It was supposed to be safe. Strong and fire retardant, asbestos appeared to be the miracle mineral and was used in many building materials up till 1978. That’s when the dangers were discovered and asbestos removal and asbestos abatement became urgent processes in New Rochelle, New York and elsewhere.
If you own a home or commercial building in New Rochelle, NY erected before that time, it is almost a certainty that it contains asbestos. We can help. We have more than 25 years experience in removing asbestos and restoring properties in New Rochelle.
Asbestos was chosen because of its strength and fire retardant properties and was used in asbestos insulation, sheetrock, siding, floor tiles, plaster, asbestos roof tiles and, most commonly, in vermiculite “popcorn” ceilings. As these materials degrade from age, the asbestos is released in to the air (and the lungs of those exposed.)
Among asbestos’ dangers it the very real link between asbestos and pneumonia, cancer and Mesothelioma, a lung-destroying disease. But asbestos fibers can’t be seen by the naked eye, so we send in an independent third party firm to sample the air.
When asbestos is discovered, our certified, insured, licensed and highly-trained team is sent in. They establish a decontamination zone, seal off the area from the rest of the building via use of heavy contractor-grade plastic and use wetting sprays and negative air machines to ensure that no more asbestos escapes into the air. Asbestos removal is a careful and painstaking process and all hazardous material is disposed off at a designated off-site facility.
Abatement begins by shellacking of any exposed areas and thorough cleaning with HEPA-filter equipped vacuums. Then the air is tested again to make sure all traces of asbestos are gone before we allow you and your family or workers back on-site. We are proud of our asbestos removal work and want you to be safe.
For New Rochelle, NY asbestos removal and asbestos abatement services, call (877) 645-1428.