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Asbestos poses a variety of health risks, especially to the respiratory system. The consequences of breathing in asbestos particles and fibers can range from lung irritation to cancer, like mesothelioma. Asbestosis is a lung condition that can result from long-term exposure to asbestos and results in lung damage that can cause coughing, chest pain, and other symptoms.

Mitigate Health Risks with Asbestos Removal

Due to these risks, it is important to get prompt asbestos removal, even if it is found in very low concentrations. Asbestos removal should be done only by trained professionals, as asbestos poses its greatest threat when it is damaged or disturbed.

During maintenance, repair, or remodeling, asbestos in insulation, floor or ceiling tiles, shingles, textured paints, or other building materials can be disturbed, leading to a greater risk of exposure due to the release of particles and fibers into the environment. Generally speaking, older construction is more likely to contain asbestos and at higher concentrations. However, its use has not been banned, and local and chain hardware and home improvement stores still sell asbestos-containing materials today.

If you have asbestos or suspect you might, leave it alone and call us at Remtech Environmental. We offer asbestos removal in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, and although we do not perform testing, we can refer you to trusted testing professionals. If they detect the presence of asbestos, we are happy to be of service in its removal. In fact, it is our passion to perform asbestos removal and educate our clients on the risks and process.

Our team has 30 years of experience in environmental cleanup, so you can trust us to do the job once and do it right. There’s no need to panic– just let us do what we do best and address the problem for you. Give us a call today with any questions and to schedule with our responsive, efficient team.