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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.

  1. 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.

  2. Correct Distinction

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Asbestos Removal

    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.

  5. HEPA Cleaning

    HEPA filters and vacuums will be used to minimize the dispersion of the asbestos fibers through the air.

  6. Final Cleaning

    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.

  7. Post Cleaning

    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 History

In the United States, most asbestos containing materials were banned in 1989, although it is sometimes still used under highly regulated circumstances. Because of this, asbestos is commonly found in properties that were built prior to 1989. Asbestos is only dangerous when it is disturbed. This means that when there is damage to a property from disasters such as water or fire or when a building is being remodeled, asbestos testing and abatement must be done in older buildings. Asbestos abatement is the set of procedures designed and used to control the release of asbestos fibers when asbestos containing materials are disturbed or removed. Professional abatement is absolutely necessary in order to protect inhabitants of the building and workers alike.

Experts in Asbestos

Our crew participates in extensive training so they can effectively and safely remove asbestos from your property. We follow strict cleaning standards and safety procedures to ensure the highest-quality asbestos removal services.

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Structural Damage

Asbestos Types

There are six types of asbestos with two main families.

  1. Serpentine
    • Chrysotile
  2. Amphibole
    • Crocidolite
    • Amosite
    • Tremosite
    • Anthophyllite
    • Actinolite
Smoke Damage

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
  • Drywall
  • Floor tiles and glue
  • Pipe and attic insulation
Soot Damage

Dangers of Asbestos

Asbestos fibers are dangerous when ingested or inhaled. Asbestos exposure has been proven to cause:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung Cancer
  • COPD
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Other types of cancers

Exposure to asbestos is a massive health hazard and should be avoided as much as possible.

Why Choose CORE by KHI Restoration?

  • Emergency Response
  • Certified Professionals
  • Expert Project Management
  • Initial Assessment and Ongoing Communication
  • Damage Restoration Specialists
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Frequently Asked Questions

CORE by KHI Restoration is the trusted name in restoration in Cypress, TX. Our IICRC certified technicians follow industry-standard procedures for quality you can count on. We offer 24-hour emergency service and can work directly with your insurance provider to make the process as easy as possible for you.

Insurance coverage is very situationally dependent. Each policy from each different company will have different levels and types of coverage. The best way to know if your damage is covered is to keep a copy of your policy on hand and call your agent directly with any questions you might have.

As a homeowner, seeing your home damaged is extremely stressful and it’s difficult to know the right course of action. Will trying to clean up on your own help or just make things worse? No matter what kind of damage you’ve incurred, the very first thing you should do is take photographs as long as the area is safe for you to be in. If you have water damage, the best thing to do is extract as much standing water as you possibly can while you wait for help. If you have fans, set them to start drying things as much as possible. They won’t be enough to completely dry the area, but they can help to minimize the chance of secondary damages. In the event of mold or fire, it’s best to just leave the damage alone until a professional can address it. Disturbed mold can disperse spores throughout the home and fire damages can be made worse if improper cleaning techniques are used.

The length of time for proper restoration to occur is dependent on the type and size of the damage. A typical water damage project usually takes 5-7 days for drying and removal of any unsalvageable materials. Mold remediation can take anywhere from a few hours to several days depending on the extent of the damage. Fires cause the most extensive damage and can take weeks for restoration to be completed. Keep in mind, these are all estimates and they’re only for the restoration portion of the job. The rebuilding portion of the job, where everything is put back into place, has its own separate process and timeline.

Most homeowner’s policies cover most water damages, but not all water damages are created equal. There can be a lot of exceptions to coverage depending on the intricacies of your policy. This is why it’s a good idea to be familiar with your policy and call your agent right away when damage occurs.

A good portion of water damage can be prevented by proper household maintenance. Routine plumbing maintenance as well as sump pump and appliance maintenance are effective ways to avoid preventable damages. If you live in a cold climate, preparing your home for the winter can also help avoid damage. Finally, it’s a good idea to regularly check the exterior of your home, particularly your roof, for damage to ensure water isn’t unexpectedly leaking into your home.

Proudly Serving Houston, TX and Surrounding Areas

CORE by KHI Restoration is proud to provide damage and disaster restoration to Harris, Waller, Fort Bend, Galveston, Chambers, Liberty, and San Jacinto counties.

  • Houston
  • Tomball
  • Katy
  • Cypress
  • Jersey Village
  • Conroe
  • Spring
  • Humble
  • Kingwood