In the 20th century and earlier, many Fort Collins construction companies used a mineral called asbestos during building for several different surfaces. Strong, lightweight, and fire resistant, it was an ideal product for almost any part of a structure – or so everyone thought at the time. Research later revealed several health risks involved with the tiny asbestos fibers that come off worn surfaces. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a ban on the use of it in 1989, so newer homes in Fort Collins have no risk but any Fort Collins home built prior may have a hazardous amount of asbestos and will need an asbestos test and possibly an asbestos abatement or asbestos removal of multiple areas of their property.
If an asbestos inspection shows you have a problem in your Fort Collins home or business, the next step after the asbestos testing is to form a plan of attack. Some instances of asbestos are fairly mild and may be able to be salvaged through asbestos abatement, which is essentially a deep cleaning of the area. Asbestos abatement starts with containment of the affected area as to prevent further spread from dust as we work at your Fort Collins property. Next, similar to the mold extraction process, we use HEPA filtration products to clear the air of toxic particles. Finally, we do a very detailed cleaning of all surfaces with disinfectants and vacuums to ensure that all hazards have been cleared. Asbestos removal takes it one step further and is for Fort Collins clients whose asbestos testing results showed that damage was severe. Cherry Inc.’s experienced technicians will remove any surface containing asbestos at toxic levels and ensure it is properly disposed of. We offer reconstructions services in Fort Collins to supplement the demolition necessary with some asbestos removal jobs.