FAQs About Asbestos Abatement
Your home should be the safest space for you and your family, but if your home was built prior to 1980, there may be invisible health hazards lingering in the structure like asbestos. Materials like lead and asbestos are all known to be potentially harmful to human health, so it is important to be sure that these materials are not found in your Bay Area home. Abatement is the process of removing these contaminants safely by following EPA recommended guidelines and industry standards for both removal and disposal. Below, you’ll get a look at answers to some of the questions you may have about asbestos abatement before you call Environmental Remedies, Inc. for service in your home.
Is Asbestos harmful to my health?
Asbestos is more of an occupational hazard, however it is possible that you may become exposed to asbestos if the fibers are released into the air through a disturbance caused by:
- A home renovation or remodel project
- Routine home maintenance or repairs
- Fire or flood damage
- Demolition or deconstruction work
Asbestos can have harmful effects on your health. The EPA, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have all determined that asbestos can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma.
How do I remove Asbestos?
FIRST AND FOREMOST: It is highly recommended that you do not try to remove asbestos yourself. Asbestos removal is a highly regulated process. As a result, improper handling can lead to serious consequences for all parties involved. Unfortunately, the laws that govern asbestos are not well known by most. The laws are extensive, specific, and leave no room for error.
Are you living in a home that is at high risk for containing hazardous construction materials? If so, call Environmental Remedies, Inc. at (925) 461-3285 to schedule an in-home estimate today.