Asbestos Testing, Removal & Abatement in Westminster, CO

Fifty years ago, it was commonplace for Westminster construction firms to use asbestos, a heat-resistant mineral, for many parts of the structures they built. At the time it was considered a great, versatile building material but studies into the chemicals it contains, and releases proved its consequences outweigh its benefits. After the research on its health risks came out, asbestos was banned for use in the home building by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1989. This means that Westminster homes built before that year most likely have a decent amount of asbestos in the structure and foundation and require asbestos testing to see if the material is posing a hazard to its occupants. If it's discovered that there is a hazardous amount of asbestos in a building’s air, asbestos abatement or removal procedure must be performed for the Westminster home or business to be considered safe for occupancy.

Areas Asbestos Can Be in a Westminster Building

  • Insulation
  • Pipes
  • Ceiling, roof, or floor tiles
  • Board siding
  • Window putty
  • Air ducts
  • Paint
  • Electrical outlets and fuse boxes
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Dishwashers and clothing driers

Testing for Asbestos in Westminster to Ensure Health

How can something that is in so many parts of so many homes in Westminster be a hazard? The key is in the concentration of it. Most Westminster residents can handle trace amounts of asbestos and cycle it through their body unnoticed through respiration or coughing. Asbestos-coated surfaces only pose a risk to human health when they deteriorate and release a substantial number of particles into the air. If you are unsure whether this is the case in your Westminster home, call Cherry Inc. and have a technician perform asbestos testing on your property to find out if you have a health hazard on your hands. A high level of asbestos fibers in the air can cause symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, or wet cough and lead to respiratory issues like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. For these reasons, it is crucial that Westminster residents and business owners test for asbestos in their space., and Cherry Inc. can help, and offer asbestos abatement or removal services if need be.

Asbestos Abatement VS Removal in Westminster

After your dwelling undergoes an asbestos inspection, the following step is planning out a strategy to eliminate it. Our specialists develop a mitigation plan by considering the amount of asbestos present and the amount of damage it has already caused to the environment in a Westminster building. Some instances of exposure in Westminster are pretty minor and can be rectified with a method called asbestos abatement. This implies we can salvage the surface with a few repairs and some deep cleaning. An asbestos abatement starts with us securing the afflicted areas and getting rid of the chemicals with HEPA filtration equipment. The next step calls for sanitizing all surfaces with disinfectants and vacuums to guarantee all remnants of asbestos are gone. For a Westminster asbestos removal project, we carry out abatement measures and add more steps, as those jobs are ones in which the preliminary asbestos test shows significant damage. Cherry Inc.’s experienced Westminster technicians will do an asbestos removal on any surfaces possessing hazardous levels of it and dispose of them properly. Any items that are taken out are replaced, and any zones that required demolition are rebuilt by one of our trusted Westminster reconstruction partners.