You’ve probably seen the late-night infomercials warning of the dangers of asbestos. What you may not know is that by the time the EPA issued their phase-out rule in 1989, more than 80% of the homes built and in use to that point had asbestos used in some aspect of the construction.
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The simple truth is that if you live in a home that was built between 1920 and 1981, it’s entirely possible that you’ve got asbestos siding on your Gainesville, VA home. If you’re not sure, we can investigate your home to confirm or deny it.
If we find asbestos siding on your Gainesville, VA home, it’s not the end of the world. After all, it’s been there the entire time you’ve been living in it, and you’re okay so far. Even so, it’s something you’re going to want to deal with decisively, one way or another.
There are two different approaches you can take here. Both the Vinyl Siding Institute and the EPA recommend covering the siding in a foam sheath and siding over it if at all possible. That protects you from its harmful effects without having to worry about safely removing and disposing of it.
Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. You can only place so many layers of siding on top of siding before you have to just tear everything out and start over, and that’s where the trouble starts.
If the asbestos siding on your Gainesville, VA home isn’t removed with great care, the simple act of taking it down can cause it to crumble. That will release airborne asbestos particles, which, if inhaled, will make you sick (best case) and could even give you cancer. It’s just not worth the risk.
The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone, and in fact, trying to remove asbestos siding by yourself is not recommended. We’ve got the experience and the equipment to remove it safely and dispose of it properly once it’s down, giving you peace of mind and one less thing to worry about.
Your home is your castle, and you want your castle to be as safe and as comfortable as it possibly can be. Getting rid of all the asbestos that might be in your home will go a long way toward making that a reality.
Don’t leave your family’s health to chance. If you’re worried about the presence of asbestos or other potentially harmful substances in your home or somewhere on your property, give us a call. We’re the region’s top-rated environmental services company, and we’ve built our reputation by exceeding the expectations of every client we serve. Help is just a phone call away, and we’ll be there when you need us!
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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