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Signs You Need Asbestos Removal in Orange County

Posted on January 27, 2014 in Blog

If you suspect you might need asbestos removal in Orange County, look for these telltale signs

Asbestos removal in Orange County

Many older buildings contain materials with unsafe levels of asbestos content. These materials were once prized for their ability to insulate without causing a fire hazard, but today we know that they can pose serious health hazards. If you have an older home or business, you may require asbestos removal in Orange County. Here are some signs that might indicate you need to contact an expert asbestos removal contractor.

Old Construction Materials

Most asbestos-containing materials were banned from construction projects in 1978, and though the ban was eventually lifted these materials never regained their popularity. Therefore, if your building was built after the ban, you’re probably safe. But if your home or business predates the ban, you may need asbestos removal in Orange County. Some of the most common asbestos-containing building materials include:

  • Insulation
  • Drywall mastic
  • Paint
  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Acoustic ceiling tiles
  • Flooring
  • Roofing materials

Damaged Asbestos-Containing Materials

Just because your home contains asbestos-containing materials doesn’t necessarily mean you must remove them. Strictly, speaking only damaged materials absolutely MUST be removed, because it is damaged materials that emit the asbestos dust and fibers than can cause illness.

Materials Likely to Become Damaged

Even if your asbestos-containing materials are not currently damaged, if they are in a high-traffic area this could be a sign that asbestos removal in Orange County is needed anyway. You are better off removing the materials as a preventative measure rather than waiting for them to become damaged and potentially expose people to serious health risks.

Plans to Renovate

If you plan to destroy or alter any asbestos-containing material in the course of a renovation project, this is also a sign that you need professional asbestos removal. You should definitely not attempt to remove the materials yourself, as this could result in contamination that was once confined to the immediate area around the materials spreading throughout the building.

You Can Trust AQHI Inc. with Asbestos Removal in Orange County

At AQHI Inc., we take our work and your safety very seriously. We are a fully licensed and certified asbestos removal contractor, so you know that we will abide by all applicable legal regulations and follow industry best practices when completing your removal project. We follow strict safety protocols including sealing off the work area, working with wet materials to limit fiber release, bagging all waste securely, decontaminating workers exiting the work zone, and properly disposing of asbestos at an authorized facility.