No matter if you are planning a renovation or you want to check your home for improving your family’s health, it is a good idea to test your home for asbestos. Up until the 1970s, asbestos was a building material used to stop fires. Unfortunately, asbestos has many negative impacts on people’s health. Proper asbestos removal and cleanup from experienced professionals will improve your home’s safety. Keep reading to learn more about the reasons why asbestos removal is important for your home.
Asbestos is in Many Places
One of the continuing scary aspects of asbestos is how prevalent it is. A study suggests that up to 30 million buildings have a large amount of asbestos. If your property may have asbestos contamination, make sure to get it checked out as soon as you can.
Asbestos Hurts You
Asbestos is terrible for your health. The fibers get into the air where people and pets can breathe them. Breathing asbestos fibers can cause fatal issues, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. The worst part of these conditions is that some don’t show up right away, but linger in your system and then present months, sometimes years later. Asbestos kills around 5000 workers working in old buildings. When experienced contractors work in homes and buildings to remediate asbestos, they can minimize the problems to workers and the homeowners.
Required Asbestos Removal
The law requires the removal of asbestos in some situations. Renovating older buildings or tearing down a building usually requires an asbestos inspection. Depending on how the inspection goes, there may be additional steps to the building or demolition process. In this case, you or your contractor will need to clean the contaminated area or areas first, then go back to your original project.
Call in the Pros for Your Asbestos Cleanup
Partnering with a professional building crew will give you the best chances of keeping your family and guests safe from asbestos poisoning at your home. The team at Emergency Response Services has experience handling many dangerous materials, including asbestos, and can solve your problem.
Give us a call today at (877) 562-3663 to schedule an inspection for your building.
A flood is a temporary overflow of water that generally covers dry land. These disastrous events are the result of either natural or human causes. Heavy rainfall, clogged drains, hurricanes, broken dams, urbanization, burst pipes and supply lines, and other sources frequently cause severe flooding. Water has devastating effects on your property, and nearly always requires professional assistance from a certified flood damage cleanup and restoration team. Fortunately, when you find yourself in these situations, ERSI can help. As an experienced disaster restoration company, we have seen it all. That’s why we are sharing helpful information about flooding and what
Winter in Michigan is no laughing matter! This season, more than ever before, insurance agents are reporting issues from ice damming. If you’ve yet to experience this problem, now is the time to take action to prevent ice dams and the need for water damage restoration services. What is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a winter phenomenon. These most often appear as a thick ridge of ice that freezes along the eaves of sloped roofs on heated structures as a result of snow melting and solidifying as ice. What Causes Ice Dams? Several factors combine to cause ice dams. These include heat
Fireplace Safety: Stay Warm & Safe This Winter Nothing comes close to the familiar feeling of cozying up next to your fireplace with the family. At ERSI Fire & Water, we also love the simple joys of life. However, as a fire restoration company, we know better than anyone, that without taking proper precautions, your fireplace can become a major hazard to your home and life. Use these fireplace safety tips to ensure your winter is warm and wonderful. Fireplace Safety Tips Chimney fires are the most common type of heating fire in the U.S. With such a high prevalence,
BBB – Start With Trust As an A+ member of the Better Business Bureau, Emergency Response Services enjoys educating consumers on the ways to avoid the need for restoration services. We recently had the opportunity to share helpful tips to winterize your home on the BBB Podcast – Start With Trust. Jeff Selik and Ricky Gootz of the ERSI team sat down with Laura Blakenship and Ashley Gibbord of the BBB to discuss the threats to your property and how to prevent bigger issues. Everyone can agree that a bit of maintenance on the front end can save you tons of
As a homeowner, you want your property to look and feel its best. Nuisance issues such as mold not only pose health concerns, but also detract from the appearance of the home. Thus when you find spores growing, a common question to ask is: can you remove mold yourself? The answer will depend on the circumstances and severity of the fungal invasion. After all, mold exists everywhere due to moisture. A good rule of thumb for answering if you can remove mold yourself is that if you find spores on building materials such as drywall, subflooring, studs, or elsewhere, and the area extends beyond ten square feet,
What is Black Mold? If you’re at all familiar with mold, you’ve likely heard about the bad rap that black mold receives. This type of fungus actually encompasses several mold species that appear dark green and/or black. Most commonly though, when you hear “black mold,” Stachybotrys chartarum is being referenced. As an IICRC-certified mold removal and remediation company, Emergency Response Services, Inc. has seen its fair share of mold. For this reason, we’re bringing you everything you need to know to answer the question: what is black mold? Is Black Mold Dangerous? Contrary to popular belief, the shade of mold does not correlate
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