Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral composed of soft and flexible fibers that are resistant to heat, electricity, and corrosion. These qualities make the mineral useful, but they also make asbestos exposure highly toxic.
Asbestos is an effective insulator, and it can be used in cloth, paper, cement, plastic and other materials to make them stronger.
Asbestos Adhesives: Roofing sealant, pipe lagging, duct tape, furnace cement and glue for flooring, wall panels, ceiling tiles and interior fixtures
Asbestos Construction Mastics & Gunning Mix: Used to repair or fill industrial materials such as furnaces, tile, or flooring.
Asbestos Duct Connectors: Fabric that connects HVAC system parts together
Asbestos Electrical Components: Ebonized panels, electrical shielding, molded cement bases, flash guard paper, wire insulation and cable wrap
Asbestos Felt: Used in roofing, flooring, and paper mills
Asbestos Fireproofing: Firefighter gear, tar paper, paint, and spray-on fireproofing
Asbestos Gaskets: Heat-resistant seals for joining machine parts, valves, and hoses
Asbestos Insulation: Loose-fill insulation, pipe wrap, block insulation, acoustic tiles, and spray-on insulation
Asbestos Plastics: Used in tools, cookware, appliances, and vehicles, especially for brake pads
Asbestos Sheets: Corrugated cement sheets, flat cement sheets, drywall and “asbestos lumber” for roof shingles and siding
Asbestos Textiles: Protective clothing, upholstery, and fire blankets
Asbestos Vinyl Products: Floor tiles, sheet flooring and wallpaper
Other Products That Have Contained Asbestos
Asbestos Cigarette Filters: Used in Kent Micronite cigarettes between 1952 and 1956
Asbestos Consumer Products: Potholders, ashtray coasters, wicking for gas ranges, fake snow for Christmas decorations and insulation linings in hair dryers and cooking appliances
Asbestos Laboratory Equipment: Laboratory fume hoods, equipment insulation linings, Bunsen burner mats, gauze pads and gloves
Asbestos-Contaminated Makeup: Cosmetics made from contaminated talc
Asbestos-Contaminated Talcum Powder: Baby powder and other personal hygiene products made from contaminated talc
Asbestos-Contaminated Zonolite Insulation: Pour-in attic insulation made from contaminated vermiculite
Asbestos is safe to have in your house or business if it is not being disturbed, with that being said all types of asbestos fibers are dangerous if you breathe them. Once the asbestos containing material is damaged it needs to be removed to prevent any serious health issues.
We have certified AHERA Building Inspectors that can take care of all your asbestos, mold and lead testing needs.
We receive asbestos and mold results within 24 business hours, and lead results within three to five business days.
Your house will be perfectly safe to be in while the abatement is performed. The areas that are unsafe to be in will be clearly marked and sealed off. If you do choose to leave your house, that’s more than fine with us!
A typical abatement takes anywhere from one to three days, depending on the size of the abatement.
Following all our abatements we run an air clearance test to ensure your house is safe for family and friends.
16089 N Franklin Blvd Ste 6 Nampa, ID 83687