When asbestos is found to be inhabiting your home or otherwise impacting your life, contacting a asbestos removal service becomes vitally important. This is because being exposed to asbestos is deadly, and it is possibly to be exposed on a deadly level without realizing until much later in life. If you feel as if you are being exposed to asbestos, or if you have a fear that there is asbestos in your home or in a building where you work or spend any amount of time at all, contacting a certified asbestos removal service is absolutely vital. An asbestos abatement service can be the difference between life or death when it comes to exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is capable of occurring in nature. There are a number of different types of asbestos that are more common than others, including the Chrysotile type which is white, and the Amosite type which is brown or off white. The fibers of asbestos are capable of being quite small in nature, as they can be as small as 700 times smaller than a single strand of human hair. Because asbestos is capable of being resistant to fire, resistant to many types of chemicals and also an excellent insulator, these natural asbestos fibers were added to a wide variety of different building materials as well as other products throughout time. Although it is now widely recognized that asbestos fibers are extremely harmful, they are still being found in many buildings and other applications, requiring the need for an asbestos removal service.
Most products are typically formed by mixing the asbestos with other materials. For example, a floor tile may only contain a very small percentage of asbestos in it. The amount of asbestos that is found within an ACM or asbestos containing material can vary significantly between 1% and 100% depending on what the actual product is. Asbestos is capable of being found in a myriad of different products and a number of different places.
Any of the materials listed here that were installed or created before the year 1981 are presumed to be containing some level or percentage of asbestos: Sprayed on insulation and fire proofing in buildings, insulation used for boilers and pipes, insulation in ceilings and walls, floor and ceiling tiles, putties, cements and caulks, roofing shingles, siding shingles, texture on the walls and ceilings in older buildings, joint compound in older homes and plasters. These products are no longer created or constructed using asbestos fibers for insulation purposes, but the process of removing these products from use has been a long and drawn out one. The first step is to contact an asbestos abatement service that can test a building for the presence of asbestos and safely eradicate the asbestos to render the building safe again.
We are specialists in: Vinyl asbestos tile, VAT, linoleum, vinyl sheet goods, transite pipe, transite siding, transite roofing, duct work, stucco, texturecoat, drywall, acoustic ceiling, popcorn ceiling, plaster, lath and plaster, buttonboard, fireproofing, mastic, pipe covering, mag piping, mag block, and other product forms.
- Proper containment and removal
- Thorough site decontamination
- Lawful disposal
- If asbestos needs to be tested, we will refer you to a list of certified labs