Services

Asbestos Abatement: Buildings

1 Priority Environmental Services is a licensed, experienced and compliant asbestos abatement and asbestos removal contractor with 7 locations throughout Texas and Louisiana.  Our staff and management have performed over 20,000 successful asbestos abatement projects since 1985. 

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Asbestos Abatement: Bridges

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. is a leading contractor for the abatement of asbestos containing materials and coatings from bridges. 1 Priority’s removal and disposal operations on over 900+ of the State’s...

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Asbestos Abatement: Oil & Gas Pipelines

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. has the necessary licensing and employee training as well as experience since 2003 performing the removal of asbestos coatings from miles and miles of oil...

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Asbestos Abatement Utility Pipe

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. is a licensed and experienced hazardous materials abatement contractor that has removed and disposed of thousands of feet of asbestos cement...

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Lead Abatement: Facilities

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. is a licensed, experienced and compliant lead abatement firm and has performed a vast array of successful lead, lead dust...

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Lead Abatement: Bridges

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. is a licensed and experienced contractor that has abated lead paint from over 400+ bridges, some high above navigable waterways, and others over freeways and...

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Biohazard / viral / staph MRSA infection decontamination

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. has performed thousands of decontaminations for area-specific jobs at schools, industrial plants and expansive facilities including biohazard clean-ups...

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hvac system air duct cleaning

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. is a certified air duct and HVAC system cleaning / decontamination contractor dedicated to improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for our customers...

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Mold / Microbial Remediation

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. is a licensed, experienced and compliant mold remediation company whose principals are credited with developing the industry since 1989...

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Dust & Debris Containment Systems

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. provides interior protection solutions for all types of projects including...

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Nationwide Disaster Response Support

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc.'s management has provided skilled labor to local general contractors all across the United States for manpower support after hurricanes, fires, floods...

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DID YOU KNOW...
  • Asbestos is a generic term for a group of six naturally occurring minerals that are mined from the earth known for their strength, flame and heat resistance, and seemingly indestructible qualities.
  • The Texas Department of State Health Services requires that as of January 1, 2002 (Senate Bill 509) all commercial and public building owners have to provide an asbestos survey to city municipalities before obtaining construction permits for any renovations or demolition.
  • Asbestos is a generic term for a group of six naturally occurring minerals that are mined from the earth known for their strength, flame and heat resistance, and seemingly indestructible qualities.
  • Once considered a "miracle mineral," asbestos was used for many years in building construction. It can be found in over 3600 different products.
  • Asbestos was used in boiler and pipe insulation, plasters, floor tile, electrical insulation, and as a fireproofing material on structural members in buildings. It has also been sprayed on ceilings and walls as acoustic material.
  • Symptoms of asbestos-related diseases do not occur soon after exposure. Those who are sick today because of asbestos may have been exposed 20 to 40 years ago.
  • Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that forms in crystals of long, thin fibers.
  • In biblical times, asbestos rocks were broken apart and the fibers were used to weave tablecloths. When the banquet was over, the soiled tablecloth was tossed in the fireplace for cleaning and the fire burned off everything and the tablecloth was ready for the next meal.
  • In the 1870's, asbestos was rediscovered as an excellent roofing material. Because of its versatility as a binder, asbestos was introduced into many, many building materials.
  • Examples of products that might contain asbestos are:
    • Sprayed-on fire proofing and insulation in buildings
    • Insulation for pipes and boilers
    • Wall and ceiling insulation
    • Ceiling tiles
    • Floor tiles
    • Putties, caulks, and cements (such as in chemical carrying cement pipes)
    • Roofing shingles
    • Siding shingles on old residential buildings
    • Wall and ceiling texture in older buildings and homes
    • Joint compound in older buildings and homes
    • Brake linings and clutch pads
  • Asbestos, the "Miracle Fiber" has been shown to be a health hazard after prolonged exposure and was outlawed by the 1980s
  • "Friable" means that the asbestos is easily crumbled by hand, releasing fibers into the air allowing it to be inhaled or ingested. Sprayed on asbestos insulation is highly friable.
  • Several diseases are associated with exposure to asbestos, including Asbestosis, Mesophelioma, Lung Cancer, and other asbestos rated cancers, including the latest connection of throat cancer. These are serious diseases that often end in death.
  • Asbestos can be harmless if not disturbed.
  • The 6 different types of asbestos are:
    • Amosite
    • Chrysotile
    • Tremolite
    • Actinolite
    • Anthophyllite
    • Crocidolite
  • Of the six types of asbestos, three are used more commonly. Chrysotile (white) is the most common, but it is not unusual to encounter Amosite (brown / off-white), or Crocidolite (blue) as well.