Over 2000 years ago the Greeks began using asbestos for fire blankets. Asbestos means “Inextinguishable”. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that is used because of its fiber strength and its heat resistance.
Due to its special properties it has been widely used in most buildings between 1950 and 1980. We now know that it is responsible for major health issues such as lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Asbestos has been used in over 3000 products. It can be found in insulation, floor tiles, roofing shingles, textured paints, pipes and ductwork, furnaces, fireproofing, sound proofing, and so much more. The process for its removal is called abatement and is highly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as other federal and state agencies.
OMI Environmental Solutions (OMIES) is licensed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Asbestos Abatement Contractor. OMIES has highly trained licensed personnel; uses state of the art equipment and removal techniques; and follows strict safeguards and safety protocols before, during and after the abatement process for our employees, our customers and the public. With our knowledge of the regulations and experience with government agencies we are well-suited to solve your asbestos problems.
OMIES provides solutions so you can breathe easier in a healthier environment!
OMIES is a licensed mold remediation contractor in the state of Louisiana and offers residential and commercial services including:
- Flood restoration
- Gutting/Building material removal
- Dehumidification and drying
- Mold remediation
- Mold disinfection
- Mold protective coating application
- Mold air filtration
OMIES is licensed in the state of Louisiana for the removal of lead-based paint.