Air Quality Serious Hazard: Asbestos
Asbestos is a serious health hazard that should be assessed and removed by contractors with special training and equipment.
If we discover asbestos in your home or business during HVAC service or install – we will immediately stop work and inform you of proper asbestos removal options.
Contact Us if you suspect the presence of asbestos in your home or business.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in many building products produced in the first half of the 20th century. By the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos trade and use were heavily restricted, phased out, or banned outright in an increasing number of countries.
Some uses of asbestos included ceiling tiles and “popcorn” ceilings, resilient flooring, flooring adhesives, insulation, fireproofing fabrics and panels, and siding.
In its friable (loose) state, invisible airborne fibers may be inhaled, eventually causing asbestosis; chronic inflammation of the lungs. Asbestos inhalation can also cause mesothelioma; a cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal cavity.
Fortunately, most asbestos found in the home is not friable and the fibers are not easily dislodged. Most people afflicted with asbestos-related diseases were occupationally exposed to it. Miners, factory workers and those who handle or remove asbestos (including painters and construction workers) are primary risk profiles.
Older Homes May Have Asbestos
Nevertheless, homeowners should take every precaution during any remodeling or home improvement where an asbestos-containing product must be removed or modified. Under no circumstances should asbestos be handled. The best course of action is to call a licensed and certified asbestos inspector if you suspect that asbestos is present in your home.
Integrity Air Conditioning can evaluate your home for ways to improve indoor air quality. We will promptly address any issues we find, including the appropriate measures for asbestos removal.
Our service area includes Dallas, Plano, Garland, Mesquite, Sachse and neighboring areas.