Asbestos and lead paint were often used in buildings and homes that were built before 1977. Insulation was one of the more common uses of asbestos material in homes, but it’s also found in walls and floors. If it is in good condition, asbestos is not a hazard; however, once it is damaged, it can release harmful fibers into the air within the home. When inhaled, asbestos fibers can cause certain lung diseases, and it has been known to lead to cancer in more serious cases. Never try to remove asbestos from your home on your own. You should always consult a licensed professional before attempting to demolish or remove water damaged materials.
At Milani Plumbing, Drainage & Heating, our technicians are licensed and trained in asbestos remediation techniques. We have the proper equipment, protective gear, and knowledge for the safe removal and disposal of damaged materials containing asbestos. The safety of our Vancouver area customers is the priority at Milani, so call us to assess the asbestos situation inside your home any time there’s damage caused by floods or water leaks.
Detecting asbestos in construction materials should be done by a professional. You cannot determine the presence of asbestos by examining the material on your own. In general, you should treat all materials in older homes as if they contain asbestos.
Here are a few of the more common construction materials that could potentially contain asbestos in homes built before 1977:
- Roofing materials
- Certain types of paint
- Dry wall compounds
- Protective wall coverings around wood stoves
- Vinyl flooring
- Hot water pipes
- Furnace gaskets
Only a qualified technician should sample and test these materials for asbestos. These professionals are specially trained and equipped to perform this task, and if the technique is not done properly, it can create more hazardous conditions. Make sure you hire a fully licensed contractor with a good reputation to detect and remove asbestos from your home.
While asbestos regulations are stricter for public buildings, you should only hire a certified professional to assess or remove asbestos from your home. As a concerned homeowner, you should be aware of the certifications required for asbestos removal and make sure that your contractor has the right training and licenses. The improper handling of asbestos puts you at risk for serious health conditions and safety hazards within your home.
Our technicians are fully certified and trained to remove asbestos and to understand the hazards involved. You can rely on us to take the proper precautions for any asbestos abatement procedure. Our qualified technicians will sample and test materials within your home before discussing the proper course of action for safely removing asbestos.
Asbestos Abatement Services
Customer safety is our priority at Milani Plumbing, and you can trust us to locate and remove all dangerous materials from your home. To ensure your safety, you should not try to remove any building materials that you suspect contain asbestos. Water damage cleanup should only be performed by a qualified professional with the proper gear and understanding of the hazards involved in asbestos removal.
The water damage experts at Milani are dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality restoration and asbestos abatement services in the Vancouver metropolitan area. We offer asbestos removal, mold remediation, and professional demolition services. No matter what your flood emergency is, you can count on us to respond quickly to your water damage restoration needs. Call us today and let us know how we can best serve you.