Asbestos remediation in Upperville, VA, keeps family members safe in homes and employees and customers safe in commercial buildings. Exposed asbestos has been directly linked to lung cancer, lung disease, and mesothelioma.
When filaments of asbestos become exposed, the threads or particles can be inhaled. They get trapped in a person’s mucous membrane and throat, eventually getting to the lungs. When they are trapped within the body, they are a health hazard, causing lung problems and cancer.
If asbestos has been disturbed or damaged in some manner from impact, buffing, cutting, grinding, sawing, drilling or striking, it crumbles, releasing the fibers into the environment. Asbestos also deteriorates with age, which causes it to crumble, sending dust or fibers into the air. This is when asbestos remediation in Upperville, VA, is necessary.
Asbestos was used in just about every building constructed in the U.S. between the 1920s and 1970s. It resisted heat, flame and a host of chemicals. In fact, for many years it was called the miracle material by those in the building trades. This means it is present in many homes and commercial buildings built before 1980.
Legislation in the 1970s recognized its health hazards and put a stop to its use. But that leaves about 30 million structures in the U.S. with asbestos. When it becomes exposed in any of these buildings, it becomes a danger to people.
Asbestos removal is highly specialized work. The big danger is that do-it-yourselfers will simply spread the asbestos dust or filaments instead of removing them. The work should always be done by licensed asbestos abatement contractors, like the technicians at Envirotex.
Professionals have extensive training and purpose-built equipment that lets them actually contain the asbestos. They know how to remove it thoroughly and safely. Disposal of asbestos debris is highly regulated, like it is for all hazardous material. Experts know what the laws require and where the material can be safely dumped.
Envirotex has been handling asbestos remediation in Upperville, VA, since 2000. The trained staff has the skill and experience to do a thorough, safe job for commercial and residential buildings. They can test for its presence, remove it completely and contain it, so it is no longer a hazard. The pros perform lawful disposal of the debris and do a thorough site decontamination. If testing is necessary, they will send it to a certified lab.
Envirotex handles a wide range of environmental services for businesses and homes. These include:
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