A Brief History of Asbestos

Not too long ago asbestos was looked at as a miracle mineral. Its fireproofing capabilities gave asbestos longevity in the automotive, manufacturing, and construction industries. It even played a significant role in the power and chemical industries throughout the 1900s. Of course, now we know of all the adverse health effects of asbestos. Sadly, that […]

The Dangers of Asbestos

Back in the day, marketers labeled asbestos as a magic mineral for construction materials. Asbestos holds many qualities that made it useful for building materials. Its fibers are soft and resistant to electricity, heat, and corrosion by chemicals. People thought it was the perfect substance to mix with cement and plastics until they discovered the […]

What To Do After A Disaster

When there is a fire or a flood in your home, your first priority is protecting your family and any irreplaceable items. However, after the panic has settled down and you’ve got everything back in order, you still need to deal with a ruined home. What’s the best way to clean your home after a […]

What Many Don’t Know About Asbestos

Most homeowners know they never want to hear the word “asbestos” when completing renovations or while in the purchasing process. They understand that asbestos abatement in and around Boston, MA adds to non-budgeted expenses and that this material is terribly dangerous to their health. Though much of this has become common knowledge, there is plenty […]

Where You’re Likely to Find Asbestos

On many popular HGTV renovation shows, homeowners and hosts face a variety of problems when they begin opening walls. Many face these same problems across the country, and might even need asbestos removal in their Massachusetts home. Because this mineral was used up until the late 1980s, there are more homes in this country that […]

3 Reasons to Get Rid of Asbestos

The connections medical studies have made between asbestos and health problems are vast, and what many do not realize is that they might be living in a home with asbestos. It’s not uncommon for people to want to ignore these existing problems once they are brought to their attention, but Atlantic Bay Contracting can think […]