Is there asbestos in your house? Here’s why you should call us for its removal today!
Thanks to its high resistance and durability, asbestos was readily used in the construction of homes from the 1930s until the 1970s. Asbestos is a toxic substance that can cause severe health problems. Today, those same homes present a threat to their owners as any sort of reconstruction can lead to asbestos exposure. It’s also difficult to gauge exactly where asbestos has been used because it was a common building material source for many structural elements of homes. These include roof shingles and ceiling tiles, pipes, floor tiles, and even walls.
With that said, you need to have it removed completely from your home by a certified asbestos abatement company. Here are two primary reasons why you should remove asbestos from your house:
It Harms Your Health
Asbestos fibers can cause major harm to your body if you breathe them in. Once they are lodged in your lung tissue, they can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer, bronchial cancer, COPD, diffuse pleural thickening, pleural effusion, and pleural plaques.
Moreover, children are more susceptible to asbestos than adults. This is because it often takes about 20 to 50 years for asbestos-related diseases to develop after exposure. So, the younger someone is when they’re exposed, the higher is the likelihood that they will live to experience the full-blown effects of the diseases.
You Have Experienced Structural Damage
In some instances of damage, you must repair or isolate the asbestos-containing materials and in other instances, you must have them removed from your home. The only way to know which course of action to take is to hire a licensed asbestos abatement team.
If you suspect that asbestos was used as a building material throughout your home, then you must not disturb your damaged property at all. This is because friction of any kind will cause the asbestos fibers to release in the air, particularly when the materials are loosely-bound or brittle.
The safest way to deal with asbestos removal is to hire professional services of an asbestos abatement company such as the Service Team of Professionals (STOP).
Here’s Why You Should Hire STOP for Asbestos Abatement
If you have suffered structural damage to your asbestos-containing home, then call STOP right away. We have the right experience, training, and tools needed for quick and safe asbestos abatement. We will find the location of the hazardous material before containing or eliminating the threat. You can rest assured that our team of certified professionals will protect your family from asbestos exposure throughout the process.
We use proper protection and industry-grade tools to ensure safe removal or mitigation of asbestos. We will use one of the two methods recommended for asbestos abatement – enclosure or encapsulation. For the enclosure method, we will seal off the area that contains the asbestos by covering it completely. For instance, if it’s used in insulation piping, we will use a proactive wrap or jacket to contain it. As for encapsulation, we will apply a sealant to the problem area, which will bind the asbestos fibers together to eliminate the danger.