How to Find a Properly Licensed Asbestos Contractor in Washington, DC
Before you sign a contract with a properly licensed, insured asbestos contractor in Washington, DC it’s important to verify they have the appropriate qualifications and credentials to perform the asbestos services you need. Asbestos removal and abatement is a dangerous business. If you suspect there is asbestos in your home or workplace do NOT disturb it. Contact a local asbestos contractor to safely determine the nature and extent of your asbestos issue. Remember, contained asbestos materials pose no serious threat. But once the asbestos fibers become friable, or airborne, they pose a significant health hazard.
Under the Asbestos Hazard and Emergency Response Act of 1986 all asbestos workers must provide a certificate of completed asbestos abatement coursework accredited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The District Department of the Environment (DDOE), is the regulatory compliance agency that operates the Asbestos Abatement Program to ensure asbestos contractors in Washington, DC protect the health and safety of workers, building occupants and the public.
Asbestos contractors in Washington, DC need a Master Business License A worker's license and a business license to perform asbestos abatement work in the District of Columbia. With over a decade of well-respected environmental services, the highly-qualified professionals at Envirotex are specifically-equipped to provide you with the most environmentally sound, state-of-the-art asbestos services available to District residents, property owners and businesses. Our primary qualifications, licences and certifications include:
- DC License Number: 300112000005
- Aerosol Monitoring & Analysis
- Asbestos Inspectors License
- Virginia Asbestos Contractor License
- 40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper
- DEA Drug Lab Notice
Additional Asbestos Training required for our DC license:
- National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
- District of Columbia Municipal Regulation (DCMR): 20 DCMR 800: Control of Asbestos
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA)
Along with OSHA, the EPA regulates environmental policies and protects workers from asbestos exposure and regulates asbestos in public and commercial buildings and at toxic clean-up sites, but not asbestos found in private homes. Envirotex remains in full-compliance with these environmental regulatory agencies and recommends homeowners contact us if they are concerned about the dangers of airborne asbestos in their home.
As an active member of our profession, Envirotex maintains membership in industry organizations and continuing education providers, including:
- The Indoor Air Quality Association
- The Environmental Assessment Association
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- The Environmental Protection Agency
- Green Business Bureau
- US Green Building Council
- DC Metropolitan Subcontractors Association
- The American Subcontractors Association
For more information about the DDOE Asbestos Abatement Program and how we can help you with comprehensive asbestos inspection, sampling, testing, identification, encapsulation or asbestos abatement, contact the environmental services professionals at Envirotex today. When you need a qualified professional asbestos contractor to safely perform the asbestos services you need, call Envirotex.