For anyone living or working in an older building, you’ve likely heard the term “asbestos” and been instructed to be wary of this substance, limiting exposure to areas where it’s present. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was used to strengthen a variety of products and building materials, often used as a popular building material for homes and properties built between the 1930s and 1978.
Because of its durability and fire and chemical resistance, asbestos was often included in roofing installation, pipes, ceiling tiles, and also found in talc powders, boiler seals and gaskets. Over time, the use of asbestos for general building construction ceased due to its dangerous health effects, including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
If you’re a home or business owner looking to remodel your property and need effective and safe asbestos removal services, trust the certified and trained professionals at Haven Property Solutions. Our team has 20 years of experience removing asbestos throughout Monroe, Middletown, Warwick, Goshen, Newburgh, and Cornwall New York — strictly adhering to all state and federal regulations — and we’re dedicated to providing knowledgeable, affordable and eco-friendly solutions to create lasting impressions and effects for both your home and the environment.
Where Is Asbestos in Your Home?
While asbestos is no longer used as a building material in modern construction, if you’re living in a home that was built during the period where asbestos was a popular material, consult with a professional before beginning any remodeling or restructuring projects. Asbestos was often used for a wide range of interior and exterior projects within your home and can often be found in:
- Interior and Exterior Materials: Deck sheeting, cement board siding and undersheeting, roof felt and shingles, acoustical ceiling spray-on and tiles and textured paints.
- Insulation: Batt insulation and wall and attic vermiculite (blown-in) insulation.
- Flooring: Vinyl asbestos sheets, 9 x9 tiles and undersheeting.
- Appliances and Plumbing: Air duct linings, pipe lagging, heat source coverings, water heaters, refrigerators, and ovens.
- Electrical Fixtures: Lamp sockets, outlets, recessed lighting, maintenance panels and fuse boxes.
Even if your home is older and may include asbestos, it’s usually not considered harmful unless disturbed — including sawed at or scraped away — which makes the substance airborne, leading to dangerous health risks.
Why Hire a Professional for Asbestos Abatement?
Due to its delicate nature and extreme disease risks, asbestos removal should be handled by a trained and experienced professional to avoid health concerns and exposure for yourself, your family and friends and neighbors living nearby.
To properly handle asbestos materials, you also need to have specialized containment options for safe and effective removal, transport and disposal in designated locations.
Part of safe and effective asbestos abatement is to completely seal off the part of the building where asbestos is being removed with polyethylene film and duct tape to prevent exposure in non-contaminated areas. This enclosure also ensures a maintained negative air pressure throughout the room. There are several methods used to properly remove asbestos — with proper outerwear and ventilation equipment, professionals will either scrape, glove bag or dry ice blast the asbestos.
Trust the Haven Property Solutions Difference
When you rely on the friendly, knowledgeable and trained professionals at Haven Property Solutions for your asbestos abatement project, you’re guaranteed honest and helpful removal and disposal techniques using the best tools and equipment available today. With us as your trusted team of asbestos removal specialists, you’re guaranteed:
- Over 10 years of local experience.
- Trained and certified asbestos removal professionals.
- Proper removal adhering to state laws, federal regulations and industry standards.
- State-of-the-art technology and methods for effective, eco-friendly removal.
- Free project estimates and onsite inspections.
Call Us Today for a Free Estimate
At Haven Property Solutions, we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer experiences, effective asbestos abatement solutions and affordable services for the residents of Orange, Sullivan and Putnam Counties in NY. For the best asbestos abatement company in New York, call the professionals at Haven Property Solutions today at 845-644-4033 or fill out our online contact form to request a free job estimate.