Asbestos is a dangerous material that can cause drastic and fatal health effects if not handled properly. Learn about asbestos remediation & removal here.

Asbestos Remediation and Removal

Sunbelt Environmental Services offers asbestos remediation and removal services to areas of Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, and Kentucky. Learn more about our asbestos remediation and removal services below.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of minerals that was utilized for its resistance to heat, electricity, and chemicals. Before the long-term health issues had been discovered, asbestos was considered a “miracle mineral” because of its versatility. According to the EPA, there are six types of asbestos minerals: chrysotile, amosite, tremolite, actinolite, crocidolite, and anthophyllite. The most common type of asbestos found in various materials is chrysotile, but the other types were also utilized in different materials. Each type of asbestos has slightly different chemical properties, all cause significant health issues and should be removed by a professional asbestos remediation and removal service.

Common Places Asbestos is Found

Because of its versatile properties, asbestos soon found its way into a variety of different products in the mid-20th century, especially for commercial and industrial uses. Before 1980, asbestos was used to make various construction materials, automotive parts, and even some fabrics. Due to the fire and heat resistant properties, asbestos was also used in wall and attic insulation, roof shingles, and protective sheathes around hot water pipes. It could even be found in vinyl floor tiles and home siding.

The Dangers of Asbestos

Unfortunately, while asbestos had many useful properties, it is also highly toxic. The fibers are extremely small and fine. When the fibers get released into the air, they are then breathed in and embed themselves into the lung tissue. As the body cannot easily get rid of these fibers, asbestos exposure can cause a number of lung issues, including pleural mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. The asbestos fibers can also make their way to other organs and cause other damaging health issues. Asbestos exposure and asbestos-related illnesses account for about 10,000 deaths in the United States every year.

Because all forms of asbestos are odorless, tasteless, and impossible to distinguish with the naked eye, the only way to ensure that your home or business is safe is to hire an asbestos remediation and removal service. An asbestos remediation and removal service is especially important before any sort of demolition or remodeling to make sure asbestos fibers don’t get released into the air.

Asbestos Remediation and Removal by Sunbelt Environmental

If you are in the Midwest and have concerns about the presence of asbestos in your home or other building, Sunbelt Environmental Services can help. Our asbestos remediation and removal services will ensure that your home is safe by creating a plan to safely and effectively handle any materials that may have asbestos. For more information on our asbestos remediation and removal services and to schedule your appointment, contact Sunbelt Environmental Service toll-free at 1-800-333-5052 or locally at 417-831-6258.