ALM Abatements has the necessary licensing, training, and experience to provide safe removal or encapsulation of the substance.
We pride ourselves in protecting our customers’ health and property through the entire abatement process.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber resistant to chemical corrosion, heat, and electricity. Unfortunately, it has also emerged as a cause of lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other serious health conditions when it’s disturbed. 

Asbestos is a strong fiber with fireproofing benefits, which is why asbestos-containing materials are still used in the construction industry.

Asbestos fibers are released into the air, typically during renovation or demolition.

The human senses cannot detect asbestos, so it is important to ensure a third-party environmental testing company has tested the material before they are handled.

Trigger Levels mean amounts of material as follows:

  • Single-family residential – trigger levels are 50 linear feet on pipes, 32 sq feet on other surfaces, or the volume equivalent of 55-gallon drum.
  • Commercial properties are 260 linear feet on pipes, 160 sq ft on other surfaces, or a volume equivalent of a 55-gallon drum.
  • School building’s trigger levels are three sq ft or three linear ft.

Colorado State Regulation 8, Part B, states that any material with more than 1% asbestos is asbestos-containing.

Failure to comply with the State Reg 8 can bring hefty fines up to $25,000 daily. Contractors need to be state-certified.

March 2024 

EPA announces a ban on Chrysotile asbestos 


How do I know if I have asbestos in my home?

Asbestos can’t be detected through normal human senses. Samples should be taken by a certified industrial hygienist and tested by a qualified laboratory to determine if asbestos is present in your home.


What are the health risks of asbestos?

Asbestos has been classified as a human carcinogen by a number of U.S. Government agencies (HHS, EPA, and IARC). A carcinogen is a cancer-causing agent. Asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma, lung, larynx, and ovary cancer as well as serious respiratory infections and diseases. Read more about asbestos: CDPHE-Asbestos


I am remodeling my house. Do I need to be concerned about asbestos in building materials?

Yes. It is important to know if there is asbestos in your home before any demolition or remodeling. It is crucial to get all suspect building materials tested, removed, and disposed of properly if asbestos is present.

Asbestos is a highly regulated material in Colorado and must be disposed of properly. It is illegal to dispose of asbestos-containing materials in any way other than what is approved by CDPHE.

Testing is done by a third-party to protect your best interest. If you need help with finding a testing company, call our office for a referral.

For more information about asbestos visit CDPHE-Asbestos

or view this document for general information: ASB GENERAL INFO__2_12_2019