Asbestos could be a problem in your home or business in Greensboro.
Asbestos refers to a set of six minerals that are naturally resistant to heat, fire, and electricity. Because of its natural availability and usefulness, asbestos was used for years in a wide variety of products and buildings. However, the health risks of being around asbestos eventually became apparent and well known, causing its use to mostly end in the 1970s. Unfortunately, many older homes, buildings, and especially industrial buildings may still have asbestos products and building materials in them.
Asbestos is made up of microscopic fibers. When asbestos products become damaged, those microscopic fibers separate from the product and can easily become airborne. This is when asbestos is most dangerous because if the asbestos fibers are inhaled, they stick to the tissue of your lungs and can cause a number of life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer and mesothelioma.
Because asbestos can be so dangerous, the U.S. government has developed strict guidelines, rules, and regulations regarding the handling, removal, and disposal of materials and products that contain asbestos. Asbestos removal is a difficult and complex process because of the safety precautions that must be taken to eliminate the threat of asbestos exposure. If you know or suspect that you have asbestos in your home or business in Greensboro, North Carolina, then call us at Double D Construction Services, Inc. We are a certified and accredited asbestos contractor, and our professionals can identify materials and products that contain asbestos and recommend the best course of action for you to take, depending on your needs.