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Asbestos Removal

If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your building materials, you may want to have it removed. This is especially important if you are looking to renovate or the building is in disrepair. At Restoration 1, we will collect samples to confirm the presence of asbestos and, depending on the material, we will create a remediation solution for you. Asbestos is defined as a naturally occurring mineral fiber that is highly flame-resistant. Asbestos removal requires specialist knowledge, skill, and expertise and our technicians are trained in the removal and disposal of asbestos. We understand you will want to get your home or business operations back to normal as soon as possible.

At Restoration 1, we are experienced in the field of removal and disposal of asbestos, and our process is straightforward. We are ready to step in, assess the materials for free, and give you expert advice on the right next steps in asbestos removal. We will provide dedicated and professional asbestos removal services, and our staff are ready to face any possible problems.

We take pride in clearly spelling out the steps for asbestos removal and ensuring you have things back on track as soon as possible.

Expert Asbestos Removal Services

At Restoration 1, our professional team is able to ensure that any asbestos-containing materials are safely removed from your home or business without causing disruption to your home's air quality. When you call us, we will provide you with a free consultation to help answer any questions you may have and ease your concern over the asbestos removal process. We'll tell you about your options and help you understand what to expect, and how we can help you deal with the removal and disposal of the asbestos-containing materials. We guarantee we will leave you with total peace of mind.

Technical Information

If your home or property was built before 1980, you might have some asbestos concerns. Asbestos could have been used in the ceiling, walls, floors, and many other areas. As long as these areas are contained and in good condition, there is no need to worry. Asbestos is only a concern when the particles become airborne. It is very difficult for a layperson to identify asbestos. You will need one of our Restoration 1 owners or technicians to determine if you are dealing with asbestos or not.

Types of Asbestos

These are six types of asbestos in naturally occurring minerals. It is made up of fiber bundles that can separate into long fibers. The six types of asbestos are listed below:

Actinolite:

It is dark green and fibrous and can be found in paints and sealants.

Chrysotile:

This is the most common and, unfortunately, the most dangerous. It accounts for about 90% of commercial asbestos. It is white and curly.

Amosite:

It has straight fibers with brown colors and is mainly found in insulation.

Crocidolite:

This is blue with straight fibers and is considered the most dangerous form of asbestos.

Anthophyllite:

This type of asbestos can be found in talc. It is usually white, gray, or brown.

Tremolite:

This type of asbestos can be gray, white, green, or brown. It is usually combined with Chrysotile and used in talc.

Your local Restoration 1 owner follows the EPA guidelines for dealing with asbestos. These are listed below.

Current EPA Guidelines for Dealing with Asbestos

  1. If the area or material is not damaged, do not touch it. Leave it alone. Any movement could cause the particles to be released into the air.
  2. Encapsulation is an option. Your local Restoration 1 company is trained in encapsulation or sealing the surface of the materials to keep them from becoming airborne. This is not something an owner should do by themselves. This process works for material that is in good condition. Material in bad condition must follow recommendation number 3.
  3. Full enclosure or cover of the asbestos material is recommended for material that has begun to deteriorate. Once again, a trained and licensed Restoration 1 expert should complete this for you.

As dealing with asbestos is dangerous, our Restoration 1 team is trained and licensed to carry out this task. There are formal guidelines for doing this safely. We have listed the guidelines here as a point of reference for you should you be dealing with asbestos in your home or business.

Current EPA Guidelines for Removal of Asbestos

Protection of the worker during the removal process. This can include the following:

  • PPE or respiratory for protection from breathing in the asbestos particles.
  • Wear as much disposable clothing as possible.
  • Make sure to cover all areas of your body. Use gloves, goggles, boots etc.

While you are working with asbestos, remember to:

  • Enclose the area properly and do now allow other people to enter.
  • Dampen the material to ensure particles don't get airborne. You can use water with some dish soap for this.
  • IF possible, remove the asbestos as one whole piece. This also helps prevent particles from becoming airborne.
  • The use of a HEPA approved vacuum cleaner is recommended if needed.
  • Make sure to dispose of the asbestos in large bags immediately.
  • Make sure to always have your gloves on.

Cleanup and Decontamination:

  • Double bag the asbestos as best you can and seal it tightly.
  • Do not use a sweeper or vacuum cleaner.
  • Use a damp rag or mop to collect all loose particles on the walls or on the floors.
  • When you leave the area, remove all your disposable gloves, boots, and clothes and place in a bag and seal tightly.
  • Take a shower immediately.

Disposal of Asbestos:

  • You must follow your state EPA guidelines for removal of the asbestos; not all landfills will take it. You should call the landfill first and follow their instructions.

The removal of asbestos is very high risk. Any airborne particles can become hazardous. It is always recommended that you contact your local Restoration 1 expert to handle this residential or commercial asbestos removal project.

Asbestos Removal Experts

Our team is professionally trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our asbestos removal services are not only thorough, but they will allow you to get your home or business back to normal as soon as possible. Our crew can mobilize quickly - and we're available anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don't start any renovation or removal of asbestos-containing materials yourself, leave it to the professionals. We will handle the removal safely and effectively.

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