No one expects to do a big remediation job on their home or business, but if someone is renovating and has noticed materials that could be asbestos or that may have mold on them, calling in the experts is a good move. Asbestos can still be found in many homes in Pittsburgh, and mold can occur anywhere there’s a damp area for it to grow. No matter if you’re worried about a part of your home or if you’ve found asbestos or mold during a renovation, you can trust the experts at Bestos Asbestos Removal Pittsburgh to remove the problem and make sure you have nothing to worry about.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that is made of fiber-like strands. It has been used for thousands of years and was even used in the clothing and helmets for firefighters in the 1850s. It became commercially available worldwide in the early 1900s, and it was around this time that people began to notice that those who worked with asbestos were dying younger and had asbestos fibers in their lungs.
Still, asbestos was used in a wide variety of products because it is a fire-resistant material. In homes and businesses, it was commonly used in popcorn ceilings, tiles, and other products to help slow the spread of fire if it occurred. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the US started regulating the use of asbestos, and it was still commonly used in the construction of homes and businesses through the 1980s. It can still be found in trace amounts in some products today.