Asbestos Abatement Services
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Asbestos Abatement Services in Cypress, TX
Asbestos is a highly useful, naturally occurring mineral composed of flexible fibers that are resistant to heat, electricity, and corrosion. Unfortunately, although it’s very useful, asbestos is also very toxic and has been shown to cause mesothelioma, lung, cancer, and other health problems.
Expert Asbestos Abatement Procedures
Because we know how important proper and complete abatement is for the safety of everyone involved, we are committed to a professionally developed abatement plan.
Formulate A Plan
Our expert project managers will assess the situation and develop a detailed plan to remove the asbestos and clean the area. This plan will follow all local, state, and federal laws to ensure complete compliance with regulations and utmost safety of the building.
Our contractor will mark out and clearly delineate the hazardous area. All inhabitants of the building and unnecessary personnel will be asked to leave until cleaning and inspections are completed.
Create Supervised Work Area
A containment area will be created with thick plastic wrap and negative air pressure. All plumbing and HVAC to the area will be turned off. Prior to removal, the containment area will be double checked to ensure it’s properly prepared.
Once containment is complete, our expert contractors will use specialized procedures such as hand tools and wet methods to remove asbestos. The dust from asbestos removal is very dangerous, so proper PPE and methods are imperative in its removal.
HEPA filters and vacuums will be used to minimize the dispersion of the asbestos fibers through the air.
Once the asbestos is removed, all surfaces wetted HEPA vacuumed a final inspection will be performed to once again ensure federal and state standards are being met. Containment will remain in place and isolated until the work area meets cleaning requirements.
Once it has been confirmed that the asbestos has been effectively abated, the containment will be removed and a HEPA vacuum will be used one final time to ensure the work area is completely clean.
Asbestos Abatement Services
There are six types of asbestos with two main families.
Asbestos Containing Materials
Because of its resistance to heat, electricity, and corrosion, asbestos was commonly found in many different building materials prior to the 1980s. The most common residential applications were:
- Popcorn ceilings
- Ceiling Tiles
- Floor tiles and glue
- Pipe and attic insulation
Dangers of Asbestos
Asbestos fibers are dangerous when ingested or inhaled. Asbestos exposure has been proven to cause:
- Lung Cancer
- Pleural Effusions
- Other types of cancers
Exposure to asbestos is a massive health hazard and should be avoided as much as possible.
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- Certified Professionals
- Expert Project Management
- Initial Assessment and Ongoing Communication
- Damage Restoration Specialists
Frequently Asked Questions
Anytime the moisture levels in your home are at 60% or higher, mold can grow. What’s frustrating for many property owners is that they don’t see a puddle on the floor or water dripping from the ceiling. When mold grows, the source of the moisture is usually hidden under floorboards or behind walls.
It could be. Because mold spores are microscopic and airborne, you’ll end up breathing them into your lungs. Depending on the type of mold and how well your immune system functions, you may develop some serious health symptoms that could end up being the result of mold. That’s why a mold remediation company takes mold removal so seriously. The space affected by mold is isolated and contained during cleaning so the spores won’t spread to other areas of the house, and the remediation team stays suited up in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the process.
For the majority of surfaces in your home, bleach won’t actually get rid of your mold problem. It’s the “iceberg effect.” Visible mold is usually a small percentage of the actual amount of mold growth. Bleach can’t kill mold on porous surfaces like wood, and while tile or fiberglass surfaces can be cleaned with bleach, often the mold has spread far deeper. The reason why mold remediation companies don’t recommend DIY cleanup isn’t that they want to make more money; they know, in their experience, that a mold problem is usually far more invasive than can be seen with the naked eye. Simply cleaning the surfaces can provide false assurances that you got rid of the mold, only to have it come back time and time again.
Sometimes mold remediation is included if the cause of the mold was a “covered peril” like a burst hot water heater or water damage caused by firefighters extinguishing a fire in your house. Gradual water damage - like from a leaking pipe or hose - will often cause mold growth, but your insurance coverage will usually not cover that by claiming that it was caused by poor maintenance or neglect. If your insurance company denies your claim, you should request an inspection from a mold remediation company that can help you document the source of the mold.
If the inspection/assessment process was able to pinpoint the source and cause of the mold growth, once that source is repaired, you can be relatively confident about the success of remediation. Ask if your restoration technician has the IICRC certification for “Applied Microbial Remediation.” You can also request a “post-remediation mold clearance” from a third-party mold inspector to re-test the area for any remaining traces of mold before the area is treated with a sealer or encapsulant to resist future mold growth.