If you have been told your Manassas, VA home needs asbestos remediation you may be in a state of shock. It is something you may never have considered but here is what you need to know about asbestos and remediation efforts.
Asbestos is a naturally forming mineral made of tiny fibers.
Asbestos is found in various housing materials. It was initially mined and used as it had great insulations properties for houses. It is particularly common in houses that were built in the early – mid 1900’s. If your Manassas, VA house has not had asbestos remediation you will likely be thankful it has come to your attention now.
You could, but unless you like to gamble when everything is against you then calling in remediation experts is the most logical action. When you damage asbestos contaminated material, the fibers become airborne and once inhaled the health problems start. It is also against the law to dispose of asbestos without proper qualifications.
In short, yes. Whether it is roof sidings, shingles, tiles, insulation, ceiling, or related to your home's heating system a fully qualified team will be able to handle the asbestos remediation.
When the asbestos team moves in, you generally can stay in the house if you like. The process can take a few days and the site can look like a nuclear power plant. All the doors and walls will be sealed, large warnings signs will be placed in the appropriate places and you will see the workers wearing space like suits. Depending on the amount of remediation required, you can potentially be safe the following day once the team performs the relevant safety checks for asbestos levels. While you may end up with a room completely destroyed, remember your health is invaluable.
Does your home require asbestos remediation? Manassas, VA homes, like households in all suburbs in and around Virginia are at risk of contamination if asbestos containing materials are disturbed. Try and let the issue settle before you take drastic action and educate yourself further about the various health effects you need to consider.
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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The job was to remove all the old rock-wool insulation and 60-years of dust, bird droppings, and dirt from the attic so that new fiber glass insulation could be installed. Dan's team of workers did a super job in cleaning the attic of all this stuff. I could find nothing remaining between the joist or in corners of the attic. It was so clean that you could have food served on the floor in the attic. They were on-time, completed the work as scheduled, and the work team was professional, organized, and experienced. Highly recommend Envirotex.
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The attic looks great. Again, thank you for your rapid response, great job and going the extra mile.
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.