What’s The Difference Between Abatement & Remediation?

Once you’ve discovered an asbestos problem in your home, you want to ensure that you remove it as soon as possible, as well as prevent it from happening ever again. Luckily, if you live in Denver or the surrounding areas, B&R Environmental Services is here to offer asbestos removal services! Continue reading below to learn more about the difference between asbestos abatement and remediation to learn which is the best option for you!

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Asbestos abatement is the process of safely removing asbestos from the area or encapsulating it so that it’s no longer a threat to the home. During this process, the area is sealed off, everything that was contaminated by asbestos is removed, and the room or rooms are thoroughly cleaned.

Remediation, on the other hand, may include abatement as a step in the process, but the goal of remediation is to completely address the underlying problem and keep it from occurring down the road. This may involve very careful planning and finding the source of asbestos.

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Remediation and abatement are very similar in that the goal of both of these services is to eliminate asbestos from the area. Additionally, both services require the company to create a written plan of action and remove the hazardous material from the area.

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Writing Reports

When it comes to writing reports, one thing to note is that remediation may seem more thorough. Remediation requires a variety of reports and findings to be documented so that the team can ensure that the asbestos is gone for good. That being said, abatement is still a very thorough option when it comes to removing asbestos from your home. The difference is that the main focus is removing the current problem as opposed to finding the source.

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Which Is Best for You?

You may be wondering why you would choose one service over the other, and the answer depends on what type of material you are dealing with. For example, with asbestos, you can typically remove the problem entirely by simply discarding the hazardous material, such as drywall or other building materials. If you are dealing with a toxic material such as mold, you may want to choose remediation, as mold can often come back if you’re not careful.

Ready to Get Started?

You can never be too careful when it comes to asbestos, and that’s why at B&R Environmental Services, we offer a variety of restoration and abatement services to ensure that you are safe and comfortable in your home, including asbestos removal. Reach out to our team in Denver to get started today!

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