If you have an older home in Winchester, VA, you may wonder whether some of the materials used to construct your home contain asbestos. The only sure way of finding out is with an asbestos inspection. An inspection should be done anytime you consider remodeling an older home.
A professional can map out a plan for asbestos removal at your home in Winchester, VA. There are numerous places at a home where asbestos can be found. Some include—
- Vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives
- Roofing and siding shingles
- Attic and wall insulation
- Textured painting and patching compounds used on ceilings and walls
- Walls and floors around wood–burning stoves that are protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets
Asbestos removal at your home in Winchester, VA is not as cut and dry as one may think. Asbestos is linked to mesothelioma and asbestosis, which are lung diseases caused by breathing in asbestos fibers. For these reasons, you should never try asbestos removal in your Winchester, VA home on your own.
Always reach out to an asbestos removal professional, such as the team at Envirotex Environmental Services. This team is skilled and knows how to handle asbestos removal properly to keep you and your family safe.
It takes special equipment and knowing how to safely remove asbestos from your home. Special clothing is necessary to keep the asbestos removal technician safe from coming in contact with the asbestos and respirators to keep them from breathing in harmful asbestos fibers released into the air during the asbestos removal. They will take extra precautions to prevent the fibers from flowing throughout the house by partitioning off areas of the home with plastic.
All household members will be asked to vacate the premises during asbestos removal. Once the job is complete, you will be allowed to reenter the Winchester, VA home. This safety measure is for your family’s safety.
If you have any questions about asbestos, please call Envirotex Environmental Services; they will be happy to answer any of your questions. Whatever you do, do not attempt any renovations at your home in Winchester, VA if you suspect asbestos–containing materials.
It is better to be safe than realize too late that you started a project that you either had to remove, cut, saw, drill, or hammer building materials and found later that these materials contain asbestos.