Asbestos Removal and Abatement
Asbestos can be incredibly dangerous to the health of your building’s inhabitants. For that reason, asbestos abatement is highly recommended whenever you uncover asbestos-laden materials in your home or commercial property. The United States Department of Labor OSHA provides guidelines for evaluating and controlling exposure to asbestos, including a Self-Inspection-Checklist. According to OSHA, there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos and employers are required to protect workers from exposure to asbestos fibers.
Naturally, you’ll want a specialized contractor to handle the job because this material is so hazardous. Birchall Restoration is that contractor in Southern California, as we have experience and the necessary licensing and certification in asbestos removal and disposal, ensuring your building is safe for all its occupants. We are located in Fallbrook, CA and service all of San Diego and Riverside Counties, including Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, Del Mar and Temecula.
We also offer first-class customer service and emergency repairs when needed. Give us a call at 760-728-8735 to start the asbestos abatement process today.
Why Asbestos is Dangerous
You’ll want to remove asbestos-containing materials from your home or commercial building as you come across them. That’s because asbestos is a known carcinogen with links to mesothelioma and asbestosis. Although the use of asbestos isn’t banned in the United States, it’s extremely limited because of these dangers.
Roughly 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer annually in the United States, and 10,000 people in the country die from asbestos-related diseases every year.
These diseases result from inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers, which are as little as .01 microns thick. These dimensions make them 18,000 times thinner than a single human hair, so they’re next to impossible to see.
As such, asbestos removal is your best bet against protecting yourself and your family from these diseases, and Birchall Restoration can help.
Reach out to us at 760-728-8735 to see how we can make your home a safer place to live.
Where You’ll Find Asbestos
Asbestos was commonly used in building materials found in homes, schools, and other buildings constructed before the 1980s. At the time, it was seen as a miracle product because it didn’t burn and had incredible heat resistance.
Places you might have asbestos-containing materials in your home or commercial property include:
- Popcorn ceilings
- Drywall sheets
- Plasters and caulking
- Plumbing fixtures
- Fireplace insulation
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Roof shingles
- Duct coverings
- Vermiculite insulation
These asbestos-containing materials could be anywhere in your home if the structure was built before the 1980s, but Birchall Restoration is here to assist.
When to Remove Asbestos
For the most part, asbestos-containing materials are safe as long as they’re left undisturbed. However, there are a few scenarios where you’ll want to immediately remove these materials from your home or commercial building.
First, it’s always a good idea to seek asbestos testing and abatement before starting a DIY remodeling project, especially if your home was built before 1980. The reason is that you could be disrupting the asbestos as you knock out walls, replace floors, or drill into ceiling tiles.
You’ll also want to remove asbestos from the structure you live or work in because as the building ages parts of the structure could begin crumbling. Natural or human-caused disasters that disturb the building’s structure could also mean it’s time for asbestos abatement.
No matter your reason for needing asbestos removal services, Birchall Restoration is available at 760-728-8735 to provide the expert assistance you require.
Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company
When it comes to removing asbestos from your home, you won’t want to leave anything to chance. Using a contractor with asbestos abatement and hazardous substance removal certification is highly recommended because it’ll help keep your family safe. In many cases, your home insurance company most likely will not cover the cost of the removal and repairs unless you use an approved asbestos remediation contractor.
Give Birchall Restoration a call at 760-728-8735, and we’ll start on your asbestos abatement job as soon as possible.