How Do I Identify Asbestos in My Home or Business?

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For two decades Envirotex has worked to safely identify asbestos found in homes and businesses in Virginia and to legally remove those dangerous materials.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber in construction materials manufactured between 1940 and 1978. It is in fabrics and fire retardant clothing, floor tile, drywall mud, window caulking, electrical component insulation, home siding, roofing shingles, building insulation, decorative ceiling and wall treatments, acoustic tiles and other building materials.

Why is asbestos dangererous?

Asbestos becomes friable when exposed to air or water. It then travels silently and swiftly. Microscopic asbestos is inhaled into the lungs. Centers for Disease Control studies show friable asbestos fibers contribute to irreversible lung damage, long-term health conditions and deadly cancers.

How do I identify asbestos?

Microscopic asbestos can only be identified by a certified laboratory. Handling and exposure is dangerous. If you are renovating or demolishing a building constructed before a 1980 federal law banned asbestos, you need to hire Envirotex, a licensed, certified company to provide professional asbestos identification, third-party scientific testing and legal removal of asbestos so your project can safely proceed.

Why Envirotex?

Envirotex specializes in testing and removal of: vinyl asbestos tile and linoleum flooring; transite pipe, siding and roofing; duct work; stucco, texture coat, drywall, acoustic and popcorn ceilings; lath and plaster; fireproofing; pipe covering, mag piping and magblock; and other asbestos-containing products.

We protect you with licenses and certifications, regular scientific training and the high-tech resources to safely remove and dispose of anything identified as asbestos on your property. Trust Envirotex to safely and swiftly take care of your asbestos identification and removal.

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