We are readily equipped to remove asbesto, lead, and other hazardous materials that may result from event damage and construction projects. Skilled professional cleaning of these hazards is important for the health and safety of adjacent residents and environments. Our process involves testing, abatement, containment, cleaning, sanitizing, and sealing areas where a disruptive event such as a storm, flood, or fire has occurred. Thus, dealing with these hazards often means dealing with asbestos fibers or dust particles, lead, and more.
Friable Asbestos Materials
Friable asbestos materials are easy to break or crumble by hand. Examples include old asbestos pipe insulation and talcum powder contaminated with asbestos. These materials are dangerous because they can easily release toxic dust into the air.
Nonfriable Asbestos Materials
Nonfriable asbestos materials, such as asbestos cement slabs and vinyl asbestos tiles, are durable. These products keep asbestos fibers safely trapped as long as the products are undisturbed. Sawing, scraping or smashing the product may release fibers.
KEY FACTS ON ASBESTOS
IN MANY HOMES
Exposure to asbestos happens in occupational settings and in homes throughout the U.S
Other types of cancer caused by asbestos include lung, ovarian and laryngeal cancer. Exposure may cause scarring of the lungs, or asbestosis.
HARD TO DETECT
Microscopic asbestos fibers cannot be seen, smelled or tasted. Unless it is clearly marked as asbestos, the only way to detect asbestos in an unmarked material is to send a sample to a lab for testing or hire an accredited asbestos inspector.
Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs or abdomen.
Thousands of products containing asbestos were used in the U.S. until the 1980s.
HARD TO REMOVE
Most situations require the removal of asbestos-containing materials. But it hard to leave the materials undisturbed or encapsulate. Consult a certified asbestos abatement professional for the best advice.