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Let Our Professionals Take Care Of Your Asbestos Abatement
Did you know that asbestos could be everywhere around us, and we might not even know it? Asbestos was widely used in building materials, car brakes, and even crayons, thanks to its flame-resistant properties. However, scientists discovered a link between asbestos and lung cancer, and in 1989 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the use of asbestos in all new materials.
But that didn’t mean that asbestos simply disappeared from the face of this earth. Even as recently as 2018, we were still finding asbestos in crayons. While asbestos has been a popular material used in insulation for homes over the years, this hazardous mineral poses serious health risks to those who come into contact with it.
It’s useful to note that undisturbed asbestos that is in good condition does NOT pose a health risk. The problem is wear and tear over time or when asbestos sustains damage. That process releases asbestos fibers – and the inhalation of these asbestos fibers presents a health hazard to us.
It’s possible that you might come across asbestos in your home’s building materials – while installing new floor tiles, fixing your boiler, getting your fireplace upgraded, or having your walls, ceilings, or roofs worked on.
If you suspect that you’re dealing with asbestos, DO NOT touch or disturb it. Instead, leave it alone and immediately call an asbestos abatement company.
Because you can’t necessarily identify asbestos materials by looking at them, you might want to have a licensed asbestos inspector analyze your home before undergoing any renovation or construction work. They know exactly what to look for and have the protective equipment needed to keep them – and you – safe when obtaining asbestos samples from areas around your home.
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Why Call The Asbestos Abatement Professionals?
With any asbestos abatement work, there is always the risk of exposure to asbestos fibers. You should, therefore, always leave such tasks to specially trained asbestos abatement professionals.
Taking the DIY route can sometimes create an asbestos hazard that didn’t exist before due to disturbing asbestos materials that otherwise would be left alone.
In order to assess the degree of damage and risk, the asbestos contractor might also need to take a sample. However, this sampling task can be a health hazard in itself, so do not attempt to collect asbestos samples on your own to prevent asbestos exposure!
When you hire a professional asbestos contractor, they will also take care of asbestos containment, mitigating the damage done by isolating the contamination and asbestos disposal according to U.S. asbestos regulations.
A reliable and trustworthy asbestos abatement company will also be able to advise you if your particular situation will require complete removal or if only repairs are needed to solve the issue.
Asbestos Abatement Methods
Asbestos abatement generally refers to taking measures to control the release of asbestos fibers so that it no longer poses a health risk to you and your family.
There are two methods of handling asbestos, and it depends largely on how “friable” it is (this refers to how easily it becomes airborne asbestos dust and can be inhaled).
If the asbestos materials are found in a space that is not usually exposed to the home’s residents, a method such as closure or encapsulation may be used to cover or seal the material so that fibers are not released.
This is different from asbestos removal because the asbestos material itself is not eliminated, it is the RISK of fiber release and having it become inhalable that is eliminated.
In certain situations where the asbestos cannot be repaired, if it is far too damaged or extremely friable and presents high levels of health risk to you and your family, the best course of action might be to have the asbestos hazard completely removed. If you’re doing any major renovations to your home and suspect asbestos contamination, it might also make sense to have it removed before continuing your rebuild.
Either way, both asbestos removal and repair can be complex and should only be done by a certified asbestos abatement contractor.
The Asbestos Professionals You Can Count On
Here at Strongwater Restoration, our certified asbestos abatement professionals will never recommend unnecessary removals in order to earn more money from you. Our asbestos abatement plan meets your individual needs and budget: no matter the situation, you can always trust that we will deliver a solution according to your objectives, timeline, and financial constraints.
With 59 years of experience in the residential and commercial restoration business, we are committed to serving our communities within the New York, Fairfield, and Westchester areas. Whether you require asbestos abatement specialists or a full-service restoration company, we are here for you 24/7, night or day, 365 days a year.
For accredited asbestos professionals you can trust, call us today at 718-357-9191.
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