- Over 10 thousand Americans die each year from asbestos related illnesses while another 200,000 people suffer from asbestos related lung issues
- Illnesses range from mesothelioma cancer to asbestosis, where fibrous tissue has scarred the lungs
- Smokers have a greater risk of getting lung cancer from inhaling asbestos fibers
- These illnesses usually don’t show up until 20 or 30 years after exposure and were exposed to high levels of asbestos for a long period of time
- 54% of all occupational cancers are asbestos related
- No amount of asbestos exposure is safe
- Learn more at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/Asbestos-In-The-Home/ or for attic insulation at https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/protect-your-family-asbestos-contaminated-vermiculite-insulation
- Asbestos fibers can only be positively identified under a microscope
- Asbestos is ranked as the #1 cause of occupational cancer in the United States
- Asbestos is only a health hazard when disturbed, damaged or deteriorating
- Asbestos is most commonly found in older homes in attic insulation, roofing, siding, shingles, floor tile, and insulation around pipes or ductwork
- Asbestos has been found in over 3,000 different consumer products
- Cost of sampling is $84 and up and results only take a few days.
- Containment is the most affordable and practical way to keep your home safe. Our trained professionals can help with solutions that will keep asbestos material sealed and intact for years to come.
- Safety protocol is followed along with HEPA filtered air scrubbing to catch loose asbestos fibers during containment.
- Cost of containment is much less than ABATEMENT (removal) and can run anywhere from $150 on up depending on how much asbestos is present and how accessible it is.