Due to its insulation properties and heat resistance, asbestos was a home staple, particularly in much older houses. But it was only in the 80s that the government phased out asbestos due to the risks involved.
The Environmental Protection Agency has warned about the dangers of asbestos, particularly on prolonged exposure. In addition, asbestos exposure has been tied to lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
Asbestos can be commonly found in:
Unfortunately, medical experts have yet to learn how long the exposure must be to endanger your health. Therefore, we recommend you call us immediately if you suspect asbestos in your building.
Of course, you cannot quantify it in monetary terms, but your decision to hire a professional will yield returns in terms of safety and health.
If you contact us today, we will schedule an onsite inspection so we can recommend the best course of action for your unique situation while keeping your budget in mind.
We factor in several factors to determine the cost. Among the things we consider are the following:
It’s better to call our number and for us to give a ballpark figure. However, it’s important to note the initial quote is only an estimate. The prices could change depending on the actual situation on site.
Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to identify asbestos since it is typically mixed with other construction materials. People may be more familiar with the asbestos in popcorn ceilings, a standard design in old houses and commercial buildings. Other than that, you need experts with the expertise and sophisticated tools. Sometimes, we have to test the samples to confirm the presence of asbestos on your property.
You do not need to leave the area, primarily if the asbestos is contained in a specific site. Our licensed experts follow rigorous procedures to avoid disturbing the asbestos and dispersing it outside the quarantined area. Once the project starts, only our contractors, who are fully geared up in hazmat suits and respirators, can enter the contaminated zone. We have a decontamination area between the confined room and the rest of the building. The workers also use a negative air machine and HEPA vacuum to capture all asbestos particulates for everyone’s protection.
We use polyethylene bags that are specially designed to store asbestos safely. Before taking the polyethylene out of the confined area, we will wash and process them before stuffing them into secondary bags. The plastic is correctly labelled according to OSHA safety standards. Finally, we will secure them in secured dumpsters before transporting them to our partner landfills which accommodate asbestos waste.
We are a family-owned business in Washington State. Aside from the major counties, we also have clients from all over, including in the following cities: Arlington, Bellevue, Bothell, Brier, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Federal Way, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mount Vernon, Mukilteo, Oso, Seattle, Snohomish, Stanwood, Sultan, Tacoma and Woodway, Washington.
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