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					                                        Asbestos Testing, Analysis, and Remediation Service

Overview                                     Where is asbestos found?
Asbestos is one of the leading causes of     Asbestos is a plentiful, readily available & low in cost
                                                                                                               BAIN ENVIRONMENTAL – ENVIRONMENTAL
airborne illnesses in schools, offices and   mineral fiber. It has been used in thousands of building           TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION EXPERTS
other buildings nationwide. Exposure to      materials due to its high tensile strength, fire retardant   Services:
asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer. An    characteristics and poor heat electrical conductivity.
estimated 20,000 people will die each        Due to these dynamic physical properties, asbestos is        • Building Inspection - Bain provides licensed asbestos
year for the next 30 years from asbestos     commonly found in fireproofing materials, and is also        building inspectors to conduct a comprehensive
exposure. If you have reason to believe      added to a variety of building materials to increase         inspection to identify suspect asbestos-containing building
that your building has deteriorated          strength. The three categories of Asbestos-Containing        materials (ACBM). The inspection includes:
suspect building materials, it is            Building Materials (ACBM) are:                               • Sample Collection
imperative to have those materials                                                                        • Sample Analysis
tested for asbestos.                                                                                      • Quantification of Materials Present
                                                                                                          • Hazard Assessment
Health Effects:                                                                                           • Course of Action Recommendation
Exposure to asbestos can increase the                                                                     • Report Generation
risk of developing one or more harmful
disease. The most common disease                                                                          *Bain Specializes in Cook County Demolition Inspections
associated with asbestos exposure is         Asbestos pipe isulation in
asbestosis – a restrictive lung disease      basement of residence.
                                                                                                          •Abatement Removal - Bain provides licensed supervisors
that is caused by the scarring of the lung
                                             Thermal System Insulation (TSI-                              and workers to remove asbestos building materials from
by asbestos fibers. A common symptom
                                             Insulation used to inhibit heat transfer or prevent          your home or facility. These services include, but not
of asbestosis is shortness of breath. Like
                                             condensation.                                                limited to: •Conduct a walkthrough survey of the work
most asbestos affiliated diseases, the
                                             • Pipe Insulation                                            area
latency period for asbestosis is 20-40
                                             • Boiler inusulation                                         • Establish a work zone perimeter
years. Here are some other health
                                             • Duct Insulation                                            • Shut down the HVAC system
effects affiliated with asbestos exposure:
                                             • Gaskets                                                    • Clean/Remove non-stationary items from the work
• Lung Cancer
• Mesothelioma (Cancer of the Stomach)
                                             Micellaneous Materials                                       • Cover and seal stationary items with polyethylene
                                             Other, largely non-friable, products and materials.          • Establish a decontamination unit
• Cancer of the Esophagus, Colon &
                                             • Floor Tile                                                 • Utilize a negative-air pressure system equipped with a
                                             • Ceiling Tile                                               HEPA filter
                                             •TransiteBoard                                               • Employ wet removal techniques inside containment
                                             •ExteriorHouse Siding                                        • Clearance air sampling performed following abatement
                                             • Roofing Felt
                                                                                                          •Project Management - Licensed Asbestos Project
Chrystotile asbestos under microscope        Surfacing Materials                                          Managers provide project supervision and a
                                             ACBM sprayed or troweled on surfaces for                     comprehensive final report, including daily activity reports
                                             acoustical,decorative,or fireproofing purposes.              and contractor submittals.
                                             • Sprayed-On Fireproofing
                                             • Plaster
                                                                                                          •Air Sampling - Licensed Air Sampling Professionals will
                                             • Stucco
                                                                                                          provide air sampling on a project specific basis according
Asbestos containing floor tile               • Terrazo
                                                                                                          to applicable regulatory procedures. Services include the
                                                                                                          following: •Indoor Air Quality Sampling
                                                                                                          • Worker OSHA Monitoring
  Bain Environmental, Inc.                                                                                • Abatement Perimeter Monitoring
  Laurie Bain, President                                                                                  • Post-Abatement Clearance Sampling
  Lead-Based Paint
Inspection –
  Phone: 773.728.0900            • Lead Risk Assessment –                                                 Operations & Maintenance Programs - Developed and
AFax: 773.728.0145 will
   licensed inspector            A licensed risk assessor will conduct a                                  customized for the facility as a management tool for
                                 thorough inspection of the property to                                   asbestos-containing materials in the facility. This plan
utilize an XRF sampling                                                                                   incorporates employee training and respiratory
instrument to test all exterior determine any lead hazards. Appropriate                                   protection programs.
and interior painted surfaces of sampling may include dust wipes, soil
the building for lead-based      sampling and water sampling.
paint. This procedure is non-

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