Did you know that asbestos poisoning contributes to between 12,000 and 15,000 deaths in United States alone each year? And, the death toll is staggeringly higher worldwide.
Over the years, the use of asbestos products and handling of asbestos has been strictly regulated and banned by many governments. Still, the dangers of asbestos poisoning are very real considering the vast number of asbestos-containing materials that still exist in our everyday life. These include materials left over from building supplies, construction, and industrial manufacturing before the asbestos ban was enacted in the 1970s.
Asbestos materials bring remarkable durability, heat resistance, and overall low cost of materials, which helped quickly spread its use and popularity in a wide range of industries since its invention. Today, potentially poisonous asbestos fibers can be found all throughout the world, and unfortunately these are just a few of the most common places:
- Decorative and Soundproofing Materials
- Roofing Shingles and Siding
- Joint and Patching Compounds
- Cement Sheets, Millboard, and Paper
- Boilers, Furnace Ducts, and Steam Pipe
- Various Insulation Materials
- Numerous Flooring Tiles
- Various Gaskets
When handling products that potentially consist of poisonous asbestos materials and fibers, it’s extremely important to hire a professional, knowledgeable, and OSHA Certified environmental contractor. At Evergreen AES, we have extensive knowledge and knowhow in all aspects of asbestos removal and remediation, including testing and sampling for the presence of asbestos materials, developing a comprehensive removal plan, the removal of asbestos related materials, isolation of asbestos to prevent them from becoming airborne, and proper disposal of any hazardous asbestos material and fibers.
According to state law, all asbestos projects, including sampling, inspection, asbestos removal, encapsulation, or abatement work must be performed by licensed personnel in strict compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. At Evergreen we always ensure that we follow all state, local and federal regulations associated with asbestos removal and remediation products.
If you or your company is ever in need of a trusted, certified, and professional Asbestos Removal Environmental Contractor, contract our expert technicians for a safe and reliable solution. We are always ready to help!