Asbestos is a naturally-occuring mineral fiber found in rocks and soil. Asbestos fibers are soft and flexible. They are also resistant to chemical corrosion, heat and electricity which is why they were commonly integrated into construction material. Unfortunately, asbestos has also emerged as a cause of lung cancer, mesothelioma and other serious health conditions.
A health threat arises when asbestos fibers are released into the air. Most exposure to asbestos occurs during renovation or demolition, but can also happen with less noticeability due to vibrations, water damage or aging of a building. Asbestos cannot be detected by the human senses, which is why it is so important to make sure your home or business has been tested for the substance.
Asbestos abatement is a very delicate process and must be done by an EPA licensed company. ALM Abatements in Denver has the necessary licensing, training and experience to provide safe removal or encapsulation of the substance. We pride ourselves in preserving the health of you and your family through our thorough asbestos abatement services.
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