Asbestos is a substance that is naturally found in rock and dirt. Asbestos is resistant to heat and is made up of thin microscopic fibers. For many years, asbestos was used in building homes and other properties as insulation material and to provide fire resistance. Asbestos could be found in many parts of a home including in shingles, flooring tiles, the ceiling, paint, and in cement products. Asbestos has been found to be unsuitable to be in building materials for more than forty years now due to the health problems that it can cause. Asbestos can still be found in the structures of older homes. Continue reading to learn why asbestos is dangerous and why you may need asbestos abatement services.
Why Is Asbestos Dangerous
Asbestos was banned in the late 1970s due to the severe health problems that the substance causes people. It took another several years for the substance to be phased out of building materials. Breathing asbestos fibers over time can cause individuals to be at greater risk of developing several serious illnesses including asbestosis, mesothelioma, colon cancer, lung cancer, or other cancers in the digestive system. Due to these issues, asbestos is best removed from homes where it still sticks around.
Popcorn ceilings are notorious for having asbestos in them. The popcorn ceiling style was popular from the 1940s until the 1990s. With asbestos being banned in the 70s, popcorn ceilings began to be made with paper, but suppliers were given permission to sell their remaining asbestos popcorn ceilings through the 1980s. Popcorn ceilings are toxic, so these days, they need to be checked for asbestos and removed if it appears.
Our Asbestos Abatement and Removal Services
We at Liberty Restoration provide asbestos abatement and removal services to our clients. Asbestos abatement is the process that is required to control the release of asbestos filaments that are in materials that contain asbestos when in a construction environment. We will create a unique abatement plan for your property that includes identifying where the asbestos is located, sealing your air ducts and airways to other rooms, removing the asbestos-affected areas using hand equipment and wearing protective gear, and using special vacuums to ensure that the area is completely clean and safe.
If you have asbestos in your home, it is important to contact the professionals to get it removed. If you attempt to remove asbestos on your own, you run the risk of developing one of the extremely dangerous diseases listed above. Trust us at Liberty Restoration for asbestos abatement and removal.
Do You Need Asbestos Abatement Services?
If you are in need of asbestos abatement services, we at Liberty Restoration would be more than happy to be of service. Asbestos is extremely dangerous and unfortunately still found frequently in old homes. If you are moving into an old home and are concerned about asbestos being located in the walls or ceiling, it is better to be safe than sorry and get it checked out. We at Liberty Restoration offer asbestos abatement and removal services that are comprehensive and efficient. Our team is experienced and cautious, meaning that we will take good care of your home and leave it safe and comfortable. Reach out to us for more information.
We also provide several other effective restoration services including fire restoration, water damage remediation, board-up services, mold removal, etc. We are available 24/7 for emergency situations. Reach out today for restoration services.