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Are You Concerned Your El Paso Home Has Asbestos?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Asbestos was widely used in homes between the 1940s and 1970s and can be found in many places:

Where asbestos may be found:

  • Attic and wall insulation produced containing vermiculite
  • Vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives
  • Roofing and siding shingles
  • Textured paint and patching compounds used on walls and ceilings
  • Walls and floors around wood-burning stoves protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets
  • Hot water and steam pipes coated with asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape
  • Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets with asbestos insulation
  • Heat-resistant fabrics
  • Automobile clutches and brakes

Asbestos is highly hazardous material and poses great potential health effects for those exposed to the substance. While harmful asbestos materials are no longer used, exposures may still exist in older buildings and structures slated for demolition or renovation.

The Environmental Protection Agency has rules governing asbestos management that cover proper handling and disposal of asbestos-containing material. Adequate training and certification for asbestos workers, including inspectors, are part of these requirements.

SERVPRO of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield offers asbestos inspection and testing services. We have certified professionals to do asbestos abatement in accordance with protocols.

Need Asbestos Testing? Call SERVPRO of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield at (915) 234-2679.

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