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When Is It Time To Hire An Asbestos Abatement Professional?

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Hiring an asbestos professional can be stressful and confusing. When is the right time to hire an asbestos abatement company? Why Should I hire an asbestos abatement company? Can I remove asbestos myself? Below, we will answer your questions and explain the importance of an asbestos abatement professional.

Asbestos Removal

If your property has asbestos-containing materials, it is crucial to contact an asbestos abatement professional. If your home has been tested and there is asbestos, you will need to have it removed for your and your family’s safety. Asbestos is highly dangerous and could expose you and your family, leading to severe illnesses later in life.

Remodels

If you own an older property, it is important to have the property tested for asbestos before you begin a remodel. A certified asbestos abatement professional can test your property to ensure it is free from asbestos. If there is asbestos, they will be able to remove it safely so that you do not risk exposure.

Commercial Demolitions

Another important time to hire an asbestos abatement professional is before you demolish a commercial building. Older commercial properties contain asbestos. A certified asbestos abatement contractor needs to be present so that they can safely contain the asbestos before the demolition takes place. Asbestos fibers are tiny and can float into the air during a demolition, causing exposure to neighbors.

You Own An Older Home

It needs to be tested for asbestos if you own an older home, as it likely contains asbestos. Asbestos-containing materials were used in insulation, roofing, wallpaper, and even flooring. If these materials begin to break down from wear and tear, they can cause exposure.

Asbestos Abatement Services provides asbestos inspections and removal services for commercial and residential properties.

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Will My Insurance Cover Asbestos Removal?

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Learning that your property contains asbestos is a terrifying feeling. No one wants a toxic material in their home. Your home should be your safe place and to find you have a fiber that can cause cancer in your home is devastating. Asbestos has been found in many areas around homes, including:
• Insulation
• Walls
• Flooring
• Roofing
• Adhesives
• Popcorn Ceilings
• Gaskets
• Textured Walls

Once you learn that you have asbestos in your home, your instinct will be to have it removed as soon as possible. This is the wisest decision you can make. Once you have overcome the shock of finding asbestos on your property, you will begin to think of the cost. Asbestos removal is not cheap. You may wonder if you can remove it yourself. The answer is no. A licensed company can only complete asbestos removal. It is illegal to remove asbestos without the proper license because of how dangerous it is.

Will My Insurance Cover Asbestos Removal?

n most cases, insurance companies do not cover the cost of asbestos removal. However, there are some circumstances where your homeowner insurance may pay for your asbestos removal. It is best to contact a professional asbestos removal company. They will be able to check with your insurance to see if they can file a claim. If your property has been damaged by flooding, storm damages, or tornadoes, your policy may cover the safe removal and replacement of asbestos-containing materials.

While asbestos abatement can be costly, it is also necessary to protect you and your family from asbestos exposure. It is best to work with a certified asbestos abatement professional. They will be able to create a plan and work with your budget on the safe removal of asbestos from your home.

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Are There Alternatives To Asbestos Removal?

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As an advocate for asbestos research and education, it is important to us that you receive all the facts about asbestos and its dangerous effects on people. We have seen a lot of people discussing alternatives to asbestos removal. While some may believe this is the right course of action, we can assure you that asbestos should permanently be removed from properties. Asbestos exposure is a health risk. With asbestos being such a risk with mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other severe illnesses, why would you even consider keeping it inside your home or business?

Can I Live With Asbestos In My Home?

While it is true that asbestos that has not been disturbed is not of immediate danger, it can quickly turn friable, which means it is of immediate danger. Non-friable asbestos is asbestos-containing materials that are still intact and in good condition. Friable asbestos is when the asbestos has become damaged or disturbed through remodels, construction, or other means. Friable asbestos could expose you at any moment. While you could live with asbestos for a limited amount of time, it is not the best decision for you or your family. It only takes one instance of asbestos exposure to have mesothelioma.

Sealing Asbestos

Encasement of asbestos, also known as sealing, is just a quick fix. Sealing asbestos-containing materials only delays the asbestos from becoming friable. This option is not a viable choice for most people. It is not only costly but does not last forever. You will eventually need to have the asbestos removed, meaning you are still at risk, even when the asbestos has been sealed.

Asbestos in your home or business is a severe problem that should be handled promptly. Asbestos exposure can be deadly. When dealing with such a hazardous material, it is vital that you contact a certified asbestos abatement company for the safe removal of asbestos from your property.

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Will My Business Need to Be Fully Shut Down For Asbestos Removal?

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Commercial and industrial asbestos removal is different from residential asbestos removal. When we remove asbestos from residential properties, it is usually throughout the home, and we ask that everyone vacates the premises. This is because the area is smaller than commercial and industrial properties. When it comes to larger buildings, we have more options and flexibility. We can shut small areas down at a time, limiting your losses.
Industrial and commercial buildings that test positive for asbestos usually have it throughout the property, which can be extensive. In these cases, we try to work with the company to find the best times and ways to provide asbestos abatement services. Most times, we can work with companies that do not function 24/7. We remove the asbestos on the days where no one will be present in the building.

