Until the early years of the 1980s, asbestos was a natural material that was widely used both in home construction and commercial construction as well. One of the more common uses that the asbestos fiber found its way into was the creation of siding for residential properties. If your home was built or renovated at any point before the middle of the 1980s, then there is a strong chance that the siding surrounding your home may contain asbestos in it. Since this period of time, many residential siding manufacturers have worked hard to seek out alternative materials to use for this purpose, and as a result, siding materials are far less likely to contain asbestos in this day and age.
Unfortunately, this does not rule out the problems that are associated with homes that were built in the past, as home owners are being forced to face the idea of a harmful substance being found within their walls, within their ceilings and within their roofs. If you believe that there is a possibility that your home’s siding contains asbestos, then contacting an asbestos removal company is vitally important to the health of your family.
The reason why it was decided to add asbestos to the cement for use with home siding was because it offered fire retardant properties, as well as a boost in durability and strength for the siding shingles. The asbestos also added additional insulation, which was vital when many of these homes and other buildings were constructed. It was relatively cheap for builders to manufacture the asbestos siding, and because these materials were so durable and so element resistant, many homes were built using them. Maintenance and upkeep costs were kept low, the siding was easy to clean up, and paint seemed to adhere easily, making asbestos a good choice until it was realized how harmful the fibers could be once they had gone airborne.
Now there are thousands if not millions of homes across the country, that contain this harmful fiber, and the next logical step is to remove the harmful fibers from the home to restore them to a safe state. As a result, companies providing professional asbestos removal services have sprung up across the country, wherein certified workers are capable of removing the asbestos from your siding, or removing your asbestos-laden siding so that your home can be safe without the worry of breathing or inhaling the harmful fibers should they ever become airborne. Asbestos fibers may be inert when they are left intact, but there are a number of things that can make these fibers go airborne, and when that happens, there is no escaping their harmful consequences. For this reason, eliminating them from the home sooner rather than later is highly recommended, and that is where hiring a asbestos removal company comes in.
For your asbestos removal needs, we are your best ally as a qualified, licensed, asbestos abatement contractor.
- 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