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Potential Hazards of Asbestos In Common Materials and Our Expertise with Asbestos Removal

Posted 2017-11-27
Asbestos Removal and Abatement Services

As a leading asbestos removal and asbestos remediation specialist, at Evergreen AES we are experienced, certified, and licensed in all aspects of asbestos abatement services. With the help of our expertly trained technicians, we have established a reputation in the industry as a trusted asbestos removal specialist for commercial and industrial clients across the Midwest.

Asbestos is a dangerous, fibrous material that can cause serious health risks if inhaled. While most products manufactured today do not contain asbestos materials, many products and materials produced before 1970 do. Therefore, it’s crucial to handle any products or materials that could potentially carry asbestos fibers with caution and safety.

A wide range of commercial and industrial areas use products and materials that potentially contain hazardous asbestos. Here are some common areas where these fibers can be found:

  • Cement Sheets, Millboard, and Paper – these products were commonly used as insulation around furnaces and stoves.
  • Decorative and Soundproofing Materials – these products were usually applied with a spray-on technique to walls and ceilings.
  • Joint and Patching Compounds – most commonly used on walls and ceilings, with standard drywall applications, textured surfaces, and textured painting.
  • Roofing Shingles and Siding – asbestos cement roofing, shingles, and siding were commonly used in construction before 1970, and could potentially release asbestos fibers if disturbed, cut or removed.
  • Boilers, Furnace Ducts, and Steam Pipe Insulation – asbestos was commonly used in pipes and blankets as the insulation materials for these items.
  • Flooring Tiles – asbestos products were commonly used in resilient flooring tiles, including vinyl tiles, the backing on vinyl sheet flooring, asphalt, and rubber flooring products.
  • Gaskets – commonly used on furnace doors and on various types of stoves.
  • Insulation – buildings built between the 1930s and 1950s could potentially have fibrous asbestos insulation throughout.

While not a comprehensive list of all possible asbestos fiber products and materials, if you ever have questions whether or not something might pose asbestos dangers, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced professionals for proper asbestos inspection, removal, remediation, and abatement services.

At Evergreen AES, we take our time to identify possible hazardous materials, develop a comprehensive plan for proper removal, complete remediation at the site, and properly dispose of the materials, all without any exposure risks to the surrounding areas and environment. With our extensive knowledge and know how, you can be sure that your asbestos removal service will be done right.

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Our clients are our driving force. We are proud to be the trusted environment consultants for a variety of transportation, industrial, hospital, and Emergency Response Managers in our locations.

Our goal is to provide superior customer service to our clients to reduce the burden of their daily work load. If we do not live up to these expectations, we will discount our invoice to our clients appropriately.