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The Importance Of Handling Asbestos Safely
According to the EPA, in 1985 about 20% of public and private buildings asbestos. Exposure to this asbestos can lead to a handful of serious and debilitating diseases from mesothelioma to lung cancer. What makes asbestos so dangerous is that the toxic fibers cannot be seen with the naked eye, meaning you can be exposed to asbestos without knowing it. Since this EPA report in the 80’s, overall asbestos use has declined, but the reality is that people still may be exposed to the toxic mineral through the mishandling of asbestos-containing materials such as construction materials, consumer goods and other items. While these materials are considered safe while in good condition, once damaged, those materials can begin releasing asbestos dust into the air. In those situations, it is important to hire an asbestos removal company to assess and safely remove those materials. Finding asbestos in your property generally calls for professional asbestos removal and asbestos abatement.
ASAP Restoration provides OSHA – and NESHAPS – compliant,
Contact ASAP Restoration To Have Your Property Inspected For Asbestos
Our Asbestos Removal Process
ASAP Restoration will send one of our licensed professionals to your home or business to conduct a visual inspection of the area in order to identify any potential hazards and take samples for analysis. Taking samples includes removing small pieces of questionable materials and have them analyzed by a lab to determine their asbestos content.
Once we have established that there are dangerous levels of asbestos in your home or business, we will quickly act to contain the affected area in order to create a safe environment and reduce the spread of these airborne fibers. The containment phase includes shutting down and sealing the HVAC system, as well as fully encapsulating the affected area with a plastic barrier. Once the containment is set, our team will also implement a series of hepa filter fans to create a negative air pressure in order to avoid contamination of air outside work area.
Once the affected area is completely contained, our team of asbestos removal technicians will begin the removal process. We will use a number of techniques from wet cleanup to hepa filtered vacuums to remove the entirety of the damaged and asbestos laden materials. All the removed materials will be placed in leak proof and clearly labeled containers for proper disposal.
Depending on the amount of material that was removed during the asbestos removal process, we will have a number of repair or fixes to make in order to get your home or business back to normal. At ASAP Restoration, we are a licensed general contractor, prepared and certified to complete all of your restoration repairs and remodeling jobs.
Our Asbestos Removal Equipment
Where Can Asbestos Be Found?
Over the past century, asbestos has been used in thousands of products, from building supplies to automotive parts to consumer items. Asbestos materials were used more heavily in older homes where these materials can still be found today. These materials include:
- Sheetrock & Drywall
- Textured Ceiling & Ceiling Tiles
- Roof Shingles
- Concrete & Cement Sheeting
Asbestos is a natural mineral commonly found in building materials of properties constructed before 1988. Because asbestos is fire resistant, it proved to be an appealing option. Asbestos use was finally banned in 1988, although it is still found in structures across the U.S.
Left undisturbed, asbestos will not cause any issues for your health. Problems arise when the asbestos-containing materials become damaged, causing microscopic fibers to become airborne. Although invisible to the naked eye, asbestos fibers lodge themselves into the body, remaining for years to come. Asbestosis, mesothelioma, and certain cancers can result. Each takes 10-40 years to after exposure to generate symptoms.
- Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe and may lead to death.
- Mesothelioma is a cancer in the chest and abdominal regions caused by asbestos exposure.
If you find asbestos in your home, but the materials are still intact and not posing a threat, leave it be! These materials can be left alone without fear of health repercussions. Alternatively, if the items are damaged, you should seek asbestos abatement services immediately.
Do not ever attempt to remove asbestos by yourself. Contact a certified and professional asbestos removal company like ASAP Restoration. Doing so decreases the likelihood of exposure and ensures that all proper protocols and regulations are followed.
Once removed, all asbestos-containing materials are sealed in airtight, leak-proof containers. ASAP Restoration properly labels the materials and disposes of these in a designated facility or landfill. We also notify all required governmental agencies.
ASAP Restoration offers quick and accurate estimates. This estimate will concisely outline our restoration plan along with an estimated start to finish timeline.
When dealing with asbestos removal, it’s vitally important to utilize the skills, education and equipment of a professional company with certified technicians.
Being a licensed general contractor allows ASAP Restoration to help you will all of your restoration and repair needs, safely and legally, from start to finish.