Asbestos Removal Seattle WA
DK Environmental Asbestos Abatement Seattle WA
The Best Asbestos Removal Seattle WA
First off, we want to answer a very important question.
"I received a report from an inspector. There is asbestos in my home. Should I leave?"
This question is called in nearly, daily. The answer is, it depends.
Asbestos is very common in building materials, especially in the Seattle area. It is typically only an issue when disturbed. To be clear, the presence of asbestos is typically not a problem unless you are actively disturbing it or it is damaged or deteriorating in some way.
If you have it in the walls, so long as it isn't visibly damaged or deteriorating, it shouldn't be of any concern. The problem starts when it is disturbed or removed during a remodel without the proper engineering controls.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used over the last century in building products due to its excellent durability. Asbestos is especially resistant to heat and chemicals.
It was widely used in building products beginning in the 1930s and through the 1970s. During this same time period, increased reports of Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases were linked to asbestos exposure.
Although asbestos is now highly regulated, it is important to know that asbestos can still be found in newer homes and has a high probability of being present in homes built before the 1980s. This is why it is important to test building materials prior to their removal.
Unfortunately, asbestos is commonly missed and not tested for by contractors prior to demolition or remodeling. It is extremely important for your contractor to verify the absence of asbestos prior to disturbing any building materials.
DK Environmental can assist you with identifying and abating asbestos-containing materials in your home.
The Asbestos Removal Process
A "Good Faith Survey" is obtained by the building owner. Our asbestos abatement professionals in Seattle will need this document present at the job site.
Our staff will file notifications with LNI and the local clean air agency if required.
After the mandatory waiting period, our Seattle area crew can begin the asbestos removal.
Our abatement technicians will quarantine the work areas. No people other than DK's asbestos removal professionals are allowed in the work areas at this time.
The abatement crew begins the removal work.
Upon completion of the work, the work areas are thoroughly cleaned and encapsulated.
Our asbestos supervisor will then conduct an air clearance before the removal of the containment.
Once the air clearance with passing results is received by the asbestos supervisor, the containment is removed.