Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that once was lauded for its versatility, recognized for its heat resistance, tensile strength and insulating properties, and used for everything from fire-proof vests to home and commercial construction. It was woven into fabric, and mixed with cement.
Its properties were so desired that the United States military mandated
its use in every branch of service. Asbestos was a perfect blend to
make things better – except it was highly toxic, too. Today asbestos is a
known cause of mesothelioma, and lung cancer, and has been banned in more than 50 countries. It was banned in the United States in 1978.
When asbestos is disturbed it releases microscopic fibers in the air, that when breathed can cause mesothelioma, or lung cancer, and other health problems.
Asbestos is commonly found in wall and ceiling textures, pop corn ceilings, plaster, linoleum flooring, vinyl tile flooring, duct wrap insulation, pipe insulation, boiler insulation, and exterior siding. If the Asbestos needs to be removed before remodeling, or demolition, please give us a call for a free estimate! 970-260-0445