Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is durable and resistant to heat, fire, and many chemicals. These qualities led to it being included in many building materials used in the construction trades between the 1940s and the 1970s. Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) range from insulation on ducts and pipes, roof felt, vinyl flooring and siding, to texture on walls and ceilings in homes and public structures.
Exposure to asbestos may cause the fatal lung cancer called mesothelioma along with other cancers and lung-related illnesses. Due to the many dangers associated with it, the handling and disposal of asbestos and ACMs is regulated by the EPA, OSHA and by many state health departments.
Don’t risk the well-being of your family, students, renters, or colleagues from the improper removal of asbestos and asbestos containing materials. Risk Removal professionals are trained, certified, and use the proper equipment for the safe assessment, containment, removal, and disposal of asbestos and ACMs from your home, school, rental properties, or commercial buildings.
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