What is Asbestos Abatement?
Unfortunately, many older buildings still contain asbestos. This material was used in insulation, flame retardant materials and in other ways too. Sometimes asbestos was flocked above ceilings, in air ducts and in other areas that may be difficult for firefighters to access. Asbestos was banned in 1978, though it was still in use throughout the early 1980s.
Scientists have since found that asbestos is highly toxic. It is formed of microscopic fibers that can be dangerous to breathe. Therefore, there are now companies that offer asbestos abatement. This service is the only safe way to remove asbestos from a home or office and make it safe to live and work once again. The professionals that offer this service take special precautions to protect themselves and any people that may live or work in the building in the future. While it can be a time-consuming job, it is well worth it to ensure long-term safety.