At New England Yankee Environmental and Demolition, we do residential asbestos removal. Residential asbestos removal is done through a procedure called an asbestos abatement. Asbestos abatement is the removal of asbestos materials while minimizing the release of asbestos fibers.
Removal of the asbestos materials is needed to protect the people and the area in which the asbestos is located. Common areas asbestos can be found are popcorn ceiling tiles, floor tiles, shingles, fire doors, and more. If the asbestos is going to be removed the person or people doing the work should be properly protected from the asbestos.
Asbestos exposure can cause asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other negative health effects on the body.
How To Spot Asbestos Tiles
Asbestos can lead to many health issues for people. Asbestos is a heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral. Until the 1980’s asbestos could be commonly found in construction materials. Asbestos materials were used because of their dependability, and ability to withstand the test of time. Asbestos is important to spot and have the asbestos removed.
Common areas asbestos can be found are in floor tiles, ceiling tiles, cement flooring, wall sheeting, and more. The most effective way to find out if the area of your house has asbestos is to get to have the area tested for asbestos. Before getting the area tested there are several factors that are common in asbestos-ridden areas. They include the following:
- The construction/building was built before 1980. If the bulk of the construction was done between 1920 and 1960 there’s a large chance that the construction materials used contained asbestos.
- The area of the flooring tiles/ceiling tiles are stained or have oily spots. Asphalt was commonly used with asbestos tiles. Asphalt degrades, thus making the tiles look stained or oily.
- The flooring tiles are coming up easily, and the ground has a black adhesive underneath. Black mastic was a common adhesive used to glue down the floor tiles. The majority of the glue used on the floor tiles contained asbestos.
Asbestos Abatement is the strategic removal of asbestos-ridden construction material. Properly removing asbestos controls the release of asbestos fibers from the asbestos-ridden construction material. Asbestos abatement protects construction workers, and/or general members of the public from the negative health effects of asbestos.
Asbestos Abatement needs to be done by Asbestos Abatement professionals that are both licensed and insured. At New England Yankee Construction we are both licensed for asbestos abatement and insured for asbestos abatement. Licensing for asbestos abatement is required for both the supervisor of the construction job as well as for the laborers of the construction job.