Utah Asbestos Removal
For asbestos removal and remediation in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas of northern Utah, call on the experienced abatement specialists at Flood Heroes.
Asbestos is a highly dangerous chemical that poses a variety of health threats. When you need this harmful material removed from your home or business, you need an abatement contractor that has the proper training, certification and equipment.
Flood Heroes is licensed, insured and certified to handle this task. We understand just how dangerous the removal can be for you, which is why we go over and above to ensure your safety and protection.
The Risks of Asbestos Removal
Asbestos is a type of mineral that was once used in multiple aspects of construction and manufacturing. If the fibers become airborne, anyone who breathes them in can develop respiratory problems. Victims can develop conditions known as asbestosis and mesothelioma and face a highly elevated risk of lung cancer and scarring.
When asbestos is disturbed – through construction, flooding or renovation – it becomes an even more significant health risk as millions of microscopic fibers are released into the air. The fibers can permeate your home of business, become trapped in the ductwork and circulated through the air indefinitely.
No level of asbestos exposure is believed to be safe.
Do You have Asbestos in Your Home or Business?
Although asbestos hasn’t been used in any consumer application for decades, many older homes and structures still have this material in various locations.
Asbestos is often found in popcorn ceilings, vinyl floor tile and vinyl and linoleum adhesive materials. It may be found in insulation that was previously used to wrap plumbing and heating pipes and old furnaces. This material may be found in your ductwork as well as in various types of cement sheeting, door gaskets, soundproofing material, joint compounds, textured paint and many roofing products.
You cannot identify this material without specialized equipment. If you aren’t that asbestos is present in your home or business, err on the side of caution and contact Flood Heroes for testing.
Asbestos Removal in Salt Lake City
Professional abatement contractors have the equipment and experience necessary to safely remove asbestos. We also have to ensure that no contaminated residue is left behind once the work is done.
If our testing detects the presence of asbestos, we apply all required abatement protocols before we begin removal. This involves sealing off the area in question to prevent the fibers from escaping into other parts of the building, getting into the ductwork, etc.
Removal methods depend on the material and its location. However, we use state-of-the-art safety and containment equipment including HEPA air cleaners and other advanced technology.
Don’t put your or your family’s health at risk by ignoring asbestos or trying to handle it yourself. If you are in or near the Salt Lake City area, call the Flood Heroes team for help with asbestos removal and abatement.