Water Damage Victims
When asbestos is damaged or deteriorated, it becomes ‘friable’. This means that it is crumbling. When this happens, tiny, microscopic asbestos fibers are released into the air where they can be inhaled deeply into lung tissue and when this happens, serious illnesses may develop such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Events such as water damage (storm related, broken pipes, other) can result in damage to floors, walls, ceilings where asbestos was used and the release of invisible asbestos filaments.
There are actually over 3,000 building products used in the United States which contain asbestos. Among these are wall & associated joint compounds, plaster & stucco, vinyl floor tiles, floor sheeting & associated adhesives, roofing, asbestos, vent tar, felt & mastic.
If your home, office, warehouse, home or other has been damaged and asbestos abatement is required, you should not attempt this on your own. Safeguard your health and the health of those around you by calling in a reliable expert. Guardian Environmental Services has been a trusted partner in asbestos abatement for over fifteen years.