In Marshall, VA, asbestos shingles are common on older homes. Asbestos made the shingles strong, durable and better able to insulate. Not only that, they were lighter, fireproof and even less expensive than other options.
Asbestos was used for a lot more than just shingles. It made its way into many facets of home construction, including siding, cement, tiles, and insulation.
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Scientists discovered that asbestos causes cancer, pulmonary disease, respiratory problems and lung disease. Workers installing materials using asbestos and people living in the house can inhale tiny fibers and dust in the asbestos products. It can take years, but the effects can be fatal.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, researchers studied the health effects of asbestos and realized it was a major safety risk. It wasn’t until 1989 that the Environmental Protection Agency finally issued regulations that stopped the use of asbestos in any type of construction.
Like any construction material, asbestos shingles in Marshall, VA, deteriorate over time, cracking and breaking apart. When this happens, asbestos dust and fibers are released into the air that families breathe every day.
By law, homeowners are not required to get rid of asbestos materials, but commercial buildings must be cleared when the material is exposed or creating a hazard for users.
Weekend handymen may feel that getting rid of the asbestos shingles should be easy. But it isn’t. The job requires expertise, special tools, clothing, and experience. The EPA certifies the technicians who are skilled enough to remove the materials safely.
If the job is done badly, it can result in releasing even more of the fibrous dust into the environment. This just creates more of a risk for homeowners and their families.
Smart property owners hire contractors with a track record in asbestos removal. The best-authorized contractors offer a complete package of asbestos abatement, including safely getting rid of the old asbestos shingles in Marshall, VA. Very few disposal sites take asbestos, and the cost is high.
For safety, to ensure the job is done properly and thoroughly, it needs to be handled by an authorized contractor with years of experience.
Since 2000, Envirotex has been helping homeowners, businesses, the military, and other agencies remove asbestos danger from their homes and buildings. They handle the entire job, from containment and removal to disposal, from decontamination to testing.
Envirotex handles a wide range of environmental work, including:
Worried about asbestos shingles in Marshall, VA? Call the experts at Envirotex today for a free, no-obligation estimate.
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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