Asbestos will often go airborne when a building is under renovation. For homeowners in Northern Virginia, it is best to know about the presence of asbestos-containing materials before renovation or remodeling is underway. The need for asbestos abatement in Northern Virginia homes demands informed testing, safe assessment, then removal that only experienced, precision-driven professionals such as those at Envirotex, based in Northern Virginia can deliver.
Hiring a qualified, professional asbestos abatement and remediation company insures proper environmental safety protocols are followed.
When asbestos is exposed to air or water it becomes friable, and travels through the air. Asbestos fibers are inhaled into the lungs, where they contribute to plaque and irreversible lung conditions, including deadly cancers. Envirotex professional asbestos abatement technicians are properly dressed for safe asbestos removal in HEPA approved respirators and disposable clothing, along with appropriate eyewear and gloves.
Building and home owners should be aware that mishandling of dangerous asbestos fibers poses a severe health threat to anyone in the immediate area. Something simple, like “removing pipe insulation, tile flooring, or siding containing asbestos without mandated asbestos containment enclosures and without following the proper asbestos wetting procedures," can unnecessarily expose both workers and bystanders to asbestos fibers. Recent EPA violations include substantial danger to the environment and air pollution with improper asbestos abatement.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber found in older building materials manufactured between the early 1940's and 1978. These include floor tile, drywall mud, window caulking, boiler insulation, siding, shingles, insulation, popcorn ceilings, acoustic tiles, and other building substances.
Only a professional technical accredited company such as Envirotex of Northern Virginia is qualified to safely deal with the identification and removal of dangerous asbestos. All Northern Virginia renovation projects should be aware of the potential need for asbestos abatement and removal.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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Envirotex helped alleviate the stress associated with the flooding of our basement. Although the insurance adjuster was quick to get a company in there to rip out the carpeting and drag it out into our driveway (where it remained for several days), neither the adjuster nor the carrier was concern about the ensuing mold growth that we were seeing on the drywall and ceiling tiles. If not for the professional survey, analysis and report that you furnished detailing the extent of the mold contamination, the cause thereof and the work that was required to be performed, I am certain that we would still be fighting with the insurance company. Thank you, we are very glad that we had Envirotex in our corner!
Envirotex truly came to our rescue. With the discovery of asbestos during our current renovation project, we were faced with the possibility of a considerable delay. Envirotex's prompt response, competitive pricing and flexibility to work off hours prevented any schedule slippage.
The attic looks great. Again, thank you for your rapid response, great job and going the extra mile.