Asbestos is a deadly serious health issue – 39,000 Americans die of asbestos-related diseases every year. Despite this, asbestos has not been completely banned in the United States and we don’t know exactly how many people are at risk. Many buildings, from homes to commercial buildings, were constructed using asbestos and the majority of these buildings are still standing today, which is why Suffolk County, NY needs the help of professional asbestos removers.
Although federal regulations in the 1970s put limits on the use of asbestos, a powerful corporate lobby for the asbestos industry made sure that the asbestos trade continued, and it was never completely banned in the US. The use of asbestos is currently growing. In 2020, US asbestos imports almost doubled, compared to 2019.
To protect yourself and the people around you, you need to assess whether or not your building contains asbestos.
If it does, you need to remove it as quickly as possible for your health and safety. Otherwise, you risk contracting mesothelioma, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, laryngeal cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusions, pleuritis, or atelectasis.
Fortunately, professional asbestos removal companies can safely remove asbestos and make your environment healthy again. Professional technicians understand how to manage these dangerous materials so that you don’t have to.
J and J Asbestos Abatement Corp. can handle all of your asbestos testing, consultation, and removal needs. We have been protecting New York State residents from dangerous health complications caused by asbestos since 1988. We are professionally certified and have been personally trusted by homeowners and business owners for more than 30 years.
Asbestos refers to 6 naturally fiber-forming minerals that have been traditionally used in construction because they are resistant to fire, water, and electricity. Although asbestos was originally convenient as a building material, it was eventually discovered that these fibers break down easily and disperse into the air, causing lung disease and increasing the risk of cancer when inhaled.
Although fewer buildings are now constructed with asbestos, many older buildings still contain it. Demolishing, refurbishing, or otherwise disturbing a building can release dangerous asbestos into the air where it can be inhaled. Today, asbestos is still the #1 cause of workplace-related deaths around the world.
Removing asbestos always disturbs it, dispersing it into the air where it can be inhaled. For this reason, DIY asbestos and mold removal can be extremely dangerous. Asbestos removal should always be left to qualified professionals who use safety gear and proven techniques designed to minimize exposure.
Asbestos Consultation and Testing Services
What if you are not sure whether or not your building contains asbestos?
Unfortunately, it is difficult for non-experts to know, and your health could be negatively impacted by asbestos without you even knowing. The dangerous health complications arising from asbestos don’t have noticeable symptoms right away. Many of the victims of asbestos don’t develop mesothelioma or cancer until years after exposure.
If you wait until you develop an illness from asbestos to deal with it, you will be too late.
Once you have cancer or mesothelioma, removing the asbestos from your building is the least of your problems. It’s better to test early and minimize your exposure.
A visual inspection won’t help unless you open up the walls (which could release asbestos into the air). Asbestos is odorless, and there are no obvious signs from the outside that a building contains asbestos. The only way to know for sure is through a scientific test.
J and J Asbestos Abatement can perform comprehensive asbestos testing to let you know whether asbestos is present in your building, and how severe the threat is. If there is a danger from asbestos in your building, we will consult with you on the best path forward regarding removal and give you a detailed plan of action.
Safe asbestos abatement requires certification, skills, experience, and extensive safety precautions.
The actual process of removal will depend on the building and the property. In some cases, structures need to be partly or completely demolished to make the environment safe. Older water or oil tanks that were insulated with asbestos may need to be removed and replaced.
J and J Asbestos Abatement Corp can consult with you to develop a plan for complete asbestos removal that will restore your environment while disturbing your space and your life as little as possible. We use minimally invasive techniques to completely remove asbestos.
Asbestos Services in Suffolk County, NY
Without testing for asbestos, you can’t know what your risk is. Asbestos health problems sometimes take years to develop. By that time, it is too late to prevent the dangerous exposure that caused these problems.
Testing for asbestos and removing any that you find can give you precious peace of mind, knowing that you are not being slowly poisoned by your environment.
The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from asbestos is to have it safely removed by qualified professionals like J and J Asbestos Abatement, in Suffolk County. That way, you can know for a fact that your air is safe to breathe.
Our trained experts work according to NYHCA standards and are BBB-accredited, New York City and State-certified, and OSHA certified. You can be confident that the job will be done safely and correctly, leaving you with a clean, safe, and asbestos-free building.
For more than 30 years, residents of Suffolk County and New York State have trusted J and J Asbestos Abatement to protect them from dangerous toxins, and we are proud to offer a wide range of hazard removal services. Emergency services are available 24/7.
Contact us online to schedule an appointment or give us a call: 917-299-2501.