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3 Great Reasons To Hire Asbestos Abatement Contractors

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

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It is possible for a property built before 1980 to contain asbestos in old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles, and insulation. 

Asbestos is a building material that the EPA did not officially ban in the United States until July 1989, when they issued the Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule (ABPR).  Although it was banned in 1989, many residential and commercial property builders halted using asbestos in 1970 when the EPA banned spray-applied asbestos products.

In the following blog post, we will discuss the dangers of asbestos and three reasons why it is important to hire a licensed asbestos abatement contractor for removal. 

Why was asbestos used in building materials?

Asbestos was commonly used in construction materials for its durability and heat-resistant properties until the 1980s when the science behind the dangers of asbestos was released, and safer alternatives became available. Although asbestos materials are no longer legal in modern-day construction, they can still be found in older homes throughout the counties in North Georgia.

To ensure that a property is asbestos-free, a property owner should contact a licensed asbestos abatement contractor to perform a thorough inspection. During an asbestos inspection, a licensed asbestos abatement contractor will remove a building sample to send to a third party to get tested for asbestos. Suppose the sample comes back positive for asbestos. In that case, a property owner must move forward with asbestos abatement by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor.

1) An asbestos abatement contractor will follow asbestos removal laws.  

SERVPRO of Union, Towns, Fannin & Gilmer Counties is licensed for asbestos abatement and follows the asbestos removal laws by The State of Georgia, and are OSHA trained to work with high-risk materials.

2) An asbestos abatement contractor will ensure all members of the property are safe. 

During an asbestos removal project, the professionals at SERVPRO will contain the area to avoid airborne asbestos particles from traveling to other parts of the property.

When there is a lot of asbestos-containing materials present, the asbestos abatement professionals may not allow any of the property members to be anywhere near the property. No matter the amount of asbestos present, it is always recommended to stay away until all the asbestos is safely removed.

3) An asbestos abatement contractor will ensure all asbestos materials are properly disposed of.  

When the professionals at SERVPRO remove asbestos, they will ensure that the asbestos is disposed of only in a permitted landfill. In addition, they will ensure the asbestos-containing waste in a sealed leak-proof container that is properly labeled.

Common reasons when SERVPRO gets called for asbestos removal

The only time asbestos is dangerous is when it is disturbed and becomes airborne. Asbestos can be disturbed from water damage, fire damage, mold damage, and a remodeling project. The professionals at SERVPRO know the importance of taking precautionary measures when they arrive at a property built prior to 1980. Property owners are often happy to find out that SERVPRO can move forward with the asbestos removal process when found in a property that requires emergency restoration services. 

Why Contact SERVPRO for asbestos removal?

When choosing an asbestos removal contractor, you will want to choose a contractor that prioritizes safety and training. SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle asbestos removal in a way that is safe for their customer and their property.

The experts at SERVPRO of Union, Towns, Fannin & Gilmer Counties have dedicated themselves to providing excellent service, unsurpassed quality, and competitive pricing on any size asbestos abatement project.

Please contact us today if you own a property built prior to 1980 and require an asbestos inspection. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year, for any questions or emergency services.

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