Your Full Service Environmental Company
Serving Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island


For over 30 years, A-Best has been dedicated to timely conducting work at your home while prioritizing the safety of your family. We strictly adhere to all local, state, and federal guidelines. We treat your home as if it were our own. We would be happy to consult with you on any of your abatement needs.



A-Best’s corporate strength is found in its core managers. Our highly experienced managerial team displays a solid balance of production and management skills. Our staff brings together a combined 100 years of Environmental experience. This allows you to rest easy knowing that we have successfully completed a project like yours before. A-Best has an extensive client list encompassing a balance of commercial, industrial, health care, educational, and military projects. Call today and find out how we can best serve you.


What is it?

Asbestos was a highly-effective and inexpensive fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator, asbestos was used extensively in construction from the early 1940s through the 1980s. However, we now know that exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to lung disease, lung cancer, and digestive cancer. When disturbed, tiny abrasive asbestos fibers are easily inhaled, which damages lung tissue and can cause cancer and other health problems. In homes and buildings built prior to 1989, asbestos is most found as thermal insulation. It can also be found in numerous building materials.

  • Pipes and Boilers
  • Vermiculite (Blown-in attic insulation)
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Mastic (Adhesive that attaches floor tiles to concrete or wood)
  • Linoleum Flooring (sheet Flooring)
  • Transit siding shingles (Fiber cement siding)
  • Window caulking and glazing
  • Textured ceiling
  • Plaster walls and ceilings
  • Roofing material (usually on flat roofs but occasionally on shingles)
  • HVAC duct insulation (usually found in corrugated or flat paper form)


What is it?

Common molds found in buildings include Stachybotrys, Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Penicillium. Often a hidden issue for your home and place of business, it can do more than just spread and be an eyesore. Mold spores can cause allergic reactions, asthma attacks, sinus problems. These problems can extend to depression and fatigue. When the amount of mold in your property goes beyond normal levels, it can affect the health of your family. A-Best has successfully remediated mold from thousands of homes.

Where do you find it?

  • Attics
    A leaking roof and/or improper ventilation can cause mold in an attic.
  • Bathrooms
    Many different issues can cause a bathroom to develop mold, but most commonly is due to lack of ventilation and or a leak.
  • Basements
    Too much moisture in the air of the basement or a compromised foundation can lead to water is finding its way.
  • Water Damage
    Usually a natural disaster or a pipe burst can cause water damage in the home.


What is it?

PCBs were banned in 1979. They have a range of toxicity and vary in consistency from thin, light-colored liquids to yellow or black waxy solids. PCBs have been demonstrated to cause a variety of adverse health effects. They have been shown to cause cancer in animals. Studies in humans support evidence for potential carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic effects of PCBs. PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications including:
Electrical, heat transfer and hydraulic equipment.

  • Lights and ballast
  • Window caulking
  • Plasticizers in paints, plastics and rubber products
  • Pigments, dyes and carbonless copy paper.
  • Other industrial applications

A-Best has safely handled and disposed of thousands of pounds of PCB waste in the Hazmat reports of hundreds of buildings.



A-Best has the experience to understand lead hazards and come up with the right plan of action for each individual de-leading project. The status of each property is reviewed, the well-being of the current building occupants is discussed, and the most cost-effective method for the property is put into place. De-leading options include removal, making lead painted surfaces intact, and encapsulation of the lead paint areas.



A-Best is unsurpassed in preforming selective interior demolition services in both vacant and occupied properties. A-Best’s proven abatement process and procedures give us a step up in the industry in our dust control applications. Our meticulous final clean procedures will leave your property ready for the renovation to begin on day one. Renovation projects often encounter asbestos containing materials unexpectedly. Having a specialized environmental contractor do your interior demolition allows you the advantages of tackling this unexpected obstacle head on.  A-Best can immediately assess the problem, get the right personnel and materials onsite to keep the project on time.

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Customer Success

Here’s what our clients and customers say…


We have monitored dozens of projects for A-Best over the years and they always get the job done right.

Dave McDonald – F.L.I. Environmental – President

Since teaming up with A-Best we have successfully completed several major renovation and demolition projects.

Dean Raftopoulos – Construction Representative Group – Co-Founder

They came, they saw, and conquered 1,800 feet of pipe insulation and 7,000sqft of tile and mastic in 2 weeks. Put me ahead of schedule. Thanks

Eli Levine – Andover Development Group – Managing Partner

A-Best really does whatever it takes. Great crew of guys.

Adien Hughes – Methuen Construction – Superintendent

Over the past 10 years at the U.S.A. Army Labs we have ran into a lot of abatement work. When we do….. we call A-Best

Mike Raczkowski – Smart Construction – Owner

Got referred to A-Best by a co-worker. They helped me complete the Tufts University student housing project. Great to work with, look forward to the next project.

Joe Tornabene – Commodore Builders – Superintendent

I have worked with A-Best for almost 25 years doing Clean Air Testing. They are consistent with their methods and continue to leave the projects clean and safe year after year.

John Bachand – North East Environmental Labs – Owner

A-Best has helped us safely renovate over 75 McDonalds fast food restaurants to date.

Roger Desjardins – Marceau Construction – President