Almost everyone seems to be more cost conscious than they were even just ten years ago, thanks to an economy that has taken some hard hits. Sometimes however, saving a few dollars by hiring untrained, unlicensed and improperly protected people to work removing asbestos can cost you a lot more than money. Turns out it can cost you your freedom in addition to a hefty fine. Yes, it’s true & this happened right here in the Midwest. A man from southwestern Illinois was found guilty of violating the federal Clean Air Act when he had asbestos illegally removed from what was the former Emerson Electric site in Washington Park located in East St. Louis, IL. He was fined $3,000.00 and sentenced to serve 5 months in jail.
We at Midwest Service Group are properly trained, licensed and permitted for the proper removal & disposal of hazardous materials such as asbestos & lead. We are well aware of all the standards for clean air and the requirements of the states & municipalities in which we work. Your intent could simply be to save some money but the ramifications of removing asbestos, lead & other hazardous materials and disposing of them improperly is serious business which could lead to huge legal issues. Don’t gamble with your project. Contact Midwest Service Group for an estimate on your abatement project or for any of the other services we provide by calling 636-926-7800 or use the “contact us” tab on the site & we’ll get back with you right away.