If you’re a contractor, a business owner, or a homeowner, you may already be aware of the very detrimental problems asbestos can cause. These treacherous, naturally occurring fibrous minerals can come in many different forms and can create serious health problems.
For example, asbestos is officially classified as a human carcinogen, which is why it’s so dangerous to have in any building, especially if you are doing any tear down or remodeling. The best and most important time to remove asbestos is when changing the internal structure.
It takes a very special process to remove and dispose of asbestos in California; that’s where our team comes in. At Watkins Environmental, asbestos removal is our #1 requested service. We use our extensive industry knowledge and decades of experience to provide asbestos removal in San Diego and the western United States.
Where Asbestos is Found & Why Asbestos Removal is So Important
Depending on the initial construction, asbestos can be found in various parts of a building. It could have been utilized in:
- Vinyl and laminate flooring
- Roofing shingles
- …And many other places
For any building, including residences, it is crucial to get the asbestos out for the safety of your patrons, guests or anyone else entering the property. If asbestos fibers are released into the air and put in contact with people, it can lead to serious lung and respiratory health conditions, including cancer.
The removal of asbestos must follow specific federal and state regulations and permits, requiring the packaging, sealing and disposing being done very carefully. We have over 25 years of experience, making the Watkins Environmental team highly knowledgeable industry experts on these processes. In addition, we have the best equipment for the job, such as the most up-to-date body suits and respirators for our highly trained professionals.