In cases where the company never shuts down, things become more complicated. We will need to work in sections. We do this by sealing off one area at a time. We will remove the asbestos from that section, ensure it is safe to reopen, then move to the next. By doing this, we allow the business to continue to function, even if it is at limited capacity. We do our best to work with our commercial clients because we know that stopping production means losing money. We are very flexible and can work with most hours and days. Doing sections at a time may create a longer abatement time overall, but it will allow your company to continue operating while we provide asbestos removal. If your commercial or industrial property does have asbestos, talk with your asbestos abatement company. They should be able to work with you on the removal process.

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Asbestos Removal – Who Should I Call?

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Removing asbestos is a comprehensive process that should only be completed by a professional asbestos removal company like Asbestos Abatement Services. It is illegal for anyone without the proper licenses to remove or dispose of asbestos in the United States. This is for the protection of everyone involved. If your home has been tested for asbestos and does contain asbestos, it is vital that you never attempt to remove the asbestos-containing materials. If you cannot remove the asbestos, what should you do?

You should always call a hazardous materials removal company. It is best to hire a company that specializes in asbestos removal, as they will have the most knowledge and the best equipment to handle the job correctly. Asbestos exposure is a genuine concern. No one wants to be exposed to asbestos. It is not only known to cause cancer, but you cannot know for sure if you have been exposed. The fibers cannot be seen by the unaided eye, making it impossible to know if you have been exposed, which is why you need to call a professional. They use respirators and other equipment to remove the asbestos from your property, one room at a time. Rooms must be sealed off before the removal process begins. There is a method to removing asbestos to mitigate the risk of exposure. Asbestos Abatement has the knowledge and skill for safe asbestos removal and disposal. If your home does contain asbestos, do not hesitate to call a professional for removal. The longer you wait, the more at risk you are for exposure to asbestos.

Our job is to remove the asbestos while keeping you and your family safe from the hazardous effects of asbestos exposure. We work with you to find the best time and best price for your asbestos removal.

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Asbestos Removal and Your Property – 5 Tips to Help You Be Better Prepared!

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Learning that your property has asbestos can be terrifying! This is, even more the case as we see more and more about asbestos and the risks it poses to you and your family. Cancer is a scary word, and asbestos can cause mesothelioma and lung cancer. Knowing that can send you into a panic. Luckily, Asbestos Abatement Services has some tips to better prepare you for the removal of asbestos from your property.

You Will Need to Leave Your Home

For the safety of you and your family, you will be asked to leave the property for the entirety of the asbestos removal process. Asbestos fibers are microscopic and can be easily ingested. Our team will wear respirators and other equipment for their protection. We never want to risk exposing you or your family.

Asbestos Removal Will Be Completed in Phases

Depending on the amount of asbestos in your home, it could take more than a day for removal. Asbestos removal is completed in phases where the area is sealed, and the asbestos is removed. Once removed, it is contained for safe disposal. This is done so that asbestos fibers do not escape to other areas of the property.

Asbestos Will Be Removed and Discarded in A Safe Fashion

A certified and licensed asbestos abatement professional will remove and dispose of the asbestos-containing materials. It is unlawful to remove or dispose of asbestos without the proper licenses. You can rest assured that the asbestos-containing materials will be removed safely and that your home will be safe upon your return.

Your Home Will Be Inspected Once Removal Is Completed

Once the asbestos-containing materials have been removed, the area will be inspected. This is to ensure no asbestos is left behind. We want your property to be safe, and one way we do that is through asbestos inspections.

Asbestos May Be in Your Insulation, Walls, and Even Roof

Asbestos-containing materials could be in all areas of your home. This surprised most people. We may have to remove parts of your roof, walls, and even your insulation. While it is shocking, it is also great to know your property is safe from the dangers of asbestos exposure and the many illnesses it causes!

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Residential Asbestos Abatement – When Should You Call An Asbestos Professional?

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Residential properties are just as likely to have asbestos as commercial buildings. This is especially the case if the home is older. Homes built before 1990 are far more likely to contain asbestos than those build in the more recent years. Asbestos is still being used to some degree in construction materials, as we are still finding asbestos in newly built homes. What should you do if you are unsure your home has asbestos?

If your home is older, it is vital that you have an asbestos test completed as soon as possible. A certified asbestos abatement professional will inspect your property and retrieve samples from construction materials around the property. Once the samples are collected, they are sent to a special lab for testing. These tests are highly accurate and will let you know if your property contains asbestos. As of now, we recommend an asbestos test to all residential properties, even newer ones. You can never be too safe when it comes to asbestos exposure.

If you know your residential property has asbestos, it is important to contact an asbestos abatement professional as soon as possible. They will be able to develop a plan of action for the safe removal and disposal of the asbestos. Asbestos removal is an extensive process that could take time. You will be asked to leave the property until the asbestos is fully removed. Asbestos exposure caused illnesses such as cancer, so it is important to leave the premises until the asbestos is removed.

