What You Need to Know About Home Remodeling and Asbestos Abatement.

 

The spring and summer seasons are the two most popular for home remodeling. However, residential remodeling also increases the need for asbestos abatement in Massachusetts. With the help of professionals at Atlantic Bay Contracting, you can have peace of mind that your remodel is handled with the safest measures in place.

Here is a closer look at some of the most common remodeling projects, EPA recommendations, and how our team can assist every step of the way.

 

Remodeling and asbestos abatement in Massachusetts.

As mentioned, it’s the season for remodeling. Whether it is a small project or a complete overhaul, remodels in older homes tend to open the doorway for unexpected surprises. Whether mold or asbestos, the unforeseen requires your attention once discovered.

Below are a few of the most common remodels that are known for uncovering asbestos:

  •       New Flooring: Vinyl, rubber, sheet flooring, and adhesives may contain asbestos. Furthermore, sanding or scraping specific tiles can release asbestos spores into the air.
  •       Additions or reconstructing room layouts: These types of projects often involve wall removal. Thus, exposure to asbestos in soundproofing materials and insulation becomes a concern.
  •       Fireplace remodels: Insulation, artificial ashes and embers, the list goes on and on here.
  •       Roofing, siding, stove-top pads, piping, and furnaces

 

Recommendations from the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency suggests that it is safe practice to leave undamaged asbestos-containing materials alone. That said, it becomes imperative to take every precaution to avoid damaging the material. So, how does one identify such materials, and what steps should you take when remodeling?

 

Identifying possible asbestos-containing materials.

Unless the material is labeled, it is generally a difficult task to determine whether or not something contains asbestos. Thus, having a trusted team of Massachusetts asbestos abatement professionals by your side comes in handy. At Atlantic Bay Contracting, our team has been recognized two years in a row as the company in Massachusetts for asbestos and mold remediation services.

 

With decades of expertise, Allen Young and his team will assess and recommend the best and safest path for your residential or commercial remodeling project. While asbestos abatement in Massachusetts is a common requirement when remodeling or repairing your home, sometimes leaving things alone is the best path. Let our experts put your mind at ease. Contact Atlantic Bay by calling 617.987.4977!