Asbestos What is it and why is it harmful?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral–a silicate–rock-forming mineral. There are six different types, made up of long and thin fibrous crystals. Each fiber is composed of many microscopic “fibrils” that can be released into the air. This can be harmful because inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to various dangerous lung conditions, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and even cancer. Because of this, the presence of asbestos is considered a serious health and safety hazard. Although the use of asbestos isn’t banned in the United States, it’s extremely limited because of these dangers.

Each year in the United States, it is estimated nearly 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, and 10,000 people in the United States die of asbestos-related conditions.

These asbestos-related illnesses result from inhaling or actually ingesting asbestos fibers, which can be as small as .01 microns thick. If you can imagine a human hair, think of something that is 18,000 times thinner, and you will have the size of an asbestos fiber. Because the fibers are so incredibly small, they are almost impossible to see with the naked eye.

As such, asbestos removal is the best way to avoid illnesses and to protect yourself and your family from these diseases and conditions caused by asbestos. Lawton Construction and Restoration, Inc., is prepared and ready to help you with the complete eradication.

Where is Asbestos is Normally Found?

Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was commonly used in building materials found in homes, schools, and other types of buildings. It was highly regarded as a groundbreaking product because it didn’t burn/ignite and had amazing heat resistance.

Areas where you may have asbestos-laden building materials in your home or commercial property are the following: popcorn ceilings, drywall sheets, plasters and caulking, plumbing fixtures, fireplace insulation, vinyl floor tiles, roof shingles, duct coverings, and other types of insulation.

If your home or property was built before the 1980s, asbestos-containing materials could be anywhere in your home. If this is the case, give Lawton Construction and Restoration, Inc., a call to investigate at (866) 990-5150

Asbestos Removal and Abatement

Since asbestos is dangerous to the health of a building’s inhabitants, it is highly recommended that they be removed when detected in the materials of a home or a commercial property.

Lawton Construction and Restoration, Inc., is a specialized contractor that can handle the abatement and removal of this hazardous material. We have the experience, necessary licensing, and certification in asbestos removal and disposal, ensuring your building is safe for all of its inhabitants or occupants.

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We also offer first-class customer service and emergency repairs when needed. Give us a call at (866) 990-5150 to start the asbestos abatement process today.

When Should Asbestos be Removed from an Area?

In most situations, asbestos-containing materials are not hazardous as long as they are not moved, disturbed, or the building materials are left alone. In some cases, however, you’ll want to attend to and remove the materials from your home or commercial property as soon as possible.

Prior to a “Do-it-Yourself” remodeling project, it’s important to seek asbestos testing and abatement, and most importantly if your structure was built before 1980. The reason for this is during a remodel, you might unintentionally be disrupting the asbestos during a wall knock out, a floor replacement, or as you drill into ceiling tiles, releasing the asbestos into the environment and into the air.

Another reason to consider asbestos removal in the structure in which you live, work, or rent out to tenants, is because as the building gets older, parts of it could start to crumble. This can happen at any time as a result of natural or human-caused events or disasters, and can disturb the building’s structure. You will want to be sure to have asbestos presence investigated and the abatement process to begin if necessary.

No matter your reason for needing asbestos removal services, Lawton Construction and Restoration, Inc., is available at (866) 990-5150 to provide the expert assistance you require.

Why Hire Lawton Construction and Restoration, Inc. for Asbestos Abatement?

When the time comes to remove asbestos from your home, rentals, or commercial property, you really don’t want to cut corners or leave the removal to chance. Lawton Construction and Restoration, Inc. has asbestos abatement and hazardous substance removal licenses and certifications. These certifications are highly recommended because they will insure your family’s safety.  In a lot of cases, your home insurance will NOT cover the cost of asbestos removal and repair unless you hire an approved asbestos remediation contractor. 

Simply give Lawton Construction and Restoration, Inc. a call at (866) 990-5150, and we can visit your home or business to inspect for asbestos, and begin the abatement process as soon as  possible if necessary.

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