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Dangers of Asbestos Materials & Exposure

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Asbestos, a hazardous mineral found in various materials, poses serious health risks. While its use is restricted in the U.S., it is not completely banned, and it can still be present in older buildings. To protect yourself and your family, it is crucial to ensure that your property is not exposed to this dangerous substance in any way. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Health and Human Services emphasize that no amount of asbestos is safe. To achieve this, it is necessary to hire a professional asbestos removal company for inspection and removal if you reside in a house or work in a building constructed before the 1980s, or if you are planning to renovate or demolish such a structure. Express Water Damage Restoration is a licensed local restoration and construction contractor that offers professional asbestos removal services in Temecula, California, Vancouver, Washington, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, Denver, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona, and all other locations served throughout the United States. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which sets the industry standards for asbestos inspection, cleaning, and restoration. If you suspect asbestos exposure in your home or office, call us today at 817-203-2944 for expert consultation or a free estimate.

Asbestos: Health Risks, Dangers, and Solutions

Asbestos is a carcinogenic mineral that can cause various types of cancerous and non-cancerous illnesses:

Types of Asbestos Cancers

  • Mesothelioma: A rare and incurable cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs or abdomen.
  • Lung Cancer: Asbestos-related lung cancer accounts for approximately 4% of all lung cancer cases.
  • Ovarian Cancer: The International Agency for Research on Cancer confirmed that asbestos causes ovarian cancer in 2012.
  • Laryngeal Cancer: In 2006, the National Institutes of Health confirmed that asbestos causes laryngeal cancer.

Other Asbestos Dangers

  • Asbestosis: Inflammation and scarring of lung tissue, which prevents the lungs from expanding and relaxing normally.
  • Pleural plaques: Areas of fibrous thickening of the lining around the lungs — the most common sign of asbestos exposure.
  • Pleural Effusion: Buildup of fluid around the lungs that causes difficulty breathing.
  • Diffuse Pleural Thickening: Extensive scarring that thickens the pleural lining of the lungs, causing chest pain and breathing issues.
  • Pleurisy: Severe inflammation of the pleural lining, also known as pleuritic pain.
  • Atelectasis: Inflammation and scarring that cause the pleural lining to fold in on itself, resulting in underinflated lungs.

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Common Materials Containing Asbestos Asbestos can be found in various parts of homes, offices, and public buildings, and these materials can pose hazards when disturbed. Some of the commonly used asbestos-containing materials today include:
  • Cement pipes
  • Gaskets
  • Roof coatings
  • Drum brake linings and disk brake pads
  • Components in automatic transmissions
  • Millboard
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Fireproof clothing
  • Corrugated and other cement sheets
  • Roofing felt
To learn more about the risks associated with asbestos-containing materials, visit our page on asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos in Commercial Properties and Industrial Sites Commercial properties and industrial sites are common sources of asbestos exposure. Studies have shown that occupational exposure is the leading cause of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestos cancer. Common work sites where asbestos can be found include aluminum plants, brewing factories, chemical plants, oil refineries, power plants, steel mills, and schools. When workers return home from these exposed sites, they can unknowingly bring asbestos fibers with them, increasing the risk of secondary exposure in their homes. The only solution to avoid the dangers of asbestos is to conduct asbestos inspection and removal by certified and experienced asbestos professionals. Choose Dalworth for Effective Asbestos Abatement Solutions
  • Reliable: Express Water Damage Restoration offers professional, efficient, affordable, and safe asbestos abatement solutions, including expert consultation, thorough inspection, free estimates, testing, and removal services in Colorado and the Denver Metroplex regions.
  • Experienced: We conduct asbestos testing in your property, carefully analyzing the structure from top to bottom. If asbestos is confirmed, the area will be sealed off, and our HEPA filters will prevent asbestos particles from escaping and spreading.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: We utilize specialized state-of-the-art equipment for the safe removal of asbestos from every corner of your home or business. We stay up-to-date with the latest environmentally friendly equipment and best practices for asbestos removal.
  • Trained & Certified: Our team is trained, equipped, and IICRC certified to provide thorough asbestos abatement and removal services. With over 57,200 successful restoration projects completed to date, we have a proven track record of success in asbestos abatement.
  • All Types of Properties: Our experienced project managers, superintendents, and trade specialists efficiently handle asbestos removal in various properties, including private homes, office buildings, academic campuses, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes/retirement homes, churches, daycare centers, retail locations, and government offices.
  • Industry Standards: In collaboration with our industry-leading partners, we strive to eliminate asbestos from our local communities by providing high-quality restoration and cleanup services to residential and commercial customers throughout Colorado.
  • Insurance Support: We work with most insurance companies and have a thorough understanding of the insurance industry rules and regulations. We can assist you with asbestos removal insurance claims and directly bill the insurance claims. Our services are generally covered by your insurance policy.
  • 24/7 Service: We offer 24/7 emergency response services throughout the year, and our team can be on-site within an hour. We provide on-site estimates and inspections for emergency services.
In addition to asbestos abatement and removal, Dalworth also offers other services such as contents restoration, disaster restoration, storm flood damage restoration, mold remediation, and other restoration, construction, and cleanup services. When you require our services, call us today at 817-203-2944 or contact us online for professional asbestos removal service. We are here to answer all your queries.

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