SERVPRO Asbestos Abatement Dayton Ohio
If you plan on remodeling and find asbestos-containing materials, the best thing to do is to have it removed professionally. A storm or other natural disaster can expose asbestos; fortunately, SERVPRO can help with the property restoration and asbestos removal. SERVPRO knows that asbestos removal is complicated. When you hire a trained and accredited asbestos professional, you ensure safety for you and the members of your home.
What is asbestos?
All property owners who have a property that was built before 1970 need to be aware of asbestos. Asbestos is a carcinogen that was used extensively in building materials leading up to the 1970s.
You can typically find asbestos in:
- Vermiculite insulation
- 9”x9” floor tiles
- Acoustic ceiling tiles
- White tape on heating ducts
- Insulation on boiler pipes and boilers
- Old asbestos cement siding
- Glues used under flooring
Testing Your Home For Asbestos
If your property has asbestos, it does not necessarily have to be removed. The only time asbestos becomes an issue is when the asbestos-containing materials in your home are damaged. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is more dangerous to disturb asbestos because it can be harmful if it gets inside a pair of lungs. When you hire an asbestos abatement professional, you will get the asbestos removed and tested for the type.
Types of asbestos
There are six varieties of asbestos:
Typically we find chrysotile or amosite asbestos in Dayton Ohio homes built before 1970.
What is the issue of being exposed to Asbestos?
Exposure to asbestos increases your risk of developing lung disease. It is said that exposure to asbestos has a higher risk than smoking. Lung disease from asbestos may take many years to develop following exposure.
Three of the significant health effects associated with asbestos exposure
- Lung cancer,
SERVPRO Asbestos Removal Process
When SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek discovers asbestos at your property, we will begin by sealing the part of the building where the asbestos is being removed to avoid contamination.
To seal off part of the property, we will use polyethylene film, duct tape, and negative air pressure machines fitted with HEPA filters.
The polyethylene film and duct tape don’t allow air-borne asbestos fibers to travel to other parts of the home or building. The negative air pressure machine pulls fresh air into the asbestos area while not allowing any asbestos fibers into the surrounding environment.
ASBESTOS: WHAT NOT TO DO
Never try to handle the asbestos abatement on your own. We have heard stories of property owners using a regular vacuum to clean asbestos fibers. An ordinary vacuum cleaner will expel the asbestos fibers into the room air. Even if you use a regular vacuum cleaner fitted with a HEPA filter, it is still not safe. Asbestos cleaning requires a unique vacuum cleaner designed for asbestos removal.
How much does it cost to remove asbestos?
Asbestos removal costs vary depending on the amount of work.
SERVPRO is here to help!
For more information on asbestos abatement, check out The federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency site on asbestos abatement information and protecting your family from asbestos.
Please give SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek a call if you are looking for a reputable company to remove asbestos in Dayton Ohio. We have all of the qualifications to handle any size disaster and are available 24/7 for emergency services.
CAll: (937) 228-3433.