Asbestos Removal FAQs

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WARNING: Asbestos is a carcinogen that can cause cancer when inhaled.

Scraping, sanding cutting, drilling or otherwise repairing areas of asbestos can release dangerous and harmful fibers.

Where can I find asbestos and when can it be a problem?

Most products made today do not contain asbestos. Those few products made which still contain asbestos that could be inhaled are required to be labeled as such. However, until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials used in homes contained asbestos. Common products that may have been made with asbestos include:

  • Steam pipes, boilers and furnace ducts insulated with an asbestos blanket or asbestos paper tape.
  • Resilient floor tiles (vinyl asbestos, asphalt and rubber), the backing on vinyl sheet flooring, and adhesives used for installing floor tile.
  • Cement sheets, mill-board, and paper used as insulation around furnaces and wood burning stoves (repairing or removing appliances may release asbestos fiber).
  • Door gaskets in furnaces, wood stoves and coal stoves (warn seals can release asbestos fiber during use).
  • Soundproofing or decorative material sprayed on the walls and ceiling (loose, crumbly or water-damaged material may release fibers).
  • Patching and joint compounds for walls and ceilings, and textured paints. Asbestos cement roofing, shingles and siding.
  • Artificial ashes and embers sold for use in gas-fired fire-places. Also, other older household products such as fireproof gloves, stove-top pads, ironing board covers and certain hair dryers.
  • Automobile break pads and linings, clutch facings and gaskets.

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We are a fully licensed and insured asbestos removal company. Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our team of licensed professionals is committed to meeting those needs and can handle any sized job.  Affordable Environmental is the asbestos removal company that you can trust to handle all your asbestos related problems at your home or business. 

Asbestos Contractor License: AC000735