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 |2017-05-10T07:20:58-07:00January 23rd, 2017|Asbestos Abatement|4 Comments

What do you need to know when renovating your home?

Prior to renovating your home or other structure an inspection must be performed to identify asbestos containing materials when areas greater than certain trigger levels are disturbed.  A licensed asbestos inspector will identify those materials.  Asbestos inspectors will also discuss the general steps necessary to ensure safe abatement of the asbestos.  The trigger levels are: [...]

By |2017-05-16T07:13:45-07:00December 20th, 2016|Home Renovation|4 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 |2016-12-21T11:14:55-07:00November 30th, 2016|Asbestos Abatement|0 Comments