Before tearing into a home improvement project in a home built before 1980, take the time to find out if you will have to deal with asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos is hazardous to health and must be removed following specific guidelines. At Harbor Environmental Group, we have the experience to remove this material completely in a short amount of time.
Hidden Dangers of Asbestos
You may not realize there are large amounts of asbestos fibers in your Long Beach home. It has no distinct smell and rarely causes an immediate adverse reaction in people. The health problems brought about by asbestos exposure happen years on down the road. It is wise to find out if you are dealing with asbestos before doing any extensive remodeling in an older home.
Containment of the Asbestos Fibers
Specific safety precautions have to be employed to ensure that none of the asbestos fibers make it out of the residence into the open air. It is unsafe to breathe in both indoor and outdoor environments. It is not a matter of establishing good ventilation in the area being remodeled. It requires gathering the fibers that hit the air.
Protection Using the Right Safety Equipment
All of the skin and clothing must be covered to prevent contamination with asbestos fibers during removal. Protective eyewear, gloves, and a breathing apparatus are also required to stay protected from the asbestos.
Proper Disposal of Asbestos-Containing Materials
Once the asbestos materials are removed from the surfaces of your Long Beach home, the problem of legal disposal of this hazardous materials is the next problem requiring a solution. A company specializing in asbestos removal will have a way to legally and safely dispose of this material.
Meeting Asbestos Abatement Regulations
Most cities have laws regarding the safe handling and removal of asbestos-containing materials, and Long Beach is no exception. It is critical to hire a licensed expert asbestos abatement service to ensure you are following all of the local regulations for the safety of you and the entire community.