Asbestos is a dangerous mineral made up of tiny fibers that were once added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. Many homes, businesses, and utilities were constructed using asbestos products for all or some of the project. If present in your home or workplace, asbestos poses a serious health risk. Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the chest, and Asbestosis, a condition in which the lungs become scarred, have been tied to the inhalation of asbestos.
Asbestos was a common building material up until the late 1970s, when the health risks of asbestos-based products were discovered.
Asbestos can be found in steam pipes, boilers, furnaces, floor tiles, millboard, door gaskets, soundproofing, insulation and roofing. To identify if there is asbestos in your building, we will take samples for analysis. Many of our abatement projects are performed in conjunction with selective demolition activities. By including both types of services (abatement and selective demolition) in one contract, EnviroTech is able to better utilize resources, improve coordination, shorten project duration, and reduce overall project cost to our clients.