Asbestos may be present in common building materials such as floor tile and mastic, sheet vinyl flooring, drywall texture and joint compound, plaster, pipe insulation, window caulking and glazing, siding and roof shingles. Asbestos removal is best done by certified asbestos abatement contractors with expertise in the industry. Different materials, such as asbestos tile or asbestos siding, may require different techniques and controls to properly remove. If removal is not done properly, the entire site can be contaminated. Also, read our blog on what to do if you suspect you have vermiculite insulation.
Federal and state regulations require asbestos containing materials be identified and managed. Renovation and demolition are activities that may disturb these materials. Working on these materials without taking proper precautions can release asbestos fibers into the environment. These fibers are dangerous and can cause serious health effects. Regulations are in place to minimize the release of these fibers. States provide oversight of these projects to ensure people are safe.
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Asbestos removal costs can be expensive. You should choose a qualified abatement contractor to complete your asbestos removal project. Risk Removal safely has executed thousands of asbestos abatement projects. Our Estimators are certified Asbestos Project Designers that are uniquely qualified to evaluate your project and develop a project design to safely and economically address the asbestos concerns of your property.