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Anchor Environmental Services offers asbestos removal, clean-up, and testing.


When your project requires asbestos abatement/removal, know that Anchor Environmental has a staff of trained, certified, and licensed personnel qualified and experienced in the safe and legal removal and disposal of asbestos containing materials throughout the state of Massachusetts.

Extensive precautionary measures must be taken to ensure proper and safe removal when abatement is performed.  Anchor has over 25 years of experience in asbestos removal and has completed thousands of projects for clients in commercial, governmental, industrial and residential settings.  Our highly trained and experienced supervisors and their crews understand the importance of removing asbestos according to the rules and regulations from any building during a demolition or renovation project and will diligently perform the work safely and efficiently to safeguard the environment and its inhabitants.

Steps involved for a smooth project:

  1. ​Schedule an onsite appointment with an Anchor representative within 24 hours of your call.

  2. Review the work onsite with owner.
    ~Asbestos testing or sampling may be necessary to determine the scope of work.

  3. Receive a detailed proposal outlining scope of work within 48 hours of your visit. 

  4. Once the proposal is accepted it usually takes about 2 weeks to return to the site to perform the removal of asbestos.

    • You may ask why 2 weeks - because there is a permitting process with DEP that gives them 10 business days to review the paperwork and the intended scope.

    • to be candid, DEP does allow for emergency work and those guidelines are more stringent


Anchor Environmental Services typically utilizes two methods for removing asbestos from your home, but be aware there are other acceptable methods.

  1. Full Containment

    Thick polyethylene (plastic) sheeting is taped over the 4 walls of a room and another layer is hung across the ceiling and taped to the walls to make an air tight seal thus containing the work area. A high-volume HEPA Air filtration unit is used to scrub the air during the wet removal process to remove airborne particulate which keeps the air clean.  Workers will wear personal protection equipment like suits and respirators.  

  2. Glove Bag
    The glove bag method is typically used for materials like asbestos pipe insulation.  It employs the use of a polyethylene (plastic) bag which is sealed with tape and glue around the pipe.  This is a common procedure and a very safe removal method.  The bags are equipped with built-in arms and gloves and are used in conjunction with a HEPA filtered vacuums and wet removal methods.  Again, workers will wear personal protection equipment like suits and respirators.  


Prior to any renovation or demolition activity of a building, its materials, and or its components the owner shall engage an asbestos inspector to thoroughly inspect the materials to be disturbed for the presence, location, and quantity of asbestos.

If any materials are confirmed positive for asbestos, using analytical testing laboratories, the materials are to be removed by a licensed abatement contractor.


Anchor is qualified in both areas to provide the help and assistance you need. 

Professional, friendly, and knowledgeable staff safeguarding the environment and its occupants from hazardous airborne pollutants.

Call or email today to schedule your free estimate: 781-834-7645

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