Jarvis Restoration Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Asbestos Removal’

The History of Asbestos: A Strange Tale of an Unhealthy Material

Monday, October 24th, 2022

Asbestos has been banned from use in homes for more than 30 years, and yet asbestos testing and abatement in Orange County is one of the most common services we offer, and one of the most useful for homeowners. Asbestos is a harmful carcinogen, and it has a nasty ability to just “hang around” long after its use was stopped. The problem is that asbestos is extremely good at hiding in unusual places. We recommend any home built before 1989 have asbestos testing done to ensure that any harmful amounts are removed.

Just what is the story of asbestos? How did this carcinogenic substance spread so far and wide? We’re going to briefly answer those questions today in this post—although there is much more to learn.

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Where Asbestos Can Hide in Your House

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Asbestos has a long history of use in residential and commercial buildings, but it was finally banned from use in the US in 1989 because of the health hazards it creates as a carcinogen. That may sound like a long time ago and therefore it’s nothing that you need to worry about in regards to your home. However, you may be surprised! Asbestos is not a “yesteryear” problem, but an ongoing health concern that can hide in homes in unexpected places. We strongly recommend you arrange for an asbestos abatement treatment in your house if it was built before 1989.

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