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Asbestos Abatement Safety Tips for San Diego

Posted by CVE Corp. on Jun 15, 2018 6:22:00 AM

Blog 1Homes and businesses built before the 1970's can often contain asbestos-based materials. Many people who start renovations on their own are unaware of what asbestos looks like or what materials are made using it. This can result in exposure to high levels of asbestos that can cause a variety of chronic health conditions. Instead of trying to get rid of the asbestos yourself, you can rely on our CVE Corp. professionals who specialize in asbestos abatement in San Diego.

When Asbestos Becomes A Threat

Asbestos can remain in your home for decades without causing any health issues. It only becomes a serious threat when it is disturbed. When asbestos is removed or disturbed, the tiny particles become airborne. Once you breathe them in, they become embedded in the soft tissues of the sinuses and lungs where they can remain for long periods of time.

Never Try to Remove It on Your Own!

Because it takes very little for asbestos to become airborne, special precautions must be taken to prevent it from spreading throughout your home. Companies that specialize in asbestos abatement are specially trained and have the tools and resources they need to contain the asbestos and prevent it from becoming airborne. There are state and federal regulations concerning the removal of asbestos that must be followed. These also pertain to how and where the asbestos is disposed of.

Pre- and Post-Testing Clearance

Tests must be performed both before and after the asbestos removal takes place. Testing before offers an indication of the amount of asbestos present in the air before the asbestos has been disturbed. Testing after the removal has been completed shows whether or not the area has been sufficiently cleaned. Air quality tests are used to determine if the area is free of asbestos. If so, it's safe to return to the home or business.

At CVE Corp., we have over 25 years of experience in protecting the residents of San Diego and Orange County from many different types of environmental hazards. Our trained staff use state of the art equipment to safely remove the asbestos and clean the area so that it meets or exceeds federal safety standards. If you live in the San Diego area and need asbestos abatement services, contact us and schedule an appointment today! 

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