April 19, 2023
When it comes to asbestos removal, the Spring months with warming weather is a critical time. This is especially true for homeowners wanting to perform major renovations on their properties. If you’re planning construction on your building in the Kansas City area, especially one built before the use of asbestos in new products was banned in 1989, SMART Environmental Services can help keep you safe.
Spring is by far the most popular time for home renovation and construction. The weather is warming, but not yet uncomfortably hot, allowing for a safer and more bearable environment for physical labor. This means that if you’re a property investor or manager, or are interested in flipping a house, spring is your best chance to hit the ground running. With that in mind, home renovation is also one of the actions that puts you or your crew at the biggest risk of exposure to asbestos. If you find older insulation in the attic, fire-retardant coating on pipes or ducting, popcorn ceilings, certain tiles or vinyl/linoleum elsewhere in your work area and you’re unsure whether it’s asbestos, a professional asbestos removal service is the best call to make.
The main danger of asbestos exposure comes when the material is damaged or destroyed. While this information can be reassuring in most circumstances, when construction is being done, older insulation is far more likely to be disturbed. Hiring a team to perform asbestos removal before undertaking such construction is the best way to keep your team safe.
It is extremely difficult to identify asbestos just by looking at it. The best way to identify the material is to have it sent to a lab for testing. SMART Environmental Services, as a professional asbestos removal company, can safely extract a sample of any substance you suspect to contain asbestos and have it tested so you don’t have to worry about exposure.
The EPA ban on the use of asbestos in the manufacture of new products went into effect on August 25,1989. For any home built before 1989, the likelihood of asbestos being present is much higher. If you’re renovating an older home that was built before this year and aren’t sure if something inside it contains asbestos or not, it’s best to not take any risks. At SMART Environmental Services, our team takes your needs into consideration to make sure you return to safely working as soon as possible.
For your residential or commercial asbestos removal needs, you can trust SMART Environmental Services LLC. Contact us today for a FREE estimate.