You take painstaking steps to make sure your demolition projects meet all local, state and federal standards. Don’t forget about the EPA requirements for disposing of refrigerant prior to demolition. Just like asbestos abatement, refrigerant abatement has its own very specific compliance requirements. Rapid Recovery specializes in providing refrigerant recovery and removal services for the demolition industry.


When you think of refrigerant recovery in terms of your project, what do you think of? Your first thought is probably about the big things like air conditioning units and chillers, but don’t forget there are a lot of small appliances like air dryers, drinking fountains and refrigerators that can also contain refrigerant that will need to be recovered before your demolition project can proceed. Part of our service can include a job walk to point out anything that may need to have refrigerant recovered from it. This helps you to know which items need recovery, and it helps us to quote your project accurately. In some circumstances a walk-through is not possible. In these cases projects can be quoted based on bid documents or information provided by you.

We remove all of the refrigerant from your units and appliances prior to demolition including:

  • Chillers
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Rooftop Units
  • Packaged Units
  • Split Systems
  • Chilled Water Systems
  • Refrigeration Units
  • Small Appliances
  • +Meeting Your Timeline

    Because of the expert knowledge of our technicians, their experience and the speed of our recovery equipment, we can go on-site, recover refrigerant and be finished without disrupting your project’s timeline. Contractors are continually amazed by the speed of our recovery. Don’t take our word for it. See how other customers have rated our service.
  • +Simplifying Your Job

    As each piece of equipment has refrigerant recovered from it, our technicians will place a bright orange sticker on them. This is done to meet EPA requirements and has an added side benefit of simplifying your job. When you look across a rooftop, you can see quickly from a distance that every piece of equipment with the bright orange sticker has been recovered and is ready for the next stage of demolition.

EPA Compliance

As stated before, there are specific compliance requirements set forth by the EPA. Our extensive experience with demolition projects has allowed us to develop a service and documentation package specifically for the demolition industry that meets and exceeds all EPA requirements. You can rest assured that when Rapid Recovery is on-site, the job will be done right!

  • +Certified Technicians

    All Rapid Recovery technicians are trained by experts in the refrigerant abatement industry and are EPA certified.
  • +Certified Recovery Equipment

    Our recovery machines are custom designed and built to be faster than anything else available to the general public. Our research and development team has produced equipment that has revolutionized the speed at which refrigerant recovery is possible. Unlike other companies who produce custom recovery machines, you can rest assured that we have gone through the process of having our recovery machines AHRI certified and they are in compliance with all EPA regulations.
  • +Documentation

    The documentation we provide has been customized to meet the needs of demolition contractors and their clients. We provide detailed documentation about which units were recovered, all necessary types and weights of refrigerant, as well as job-site information. At each stage of the process, you will have documentation in hand about the refrigerant recovered and what it was recovered from. First, you will receive handwritten documentation from the technician on-site. Upon request, you will receive two printed job-site packets from our office. These job-site packets contain all of the detailed information about what units were recovered, the type of refrigerant recovered and the quantity of refrigerant recovered. It also includes a copy of the technician’s certification as well as a copy of our recovery machine’s AHRI certification. We send you two job-site packets so that you have one for your
    records and one that you can give to your client. When you contract Rapid Recovery for the necessary refrigerant abatement, your company will be able to prove compliance with EPA regulations.

Nationwide Service Available

Because we have several locations across the country, we are able to provide service nationwide in a timely fashion. Also, due to our many locations, we keep a large inventory of recovery cylinders which has proven invaluable on extremely large projects. You can visit our locations page to find a local team in the state your project is in. If there is not a team located in that state, call us toll-free at 877.372.7732 and speak to a Support Representative who can help you with your project.

Project Size

Your project is important to us. Whether your project is of enormous proportion consisting of many locations across several states, or your project is one small building. Your demolition project is important to us. You will receive the same great service from our expert technicians in any circumstance.