Asbestos Abatement Los Angeles
Asbestos Abatement Los Angeles – Certified Painters INC
Certified Painters INC Services offer a complete range of Asbestos and Environmental Services throughout the Los Angeles. Based in Monrovia, we have a enthusiastic and dedicated management team with over 30 years combined experience and knowledge within the Asbestos industry. Services we provide includes: Asbestos Removal as well as services like Lead Abatement Los Angeles.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals (amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, and the fibrous varieties of tremolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite) that occur naturally in the environment. Canada is the chief asbestos producing country; other producers are Russia, Zimbabwe, the Republic of South Africa, Cyprus, and the United States. Asbestos is mined both in open quarries and underground.Asbestos minerals have separable long fibers that are strong and flexible enough to be spun and woven and are heat resistant. Because of these characteristics, asbestos has been used for a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings. Some vermiculite or talc products may contain asbestos.
What happens to asbestos when it enters the environment?
Asbestos fibers can enter the air or water from the breakdown of natural deposits and manufactured asbestos products. Asbestos fibers do not evaporate into air or dissolve in water. Small diameter fibers and particles may remain suspended in the air for a long time and be carried long distances by wind or water before settling down. Larger diameter fibers and particles tend to settle more quickly.
Why is Asbestos Removal needed?
Before the hazards of asbestos were fully recognised, many property developers and building companies used fire-retardant asbestos within domestic and commercial properties. Asbestos is often found in cladding, boiler rooms, pipe insulation and textured coatings for walls and ceilings and there is sometime the need for asbestos removal services to remove potentially harmful asbestos fibres. Although asbestos may have been present in your premises for decades, as long as it is undisturbed and kept in a good condition it poses very little threat. However, there is always the risk that anyone doing work on the building could damage the asbestos and release the dangerous asbestos fibres. These asbestos fibres can lead to asbestosis, mesothelioma or even lung cancer. It can take between 15- 60 years after initial exposure before these serious asbestos related diseases become apparent.
Asbestos Removal Services
Asbestos removal is the only permanent asbestos abatement solution. Although, asbestos removal will initially be the most expensive method of asbestos abatement but depending on the circumstances, asbestos removal can be the economically preferred option in the long run. In most cases of asbestos removal, where Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) are removed, an appropriate substitute material will need to be installed. Commonly, fibreglass pipe covering is used asbestos removal and the cost associated with supplying and installing this new material is relatively low.
We undertake all types of work associated with asbestos abatement, ranging from the removal of small works to domestic properties to large scale commercial asbestos removal projects.