If you’re searching for asbestos removal in Phoenix our team can help! Call Acuity Builders for an asbestos inspection. In older properties asbestos still exists and needs to be tested and removed safely. Since 1989 asbestos has been banned by the EPA and its removal is highly regulated.
All asbestos removal must be done by an AHERA certified asbestos removal company. Asbestos was used as an insulation material along with types of roofing, flooring, and surfacing materials. Asbestos testing is the only way to know for sure if you’re living with a potential health hazard in your home or business.
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What Is Asbestos & Why Was It Used?
Asbestos is a fibrous form of minerals and hydrous silicates which were used to make everything from insulation and flooring to paint and roofing shingles. It has been banned for use in new construction since 1989. Properties built before that year do have the potential for having asbestos laden materials in them which pose a health hazard.
Asbestos natural flame retardant nature and high insulation factor made it a popular material for many types of applications. It was considered durable and was used in pipe insulation, wall insulation, ceiling tiles, and much more. Suspected materials found during inspection must be tested and removed if they are found to have asbestos.
Asbestos Removal Process
Despite now knowing the dangers of asbestos today it was widely used until 1989. It was used in making insulation, roof shingles, vinyl flooring, house siding, and other common building materials. Due to the serious health risks associated with asbestos removal it must performed by certified companies. If insulation is found in your property it will be removed by the following process.
Step 1. – Asbestos Inspection & Testing
The first step of asbestos removal is to verify through inspection and testing that there are materials in your property that contain asbestos. Our team is highly trained and certified to conduct detailed and thorough asbestos inspections. We will find any potential sources of this hazardous material in your home or business to ensure your safety and health.
Step 2. – Asbestos Containment
Before asbestos removal can be done, a work area must be set and sealed off. In addition to turning off your heating and cooling system air ducts must be sealed, and negative pressure equipment is used to contain asbestos fibers. Surfaces not being treated for asbestos will be protected with coverings on your ceilings, floors, walls, countertops etc.
Step 3. – Asbestos Removal
The asbestos removal step involved technicians removing the materials while wearing protective suits, respirators, and air monitoring equipment. As the materials are removed, they are bagged in asbestos waste bags which are sealed and then processed through a waste decontamination unit. Then they are stored in a labeled dumpster or trailer that’s lined with a polyurethane plastic layer.
Step 4. – HEPA Vacuuming
Once the flooring, insulation, or other materials containing asbestos have been removed fibers are still present in your property. HEPA vacuums are used to completely remove asbestos fibers from your home or business. Following the thorough vacuuming surfaces and air samples are taken to ensure that your indoor air quality is safe and clean.
Remove Asbestos & Liability
When property owners fail to follow federal, state, or local regulations on asbestos it can result in fines or even imprisonment. In some cases where willful disregard for asbestos regulations additional fines are imposed which cover all medical expenses, cleanup costs, and restitution. Acuity Builders’ offers detailed inspections to find potential sources of asbestos, get them tested, and remove hazards from your Phoenix Valley properties. From Phoenix and Mesa to Chandler and Scottsdale our team will help ensure you’ve got a safe place to live and do business.
Schedule An Asbestos Inspection & Removal Consultation
Out of sight may be out of mind but don’t ignore this potentially harmful substance in your home or business. Call to schedule a consultation for asbestos inspection, have the materials tested, and if asbestos is found, have it removed by our trained and certified asbestos removal company.
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