Due to its textile strength and durability, asbestos was used in most building material. Asbestos was a miracle mineral used in fire-retardant coatings, brakes, clutches, fireproofing, aerospace component parts, stucco/gun plastic cement, water and sewer pipe and furnace cement, heat- fire- and acid-resistant gaskets, pipe and block insulation, acoustical ceiling textures (popcorn ceilings), fireproof drywall, flooring, roofing, siding, lawn fertilizer, drywall joint compound, dental and jewelry making accessories and many other types of products..
It was eventually discovered asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, illness, and often fatal diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural disease. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure has been found in occupational settings, schools, public buildings, and homes if asbestos products are being disturbed or are damaged.
Products containing asbestos should be safely abated and disposed of by an asbestos hazard abatement specialist. Erie Environmental is certified, licensed, insured, and bonded. Erie Environmental has the training to provide any asbestos abatement services for your property.
If you plan to sell, renovate, or demolish your building, or occupants are concerned with the potential of asbestos exposure, call Erie Environmental now. We will work with you to develop the best solution possible.