What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil. Considered a dangerous toxin, asbestos is a major cause of mesothelioma and other serious lung conditions.
Asbestos has been proven to causes cancer and other diseases. There is no known safe level of asbestos exposure. Asbestos by itself isn't dangerous unless it is agitated, causing fibers to break and become airborne. These fibers must be airborne to cause a health risk through inhalation.
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If your home has recently been damaged by a storm or fire, asbestos fibers may be released into the air. If you're not sure if the home contains asbestos, we recommend contacting us or call 1-855-574-6437. The possibility of being exposed to airborne asbestos is a serious health risk that can be avoided. As part of our restoration services, we not only provide the reconstruction of damaged homes or buildings but also disposal of hazardous materials as well.
Where Is Asbestos Found?
Many older homes built before 1980 and even some newer houses may also contain asbestos. Below are a few areas where asbestos can be found:
- Attic and wall insulation
- Heat-resistant fabrics
- Hot water and steam pipes coated with asbestos material
- Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets with asbestos insulation
- Textured paint and patching compounds used on wall and ceilings
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Walls and floors
ServiceMaster by Singer provides asbestos abatement (also known as asbestos removal) for your home or commercial building. We have the necessary equipment and training to properly test for, and remove asbestos.
Our professional restoration team is trained to take every precaution, as well as follow all federal regulations for asbestos removal. Unaffected rooms of your business will be effectively shielded during the process, and prevent any cross contamination.
If you suspect your property has asbestos, Contact Us or call 1-855-574-6437 immediately to schedule an inspection. We offer 24/7 emergency response, so you will be helped no matter what time or day you call us.