The dangers due to exposure to asbestos have been known for years. And for that very reason, the use of asbestos in the United States has been steadily declining. And yet, asbestos still poses a serious health hazard that can result in Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, and Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer known to be caused only by exposure to asbestos. At CSC, we are experts at detecting the presence of asbestos and determining an abatement plan that is safe, provides minimal disruption in the workplace and will rid your site of all contaminants. If you suspect that asbestos is present in your building or at your site, we can help.
Asbestos was very useful
Asbestos is the name for 6 different minerals found naturally in our environment. For years they have been mined because they have very useful properties like thermal insulation, chemical and thermal stability and high tensile strength. For these reasons, asbestos has been widely used in building materials, paper products, asbestos-cement, brakes, textiles and other applications.
When is asbestos a hazard?
Exposure to asbestos can occur in a variety of ways. Airborne particles can be released by eroding natural deposits, from asbestos-related industries or from brakes and clutches on vehicles. It is often detected indoors when released from building materials like insulation and ceiling and floor tiles. It may also be released into water through erosion, corrosion of asbestos-cement pipes, or disintegration of asbestos roofing that finds its way into sewers. In fact, asbestos is not always an immediate hazard. Only when materials containing asbestos are disturbed or damaged, does asbestos become a problem. If asbestos is maintained properly, it is often best to leave it in place and regularly monitor its condition.
We find the asbestos solution
Because asbestos related diseases can take between 15 and 40 years to manifest themselves, asbestos needs to be detected long before anyone gets sick. If you have a potential asbestos problem, we will send a team of certified experts who will provide you with an accurate asbestos survey that details the building materials or site locations where asbestos was found. And finally, we will devise an asbestos abatement plan that complies with all environmental regulations. We'll be sure to clear the air of any asbestos problems, and we'll be there to monitor your abatement and provide detailed reports for litigation support should the need arise.