Commercial asbestos removal is vastly different than residential removal and it is crucial that you choose a company with the expertise to take on such a project.
We're coming up on allergy season, and it can be difficult to determine if your illness if related to allergies or from asbestos exposure. The symptoms can often be very similar, but we have a few ways to help you determine whether your symptoms are allergy-related or if it could be from asbestos exposure.
There's no need to panic when you hear the word "asbestos." Answer one question: Is the asbestos in materials that are deteriorating or likely to be disturbed, perhaps through future remodeling? If so, then you should probably have the asbestos removed. Any sort of disturbance, like sanding paint or sawing fiberboard that contains asbestos, will release the fibers into the air in your home.
There are five major facts that the EPA has presented in congressional testimony.
Before you begin to renovate your home in the midst of the pandemic, keep in mind the age of your home. It's very common to find asbestos insulation, floor, ceiling tiles, and other potentially dangerous materials in older structures.
It’s quite simple to spot building materials that are not asbestos ridden, like natural stone and brick. However, there are several types of asbestos siding that may be a bit harder to identify.
Potential home buyers and renters have a lot of questions about indoor air quality and for good reasons; most Americans will spend at least one-third of their time every day inside their house and if breathing the air could make you sick- that could be something to worry about.
Unlike many asbestos-containing materials, vinyl asbestos flooring is generally safe to be around unless you decide to remove it.
Though it is no longer made, its popularity in the past means it can still be found in millions of homes across the U.S. Unfortunately, most Zonolite is contaminated with highly-toxic asbestos due to where the vermiculite was mined.
At Southeast Environmental, we use the latest technology to analyze air samples and inspect every room in your home so you get the most objective information on-site. What are the benefits of using Instascope in real estate or as a home inspector?
As a restoration contractor responding to water and fire damage, it is important to be aware that asbestos can be present in the materials that are being disturbed. Asbestos fibers are microscopic, and no amount of exposure is safe, as it still poses a threat when inhaled or ingested.
Are you planning to remodel your home? If so, keep in mind that homes built before 1981 are likely to have been constructed with materials that may contain asbestos.
If your home was built before 1978, there is a high possibility that it contains lead paint.
Do you know where asbestos hazards are found in your home?
Mesothelioma can be prevented by following the proper procedures to control fiber release from asbestos-containing materials and remove the materials completely.