Envirotech of Fairfield County Inc. is a leader in testing and remediation for mold and asbestos in Connecticut. Mold has become a major concern for many home owners. Mold may not always be visible and can cause serious health problems such as asthma symptoms and even death. EnviroTech will transport all contaminated asbestos materials from your property to state regulated facilities in CT, NY, & MA.
Asbestos exposure is an environmental and business concern to all individuals. In an office building or a home, it can affect the health of the occupants if not properly controlled. Envirotech of Fairfield County Inc. has EPA/State Certified professionals to help with all your asbestos management needs such as:
Pre Demo Inspections
PLM, PCM, TEM Analysis
Abatement Project Specifications
Contractor Selection and Supervision
Envirotech has served many public schools, municipalities, businesses and private home owners providing cost effective services for over 20 years.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Many asbestos products have been banned by the EPA and CPSG. Chrysotile is the most common type of asbestos found in buildings and homes. It makes up approximately 90-95% of all asbestos contained in buildings and homes in the United States.
Why is Asbestos harmful?
Asbestos is a known carcinogen and a toxic substance. Asbestos containing material in good condition generally do not pose any health risks. However, when the material is damaged, disturbed, or deteriorates over time it can release asbestos fibers into the air. If the airborne fibers are inhaled they can cause several diseases in humans, symptoms may develop years after exposure. Improperly attempting to remove these materials can Release asbestos fibers into the air and Increase asbestos levels endangering people living or working in that environment.
What is the Difference Between Friable and Non – Friable?
In the Asbestos industry, the term “friable” is used to describe asbestos that can be reduced to dust by hand. “Non-friable” means asbestos that is too hard to be reduced to dust by hand. However machine grinding, sanding, and dry buffing may cause non-friable materials to be- come friable.
If you think that you have an asbestos problem, don’t move it or disrupt it. Call for professionals to examine exactly what you are dealing with. Disrupting asbestos sets it free in the air and you and your family can and will ingest it and it can be very harmful. Call the Experts: 1-(203)-748-311