It’s remodeling season which also means now, more than ever, people are finding asbestos in their homes. Here’s what you need to know.
beIf you live in an older home, the possibility of an asbestos presence is much higher than a newly built structure. However, many homeowners are unaware of any contamination until the fibers become disturbed during renovations. Although asbestos will bring your renovations to a halt, knowing how to properly handle the situation is imperative. Asbestos […]
If you’ve watched the news recently, you may have heard the big announcement from Johnson & Johnson. On May 19th, the company announced the discontinuation of North American sales of its very popular talc-based baby powder. So popular, in fact, that the baby powder began production in 1894, and some say once defined the company’s […]
Given that so many individuals are home more than ever before, the honey-do lists are finally getting some attention. On many of those lists are home renovation or improvement projects. Although most of these projects are safe DIY tasks, there is always the chance of the unexpected. From wires to lead paint, these unexpected surprises […]
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber that was used in a variety of building materials over the years because of its fire and corrosion-resistant properties. As appealing as this feature may seem, the harmful effects of asbestos later led to its ban. Although banned from use in the United States for decades, several buildings still […]
Massachusetts requires anyone planning a project involving asbestos abatement, removal, or disposal to follow a specific list of guidelines. Although the best practice for asbestos containing material is to leave it alone, sometimes this isn’t possible. In this article, we’ll take a look at a few of the guidelines that are in place, and why […]
Living in a home that may contain asbestos doesn’t mean that there is an immediate threat. However, over time, materials can deteriorate or become damaged, causing potential health risks to you and your family. Here at Atlantic Bay Contacting, we’re here to help with asbestos removal in Massachusetts. Our team of certified experts has the […]