Asbestos Removal in Lynnwood, WA | Snohomish County, WA Asbestos Removal Compan
Asbestos is a mineral which occurs naturally and was once used in abundance to manufacture everything from homes to fireproof vests. It was mixed in cement due to its properties of heat resistance and strength. Every branch of the United States military used asbestos in some form for maintenance, construction, and repair. Asbestos was perfect until it was discovered that it is highly toxic. Concerns of illness related to asbestos began to rise and restrictions were placed on the use of asbestos and it began to be phased out and finally banned in most countries.
The Environmental Protection Agency states that there are six different types of asbestos which are amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, actinolite, anthophyllite, and tremolite. All forms of asbestos used commercially are carcinogenic. If your Snohomish County, WA home was built before 1986 there is a likelihood that it could contain asbestos. Since asbestos was used in insulation, flame retardant which was applied to spray, false ceilings, ducts and small, closed-off spaces, chances are it could be placed throughout your home. You can find out by having a sample material tested with Advanced Asbestos Co LLC in Lynnwood, WA and if there is asbestos present you can consider asbestos removal.