one of the most common places to find asbestos in New England homes; in fact, about 60% of the asbestos cases we handle are related to insulation, which includes all types found in the attic and around pipes and boilers.

Asbestos removal— especially asbestos pipe insulation removal — can be extremely dangerous, so if you suspect a problem, we encourage you to give us a call.

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Who Is At Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

If your home was built prior to the 1980s, you are at risk. Between the 1940s and 1980s, asbestos was widely used in a variety of building materials because of its strength, durability, and fire-resistant properties. Several asbestos products have since been banned by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), but it remains in many older homes today.

How Dangerous is Asbestos?

Asbestos can be extremely hazardous, depending on the condition of the material. The EPA reports that it can cause serious health problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

Do You Always Need to Remove Asbestos?

It depends. Asbestos pipe and boiler insulation is considered a friable material, which poses a higher level of concern.

What is the difference between friable and non-friable?

  • Friable material is a lose matrix that allows dust and particles to easily be released into the air with simple hand pressure. Special care should be taken when dealing with friable material.
  • Non-friable materials cannot become friable unless they are 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.

Since pipe and boiler insulation is typically considered, there is a greater chance of exposure or a release of asbestos than materials that are considered non-friable, such as floor tiles or linoleum.

You don’t have to remove non-friable material. In fact, the general consensus is to leave non-friable material alone, but if you must repair or remove it, it’s best to give us a call.

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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 components

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

We’re also associated with the following associations:

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Asbestos Insulation Removal Cost

The cost of removing asbestos from your insulation will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The location of asbestos within the home or structure
  • Amount and condition of asbestos
  • Geographic location of the project

What is the Process for Removing Asbestos Insulation?

  • We will prepare an effective removal plan to best fit your project.
  • Our office staff will prepare and submit all state notification paperwork.
  • Our field staff will go above and beyond to respect your home during the removal process.
  • We will ensure proper disposal of all asbestos material.
  • We will arrange for an independent inspection. This process involves a visual inspection and air samples as needed.
  • Finally, we will create a final report detailing abatement activities and compiling the appropriate documentation.


Why EnviroVantage?

We are an established, highly trusted demolition, environmental, and indoor air quality contractor that has provided safe, well-planned delivery and execution of our services for over 35 years. 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 insulation, 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 insulation removal or would like more information, contact us and we’ll get back to you shortly.


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