Winchester, VA is known for its many historical homes. Homes built prior to the 1980s most likely contain some kind of asbestos materials. Years ago, many building materials used in the construction of homes and other buildings contained asbestos. For this reason, asbestos removal may be necessary if you plan on renovating your home in Winchester, VA.
Common materials that may be present in your Winchester, VA home today and may contain asbestos include—
- Roof shingles/felt
- Textured popcorn ceilings
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Cement sheeting
- Ceiling Tiles
If you suspect any of these materials are present in your older historical home in Winchester, VA, call the experts at Envirotex Environmental Services to come and identify exactly which materials in your home are asbestos–containing materials. Asbestos removal or any handling of asbestos in any way should only be done by professionals to prevent asbestos exposure.
Depending on the condition of the asbestos–containing materials, asbestos removal is not always required. Asbestos–containing materials that are in good condition and completely intact are generally safe but should be watched carefully; however, asbestos removal should be done if they become disturbed in any way.
Asbestos removal at your home in Winchester, VA may look something like this—
A professional asbestos removal team will come into your home and turn off your HVAC units and seal vents, which will prevent asbestos fibers from circulating throughout your Winchester, VA home. They will seal off the work area with plastic sheeting. Wet cleanup tools and HEPA filter vacuums are used to clean the workspace. Any asbestos materials removed from your Winchester, VA home will be placed in leak–tight containers, clearly marked, and later taken to the proper landfill for disposal.
Homeowners in Winchester, VA should never attempt asbestos removal on their own. Illegally dumping asbestos materials could result in fines and penalties and even jail time.
For all your environmental concerns, call the team at Envirotex. They will be glad to come to your Winchester, VA home and assess your situation and advise you of the next step to take to remove any asbestos from your home that could be causing potential harm to your family.