Prior to removing anything from a gas pipeline, we will test the coating and the pipe to make sure asbestos is present and whether you will need a complete cleaning.
Asbestos removal is a delicate process. The pipeline will need to be removed so no debris falls on public property. The pipe is then cut and cleaned using special tools.
Mold could seriously endanger the environment and anyone that comes into contact with it. It takes a special set of skills to clean it successfully from gas pipelines.
At WTR Environmental Services, it is our job to protect the environment from asbestos. First, the pipeline needs to be tested to see if asbestos was used in the coating. Then we take the proper measures to clean the material safely without harming the environment or the fragile pipeline.
Did you know that most pipelines were protected by asbestos? It’s true. Once upon a time, asbestos was used as a popular liner to protect gas lines. In fact, up to 50 percent of the wrapping around the length of a pipe may possibly be made of asbestos! Although asbestos is no longer used, there are still hundreds of thousands of pipelines that are still covered with dangerous material.