Asbestos is a natural silicate–based mineral that has been mined and used in thousands of products for centuries. When asbestos is added to products, the mineral increases durability and has fire–resistant properties. Asbestos fibers were used in the manufacturing of—
- floor tiles
- roofing shingles
- pipe insulation
- ceiling tiles
Suppose your home in Washington, D.C. was built prior to 1980. In that case, the chances are that you have asbestos in some of the construction materials. Making home improvements to your home could be dangerous if you don’t know if any of the materials contain asbestos. Before sawing, cutting, hammering or removing any construction materials from your home, you should first have an asbestos inspection to see exactly what materials in your home do indeed have asbestos in them. Once you know, you should have asbestos removal and rid them from your Washington, D.C. home.
Asbestos–containing materials usually are not dangerous if they are in good shape and undisturbed. If you have any products that are wearing because of age, fibers could become airborne and cause exposure. Anytime you go to renovate an area of your home in Washington, D.C., you want to be aware of any possible asbestos–containing materials. Disturbing these materials will release asbestos fibers into the air where you and your family members could inhale and cause significant health issues, some even fatal.
Having your home checked for asbestos–containing materials is a safe way of protecting your family. If any asbestos is detected, asbestos removal may be necessary and should not be avoided.
Asbestos removal should be done by professionals such as Envirotex, who have the knowledge, experience, talent, and resources. Envirotex has over twenty years of experience and offers cost–effective and quality work, keeping your safety their first priority at your home in Washington, D.C.
The professional team will completely clear any asbestos–containing materials from your Washington, D.C. home during the asbestos removal process and then properly dispose of the materials. The area will be cleaned and ready for your family to come back home to your Washington, D.C. house.
Asbestos–containing materials that might be disturbed in any way should be removed. Asbestos removal is the only sure way of getting rid of the problem altogether. Sometimes asbestos encapsulation may be recommended, which is when asbestos–containing materials are sealed off and contained. Encapsulation doesn’t last forever, so asbestos removal is preferred for homes in Washington, D.C.