What is an Asbestos Containment Area and How Does it Keep Us Safe?

worker in asbestos containment - Relief Restorations

Removing asbestos is a large and difficult task, we need to remove a harmful substance from a building that goes airborne when disturbed.

But how do we complete this task without the asbestos spreading through the rest of the building and air circulation systems in the building?

The answer: A Proper Air Tight Enclosure Surrounding the Work Area Called a "Containment Area"

Constructing the containment is a large portion of each asbestos removal project. It takes a lot of time and effort to plan and construct a safe containment. Each step is crucial to ensure a safe abatement.

Here are the methods and tools we use to construct a safe containment enclosure and to keep you safe!

Aspects to a Safe Containment

(for the more dangerous level 2 & 3 procedures, level 1 may differ)

Poly Sheeting on Walls, Fixtures and Flooring

We use poly sheeting to keep a barrier between the work area and the rest of the house or building. This is the barrier that prevents the asbestos and dust fibers from contaminating the entire building. This chamber creates an air tight seal so we can control air flow as well. Proper training and techniques are implement to ensure there are no leaks leading to the rest of the building. We often use poly sheeting to protect surfaces in the work area that are not being removed as well.