Dangers of Asbestos in the Home

Hire a Professional Asbestos Abatement Company

Home Renovation & Asbestos

Demolition is always involved with Home Renovation

If you’re a homeowner planning to reno or demo a home built before 1990, you may have asbestos. Found in more than 3,000 pre-1990s building materials, asbestos can be hiding in plain sight.

Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause serious
health problems, lung diseases, and cancer.

So before work starts, talk to your contractor to identify any asbestos in your home. Have it professionally removed. For the health and safety of everyone working on your project.

Some common asbestos-containing materials include:

  • Vinyl tiles and linoleum sheet flooring
  • Roof felt and shingles
  • Loose, blown-in insulation, such as vermiculite
  • Stucco
  • Gypsum board filling compound, and patching and joint compound for walls and ceilings
  • Incandescent light fixture backing
  • Deck under-sheeting
  • Cement and plaster
  • Industrial furnaces and heating systems
  • Building insulation
  • Foor and ceiling tiles
  • House siding

Your Guide to Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company

What is asbestos?

There are several minerals known as asbestos. These minerals can be used to make products strong, long-lasting and fire-resistant. Before 1990, asbestos was used for insulating buildings and homes against cold weather and noise. It was also used for fireproofing.

Why Is Asbestos Abatement Important?

If damaged asbestos-containing materials are not properly removed by an asbestos abatement company, they can endanger your life and the lives of others who come into contact with asbestos dust, fibers or raw asbestos materials.

Hiring an asbestos abatement company

Do not attempt it yourself.
When it comes to removing asbestos from any residential, commercial or public building.
 
Asbestos abatement (removal) companies will test for the toxic mineral. They follow strict regulations and processes. They safely remove and dispose of the asbestos material.