When people and businesses fled urban New York City for Mineola, NY, they thought they left the crush, bustle and dangers of the city behind. But one hazard was waiting for them: Asbestos. Used to build new homes and commercial properties into the late 1970’s, asbestos exposure is killing people and as a property owner, you must root it out. We handle asbestos removal and asbestos abatement and have done so in Mineola for more than 25 years.
Asbestos insulation and siding, asbestos sheetrock and plaster, asbestos flooring and roof tiles, even the vermiculite in those “popcorn” ceilings contained asbestos. As a building material, asbestos is strong and fire-retardant and was therefore used in nearly every building erected before 1978. What wasn’t known is that it is also deadly. As buildings age, these materials degrade and release asbestos into the air, where breathing it can cause cancer, mesothelioma, Asbestosis and other life-threatening lung diseases.
We first have the air sampled by an independent testing firm and, if asbestos is found, send in our highly trained and extensively experienced team of certified, licensed and insured professionals. They seal off the area, wet the materials, and set up negative air machines to keep any more asbestos from leaking into the atmosphere. After careful scraping and removing the asbestos, it is bagged and disposed of off-site.
Abatement then begins where all removed areas are shellacked and thoroughly cleaned with filtered machines. When another air sample reveals we have removed all the asbestos, we put the contents of the room back in order and, only then, allow your workers or family back on the premises—secure in the knowledge it is now safe.
In Mineola, call (877) 645-1428 for a free consultation on asbestos removal and asbestos abatement services.