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SET-UP
Proper negative air pressure established. 
Installation of decontamination chambers, shower with attached running hot water and filter. The Electricity must be maintained throughout the project.


PRE-CLEAN PROCESS
Wet wipe and HEPA vacuum all surfaces that are not being removed


CONTAINMENT

Install double layer of 6 mil poly on floors, a double layer of 4 mil poly on the walls and a single layer on the ceilings in a systematic process that meets required 12 in overlap of protective plastics to keep contaminants away from other structures.

The Prep- Before Abatement 

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NON-AFFECTED PROPERTY
Removal and cleaning of unaffected property before removing the Asbestos Contaminated Material.
Ex: Appliances, personal or company property

ASBESTOS REMOVAL
Careful removal of ACM, double bagged and prepared so it can be disposed of at an EPA approved site

Abatement 

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COMPLETION
The When the Final Air Clearance is clear of ACM, all of the equipment, protective plastics and waste are sealed for transport. The state monitors the disposal site to ensure all of the contaminated debris is properly handled.  

The Clean Up- After Abatement

FINAL CLEANING
Removal of first layer of poly followed by wet wipe and HEPA vacuuming of each of the subsequent layer of poly until the residence or office is clear of any asbestos particles. **This step is randomly inspected by the State of Colorado in keeping with Regulation 8 Guideline

AIR CLEARANCE
The Final Air Clearances are conducted by a third-party Certified Industrial Hygienist who visually inspects the contamination area then agitates the air to collect a sample to test for ACM and finishes their inspection with the use of a microscope to ensure the area is properly cleaned. 

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Services

We specialize in asbestos abatement and removal. We work directly with homeowners or businesses and their insurance company to make sure that your home  is properly processed. We remove the asbestos and restore peace of mind. 

Xtract is equipped to provide contained demolition services. This means  that even when asbestos is not present, we can following the same protocols and  provide dust-free,  demolition services. In the residential setting, we seal off the area being demolished and keep the dust and particles within the containment area. Xtract can clear the way for your contractors to renovate your space, often allow you to remain in your space during the process. 

Contained Demolition

Decontamination &  Containment

Abatement 

In the event of a spill, it is important to us that your belongings are well cared for throughout the asbestos abatement process. We systematically image and document every item that has been contaminated. You will be a part of this process to ensure that your items were describes properly. When Items can not be decontaminated appropriately we will dispose of them properly for you.

Where can Asbestos hide in your home or business

 You may not think that Asbestos is something to worry about in your home or office. However, you may be surprised to find that asbestos is present in common places: 

This is not an exhaustive list and the only way to be sure is to have your home or office tested by a professional. Although asbestos removal is an additional cost in a renovating budget, it is the only way to completely mitigate the potential hazard and restore peace of mind.

Plumbing Insulation
Attic and Wall Insulation
Electrical Insulation
Popcorn Ceilings
Flame Resistant Curtains
Ceiling Tiles 



Compounds & Adhesives
Window Glazing
Vinyl Flooring
Soundproofing Materials
Cement and Concrete Products
Roofing and Siding Materials

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Welcome to Xtract Environmental Services! We are a locally owned and operated environmental services company, focused on asbestos abatement. We are based in Northern Colorado and providing services across the state.  

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We are driven to positively impact the lives of the community we serve. We want to help eliminate the negative effects that asbestos products can have on the environment and health of our community. 

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We are dedicated to providing you the best service the asbestos industry has to offer, with a focus on dependability, safety and integrity. We are also committed to our employees, ensuring their dedication to our customers and our purpose. 

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About Xtract

We take pride in responding to your needs quickly. In most cases we can begin work after the state mandated waiting period of 10 days. This allows the State of Colorado time to review the application and plan a site visit during the course of work. This period begins after our estimate has been reviewed, accepted and the applicable paper work has been signed.

How Fast Can you get started?

Absolutely! We work with all insurance carries to process your claim involving asbestos.

Can you work with my insurance company?

Under usual circumstances, there will be safe areas of your property to occupy through out the asbestos abatement process. The area in which abatement is being performed will be inaccessible. There are times that a large part of your space will need to be sealed and contained and in instances like this, it is not recommended that you occupy the building. In the case of an insurance claim, hotels are usually provided by your carrier. 

Can I be in my home/business while work is under way?

Asbestos is only dangerous when the fibers are disturbed and released into the air. Fibers can be released via construction work, fire, other natural disasters or disturbances. If asbestos containing materials (ACM) is undisturbed and in good condition there is no immediate concern or danger to your family. It is in the interest of a buyer to have an environmental hygienist sample the property for asbestos. 

Is My family safe with asbestos in our home?

As a single family homeowner, you have the right to pot out of a permit. In order to do this, you must fill out a form from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmental's (CDPHE) website. 

Can i opt out of a permit?

 A permit is required when "trigger levels" are met or exceeded. All projects requiring a permit follow Colorado State Regulation 8. When a project falls below "trigger levels" Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations are followed.

Is a

permit required?

Although it may save some initial cost, it is important to be aware of the risked involved in making the decision to opt out of the permitting process. First, the state will not be regulating the abatement serviced that are being performed. Additionally. the contractor or company that is hired will not have to adhere to Colorado State Regulations.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL:
50 linear feet on pipes
32 square feet on other surfaces

Trigger levels are defined as meeting or exceeding the limit of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) set by the state and federal guidelines.

In both situations, if the ACM is equivalent to the volume of a 55-gallon drum, it qualifies as trigger level. 

ALL OTHER AREAS:
260 linear feet on pipes
160 square feet on other surfaces

What are trigger levels?

A minor spill is when asbestos containing material is damaged and rendered into dust but the damage area does NOT exceed the "trigger  levels". This can be responded to and cleaned up immediately by an abatement contractor without any notification to the state. 

What is a Major / Minor spill?

A major spill is when asbestos containing material is damaged and rendered into dust but the damage area exceeds the "trigger levels". This can be responded to and contained immediately but no abatement activity can begin until the state has been notified and a permit has been gained. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

“Knowledge, experience, dependability, honesty and superior quality hard work. All these things have gotten Xtract Environmental Services in position to offer you their down to earth, high quality assistance for your needs.”

— LYNN STOODY-TUNGET

“Highly Professional and a pleasure to do business with. Cody and the team are punctual, courteous and do an excellent job. Xtract recently removed a large quantity of friable asbestos from our house and performed the removal safely and faultlessly. Competitive pricing, fantastic communication and a "can do attitude" set these guys out above the rest. In an industry fraught with cowboys, avoid yourself the headaches and rest assured by giving these guys a call...”
                            — CHARLIE MCROBERTS

“Cody and his team were great to work with, communicated well and completed the work on time”
                            — Josh S

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Email: cody@xtractes.com

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