ASBESTOS ABATEMENT FOR YOUR HOME

 


Professional asbestos testing is required to confirm if there is asbestos toxicity in your home. Illnesses caused by asbestos exposure often take many years to develop, and they can develop in people who spend extended time in asbestos contaminated environments.

If asbestos is found to be present in your home, it should be professionally analyzed, especially if it is in damaged condition. To avoid significant health risks, asbestos removal or asbestos abatement in your home should only be done by a professional asbestos removal contractor.

Asbestos abatement is a highly regulated and specialized process and there are many factors involved. The procedures are more complicated when asbestos and materials containing asbestos are damaged or exposed, or disturbed as a result of renovation or a disaster such as fire or flooding.

At ServiceMaster of Midland/Orillia, our technicians are qualified and fully trained asbestos removal and abatement professionals.

Our services include asbestos assessment and surveying, air sampling and analysis of materials in your home that may contain asbestos such as vermiculite and old insulation products. Our technicians assess the asbestos risks in your home, provide you with the analysis and reports, and then select the most appropriate method of managing the problem. Our specialists will complete asbestos removal procedures in your home in a safe, professional and efficient manner.

Asbestos inspection and analysis of your home may include:

  • Air Sampling: to indicate if you have an asbestos problem and determine its severity
  • Materials Sampling: to determine the source of the airborne asbestos and confirm with independent laboratory analysis if required
  • Assessment of Asbestos: sometimes removal isn’t the best option depending on the condition of the asbestos. In such situations, our technicians will provide you with alternative options
Asbestos Removal from the Home

IS THERE ASBESTOS IN MY HOME?

Most products made today do not contain asbestos. The few products which still contain asbestos that could be inhaled are required to be labeled as such. However, until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials contained asbestos.

 

Where You Might Find Asbestos in Your Home

  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • Roofing and siding shingles
  • Wall and attic insulation
  • Textured paint, patching and joint compounds
  • Asbestos paper, millboard or cement sheets used around stoves and fireplaces
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Door gaskets in furnaces

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Who is responsible for paying for the service?

As the property owner you are responsible for payment and will need to sign a form authorizing payment for the restoration services. If this is an insurance claim, ServiceMaster Restore generally collects only the deductible (co-payment) amount from you and bills the balance to your insurance provider as a service to you. If you have a large loss, your mortgage company may be included as a payee on the payment from your insurance company, and you may need to obtain a signature from them as well. If your claim is not covered by insurance or you decide not to file a claim, you will be expected to pay in full. A payment schedule may be agreed upon prior to the start of any non-insured work.

What items do I keep in my possession?

The following items should be kept in your possession: Medications, Cash, Pets, Valuable Jewelry, Stamp/Coin Collections, Checkbooks, Personal Documents, Valuable Artworks, Flammables, Gasoline Cans, Weapons/Ammunition.

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