Asbestos-Containing Materials Abated From Apartment Units
An apartment complex in Dallas got a refresh this year when ARC’s 6-man crew completed a 4-unit abatement and disposal of over 6,000 square feet of asbestos-containing materials (ACM). The asbestos-containing materials (ACM) included; flooring, drywall texture and joint compound combined in just 10 days. Have a property that has asbestos-containing materials? Contact one of our offices here.
What are Asbestos-Containing Materials?
Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are described as materials containing more than 1% of asbestos in its contents. Asbestos is commonly found in vinyl flooring and mastic, drywall texture and joint compound (mud) in materials manufactured and used before 1980. Asbestos was mixed in to the vinyl floor tile, mastic, drywall texture and joint compound as a way to strengthen the materials, therefore classifying these materials as asbestos-containing materials. The EPA began restricting asbestos-containing materials in 1976. Asbestos-containing materials have been banned from manufacturing, importation, processing and sale since July of 1989, however some contractors continued to use the materials they had on hand past that date.