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?
Winter is a time full of holidays, festive decorations, and organizing clutter within your home. Yet, all these seemingly innocent wintertime activities can actually increase your risk of asbestos exposure. Not all asbestos originates from remodeling, renovations, or constructions; the simple act of decorating your home for the holidays can have unforeseen consequences. Understanding how winter can increase asbestos exposure can help you be vigilant and avoid adverse health complications in the future. [Read more…] about How Winter Can Increase Asbestos Exposure
Children are adventurous. They’ll build forts out of loose materials, explore abandoned buildings, or turn old, dilapidated barns into clubhouses. While we can all relate to these behaviors from when we were children, the prospect of these activities seems far more dangerous now that we’re aware of the prevalent danger of asbestos. Since children are unaware of its presence and may be unsure of its harmful effects, it’s important to establish guidelines for keeping children safe from asbestos. [Read more…] about A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Children Safe from Asbestos
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