Many older homes and buildings contain asbestos, which was used in spray-applied flame retardant, thermal system insulation, and in a variety of other materials such as vinyl tiles, ceiling tiles and insulation. The only way to know if a material contains asbestos is to remove it and have it tested in a competent laboratory.
Some forms of asbestos have been known to cause tumors and forms of cancer in humans and animals. Asbestos exposure becomes a health concern when high concentrations of asbestos fibers are inhaled over a long period of time.
This becomes possible if these structural materials such as pipe wrapping, tiles, or insulation are ripped, broken, or disturbed in the living area or workplace. Age, demolition and water damage are some of the factors that could cause a problem unless addressed properly and professionally.
Unlike mold, asbestos abatement is state regulated and therefore, requires by law a certified asbestos abatement contractor to perform the abatement.
Clean Air of America, Inc. has been an established entity since 1971 providing specialized environmental abatement of Asbestos and Mold.