Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant for decades. Unfortunately, due to some of its properties, the EPA and CPSC have banned asbestos in most building materials, insulation, and coating materials.
Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older commercial buildings, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities in over 2,000 different building materials. Elevated levels of airborne asbestos fibers can occur after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities. Improper attempts to remove these materials can release asbestos fibers into the indoor environment, increasing asbestos levels and endangering people and animals.
It is highly dangerous to live or spend time in an environment that has asbestos materials. It has been found to cause lung cancer and lung disease when fibers are breathed in. Some of the sources of asbestos contamination include deteriorating, damaged, or disturbed insulation, fireproofing, acoustical materials, wall board, joint compound and floor tiles.
CAL INC is the leading provider of asbestos abatement, clean up & removal services in Central and Northern California for commercial and industrial buildings, including process manufacturing plants, office buildings, strip malls, hospitals, schools, plants, and warehouses. Also as insulation in underground lines and pipes. We work regularly with developers, real estate agents, building owners, property managers, plant managers, and facilities managers. Many times the asbestos is discovered when an older building is being renovated or sold and is required to have an asbestos air quality test.
We have over 30 years experience as an asbestos abatement & removal contractor and handle both large and small asbestos cleanup and removal projects for residential environments. We can provide the full scope of services to support any Asbestos project, including asbestos abatement, asbestos encapsulation, asbestos containment, asbestos cleanup, asbestos removal, and asbestos disposal.
Our highly trained staff consists of the most technically-trained asbestos abatement and removal professionals in the business. Asbestos has been used in over 2,000 products and is a known carcinogen. No matter what size asbestos project, CAL INC can successfully test, clean up, remove and dispose of any material containing asbestos, such as:
With over 30 years experience we have developed processes and procedures that we follow on every job to ensure the successful completion of the project and the safety of our workforce.
We apply for a permit if required
We arrive at project site and isolate the work area from occupied areas
Our workers enter the work area protected by state of the art suits and respirators
The asbestos materials are safely removed from building
We clean the work area by wet wiping and HEPA vacuuming
We pass an air clearance test to confirm all the asbestos materials have been removed
We provide you with a clearance report
We dismantle the containment barriers
We enable you to reoccupy building
Our Abatement & Remediation division can work with you to determine the best course of action that will ensure that your home becomes asbestos free and a provides a healthy living environment for your family and friends.
Undisturbed, asbestos does not pose a threat. It is when the fibers become airborne, whether from a remodel, fire, natural disaster or some other event, that the fibers can be inhaled into the lungs.
If you think your home contains asbestos, it is important to seek professional help. CAL INC is a licensed asbestos abatement and removal company with extensive experience in properly containing the asbestos, complete decontamination of the site, and lawful disposal of the contaminated materials.
CAL INC has built a reputation for outstanding customer service by being responsive to our client's needs and accommodating to their requests. This factor, combined with our construction expertise, and our near flawless safety record, are all keys to CAL INC's success. Our safety process can be ranked among the most effective anywhere. We emphasize prevention and our safety performance statistics show that we are successful.
CAL INC is an ISNetworld member in good standing, with a passing grade to work with our clients.
ISN streamlines processes, saving time and improving safety standards. ISNetworld helps to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.
Our ISNetworld member number is 400-231976. If you have any questions relating to safety, please contact our Safety Manager at (707) 446-7996.
Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure. GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried-asset operators, locators and excavators is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to increasingly safe working conditions and communities.
Standardized damage prevention measurements are a key part of the GSS mission, and the establishment and broad deployment of metrics are core components of Gold Shovel Standard's efforts to improve public and workforce safety. Gold Shovel Standard believes that no significant reduction in damages will be obtained unless all responsible parties (operators, excavators, locators) continuously improve, and measurements underpin continuous improvement.
Every six minutes in the United States, an underground utility line is damaged during excavation work. In 2014, PG&E experienced nearly 2,000 dig-ins to our underground facilities-that's almost six dig-ins per day, resulting in $11 million in damage for the year.
In response, PG&E launched the Gold Shovel Standard, a first-of-its kind excavation safety program designed to reduce dig-ins and protect PG&E's underground gas and electric system. With safety as highest priority, PG&E developed the Gold Shovel Standard Certification process to ensure that PG&E's hired contractors adhere to the safest excavation standards. Safe excavation prevents injuries, property damage, inconvenient outages, project delays and high costs.
Contractors who wish to excavate or subcontract out excavation work for PG&E must obtain Gold Shovel Standard Certification by making a commitment to safe digging practices in accordance with the California "One Call Law" (California Government Code 4216) and the Common Ground Alliance best practices for excavation.
For more information about this program, please visit Gold Shovel Standard (GSS).
Call Us Today to Discuss Your Asbestos Clean Up and Removal Needs
Please call us at 1 (800) 359-4467 to learn more about our fast, reliable, and affordable Asbestos abatement, clean up, & removal services and how we can help you keep your home healthy and safe.
As a construction, hazardous materials, and asbestos abatement, clean up, & removal contractor for over 30 years, CAL INC holds licensing in the state of California in General Engineering (A), General Construction (B), Asbestos (Asb) and Hazardous Materials (Haz).
We provide a complete set of Asbestos related services for home's apartments, condo's and farms to all of Northern and Central California, including the communities of Vacaville, Fairfield, Sacramento , Richmond, San Francisco, Vallejo, Woodland, Davis, Concord, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Fremont, Stockton, Modesto, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Napa, Redding, Red Bluff, Eureka, Berkeley, Chico, Rio Vista, Antioch, Winters, Sebastapol, Novato, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Tracy, Calistoga, St. Helena, Marysville, Yuba City, Oroville, San Jose, Mountain View, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sonoma, Martinez, Antioch, Rio Vista, Pinole, San Pablo, Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward, Castro Valley, Union City, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Burlingame, Rocklin, Roseville, Folsom , Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Danville, Pleasanton, Merced, and the counties of Solano, Sacramento , Contra Costa, Alameda, Yolo, Mendocino, San Joaquin, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yuba, Butte, Glenn, Lake, Tehama, Fort Bragg, Colusa, Anderson, Red Bluff, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn, Placerville, Paso Robles, Salinas, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, Carson City, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Shasta.