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Commercial Asbestos Removal – 5 Things You Need To Know!

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Commercial asbestos removal is a huge undertaking and takes a lot of planning. If you own a commercial property that contains asbestos, we have information to help you better understand commercial asbestos removal. Commercial asbestos removal is very different from residential removal, and it is crucial that you have the right company for your commercial asbestos removal.

Asbestos Testing is Needed Before Demolition of Commercial Properties

If you are looking to demolish your commercial building and build a new one, you will need to hire an asbestos removal company that specializes in commercial removal. The asbestos abatement professionals will need to test the commercial property for any asbestos before demolition can occur. Some laws and regulations are in place to ensure the safety of everyone during commercial property demolition. If the commercial property contains asbestos, asbestos professionals will need to be present for demolition to ensure all asbestos is secured and removed properly.

Commercial Asbestos Removal Can Be Completed While Your Business Stays Running

In most cases, asbestos removal can be completed while your business is still running. We know that businesses take a hit if they have to shut down for more than a day. If your business is large and the asbestos is spread out, we can secure certain areas while your business works in other parts of the building. We will do our best to help you keep your business going while asbestos removal occurs.

Asbestos Removal Can Take Several Days

Commercial properties are usually large. If asbestos is found in different areas of the property, it could take days to complete the removal of asbestos. Depending on how much asbestos is on the property, you will need to plan for several days of asbestos professionals in your business.

Commercial Asbestos Removal is Very Different From Residential

Commercial asbestos and residential asbestos removal are completely different. Residential asbestos removal is on a smaller scale than commercial asbestos removal. Generally, home asbestos removal is simple and can be completed in a day or so. Commercial asbestos removal can take several days and be quite complicated.

Asbestos Professional With Proper Licensing Can Only Complete asbestos Removal

If your commercial property contains asbestos, never attempt removal. Removing asbestos is illegal if you do not have the right certifications. It is also illegal to dispose of asbestos without the right licenses. For everyone’s safety, it is crucial that you call a certified asbestos abatement company like Asbestos Abatement Services to handle all your asbestos removal needs.

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Asbestos Removal and Your Home – Be Prepared!

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Finding out that your home has asbestos-containing materials can be devastating. It is not only stressful for the homeowner but also worrisome. How do you handle the removal of asbestos? What does the process look like? We have all the answers below! If you do not know the status of your property, now is the right time for a specialized test and inspection. This test will let you know if you have asbestos and help you to form a plan for removal services.

Whom Do You Call For Asbestos Removal Services?

If you already know you have asbestos on your property, you need to call an asbestos removal professional. Attempting to remove asbestos-containing materials yourself is risky, as you can possibly be exposed. It is also illegal to remove and dispose of asbestos materials without the right licenses. It is always important that you call a certified specialist for all your asbestos removal needs.

What Does The Asbestos Abatement Process Look Like?

The asbestos abatement process is comprehensive. The process starts as soon as your home is identified as containing asbestos. Once a plan is put into place, you will be asked to leave the property while asbestos removal is completed. Once you have vacated the premises, asbestos specialists will wear protective gear and begin sealing off areas of your home. Once the areas are sealed, the process of asbestos removal will begin.

As the asbestos is removed, it is secured so that no one in the area is exposed to asbestos fibers. This process will continue until all asbestos is removed. Once all asbestos is removed, the area will once again be checked; then, the asbestos-containing materials will be removed from the property and disposed of safely. You will then be able to return to your property, knowing that you do not have any dangerous asbestos in your home.

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Asbestos Removal – When is the Perfect Time for Asbestos Removal?

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Find out that you have asbestos in your home or business can be stressful. This is especially the cause if you are very unfamiliar with asbestos and its many dangers. When should you have it removed? Am I at risk of exposure? How dangerous is asbestos? These are all valid questions that we will answer. Asbestos is highly dangerous, as it can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure also causes severe respiratory illnesses. Asbestos fibers are very hazardous and should be avoided at all costs.

When Is The Best Time For Asbestos Removal?

When it comes to asbestos, there is no time like the present. Asbestos should be removed from the property immediately to ensure no one becomes exposed. If your home or business suffers from asbestos, it is not in our best interest to wait for Summer, Spring, or Fall. While Summer has excellent weather and a lot less rain, any time is a good time for asbestos removal, since it is such a risk to your health and well being. Removing asbestos is a complex job that requires planning. Your asbestos abatement professional will work closely with you to find the perfect time to remove the asbestos from your property.

