Exposed asbestos is a health hazard. Found in many homes and office buildings built before 1980, it needs to be identified and removed to ensure the safety of family, employees and customers. The work should be done by licensed asbestos remediation contractors in Middleburg, VA.
The experts at Envirotex point out that owners of commercial property are required by law to get rid of asbestos when it is exposed or becomes a hazard. Homeowners are not covered by these laws, but the danger is the same wherever the material is located.
Asbestos was long considered a miracle material. It resisted heat and fire and a number of chemicals. It was used in a wide range of building materials found in homes built through the 1970s. Because it is fireproof, it was used in home insulation, electrical insulation, filters, roofing and popcorn ceilings.
In fact, there were over 3,000 products manufactured using asbestos. Currently, in the U.S., it is estimated that there are more than 30 million homes and commercial buildings that contain asbestos.
Though experts had identified asbestos as a health hazard in the 1920s, it wasn’t widely known. It took more than 50 years, until the 1970s for legislation to put an end to the use of asbestos.
It has been linked to lung disease, lung cancer, and mesothelioma when inhaled. The longer a person is exposed to asbestos, the greater the chance of developing a health problem. Because employees in an office building and residents of a home spend so much time in the structure with exposed asbestos, they are at risk.
Getting rid of asbestos isn’t for do-it-yourselfers. The big risk is that a homeowner will simply spread the fibers instead of actually removing them. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that comes in long, thin fibers that look like threads. It can be difficult to contain these threads or whatever form the asbestos is in.
A licensed asbestos remediation contractor in Middleburg, VA, has the tools and training to do the job properly and safely. He has the experience to assess the extent of the asbestos and the best way to remove it. He can take it out completely and safely, containing the fibers so they don’t spread through the structure. He then knows where and how to dispose of it, following the laws for hazardous materials.
Asbestos remediation in Middleburg, VA, is dangerous. The work must follow exacting standards in order to get it all out and to contain it safely. To do a thorough job requires training, the latest equipment, and knowledge of advanced techniques for safety.
That’s what every technician at Envirotex brings to the job. They are licensed asbestos abatement contractors. They provide everything to get the job done right, including the proper containment and removal of the asbestos, site decontamination, disposal, and testing.
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