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Choose from the Frequently Asked Questions below to find the answers to your questions about Asbestos.
 
The method used for dealing with asbestos in the home depends upon where the asbestos is found, the condition of the material, and whether it is friable or non-friable.

Friable asbestos (thermal insulation, acoustic ceilings, vermiculite, etc.) can be easily crumbled or reduced to a powder and can become airborne. Non-friable asbestos (floor tile, siding, roofing, etc.) is more tightly bound with another material and its fibers cannot easily be made airborne unless they are sanded, cut, or sawed, broken or cracked.

If Asbestos-Containing material is currently in good condition and "contained" such that fibers cannot be released, then it may not be dangerous at this time. However, just by having the material in your home increases your risk, as these fibers can become airborne at any time.

One bump of the pipe insulation while putting a box in the basement, one trip up to the attic to store the Christmas decorations, or another heating season of warm air flowing through asbestos-covered duct work; these all have the potential of releasing fibers. The risk is that you cannot "undo" a fiber release, and it's extremely difficult to isolate the fiber release to the area where it occurred.

After we have assessed your risk, then we can help you decide what the best option might be specifically for you and your home.

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