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Checking for Asbestos Abatement in a Nashua Dwelling

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Asbestos Testing in Nashua? SERVPRO Says It Is a Wise Decision

SERVPRO Follows the Law with Asbestos Sampling Prior to Demolition or Renovation Services for Our Nashua Customers

What is the big deal about asbestos? This fibrous mineral when disrupted from its setting can cause lung cancer and the dreaded mesothelioma. Lawyers may benefit from class action cases, but our job is to prevent the spreading of the potentially cancer-causing materials.

SERVPRO takes the inherent dangers and hazards very seriously from asbestos. Our technicians, when requested to deconstruct or renovate homes must establish the year the structure was erected. Before 1985, asbestos in Nashua homes had many uses. Since it was an inexpensive fire-retardant and thermal and acoustical insulator, it was found in many homes for different reasons. Floor tiles, roof shingles, ceiling tiles, pipe cement, joint compound, and thermal insulation for boiler, and even textured paint were some of its uses. But the party ended with the discovery of the health hazards associated with this fibrous mineral.

Our main goal is to ensure the safety of our customers and technicians as well during our work. By law, from that 1985 date and earlier built dwellings, we must make sure an Asbestos Sampling is performed by an outside, certified company.  We do not do this to upset our customers or annoy them, but instead, make sure our customers can be healthy and safe in the working environment. Asbestos contains the mineral Chrysotile that becomes fibers when woven together. When these fibers become airborne and are inhaled or ingested, asbestos can be very harmful and dangerous.

If the sampling comes back negative, the technicians can go forward with the project and start the selective demolition or renovation knowing the well-being of the residents and our workers are secure from this mineral and its consequences. If the sampling comes back positive, SERVPRO will refer our customers to another company that is approved by insurance who can correctly contain the asbestos, so it does not spread through the air. This sampling may take several days to receive the results. During that period we do no work, this is the law.

 It is essential for our customers to understand this process before the technicians show up for work. Knowing information before going into a scenario is always vital so they know what they can expect. We wanted to let you know this information first and foremost, so there are no problems in the future regarding this regulation.

SERVPRO of Nashua takes pride in our work and always strives for the safety of our customers and our technicians, we obey the law and strive to meet and beat your expectations. Ready to help 24/7 by calling us at (603) 889-2311.

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