Asbestos: What It Is, Why You Want It Gone
People are often surprised to discover asbestos is naturally occurring. It’s a group of natural silicate minerals that can be used to create fibers that are soft and flexible. Best of all for commercial purposes, asbestos is fire resistant, corrosion resistant, and electricity resistant. This makes it ideal for many purposes, such as construction …
… except that asbestos is highly toxic, something that wasn’t discovered until the material was widespread in homes and businesses. When asbestos fibers enter the body, they don’t dissolve and can remain trapped for years, creating multiple health issues. Asbestos is responsible for lung-related diseases and is the number one cause of occupational cancer in the world.
Asbestos can be in numerous spots in a house: insulation, popcorn ceiling material, drywall, plaster, caulking, pipes, vinyl flooring, and roof shingles and siding.
Professional Asbestos Remediation
If your home was built before 1980, it may contain asbestos in it. In some situations, asbestos-containing materials are best left alone so they won’t release their fibers into the air. Other materials you will want removed. Don’t try to make any decisions about this yourself: safe asbestos remediation is a job for licensed professionals, such as the ones on our team.
When you call us for asbestos remediation, we’ll check your home to test for the material and find where it is located. Once we’ve identified asbestos, we’ll handle the job of removing it (when it is safer to do so) and dispose of it properly. Remediation may also involve encapsulating asbestos in the house to prevent it from causing hazards when it is a better approach, both for your home and your family’s health.
We Want to Make Your Home in Anaheim, CA a Safe One
Do not try to find asbestos in your house and remediate it on your own. Your family’s health is a top priority, and handling asbestos isn’t a risk to take. Call on our professionals to do the work, and we’ll see you and your family are shielded from the dangers.
Smart Choice Heating and Air takes immense pride in the skill and training of our technicians. When it comes to asbestos remediation, these qualities are put into service to make your home safe. We take the work as seriously as you take your family’s health. When you need asbestos remediation in Anaheim, CA, or elsewhere in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, we are the Smart Choice!