Asbestos is a toxic mineral once widely used in a variety of building products because of its strength, durability, and fire-resistant properties. But asbestos can present a potential health hazard, causing serious conditions such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have banned several asbestos products, but the substance is still found in many homes built prior to the 1980s.

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Dangerous asbestos roof

Asbestos Mitigation Services

We offer a variety of asbestos mitigation 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

Where Can You Find Asbestos?

Asbestos can be found in many building materials in your home, but there are exceptions, such as wood, glass, fiberglass, metal, and brick. You can find asbestos in the following, but no limited to, areas:

  • Floor tiles and linoleum
  • Attic and wall insulation
  • Pipe and boiler insulation
  • Joint compound associated with sheetrock walls or ceilings
  • Surface coatings such as textured paint (i.e. popcorn ceilings)
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Exterior cementitious siding
  • Roofing, shingles, and sealant
Asbestos Pipes

When Should You Test for Asbestos?

You should give us a call if you’re about to start any type of renovation or demolition project. You might also consider testing for asbestos if you’re about to put your house on the market, or if you’re buying a home and an inspector suspects the presence of asbestos.

Many home inspectors, however, have a disclaimer explaining that it is not their responsibility to identify asbestos because a lot of homes built prior to the 1980s contain asbestos products.

If You Think You Have Asbestos, What Should You Do?

If you suspect you have asbestos, don’t touch or remove any material. Keep away from the area and refrain from sweeping, dusting, or cleaning in the vicinity.  Though it’s not required, we recommending finding a certified or trained third-party inspector to verify the material.

Also, many people assume that if you find asbestos, you need to remove it. That may be true in some cases, but mitigation — or removal — depends on the state of asbestos.

There are two types of asbestos:

  • 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.

The general rule of thumb for non-friable material is to leave it alone, but if you must repair or remove it, it’s best to give us a call.


Asbestos Mitigation Service Areas: NH, MA, and ME

EnviroVantage provides residential asbestos 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.


629 Calef Highway (Route 125)
Epping, NH 03042

10 Spencer Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

680 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 04092


Asbestos Mitigation Cost

The cost of mitigating asbestos will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The location of asbestos within the home or structure
  • Amount and condition of asbestos
  • Location of the job itself

The average cost of asbestos removal for a residential project is $2,500, but remember — every project is different.

What is EnviroVantage’s Asbestos Mitigation Process?

  • 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. 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:


Find out what we can do to help with your project.