Asbestos Testing in North Shore, Massachusetts

Residential Asbestos Testing in Massachusetts

Core Environmental Contractors has been performing Asbestos Removal in the North Shore area for 5 years, while working in the industry for over 25 years. Recently, our Asbestos Removal experts got certified to perform Asbestos Testing on materials in your home or business.

Asbestos cannot be detected with the naked eye unless it is properly labeled. Generally, samples need to be taken and brought into a lab to be tested. Many materials that contain Asbestos are normally fine if the material is in good shape, however, once the material gets damaged by water, construction, vibrations, etc, it can become life threatening for humans to breath in. Asbestos can damage the lungs and cause cancer.

If you are worried about Asbestos in your home or work place, it is not something you should chance. Give Core Environmental Contractors a call today to have a trained expert come out to test the material, and if necessary, perform residential or commercial asbestos removal to ensure a safe environment to work or live. Call today at 781-721-4540

Asbestos Removal in Osterville, Barnstable, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Angel and some of the other Core Environmental Contractors enjoyed their work this week doing some asbestos removal work in Osterville, Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA… Boy, that is a mouthful. They worked on a commercial building, ripping up and removing some carpet and VAT in the lobby to make sure the building is now asbestos free and safe for people to work in.

For those of you wondering  what Osterville is, it is one of seven villages within the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA. The village of Osterville is located on the south side of Barnstable on Nantucket Sound and is a residential community that includes marshes, bays, ponds, a small lake, beaches, and a small business district.

Osterville Barnstable MA Asbestos Removal

Osterville was originally named Cotacheset, based on the native American name for the area. Over time it became a center for “oystering” (harvesting wild oysters) and was renamed Oysterville. Later a map misspelled the name as Osterville and the village became so. Armstrong-Kelley Park, the oldest and largest privately owned park on Cape Cod, is located in Osterville. Crosby Boat Yard is port to the Crosby catboat, and the Wianno senior, which was a favorite of former President John F. Kennedy.

Core Environmental Contractors has decades of experience working with Asbestos Removal and Interior Demolition projects throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Whether you have concerns of asbestos in your home or business, or are looking to repair some water damage from a flood, Core offers it all. Give Jack a call today to learn more about our services or to get an estimate! 781-721-4540

Asbestos Removal Cleanup in Everett, MA

Known as one of the more blue-collard, hardworking cities in the United States, Everett, MA is home to many businesses and factories, including the household name peanut better, Teddie. Having been settled almost 400 years ago, some century old structures still remain today. Many old homes and factors have been remodeled into beautiful antique homes, but there are some older structures that still remain today. If you are looking to purchase an old home or business to remodel and renovate it, it makes sense to make sure you look over all health risk while doing so.

Asbestos Removal & Abatement Cleanup in Everett, MA

DLM Remodeling has been working on Asbestos Removal and Abatement projects in the areas for almost 2 decades. Just last week we worked on an Asbestos Removal project in Everett, removing all hazardous material and disposing of it properly in an environmentally friendly way. If you have any questions about health risks of asbestos or how our services works, give us a call to find out more. 781-721-4540. Our other services include Interior Demolition, Mold Remediation, Fire & Water Restoration and more!

Asbestos Removal and Information in Massachusetts

Even 100 years after discovering the harm that asbestos can do to the human body, today we are still having major problems with Asbestos related deaths from asbestosis, cancer and mesothelioma cause by lack of asbestos removal projects and awareness. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that naturally occurs from many different silicates. It was used so widely in the 19th century because at the time, it offered a whole list of benefits before anyone knew the harm it could cause. Asbestos was mainly used in manufacturing factories because it is sound absorbent, strong, insulating, resistant to fire and most importantly, it is very inexpensive!

                The United States EPA has declared what the different fibers are that are considered “asbestos” and they include serpentine, chrysotile, amphibole, amosite, crocidolite and other materials. Just about half of all asbestos production takes place in Russia. Chrysotile was the most widely used fiber in the United States, making up just about 95% of all asbestos usage. As asbestos fibers became more and more popular in the late 19th century and early 20th century, many people started to notice unexpected illnesses and deaths relating to breathing and lung problems in asbestos mining towns. By the 1930’s, more speculation arose with asbestos as more people were dying. The US and UK both regulated that ventilation was required in factories using asbestos. Unfortunately, this did little to protect the people working in the factories, when what they should have done was demand an asbestos removal project.

                Finally, in the 1970’s, as more information came out regarding asbestos and the danger they can cause on humans, the United State Government was harshly criticized for not acting sooner. The government had known of the harms of asbestos back in the 1930’s but did little to protect the health and well-being of the citizens of the country. By the end of the 1970’s, asbestos related products were finally being phased out in the US. By the end of the 1980’s, the EPA had started making tougher regulations on asbestos. Even today, with all of the evidence found that shows the harm of asbestos, it is still not completely banned. Business owners are not required to undergo asbestos removal projects; however, they are required to make sure it is in good conditions so that the harmful fibers do not get into the air for people to breathe in. Many third world countries have banned new construction projects using asbestos, but still the United States allows it in certain situations.

                As a building owner and business owner, the safe route is to just avoid asbestos related fibers all together. If you own a building that already contains these materials, save yourself a lawsuit and hire an asbestos removal company to get it removed properly and in an environmentally friendly way. The experts at Core Environmental Contracting have been working on Asbestos Removal and Interior Demolition for over 25 years. We will not only make sure that your building has all hazardous materials removed, but we also know the proper ways of disposing asbestos related minerals so that they do not cause any further harm to the environment. Play it safe, protect yourself, family, loved ones and co-workers by getting asbestos removal projects underway. Contact us today to learn more about our services and what we can do for you! 781-721-4540

Vanilla Box for Apartments and Offices Boston, MA

Many times I have heard someone ask “What does Vanilla Box mean?”. Unfortunately, no, we are not talking about ice cream. If you aren’t a Real Estate agent or a Contractor, its not surprising that you may not know what this means. Here at Core Environmental Contractors, we would like to fill you in.

