How to Identify Asbestos

Asbestos is a very harmful building material that was popular throughout much of the 20th century. At the time of its invention, it was considered a wonder building material that helped to prevent fires in buildings, but perception eventually changed as it was discovered that asbestos had significant health consequences to the workers that handled it.

Today, asbestos has long been outlawed, but that does mean it is gone from society. Structures built before the 1970s are very likely to contain asbestos fibers, posing a threat to anyone doing renovation, demolition, or remodeling work on older buildings. Unfortunately, you can’t easily tell if a material contains asbestos by simply looking at it.

The best course of action if you encounter a material that you think may contain asbestos is to treat it as if it is asbestos and leave it alone. Contact a trained and accredited asbestos professional to inspect your property today. If asbestos is found, you need an asbestos remediation professional to coordinate its removal as soon as possible.

What Does Asbestos Look Like?

Asbestos does not always look like one specific thing. It was often mixed with other substances, making it very difficult to identify visually. The only way to positively confirm that asbestos is present in your building is to submit it for proper testing by an accredited asbestos company.

The best way to identify asbestos is by simply knowing the age of your property. If you are doing renovation or demolition work on a property built before 1978, you should have an asbestos inspection before beginning work to ensure that no asbestos is present in the building. It is really the only way to know for sure and it could save your life.

Asbestos Removal in the Gulf Coast Region

For effective—and safe—elimination of asbestos from your property, you need a trained and licensed asbestos removal company. The asbestos removal team at Action Restoration has the experience, skills, and tools necessary to ensure that the asbestos in your building is removed as safely as possible. Our professional asbestos removal team will take all necessary precautions to protect you and your employees or family members from harm during the asbestos abatement procedure.

We understand that every property is different, so we never apply a one-size-fits-all approach to asbestos removal. We will develop a custom removal plan specifically for your property to ensure all asbestos is removed safely and in a way that causes as little inconvenience to you as possible. Whether you need asbestos removal in a house or a large industrial complex, we guarantee that you will receive the same high-quality service!

We service the entire Gulf Coast region, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

(800) 760-9081

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