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You Might Be Breathing in Carcinogens

You Might Be Breathing in Carcinogens

Read about asbestos removal in Boston, MA

Asbestos is a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals that are resistant to heat, fire, and many other chemicals. Because of these factors, asbestos used to be widely used in everyday products, including building material and fire protective gear. It is now known that exposure to asbestos can be extremely dangerous and lead to many harmful diseases, such as mesothelioma and cancer.

If you need an asbestos abatement contractor in Boston, MA, you can depend on SCS Environmental Services, Inc. We can identify these odorless and tasteless materials through laboratory testing. It is important to note that buildings built in or prior to 1980 that are scheduled to be demolished, renovated or disturbed must be tested for asbestos content before proceeding.

Airborne asbestos is the most dangerous form of asbestos because the small airborne particles can easily travel into your lungs. Airborne asbestos is generally created when demolishing, repairing or simply disturbing asbestos materials. This causes the fibers to dislodge. This is dangerous for anyone who comes into contact with these carcinogenic fibers.

Learn more about asbestos removal now by calling 614-569-3600.

What should you do if you find asbestos?

If your test comes back positive for asbestos, it is extremely important that you do not disturb the materials. If the asbestos is in good condition, it may not pose a health hazard. But, if demolition, renovation or repair activities disturb the asbestos-containing materials, you might need to get an asbestos removal.

Are your building materials hiding asbestos? You can sometimes find this carcinogen in:

  • Pipe insulation
  • Boiler insulation (including boiler interior)
  • Spray-on fire-proofing
  • Vinyl floor tiles (9"/9" and 12"/12")
  • Floor tile adhesives
  • Joint compound on non-asbestos wall boards
  • Ceiling materials (plaster, 2'/2' tiles, 2'/4' tiles, etc.)
  • Contaminated ceiling materials
  • Window glazing and joint compounds
  • Transite panels

If you need to remove asbestos materials, it's important to call a well-qualified asbestos abatement contractor. SCS Environmental Services is licensed in Massachusetts (AC 000125) and provides complete and safe asbestos abatement service. Our workforce is well-trained and experienced. We take the time to ensure that all the proper steps are taken for complete and safe asbestos abatement.

Consult an expert from our team in Boston, MA today.