Asbestos Abatement

Is Asbestos Banned?

Before what building date do I have to worry about asbestos in my home?  That is a question that many owners have.  To answer that question completely there are many different parts that need to be understood.  One of the parts we’ll discuss today is the timeline for certain acts that banned some asbestos [...]

By | 2017-09-28T07:36:07+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Asbestos Abatement|0 Comments

5 Things to do when you suspect vermiculite in your insulation (Zonolite)

For many years people have lived and worked with a danger lurking all around. This danger is known as insulation. Yes, insulation. Years ago when vermiculite was mined in Libby, MT most of it was contaminated with asbestos. Zonolite is the trade name for this asbestos tainted insulation, but it may have been sold under [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:39:15+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Asbestos Abatement|0 Comments

How is asbestos removed?

In general, when certified contractors remove asbestos the idea is to keep people safe by containing the area, minimizing the amount of material that becomes airborne and properly disposing of the asbestos containing material. Below are high level steps that are taken to remove asbestos containing materials. Federal and state regulations may vary the [...]

By | 2017-05-10T07:20:58+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Asbestos Abatement|0 Comments

Where was asbestos commonly used?

Asbestos has some very favorable characteristics that has led to its use by many societies of the past few thousand years.  Historically it was used by Egyptians, Romans, Europeans in textiles because of its fire resistance properties.  More recently, asbestos has been used in a variety of materials including floor tiles, drywall, roofing materials, [...]

By | 2016-12-21T11:14:55+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Asbestos Abatement|0 Comments