When envisioning flaking paint in older homes, one’s mind often wanders to thoughts of harmful lead inhalation. However, lead is not the only hazardous substance that can be present in paint; asbestos is also an unseen risk. This can endanger homeowners if they plan on remodeling or the paint begins to chip. That’s why it’s so important to identify and protect yourself from asbestos-containing paint. [Read more…] about Identifying and Protecting Yourself from Asbestos-Containing Paint
When you find out that asbestos may be present in your building, it can be scary. It’s why we work with our customers to understand not only the risks of asbestos but also how we deal with containing and removing asbestos in the process known as asbestos abatement. It’s a process that is – while requiring attention to detail and rigorous training and safety standards – relatively simple in the broad strokes. In this article, we’ll walk you through the four major steps of asbestos abatement. [Read more…] about What to Expect During the Asbestos Abatement Process
Finding and removing asbestos makes your home or business safe for yourself, your family, and your staff. But what happens to the asbestos afterwards? As a hazardous material, asbestos isn’t something you can just toss in a bin (or even into a dumpster) like other building material waste. Instead, just like with asbestos removal, asbestos disposal has to be handled with the proper protection and training by licensed experts in the field, either by the same contractors who removed the asbestos or through a properly certified disposal company. [Read more…] about How Asbestos is Disposed of Safely
Let’s say you’ve found asbestos in your home. What should you do about it? Leaving it alone is a poor choice, as if it becomes (or is) airborne, it can lead to long-term health issues. Upon discovery, it’s time to consult an asbestos abatement specialist: they will provide one or more of three major options. Asbestos encapsulation, asbestos removal, or asbestos demolition are possible choices under the asbestos abatement umbrella. [Read more…] about Encapsulate, Remove, or Demolish Asbestos: When to Do Which
On our website and around the internet, you’ve probably seen both the terms “asbestos abatement” and “asbestos removal,” and you’re probably wondering what the difference is. In this blog, we’ll go over how the terms are both used interchangeably, but also how asbestos abatement covers multiple processes of dealing with asbestos, as opposed to just removing the asbestos in asbestos removal. Individual state laws may define asbestos abatement in more details, in conjunction with how they license asbestos contractors. [Read more…] about What is Asbestos Abatement?
Asbestos remediation covers multiple processes and procedures for dealing with construction materials that contain asbestos. When property is inspected and asbestos found, the remediation company will provide different options depending on the material, its location, age, and status, and the future plans of the property by the owner. When it comes to removing the threat of asbestos, there are two major methods: asbestos encapsulation, and asbestos removal. Here, we’re going to talk about both and when to use them. [Read more…] about Asbestos Encapsulation Versus Asbestos Removal