Asbestos can’t be seen by the naked eye, but the damage it does can. Asbestos causes life-threatening lung diseases like pneumonia, cancer and Mesothelioma and it must be removed and abated immediately.
But how to know if asbestos is in your Mount Vernon, NY home or building?
If the structure was erected before 1978, it is a safe bet asbestos will be found within. Used in many building materials for its strength and fire-retardant properties, asbestos was used in asbestos siding, asbestos shingles, floor tiles and even asbestos insulation, plaster, sheetrock.
As the material degrades over time, it releases asbestos fibers into the air—and into the lungs of anyone exposed. One of the most common places asbestos if found is in the ever-popular vermiculite or “popcorn” ceilings, which, as they age, crumble to the touch.
The only way to determine if asbestos is present in your Mount Vernon, New York property is to have the air sampled. That is the first thing our company does. We dispatch an independent testing company and, if asbestos is found, we send our certified, licensed and insured team to your site.
With 25 years experience in asbestos removal and asbestos abatement, we make certain all of our teams are thoroughly trained and they quickly contain the danger by establishing a decontamination zone. Using contractor grade plastics, water sprays and negative air machines, any asbestos fibers released while we are removing the materials, are contained within the zone and prevented from further contaminating the air.
Next all hazardous asbestos is removed and disposed off at a designated off-site fill and the process of abatement begins. We shellac the exposed areas and clean the entire area with HVAC-filter equipped special vacuums. The air is tested again to ensure all asbestos has been removed before we declare the site safe and your Mount Vernon home or commercial building for habitation again.
Call (877) 645-1428 for asbestos removal and asbestos abatement services in Mount Vernon, NY.