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Asbestos Duct Removal San Jose
Asbestos is a carcinogen that was commonly used in building materials before the 1970s. After it became clear that exposure to asbestos in ducts could cause cancer and respiratory problems there was a push to have it removed from public buildings and homes and eventually the governments around the world took action to ban the production of asbestos in manufacturing. The fact is living in a home with intact asbestos doesn't always pose a health risk. It is risky however, for people to be exposed to the substance over a long period of time. An example of the type of person who was in danger of being overexposed was a factory worker who helped produce asbestos products in the 1970s. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and equivalent agencies in Europe began certifying professionals in asbestos identification and removal in the late 1970s.

Major problems occur when asbestos ages or when there are disruptions during the asbestos removal process. It is usually found as duct and pipe insulation. You can contact the asbestos removal San Jose program as well as your state asbestos administrative department. Any type of asbestos removal in San Jose must be done by a licensed professional asbestos abatement contractor because it is considered a hazardous material. A worker will provide the following services:

•He will take a sample to determine whether the ducts in your home or office contain asbestos.
•He will remove the duct while wearing regulation safety equipment including disposable overalls, HEPA-filter respirators, rubber gloves, boots and adequate eye protection.
•He will wet the hazardous material to ensure asbestos fiber control. The worker will make sure that the asbestos materials are soaked with water in order to keep asbestos fibers out of the air. After the materials are removed, the asbestos debris will be kept wet until it is packaged.
•He will make sure that the asbestos debris is contained by constructing a plastic containment around the ceiling areas that you want to remove. The process involves covering walls and floors within the rooms to guarantee that all debris is captured and stays on the plastic sheeting.

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