Asbestos Remediation for Your NH, MA, ME, CT, VT, or RI Commercial or Residential Property is Vital to Safety.
Peniel offers expert asbestos remediation to insure the safety and health of employees in your NH commercial property or your family’s home.
Asbestos is a material that was used in concrete throughout the 1900’s and up until the late 1980’s. Today, it still remains in many commercial and residential buildings throughout NH, MA, ME, CT, VT, and RI.
Materials containing asbestos are not dangerous if they are undisturbed and are in good condition. However, once disturbed, you could run into multiple problems and potentially dangerous health-related outcomes. The thought of asbestos may be scary, but we assure you that when hiring Peniel you’re not alone. Here are some reasons why you should consider asbestos remediation now instead of waiting.
You’ve noticed recently damaged or deteriorating walls in your home:
Maybe you’ve purchased an old Victorian home that you’re looking to flip. Or perhaps an abandoned office building that needs to be gutted. As you inspect the building’s structure, you should look out for possible damage or disturbed spaces. If materials appear to be deteriorating or have been recently damaged, you may require asbestos remediation in your home or building.
If the asbestos is intact, untouched and unreachable it will not be harmful, however, once it cracks or crumbled, its exposure can lead to lung and respiratory problems. Once damaged, asbestos will break apart and release dangerous fibers into the air, which can enter through your lungs.
You’re planning on renovating a building or residential home
If you are planning a renovation or major construction project, you should first assess whether or not asbestos is present in your building. Once disturbed, the asbestos can move into the lungs of workers or residents and cause health issues as asbestos is a known carcinogen.
Peniel Environmental Solutions has a team of trained technicians that can come to your location to survey the building and see if asbestos is present. Because of it’s dangerous attributes, we highly recommend you leave the inspection to those who are professionally trained in handling it. Our process is fairly simple with a member of our team arriving to your building to collect samples to be tested. Once tested, we can let you know whether or not materials in your building contain asbestos. From there, we can talk about the next steps to remediate it.
If Your building contains one or more of these items
Pipes and boilers: These items tend to be insulated with asbestos blankets or asbestos paper tape, which will release asbestos fibers if damaged or removed improperly.
Floor Tiles and Floor Tile Adhesives: When sanding floor tiles that contain asbestos, fibers can be released from the floor and into the air.
Furnaces: Repairing or removing appliances or cutting, tearing, sanding, drilling, or sawing insulation can release asbestos fibers from these materials.
Cement roofing and shingles: Once sawed or drilled, these products can potentially release asbestos fibers into the air if they were made with an asbestos cement mixture.
These are just a few examples, but all in all, there have been over 3,600 products manufactured that contain asbestos because its unique properties made it suitable for use as insulation and as part of the binding materials in buildings. The best way to know whether or not your building asbestos building materials is to have Peniel conduct an asbestos survey and assessment.
Asbestos Can Cause Debilitating Health Problems
When asbestos concrete was first invented, it seemed like a every builder’s dream. It was rigid, durable and fireproof. However, almost 30 years after its inception, Johns-Manville Corporation began settling claims from its workers. The asbestos in the materials they were using was causing pulmonary disease and it wasn’t until 1989 that is was banned altogether in the United States.
Studies have shown that asbestos is a substance that can cause cancer and once a person is exposed, risks of developing lung cancer and mesothelioma can increase. Additionally, asbestos exposure may also increase the risk of asbestosis. Asbestosis is an inflammatory condition affecting the lungs that can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and permanent lung damage.
We strongly urge you to seek out help from professionally trained companies before trying to remove the asbestos yourself. Peniel Environmental Solutions has a team of specialized technicians that are ready to remediate the asbestos from your home or commercial building when you’re ready to take the next step.
Don’t Wait. Limit Your Risk and Remediate Asbestos In Your Structure Now
For asbestos remediation, consult the environmental professionals at Peniel Environmental Solutions today. Whether you’re concerned about your home or a commercial building in NH, MA, ME, CT, VT, or RI, we can tackle any size project. We will safely and efficiently handle the process from initial inspection to removal to notifications to proper disposal and documentation while complying with state and federal laws.