What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a material that was widely used in a multitude of products because of its durability and heat resistance until the 1970s, when researchers began discovering the health risks associated with asbestos exposure. Asbestos is now widely recognized as a carcinogen, and exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer.
Asbestos in Modern Homes
Even today, more than 30 years after it was banned in new construction materials, it is not uncommon to find homes, buildings, and schools built before 1980 that contain asbestos. While there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, most experts agree that it is not harmful unless it is disturbed, such as during demolition or flood damage. At that point, a certified asbestos abatement team will need to come in to remove the hazardous materials and test the area for contamination.
It is not possible to tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it. An AHERA certified building inspector or a professional asbestos abatement contractor will be able to take the necessary samples and have them evaluated. However, asbestos is commonly found in these materials.
What to Expect During the Asbestos Removal Process
Asbestos Abatement is a Permanent Solution!
Because professional asbestos abatement completely removes the hazard from the area and eliminates the potential for future exposure, it is a permanent solution that will never have to be repeated on the same area.
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