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Asbestos Abatement Before & After

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Is There Asbestos in Your Home or Business?

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring material that was once common in domestic construction. The substance was often used in building materials like flooring, drywall, roofing, thermal insulation, and other building materials. But it has long been found that asbestos is having damaging effects on your family’s health. That is why it is always important to have your property tested for asbestos before remodeling or demolition. We take every safety precaution to ensure our employees are safe during the asbestos testing. 

If you suspect having even small traces of asbestos in your home, professional asbestos removal in Idaho Falls is your only solution. Here is why you need to rely on a trusted professional when it comes to asbestos removal in Idaho Falls.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a name given to six naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals. These minerals have been shown to cause cancer and other health problems if ingested. In fact, asbestos is a strong and heat-resistant material with excellent thermal insulation properties. The material has been widely used in residential and commercial construction from 1940 until it was banned and phased out by the EPA or Environmental Protection Agency in 1978.

Where Is Asbestos Found?

Asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials in the past due to its fiber strength and heat resistance. The substance is found in a wide variety of building materials including:

  • Roofing and siding shingles
  • Attic and wall insulation
  • Textured wall/ceiling paint and patching compounds
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Heat-resistant fabrics
  • Walls and floors around wood-burning stoves
  • Cement sheets
  • And more…

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous? 

The material is dangerous since it has the ability to break down into very thin fibers. These fibers are too small and can remain airborne for days. You and your loved ones can breathe these fibers in, and they will travel deep into the lungs and eventually lodge in the lung tissue. Once lodged, asbestos fibers can cause several serious diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.

Why Do You Need To Call A Professional To Remove Asbestos?

Only a professional should handle, remove, and dispose of asbestos. An abatement professional can do a safe job by adhering to safety regulations in the industry. Mishandling the substance can lead to asbestos exposure and serious illnesses over time. When asbestos is mishandled, the fibers will become airborne, and your loved ones will inhale them. These fibers may become lodged in the linings of the lungs, abdomen, or heart and lead to life-threatening conditions such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

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Asbestos Removal/Cleanup Process

  1. The first step in the removal and cleanup process is to complete tests according to the relevant AHAERA or ASHERA regulations.
  2. The expert may recommend abatement or encapsulation depending on the condition of the material in your home or commercial space.
  3. During encapsulation, the expert will coat the asbestos materials with a sealant to prevent the fibers from being airborne.
  4. If the damage is too severe and the material needs to be completely removed, the professional will seal off the area with plastic sheeting and use wet cleanup tools and HEPA filter vacuums to clean the workspace.

Call HHE Idaho Falls to safely and professionally get rid of asbestos from your Idaho Falls home or commercial building!

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