Tag Archives: Asbestos

How to Properly Handle Asbestos Removal | Orange County Harbor Environmental

How to Properly Handle Asbestos Removal

Asbestos has not been used in building materials for many years, due to the known adverse health effects, but it is still frequently found in older homes. You should contact a professional abatement service if you feel there may be asbestos present in the interior or exterior of your home. The only safe way to […]

History of Asbestos in the Construction Industry | Harbor Environmental Group

History of Asbestos in the Construction Industry

Human beings have a long history of using asbestos due to its properties of fire and heat resistance, and the Romans not only knew about asbestos but also knew something about the damaging effects it had on the health of people who mined it. While the use of asbestos materials is now banned for most […]

Encapsulation as a Method of Asbestos Abatement | Orange County Environmental

Encapsulation as a Method of Asbestos Abatement

When asbestos is present in an older building, complete removal of the substance is not always the best solution for controlling the hazard. In some situations, encapsulating or encasing the asbestos inside another material is the safest and most cost-effective route to asbestos abatement. Encapsulation of Asbestos One positive fact about asbestos, and the reason […]

Asbestos in Orange County Homes

Asbestos in the Home

Orange County homes built before 1970 likely contain asbestos. Common places for asbestos to be found in homes is in floor tiles, insulation, siding, roof shingles, and flashing, ceiling tiles, and especially around heating sources. Boilers, heating ducts, hot water pipes, and fireplaces likely contain asbestos, and potentially more dangerous asbestos because those areas acquire […]