Asbestos Abatement – Plumbing Products Are At Risk Too!

Did you know that asbestos abatement may be needed if you are renovating a bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere with water lines? shares that “The amount of plumbing work needed in the United States puts plumbers at risk of toxic asbestos exposure because of the many asbestos-containing products they use and repair.”

This often overlooked risk area for asbestos abatement is something SMART Environmental is trained and equipped to handle. Parts and products used during the 1940s to the 1970s have the most potential for containing asbestos materials. 

Some Asbestos Products Used in the Plumbing Industry: 

  • Cement – Cutting or replacing old cement pipes, cement compounds or servicing older toilets may be made of asbestos cement
  • Heat Shields – Asbestos containing heat shields were used around hot water heaters in the form of asbestos millboards. 
  • Insulation – Used on pipes, boilers, ducts or tanks, asbestos rap was applied around pipes.
  • Joint Compounds – The heat resistance and strength asbestos gave joint compounds made it a popular additive. 
  • Pumps, Valves & Gaskets – Old pumps, valves or gaskets could contain asbestos fibers. 

SMART Environmental is your partner for environmental cleanup services, mold removal, meth and fentanyl cleanup and asbestos abatement. This study reported work-related respiratory diseases among plumbers in Great Britain. Do not discredit plumbing as an area for occupational exposure risk. Treatment is available and research continues in this area, but the greatest act is preventing exposure and protection. 

Asbestos removal in Kansas City is hazardous when trying to complete it yourself. The EPA does not recommend completing asbestos testing or asbestos removal yourself because it could expose you to asbestos airborne fibers once the asbestos is disturbed. 

If you have asbestos in your home or office in Kansas City and need it tested and/or handled professionally, trust SMART Environmental Services. Call us at (913) 355-5303 or click here to contact us online. Don’t wait until you’re at risk – hire us for professional asbestos abatement today! 

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