When considering asbestos removal in San Diego, it is important to understand that asbestos can be found in several different areas of older homes and buildings. Before the dangers of asbestos were known, it was a widely used construction material. This has created a situation where asbestos that has not been removed from buildings has likely begun breaking down, making it a hazard for anyone who encounters it.
What Ailments Does Asbestos Cause?
Asbestos is a fiber that is easily inhaled and can lead to illnesses such as lung cancer (including mesothelioma), laryngitis, a weakened immune system, and other lung-related ailments such as damage to the pleural.
Where Asbestos Hides
Remember that asbestos affects the lungs (and finds its way into your bloodstream) via the air. As asbestos breaks down into microscopic particles, you can easily inhale it without even being aware you are in any danger. Add to this the pervasiveness of asbestos in older construction and you could have a very dangerous situation if you live in an older home.
Asbestos is commonly found in the following materials:
- Bathroom Panels
- Ceiling Textures
- Wall Textures
- Pipe Insulation
- Home Insulation
- Sprayed Insulation
- Window Panels
- Sealants/Caulking, and more
As you can see, asbestos is found in many places. Before beginning any construction projects, DIY jobs, or remodels, you should have a professional test for asbestos.
Testing for Asbestos
To get your home properly tested for asbestos requires licensed professional assistance. A licensed and experienced company, such as CVE Corp., can perform such a test and give you exact results. The illness and associated medical cost caused by asbestos should not be ignored and testing should be performed before any major home improvement project. If your home’s materials are found to contain asbestos, CVE Corp. can assist in the removal of such hazardous materials in San Diego.
When You Need Professional Asbestos Removal in San Diego
At CVE Corp., we have over 30 years of experience in demolition and the removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos. We are fully licensed and dedicated to total customer satisfaction. Contact us for more information and remember, we are available 24-hours a day to address any emergency.