If you have a home that was built before the 1980s, and has insulating material in it that may contain asbestos, then it would be vitally important for you to consult a residential asbestos removal company that can help you determine whether or not it would be feasible for the asbestos to be removed from your home. Domestic asbestos removal is especially important if you have a family growing up in your home. Your children can inhale the harmful asbestos fibers and will not know until they have grown up that they are developing lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma or some other deadly health condition as a result of their exposure to the harmful inhalant. If you happen to live in an asbestos house, then you need to find a way to go about residential asbestos removal before it gets to being too late.
So why is asbestos a health concern to begin with? Studies are estimating that there are approximately 3000 different types of products containing some percentage of asbestos. The mineral may not be harmful in and of itself, but this is only as long as the product is being kept intact. When the asbestos that is present in these products becomes damaged in some way, the fibers can become airborne, creating a serious health concern. Friable asbestos is dry and easily crumbled asbestos, making it the culprit for this widespread health concern. This asbestos is the type which is more than likely going to release fibers into the air, causing harm to those that breathe it.
Spray applied versions of asbestos, such as for the purpose of fireproofing, were used in millions of homes and other buildings all over the world. Unfortunately, this type of asbestos is the friable variety of asbestos. There are also non friable types of asbestos that are capable of releasing airborne fibers into the air, especially when they are sanded, hammered, chopped, cut or manipulated in some other way. This is why it is vital that proper removal techniques and disposal techniques are utilized when demolishing or renovating buildings that are believed to contain asbestos.
Inhaled fibers from asbestos remain in the body and they are not capable of being expelled or otherwise removed. As a result of this, the fibers can penetrate into the tissues of the body, and may be able to deposit themselves in the lung tissue and in airways, causing problems with breathing. The more that you are exposed to the airborne asbestos fibers, the more likely you will be to develop a disease relating to asbestos such as lung cancer or malignant mesothelioma. For this purpose, residential asbestos removal and domestic asbestos removal are things that are best left up to the professionals, who are trained and prepared to handle whatever comes their way.
For your residential 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