Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs naturally. Builders used asbestos because of its insulating and fire-retardant properties. It is excellent at resisting heat, which is why people started putting asbestos into building supplies such as floor tiles, shingles and insulation. Unfortunately, when disturbed, asbestos particles and fibers can cause disease as people breathe them in.
American Restoration receives calls on a regular basis from New Mexico homeowners and business owners who are dismayed to report that they have asbestos and need help with mitigation. The problem with asbestos is that it is implicated in a range of human health problems, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Exposure to asbestos is linked the development of asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma (a form of cancer affecting the heart, abdomen, chest and lungs).
Call Us Immediately If You Have Asbestos in Your Building!
Asbestos is a dangerous material that only licensed professionals should handle. If you have determined that asbestos is on your property, we urge you to get in touch with the asbestos abatement team at American Restoration today to arrange for inspection and safe removal as soon as possible.