Vanilla Box is a term use to describe the space that is available for sale for either offices or apartments. It essentially means a clean slate. The space you will be requesting to be built or the space you are leasing will have plain white walls with plain concrete flooring and no  preexisting furniture. Many companies do this when they first purchase a building so that they can rebuild the layout to meet their needs.

If you are looking to rent space and the landlord uses the term “vanilla box”, that means the tenant, you, will have to pay for paint, flooring, any cabinetry or counter tops. If you are a creative person or an interior designer, a vanilla box can be a pretty nice deal. The walls are already prepped and ready to be painted and the concrete floors are ready for carpet or any other flooring.

Vanilla Box Preparations Boston MA If you are a property owner looking for Vanilla Box Preparations for your building to be leased out as offices or apartments, contact Core Environmental Contractors today! Jack Mahoney, owner of Core Contractors, has been working with property managers in New Your City and Boston, MA his entire life. Whether you are looking for Interior Demolition or Vanilla Box Preparations for offices or apartments, Look no further than Core Contractors.

Call us today at 781-721-4540 for a free estimate.

It has now been over a month since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and we still pray for the families effected on that day. From all of us at Core Environmental Contractors, we share our deepest condolences to all those affected by the Newtown, CT shootings and may the families rely on the good memories to bring them into a peaceful place in the New Year.

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Asbestos Removal in Belmont, MA

This week the guys were in the beautiful Town of Belmont, Massachusetts removing asbestos pipes from a basement. Belmont is where 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife reside.

Mitt and Ann Romney voting in Belmont, MA

Mitt and Ann Romney voting in Belmont, MA for the 2012 election

 In 2002, Middlesex County was ranked the worst 10% of polluted counties in the United States in terms of air and water pollution. Two companies that ranked in the top 10 for polluters in the county were Cambridge Plating Company in Belmont and the Polaroid Corporation in Waltham. The chemicals released were trichloroethylene and dichloromethane, both of which are harmful and have been shown to cause cancer. These chemicals are released into the air so it is difficult to trace them and to determine the source as there are several other industries  \in the area that release the same pollutants. It is estimated that 3% of homes in Belmont are at risk of having lead hazards. In 2004, the Town of Belmont first hosted an annual community environmental fair to encourage environmentally friendly behavior for its residents, including make sure all asbestos related problems are removed immediately.

Happy Thanksgiving Core Environmental Contractors Belmont, MA

We at Core would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving, keeping in our thoughts the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Thoughts and Prayers with Hurricane Sandy Victims

We at Core Environmental Contractors would like to express that our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been effected by Hurricane Sandy. Water damage can lead to unhealthy and unwanted mold. We are here to help those who have been affected by Sandy and those who need to clean up and proceed with life as usual again. Whether it be mold remediation or demolition, we are here to help in any way possible. Everyone should keep in mind that New York and New Jersey have been the most affected and should contribute what they can to help those who need it most.

Hurricane Sandy Damage RecoveryPlease contact us with any questions regarding damage you received during the storm and we will do what we can to assist you! 781-721-4540

Demolition Project in Boylston, MA

We had a such a beautiful week of sunny weather here in the Boston area and our crew spent a lot of there time in Boylston taking in all of the beautiful foliage and visiting with the ducks on the Wachusett Reservoir.

Just kidding! While the crew surely enjoyed the scenery, they were out working hard on a demolition project in Boylston, MA all week

From all of us at Core Environmental Contractors, we want to make you all aware of the potential for a dangerous storm early next week. Make sure to make the necessary preparations. If you have the misfortune of flooding and water damage, give us a call, we will be more than happy to work with you to restore your water damaged property.

Demolition and Asbestos Removal in Wilmington, MA

What a busy week at Core Environmental Contractor!. During the last several days, Bobby and the guys have been working on the Demolition of 7000 Square Foot commercial space and the removal of 1500 Square Foot of Asbestos from the commercial space located on Fordham Road in Wilmington, MA.

 Wilmington is noted for being the leader in hop production in all of North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Home-made beer anyone? The Boston and Lowell Railroad was built in 1835 and is now the oldest operating rail line in the U.S.. The Colonel Joshua Harnden Tavern served as a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves heading north to Canada. Since WWII, Wilmington’s population has quadrupled. The practice rink of the Boston Bruins is the Ristuccia Ice Arena in Wilmington. Notable residents include: Jeanne Ashworth, speed skater, bronze medalist in the 1960 Olympics and Jason Bere, former MLB pitcher and American League All-Star in 1994

Weekly Update: Asbestos Removal in Chelsea, MA

Well they say lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place… but evidently fire does. The guys traveled to Chelsea, Massachusetts, home of two of the most notable fires in history of the Country. The Great Fire of 1908 was the first which destroyed half of the city including 13 churches, numerous public buildings as well as leaving 15,000 homeless.

Coincidentally, a fire ravaged through Chelsea in 1973 only 200 yards away from the fire of 1908. Though Chelsea has been rebuilt, it’s older homes and factory buildings likely contain asbestos. Thanks to Bobby, Angel, Melvin and Xavier asbestos removal is their way of contributing to the continuous improvement to the smallest city in Massachusetts in land area.

Core Environmental Contractors also provides Fire Damage Restoration should you ever have the unfortunate luck of dealing with a fire in your home. Whether it is Asbestos Removal or Fire Damage Restoration, give Core Contractors a call today for an estimate! (781) 721-4540