WHAT IS ASBESTOS?
It’s a naturally occurring mineral fiber, which in the past, was added to a variety of products to provide insulation and fire resistance. Asbestos is heat and fire resistant, and it doesn’t conduct electricity which makes it appealing for many residential, commercial, and industrial structures. Asbestos was used for many years before realizing that exposure can be extremely hazardous to human health. The tiny asbestos fibers can remain in the air for much longer than dust particles making it easy for people to breathe in. If the fibers become trapped in the lungs it can lead to scarring, inflammation, and lung cancer. We are all exposed to some asbestos at some point but consistent exposure increases your risk of developing lung problems later in life– especially for children.
EFFECTS AND HEALTH?
Exposure to high levels of asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis.
If your property was built between about 1940 and 1970 here is a list of where you asbestos could likely be found:
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The health risk is minimal if the materials are in excellent condition but when these materials begin breaking down – or you are tearing them out in the remodeling process – that is when problems occur.
Cracks and holes in tile allow fibers to be released in the air. If your tile is cracking it may be time to remove it before it becomes unsafe.
Asbestos is often a hidden hazard in your home or commercial building. If you believe there is asbestos in your home or commercial building call PROTECHS, INC., we will:
Our experienced, Indiana Department of Environmental Management trained technicians take the hassle out of asbestos remediation. We ensure that your home or business meets all local, state, and federal regulations for asbestos remediation. Jobs are evaluated with confidentiality and discretion.
Protechs Restoration has managed hundreds of abatement jobs, including renovations, demolitions, retrofitting, soil remediation and emergency response. We provide cost-effective solutions for most hazardous materials including:
Protechs Asbestos Inspectors and Project Managers oversee each project from start to finish, regardless of size.