Homeowner’s Guide to Asbestos Removal in MA: The Dos and Don’ts

beIf you live in an older home, the possibility of an asbestos presence is much higher than a newly built structure. However, many homeowners are unaware of any contamination until the fibers become disturbed during renovations. Although asbestos will bring your renovations to a halt, knowing how to properly handle the situation is imperative. Asbestos removal in MA is always best left in the hands of trained professionals.

In this article, we’re coving the do’s and don’ts for homeowners that may surprisingly uncover asbestos in their home.

 

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Leave undamaged or undisturbed asbestos-containing items or materials alone.

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Avoid the areas with asbestos-containing materials. If this is not possible, keep activities to a minimum in the areas, especially with children or those with compromised respiratory systems.

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Take every precaution necessary to avoid the known contaminated area.

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Contact a professionally trained and accredited team of MA asbestos removal experts. This team should be the only people to test, remove, and handle major repairs.

DON’T

Try to clean the materials by sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming any loose debris.

DON’T

Saw, sand, scrape oR drill holes in the asbestos-containing material.

DON’T

Use abrasive pads or brushes to strip wax from floors that potentially contain asbestos. This also includes the use of power strippers.

DON’T

Sand or try to level asbestos-containing flooring. If you’re trying to replace old flooring, installing a new floor over the existing floor is the best practice.

DON’T

Walk through the contaminated area. By doing so, you could potentially track the asbestos throughout the entire home. If you can’t avoid walking through the area, carefully and slowly clean the floor with a wet mop and call your trusted team of professionals right away!

ALL STEPS PROVIDED BY THE EPA: https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/protect-your-family-exposures-asbestos#doanddont

 

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If you’ve come across asbestos, please use caution and follow the above steps provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. Once the immediate situation is at bay, it’s time to call Atlantic Bay Contracting for professional asbestos removal in MA! Our team has successfully remedied thousands of asbestos cases over the past thirty years. Have peace of mind knowing that your commercial, residential, or institutional property is free from potentially harmful asbestos!

For more information, contact Allen Young today at (617) 987-4977.