Asbestos Abatement Services removes asbestos 365 days a year. Our team works around the weather and can remove asbestos during any season from both residential and commercial properties. We have the proper knowledge and equipment to ensure the asbestos-containing materials are safely removed from your property. If you are still unsure or uneasy about the process, it is fine to ask questions. We want you to feel comfortable during the asbestos removal process. From start to finish, our team will be available to answer all questions and keep you informed of the process.

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Purchasing a Home? Complete an Asbestos Inspection Before Purchase!

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Purchasing a new home is a significant milestone in your life. It will be the place you raise your children, spend holidays, make memories, and grow old. Your home is a place you should feel protected. If you are looking into purchasing a home, you should consider having an asbestos test completed. During the purchasing process, a lot of inspections are completed on your home, but one that is often overlooked is the asbestos inspection. While your home’s foundation is important, it is also essential to have it tested for asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos fibers are known to cause lung cancer and mesothelioma. These types of cancer can lead to death. Before signing any papers, make sure you have an asbestos inspection completed.

Asbestos Inspections

Asbestos inspections are not at the top of the list when it comes to purchasing a new home, but it should be. Older homes are likely to contain asbestos, but even more modern homes have tested positive for asbestos-containing materials. If the home you are planning to purchase tests positive for asbestos, you will need to discuss options with the seller. Most times the seller will pay to have the asbestos removed from the property. This is the easiest and best option for you, but sometimes they will take the cost of asbestos removal and subtract it from the amount of your loan. This is also an option you may consider. Never sign any purchasing agreements until you have ironed out the details of asbestos removal. If the home tests negative, you should be excited to move in and raise your family in your asbestos-free home. For your peace of mind, make sure you have all inspections completed on the home you want to purchase– this will save you money and stress years down the line!

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What is Asbestos Abatement and Do I Need It?

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Asbestos abatement covers a wide range of services that helps to prevent asbestos exposure. Asbestos fibers are known to cause hazardous illnesses, cancers, and even death. Our job is to ensure your safety and education when it comes to asbestos. Below, we will discuss what asbestos abatement services are and why you need them.

Asbestos Inspections and Testing

Asbestos inspections and tests are always completed before asbestos removal. Without the proper testing and inspection procedures, you would not know where the asbestos materials were centralized on your property. Asbestos inspections and testing are very thorough tests that are lab certified. If you have asbestos, your asbestos abatement professional will discuss options with you.

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos removal falls under two categories: commercial and residential. Residential asbestos removal is vastly different from commercial asbestos removal. Removing asbestos on a larger scale can be more difficult. It can also be difficult when the removal must take place in a business that needs to be open. In these cases, large areas are secured to ensure no asbestos fibers can escape. Commercial asbestos removal takes a lot of planning and time. Residential asbestos abatement can usually be completed in a day or two, depending on the amount of asbestos-containing materials that are present.

Once the asbestos removal takes place, the area will be inspected once more by a certified asbestos abatement professional to ensure all asbestos is removed and that the area is safe to inhabit.

Asbestos may only be removed by professional asbestos abatement companies that are certified. Special licenses are needed for the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. Removal and disposal of asbestos without the proper permits is illegal and could result in substantial fines or jail time. If your property contains asbestos, play it safe and call the professionals!

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Asbestos Removal During the Winter – Is it Possible?

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We all know the dangers of asbestos. We have heard it causes mesothelioma and even death, but what do you know about asbestos removal? Can asbestos be removed during the Winter? Do I need to wait to have it removed? Do I hire a professional? Below, we have all the answers you need to know about asbestos removal during the winter months.

Can We Remove it During the Winter?

Asbestos can be removed year-round. Asbestos is a very dangerous fiber that has strict laws and regulations. If your property has asbestos-containing materials, they need to be removed at once. Waiting to remove asbestos from your property is never a good idea. During the time you are waiting, it could become damaged. Once damaged it becomes airborne and can float to other areas of your home and expose your entire family.

Should I wait till it is Warmer to Remove the Asbestos?

As we said above, never wait to remove asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos is such a hazard to you and your family. Asbestos exposure can be deadly. You should never wait until the weather seems nice to remove asbestos. Asbestos abatement companies have the proper equipment to remove asbestos year round safely. It is our job, and we know how to do it each season. If you have asbestos, have a certified asbestos abatement company remove it as soon as possible.

While removing asbestos during the Winter has its own set of challenges, it can be done correctly. Never try to remove asbestos unless you have the correct licenses for removal. It is illegal to remove or dispose of asbestos without the proper certifications. If your home contains asbestos, contact your local asbestos removal specialist. They will form a plan and begin the safe removal of asbestos from your property, whether it be Winter or Summer, they have the tools and equipment for removal!