Asbestos abatement professionals seal off areas and wear special suits and respirators while removing asbestos. This is the only safe way to remove asbestos and ensure it does not travel through the air and expose anyone else.

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Asbestos Removal – What Are The Dangers?

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Asbestos is dangerous. It is hazardous. It causes mesothelioma. We hear this over and over again, but do you know the real dangers of asbestos removal? Asbestos removal can be costly, which can lead people to attempt removal of asbestos from their homes. This is the worst possible idea, as asbestos is highly hazardous. Below we will discuss the dangers of asbestos removal.

Asbestos Can Float Through the Air

Did you know that asbestos fibers cannot be seen? They are that small! They can float through the air and into your air ducts, floating to other areas of your home, where they can expose your family. Asbestos exposure is a serious problem, and there is no cure.

Asbestos Can Attach To Clothing

Asbestos fibers are hook-like structures and can attach to virtually anything, including your clothing. If you are attempting to remove asbestos and walk to another area of your home, it is possible that you have transferred asbestos to your children and spouse.

Asbestos Is Easily Inhaled

Asbestos exposure happens quickly. Asbestos is ingested through your mouth or nose. This happens without your knowledge. Unfortunately, there is no way to rid the toxin from your body. It is best to never put yourself in the position to ingest asbestos fibers. Leave asbestos removal to the professionals and keep yourself healthy!

If your property contains asbestos, call a professional asbestos abatement contractor for safe removal. You never want to risk your life or the life of your family to save money. If you are unsure if your home has asbestos, contact an asbestos abatement professional for further inspection and testing. Having asbestos removed from your property by a certified asbestos professional is the smartest decision you can make!

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5 Things You Need To Know About Asbestos

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Asbestos has become quite a hot topic, but what do you really know about asbestos? Asbestos Abatement Services has all the information to educate you on asbestos better and the real dangers. Below we will discuss five things you need to know about asbestos and its dangers to society.

Friable VS Non-Friable Asbestos

Asbestos is dangerous, but there are two categories of dangers. Friable and non-friable asbestos are the two categories that asbestos-containing materials are grouped into. Friable asbestos is the most risky, as it is already beginning to breakdown and could cause exposure at any moment. Non-friable asbestos is still dangerous but not an immediate threat. Non-friable asbestos has not been disturbed but still needs to be removed.

Asbestos Could Be Inside Your Home

All homes could contain asbestos, even newly built ones. If you own an older home, it is far more likely to contain asbestos, but newer homes are also being found to contain asbestos. The only sure way to know is through a professional asbestos abatement test. These tests are very comprehensive and are sent to a lab for confirmation.

Asbestos Is Still Being Used In Products

The United States has not banned asbestos in products. Products are still being imported that contain trace amounts of asbestos. While this may not seem like a huge problem, even small amounts of asbestos fibers can cause devastating illnesses.

Asbestos Caused Deadly Illnesses

Asbestos caused severe illnesses such as cancer. Mesothelioma is only caused by asbestos fibers, while lung cancer is also a known illness from exposure. Asbestos exposure caused respiratory illnesses that can become deadly.

Asbestos Testing Is Available

Asbestos testing can be completed on any building in the United States. This is the only real way to know if you have asbestos-containing materials on your property. If you are unsure, have a test completed by a certified asbestos professional.

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Asbestos and The Dangers of Home Remodels

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Remodeling your home is one of the more exciting parts of owning a home, but it also comes with hazards. Asbestos exposure usually occurs during a home remodel. If you are thinking about remodeling your home, it is best to have the property inspected by a certified asbestos abatement professional. Asbestos-containing materials could be in most areas of your home. Below we will discuss some common asbestos-containing materials.

Insulation

Insulation is the number one location that we usually find asbestos. Asbestos was used in insulation for decades, and there are still traces in some newer types of insulation. Before you remodel and remove any insulation from your property, have it checked by an asbestos abatement professional.

Roofing and Flooring

Roofing and flooring are two areas that usually contain asbestos. Asbestos is durable and can stand up to high traffic and heat. This makes it the perfect addition to roofing and flooring. Always hire a professional for your roofing needs. If you are replacing your flooring, have it tested before you begin the project!

Popcorn Ceilings and Textured Paint

Popcorn ceilings and textured paints are often used to give your home a unique look. Unfortunately, asbestos was the main ingredient for popcorn ceilings and textured paint. If you are planning on removing the ceilings or paint, it is vital that you have it tested for asbestos. If it contains asbestos, it will need to be removed by a professional.

As you can see, commonly remodeled areas are known to contain asbestos. The only way to protect yourself and your family is by hiring an asbestos abatement professional to check your property before you do any remodels. Remodels will disturb the asbestos-containing materials, which will cause asbestos exposure. Play it safe and have your home checked before you begin any remodels or construction.