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    The Dangers of Asbestos

    Scientists now know that asbestos is linked to a form of cancer called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive disease that causes lung damage and is difficult to treat. Both direct and indirect exposure can cause Mesothelioma. The risk of exposure to asbestos can be high if the material is damaged or the fibers are disturbed and become airborne. Repeated exposure can cause a build-up of deposits inside the body that can eventually lead to inflammation of the lungs. Other areas of the body can be impacted in several ways, including cancers in the stomach, ovaries, rectum, throat, kidneys, esophagus, and gallbladder.

    Asbestos fibers are so tiny that they cannot be seen by the human eye. Usually, symptoms aren’t noticeable until the cancer is already in its later stages when treating the disease is exceptionally challenging. If your home contains asbestos, you and your family are at a much higher risk of being exposed to these cancer-causing substances.

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    Do Your Air Ducts Have Asbestos?

    If your home was built before 1980, there is a good chance it might have asbestos. This material was occasionally used inside air ducts to help create a thermal insulation barrier for the air inside the system. Other times, asbestos insulation or boards were placed between the basement joists to make the return air ducts. These are just a few of the ways asbestos was used on ductwork. This can complicate asbestos removal since it is hard to locate all of the areas where the material may have been used. An experienced professional will know how to find these hidden areas.

    Even if you have already removed asbestos from your home as a DIY project, you may likely have neglected some of the less visible areas. For your family’s health and safety, you should have an asbestos abatement specialist perform an inspection to ensure no residual asbestos is left behind.

    Types of Asbestos

    Although all types of asbestos are toxic, it is good to know what the difference is between each one and how they can be used.

    Actinolite Asbestos

    Actinolite is dark brown and has needle-like fibers. It is made up of minerals such as calcium, iron, silicon, and magnesium. Actinolite is a rare type of asbestos, but it is used in products such as insulation, cement, paint, sealants, and drywall.

    attic prone asbestos

    Anthophyllite Asbestos

    Anthophyllite can be yellow or brown, commonly containing magnesium and iron. It is the rarest type of asbestos and not known to be used in commercial goods. They can be used in insulation and cement on rare occasions.

    Crocidolite Asbestos

    Crocidolite is known as the blue asbestos and has fibers that are very fine and sharp. These are the easiest to inhale as they are the smallest and the most brittle. Studies have shown that this is the asbestos that causes the most illnesses.

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    Amosite Asbestos

    Amosite is known as the brown asbestos with brittle, sharp fibers. It is resistant to heat and flame. It is the second most common type of asbestos in the United States. It is most commonly used for fireproofing in construction materials.

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    Chrysotile Asbestos

    Known as the white asbestos, Chrysotile has long, curly fibers. They weave together easily in fabrics. It is the most common asbestos in the United States. About 90-95% of buildings that contain asbestos in the U.S. and Canada contain chrysotile. They can also be found in cement, roofing materials, textiles, asphalt, and more.

    attic asbestos

    Tremolite Asbestos

    Tremolite can be dark green or a milky white with straight, sharp fibers that is mainly composed of magnesium. It wasn’t used in manufacturing but more so in paint, sealants, insulation, roofing, plumbing materials, and talc-based cosmetics.

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    Asbestos

    Should Contaminated Air Ducts Be Removed?

    Yes! If you have concerns about asbestos in your air ducts or don’t want to have them cleaned, then you should have them removed. No amount of asbestos exposure is safe, but the longer a person is exposed to the material, the faster their health may decline. The risk of inhaling asbestos is high when the fibers are moved or damaged. Therefore, homeowners are discouraged from attempting to remove the material themselves. Instead, you are advised to contact an experienced professional to handle your asbestos air duct removal.

    Call Us for Asbestos Air Duct Removal

    If you’re worried about asbestos in your HVAC system, contact Attic Projects for a free inspection. We will provide you with a thorough report of our findings, along with an estimate for asbestos removal to ensure your home is safe for you and your loved ones.

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    Testimonials

    We live in an older home near a large park area. Since buying our home, we’ve had to deal with the occasional rat. These guys came out and sealed my entire attic space – vs setting a few traps. Then vacuumed out the entire space that had nearly 100 years of debris – including from our new roof and insulated the entire house. Love the 5 year warranty against the rats and we already notice how much warmer the house is. The did a great job keeping area clean and protecting floors, walls while working. Highly recommend.

    MARSTON G.
    marston

    It’s a stressful situation when you find black mold in your home. The guys at Attic Projects were professional, polite and respectfully clean. They finished the job in a timely manner and went the extra mile to make sure I was satisfied with their work. Once the job was completed we instantly noticed a difference in our home’s humidity- going from 70% to the optimal 50%. I’d highly recommend these guys. Jordan, your customer service was top notch, thank you for making this a stress free experience.

    CHARMAINE S.
    chairman

    Attic Projects was so incredibly thorough and detailed with their description of how and why they were going to do each step, I knew I could trust them. These guys get it!! Total professionals, hard workers and they invited me to poke my head up in the attic during and after the job was complete. My in-laws received before and after pics and received a 5-year warranty on rodent proofing This was a big job and these guys absolutely killed it. I’d recommend them to anyone with similar issues. Thanks Attic Projects!!

    LEE S.
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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Is asbestos really dangerous?

    Yes! Asbestos is extremely dangerous and should be removed by a professional as soon as possible. It is most known for causing mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer. If you have been exposed to asbestos, or suspect that there might be asbestos in your home, call a licensed professional to remove them immediately.

    How do I know if asbestos is in my air ducts?

    Although you cannot see asbestos with the human eye due to their thin fibers, our professionals will take samples and send them to a lab to be tested for all the different possibilities of asbestos.

    Do my air ducts need to be replaced if they have asbestos?

    If your air ducts have asbestos in them, it is best to have them replaced. No amount of asbestos is safe when it comes to your health and safety in your own home and should be eliminated.

    I just bought my home but the previous owner hasn’t had an inspection in years. Should I have my air ducts inspected?

    Yes, especially if your home was built before 1990. Asbestos wasn’t regulated until 1989 and can be lurking in your home. Even if there was an inspection, they might not have tested your air ducts for asbestos. Call Attic Projects today for a free inspection of your air ducts. 

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    Humane Rodent Removal and Proofing

    Rodents are a nightmare for any homeowner. They can lower the value of your home by causing serious damage, foul odors, and extensively unsanitary conditions. They also pose a significant health risk to you and your family by spreading disease and causing illness. The last thing you want is to waste your time removing rodents, only to have them move right back in. At Attic Projects, we not only humanely remove the rodents and pests from your home, but we also rodent-proof your home so they can’t come back. In order to keep the pests and rodents out permanently, you have to close up every entry point that they may squeeze into. Call Attic Projects today to get your free estimate.

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