Call an Asbestos Contractor Before Demolition in Washington, D.C.
Asbestos contractors continue to assess materials found in older homes in Washington, D.C. Buildings and homes constructed before 1980 usually contain asbestos-containing materials. An asbestos removal is required before an older building or home in Washington, D.C. can be demolished that contains asbestos materials or if you are planning any renovations to a home or building that would disturb materials containing asbestos, also if you see any disturbed asbestos-containing materials.
Materials that could possibly be in your home that might contain asbestos include:
- Ceiling tile
- Joint compound
- Wiring insulation
- Floor tile
- Duct insulation
- Roofing materials
Products containing asbestos should only be handled by a licensed asbestos contractor such as Envirotex. Never attempt to try to remove any asbestos-containing materials on your own. Asbestos is highly toxic and can cause serious health issues. When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, they release asbestos fibers into the air within the home or building. This increases the asbestos levels and puts families in danger who live in these homes or workers who work in these Washington, D.C. buildings at risk.
Asbestos should be entirely removed although your asbestos contractor may do an asbestos abatement through encasement or encapsulation. Determining factors of which process is used depends on the location of the asbestos and the amount of asbestos present in the home, among other factors.
A licensed asbestos removal contractor in Washington, D.C. will determine whether an HSE (Health and Safety Executive) license is required for the job. This license is usually required if asbestos fibers will be released into the air while the work is being performed. The asbestos contractor will assess what needs to be done, perform the removal work and lawfully dispose of the hazardous materials.
Envirotex Environmental Services was established in 2000. Through our diligent work, we have secured numerous contracts with government and military agencies, businesses, and property owners throughout the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area. We are dedicated to giving our best service to all of our customers because you are putting your safety in our hands. Your safety is our utmost concern.