Understanding the Dangers of Asbestos
Although asbestos isn’t banned in the U.S., its use is limited. However, asbestos-containing materials (ACM) still pose a danger to the public because they were common building products in homes, schools and other structures built before the 1980s. Asbestos abatement involves the identification, removal, repair and encapsulation of materials or products in a structure to eliminate the threat of exposure to toxic asbestos fibers. It’s best handled by a professional asbestos abatement company.
Because asbestos doesn’t burn, it was used in many products to resist heat. The “miracle mineral” made asbestos-containing materials valuable to the building industry to include roofing shingles, siding, ceiling tiles, popcorn ceilings, drywall, plasters, putties, vinyl floor tiles, and plumbing fixtures and a few more.
Although asbestos-containing products are generally safe when left undisturbed, they become brittle over time and can crumble. If damaged asbestos-containing materials are not properly removed by an asbestos abatement company, they can endanger your life and the lives of others who come into contact with asbestos dust, fibers or raw asbestos materials.
Our technicians are trained and certified in:
- Pre-Asbestos Abatement Activities
- Work Area Preparation
- Establishing Decontamination Units
- Using Personal Protection (Respirator and Protective Clothing)
- Worker Decontamination Procedures
- Safety Considerations in Abatement Area
- Proper Handling & Disposal of Asbestos Waste
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