If you live in a house built between 1920 and the early 1980’s, odds are good that asbestos was used in some phase of the home’s construction. It’s likely that you have asbestos flooring in your Gainesville, VA home if it was built in the 50’s and 60’s, which was when asbestos flooring reached its peak in popularity.
Envirotex is a licensed, asbestos inspection and abatement contractor. We offer:
It’s unsurprising that asbestos was so widely used for so many years. After all, it has a number of highly attractive properties, including:
Unfortunately, it took us a very long time to understand and come to grips with the fact that asbestos also has a dark side. Long-term exposure can be lethal, and despite its many strengths, it has one glaring weakness.
It’s extremely brittle, and if you hammer into it or try to remove it, it tends to crumble, which releases small particles into the air. If these are inhaled, they can cause all manner of respiratory ailments and a type of cancer known as mesothelioma.
You’ve probably seen late night infomercials advertising class action lawsuits concerning mesothelioma, and this is precisely where they come from.
The good news is that if you have asbestos flooring in your Gainesville, VA home, it’s unlikely to present a grave, immediate risk to your family. But again, if you plan to refloor over it, and that plan involves nailing into it or ripping it up in advance of installing the new flooring, it can be dangerous indeed.
Given the potential dangers, attempting to remove the asbestos flooring in your Gainesville, VA home is inadvisable. Doing so safely requires experience and specialized equipment that most people simply don’t have.
Even if you’re a committed DIYer, and you did manage to remove it safely, you’d still be faced with the dilemma of how to transport it safely away from your property and finding a place to dispose of it legally.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. Just call Envirotex. We’ve been in the business since 2000, and in that time, we’ve grown to become one of the most trusted, most respected environmental services company in the region.
If you have asbestos flooring in your Gainesville, VA home, we will:
There are two things you should be aware of here.
First is that you are under no legal obligation to remove the asbestos flooring from your Gainesville, VA home, even if it is found to be present. However, give the potential harm it could cause, most people opt to get rid of it if and as they are able to do so.
Second, in this particular case, removal is not the only option you have available. If you’re planning to refloor, it may be possible to seal the asbestos flooring of your Gainesville, VA home beneath a layer of concrete, which will prevent any particles from being released into the air, making it safe to floor over.
We handle a lot more than just removing asbestos floor tiles, however, so even if you don’t have them, keep our number handy, because you may have asbestos insulation, siding, or shingles on your home.
Even if you don’t, our company handles the safe remediation of a wide range of other hazardous and provides other services including:
Indoor Air Quality testing is a lot more important than most people realize because most homes have a shocking amount of pollen, dust, pet dander, mold spores and other pollutants floating through the air.
If you or a member of your family has an upper respiratory condition like asthma or COPD, this is almost certainly making the condition worse. The good news though is that once you know the types of pollutants you’re dealing with, you can install a whole-home air purification system that will handily solve the problem for you.
The point here is that there are more potential environmental hazards lurking in your home than you might realize, and where your family’s health is concerned, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. It’s too important.
That’s why you need an expert you can rely on. That’s why you need a team of dedicated professionals on your side, and that’s exactly who we are and what we do.
Since we first opened our doors, we have built our reputation by exceeding the expectations of each and every client we work with. Our clients include homeowners, business owners, and government agencies, and we’d love the opportunity to help keep your family safe.
If you even suspect the presence of an environmental hazard or contaminant on your property call us. We’ll be there when you need us.
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.
Great customer service. Reviewed quite a few and found Daniel Freeman, Pres/CEO of Envirotex to be the most knowledgeable and professional of all. Also the most experienced! We would highly recommend this company. (He was very tolerant of all my questions about the inspection and how the treatment would be handled!)