Asbestos is a dangerous material, and can cause specific health problems (including lung cancer). If you live in an Arlington, VA home built before 1980, your home may have asbestos shingles or siding.
For years, asbestos was used inside and outside of homes. Asbestos siding and shingles were commonly used due to the heat and fire resistance asbestos provided. The material kept heat inside the house and helped prevent fires from spreading.
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Asbestos causes problems when it's inhaled into the lungs. Asbestos insulation is usually considered the most dangerous to health because the asbestos fibers become stuck in the throat and lungs, leading to problems such as cancer. However, if you live and or work around asbestos siding for an extended period of time, you greatly increase your risk of asbestos-related disease.
The only way to distinguish Arlington, VA asbestos siding from non-asbestos siding is by closely examining the fibers under a specific microscope.
Fibers from asbestos siding generally only appear when the siding is altered in some way. Sawing the siding, cutting it or drilling holes in it can release the fibers and make it possible for you to inhale them. The best way to prevent this from occurring is by leaving the asbestos siding as it is.
If you are concerned that your Arlington, VA home may have asbestos siding, please contact the experts at Envirotex. Envirotex can take samples safely, and send them off to an independent lab for determination. If your Arlington, VA home does have asbestos siding, Envirotex can assist you and your contractors with safely removing and disposing of the Arlington, VA asbestos siding. Have questions or concerns about Arlington, VA asbestos siding? Please call Envirotex today at 1-703-928-7892.
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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