Asbestos is commonplace in both residential and commercial properties in the United States, especially in the northeast. A majority of homes and commercial establishments in New England were built before 1970 and, as such, harbor many asbestos construction materials in their walls. However, regardless of the type of property you own, hiring an abatement crew to remove or remediate asbestos is vital. Though, to better prepare, it’s important to understand that there’s a difference between residential and commercial asbestos abatement. [Read more…] about The Difference Between Residential and Commercial Asbestos Abatement
Removing asbestos is an arduous task and one that even the most experienced abatement crews have to carefully prepare for. With temperatures hovering above freezing and snow and ice coating the ground, winter can be a difficult time to carry out even the simplest of chores. If asbestos is suspected in one’s home, it can be a frightening prospect, but with harsh winter conditions outside, a homeowner may believe there’s nothing that can be immediately done. Oftentimes, these moments beg the question: Is it possible to remove asbestos in winter? [Read more…] about Is It Possible to Remove Asbestos in Winter?
Part of buying or selling a home usually entails a home inspection – an in-depth survey of a home foundation, structure, systems (such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical), and more. While not all home inspections are equal or even thorough, each can turn up something wrong with the home. Some will be small problems or simply good point to negotiate a price for the home, but others can pose a bigger risk. Today let’s look at what happens if a home inspection turns up asbestos. [Read more…] about What to Do If A Home Inspection Turns Up Asbestos
From the concerned to the thorough, regardless of your reasons to test your home or business for asbestos, it always helps to know what to expect. An asbestos inspection is done in two parts: a professional asbestos contractor will inspect your building for asbestos, taking samples from areas of concern and suspect materials. Secondly, those sample materials will be tested for the presence of asbestos. [Read more…] about Asbestos Inspection: What to Expect with Asbestos Testing
Whether you’re looking at buying commercial property, just set up shop, or are concerned about the presence of asbestos on your current building, it’s important to know where asbestos is and how it can impact the health and productivity of your employees. From OSHA violations to sick building syndrome, tracking down where asbestos can be in your building is the first step to identifying and removing asbestos from your workplace. [Read more…] about Asbestos in Commercial Properties: Where to Look
Asbestos has seen a lot of use in both residential and commercial buildings, for its insulating, flame-retardant, and sometimes soundproofing properties. It’s also been used as a binding agent and can be found even in cement. Today we’ll go over the most common places to find asbestos, as well as the types used in home and business construction. [Read more…] about What Parts of a Building is Asbestos Found In?