Prior to the industrial revolution, asbestos was first known to be used in Ancient Greece. The Greeks believed that asbestos had mystical properties and was valued almost as much as gold. Today, asbestos is more commonly known as a silent, hidden and deadly killer, but what many homeowners may not realize is that asbestos is virtually harmless unless it is airborne.
That is why it is important to have your home inspected for asbestos, especially if your home was built before the 1980s. If our inspectors from CVE notice something is wrong, they will proceed to perform an assessment on your home and determine whether asbestos removal is necessary.
Asbestos Abatement Options
Depending on your specific situation, you may benefit from one of three of the most common asbestos abatement options: removal, enclosure, and encapsulation. Asbestos removal refers to a full and comprehensive elimination of any traces of asbestos; this is the most effective but also the most expensive abatement. Enclosure, on the other hand, seals any potentially toxic materials in an airtight construction, whereas encapsulation covers asbestos with laminated materials or painting coatings.
Removing asbestos on your own is not a good idea, because most homeowners are not trained in proper abatement procedures and may not know which option is best to use. Moreover, asbestos can be found almost anywhere around the home and homeowners may miss some of the common areas that asbestos can be found including siding material, plaster, fiber cement, HVAC insulation, linoleum, vinyl floor tiles, or even on top of some forms of paint.
At CVE, we have been saving families from the dangers of asbestos poisoning for over 30 years. With offices in Rohnert Park and Fresno, Central Valley Environmental is able to serve most neighborhoods in the Northern and Central California area including Sonoma County, Visalia, Modesto, the Bay Area, and more. Central Valley Environment is LEED certified, compliant with health/safety/environmental regulations, and all contractors are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.
To learn more about asbestos removal and all the different abatement services available from CVE Corp., browse our website or contact us directly at one of their locations in California: