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Asbestos and lead are commonly found in homes and commercial buildings constructed in the 1970s and earlier, and both can potentially cause serious illness or disease after exposure. Asbestos and lead, while common, are only dangerous when disturbed or loosened, such as after property damage or during a remodeling project.
If your property was built or remodeled between the 1930s and 1970s, there is a high probability that your property has one or several sources of asbestos. Asbestos is a durable mineral fiber that was used in varies building materials including wall insulation, vinyl tile floors, roofing materials, and textured paint during this time. Due to its fire-resistant qualities, it was also applied to walls near wood-burning stoves and oil or coal furnaces.
After it was used for several decades, it was revealed that asbestos exposure can increase your risk of lung disease and cancer and its use was significantly reduced. Undisturbed asbestos materials are not harmful, but when it is disturbed, asbestos particles become airborne, posing a risk to your health and the health of your family or employees.
Asbestos abatement should only be handled by a professional who has the proper training and who follows all local, state, and federal guidelines and rules for asbestos abatement, removal, and disposal. K-tech Kleening has an experienced team qualified to handle asbestos abatement. Contact us for more information.
Lead-based paint poses a potential threat in a home or property built before 1978 that has peeling paint, paint that is in poor condition, or property damage that has disturbed the paint. Like asbestos, lead paint is generally harmless unless it is disturbed. Lead can be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin, leading to lead poisoning.
If you know or suspect that there is lead paint in your home that has been damaged, is posing a problem due to its poor condition, or if you are planning a remodeling project, call K-tech Kleening today to handle the lead remediation. Our skilled and knowledgeable technicians will handle the remediation project, ensuring your health is protected.
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