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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.