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Asbestos Testing and Removal – Before Buying a Home

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Prior to Buying a Home

Buying a home can be exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. You have tons of inspections completed on the home you are preparing to buy but most overlook one of the more essential inspections and tests you can have completed. Asbestos and lead are still a genuine danger. Homes are still being built with asbestos-containing materials and some homes still contain lead paint. Even though it is a real topic these days, the dangers are still alive and real. Asbestos Abatement Services has some tips and info you should read before purchasing your next home.

Asbestos Testing

A certified asbestos removal company should complete asbestos testing. Asbestos tests take time, and the entire home will be checked to ensure there are no asbestos-containing materials in the home you want to purchase. This test can give you peace of mind and save your life if asbestos is found. Asbestos exposure can cause cancer and even death. A simple test and inspection can easily find asbestos before you become exposed.

Asbestos Removal

If the home you want to purchase contains contaminated materials, you will need to talk with the seller. Most times they will discuss options with you. This may be knocking the price down to cover the cost of the removal of the hazardous items or arranging to have them removed themselves. Never purchase a home that contains this dangerous mineral without first discussing your options. Asbestos removal can be costly and time-consuming. You will need to have the asbestos removed before you move in. It is best to have the asbestos removed as soon as it is found. If not, then it can break down and travel throughout the home and expose everyone inside the residence.

If you are unsure about asbestos testing and removal, contact a professional asbestos abatement company. They will be able to answer all your questions and provide you with valuable information that could save your life.

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Asbestos Abatement and Your Safety

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Asbestos is a hazardous fiber that is all over the media. It is known for being bad, but what happens when you need asbestos abatement for your home? How does Asbestos Abatement Services keep you and your family safe from asbestos exposure? Below we will discuss some of the protocols we use to keep ourselves and you safe from asbestos exposure.

What is Asbestos Abatement?

Asbestos abatement is the method of removing asbestos-containing materials from your home or business. The process is thorough and takes time because of the precautions that must be taken to ensure safety. Before asbestos abatement begins, we do an asbestos test to find the areas that contain the asbestos. From there we ask that you vacate the premises for the abatement process.

Safety and Asbestos

Our team of certified asbestos abatement professionals seal off the area we are working on to ensure fibers do not escape through the air, vents, or ducts. Our team will use special suits and respirators to ensure our safety throughout the process.  We then use air filtration to catch any microscopic asbestos fibers that may float in the air. Once we begin the removal process, the asbestos-containing materials are put into leak-proof containers that are sealed before leaving the area. Once we have completed the area, we will remove the sealed containers and legally dispose of the asbestos-containing materials.

To dispose of the asbestos, you need special licenses and certifications. Once we complete the entire home or business, we will sanitize the area and do another lab test to make sure all the asbestos has been removed. Once cleared, you may return to the home or business.

Our number one goal is your safety, and we take it very seriously. Asbestos abatement should only be completed by licensed, insured, and certified professionals. This is for the protection of you, us, and everyone close to the area.

What Exactly is Asbestos Abatement?

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Asbestos terms can be confusing. What does friable mean? How about asbestos abatement? What exactly is this substance? We all see commercials about  exposure, but what is it really? Luckily, Asbestos Abatement Services has all the information to help you better understand asbestos terms.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a tiny fiber that was commonly used in building materials because it was cost effective and fire retardant. Asbestos was also durable, making it a miracle fiber for construction materials. However, asbestos was dangerous. No one realized it at the time, but over the years asbestos has caused cancer and even death. Some buildings and homes still contain asbestos fibers in the materials.

Non-Friable and Friable

What exactly is friable? In terms of hazardous material, friable is when the materials have been disturbed or broken down, allowing the asbestos to expose people. Friable asbestos is the most dangerous and should be removed from a home or business immediately. Non-friable asbestos is materials that are still intact. Non-friable asbestos is still dangerous but is not an immediate danger. Friable and non-friable asbestos should still be removed from your home or business, as it is still very hazardous to your health.

Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos abatement is a term used to cover most asbestos-related services. It can mean the testing and removal of asbestos from a home or business. Asbestos abatement companies test for asbestos, remove it, and dispose of it in a safe manner. An asbestos abatement company is fully certified, insured, and licensed to handle asbestos. If you believe your home or business contains asbestos it is important that you hire an asbestos abatement company to test for asbestos. Asbestos testing is an important part of asbestos abatement. The tests are able to find even trace amounts of asbestos. This is important when removal is completed. An asbestos abatement company will inspect your home after removal to ensure it is safe for you to return.