Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have the ability to resist heat, fire and electricity. Many homes built before 1980 contain asbestos in floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles, siding, insulation, pipe cement, and joint compound used on seams between pieces of sheetrock. Some newer houses may also contain asbestos.
Because they're microscopic fibers and have the ability to become airborne, the particles cling to tissues of the lungs and other areas of the respiratory system. Over time these tiny fibers can cause inflammation and a number of other health problems.
If you’re concerned about the presence of asbestos in your home or commercial building, contact Emergency Fire & Water for fast and safe asbestos removal and abatement!