Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was a popular building material from the 1950s to 1990s. It was widely used in construction because it is an insulator, has good fire protection properties, has tensile strength, and is resistant to chemical erosion. A few examples of asbestos containing materials are siding, floor and ceiling tiles, drywall compound, and insulation.It is vital that you do not disturb any asbestos containing materials. Asbestos is easily friable; therefore, it is imperative that the materials do not become air borne. Some adverse health effects linked to asbestos exposure include mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer, and asbestosis.We provide asbestos surveying, testing, and abatement services.For homeowners, if you intend to renovate, we encourage you to contact us for a proper risk assessment.
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