Asbestos was widely used before the 1980s in construction and building materials. If you are planning a job that requires the removal of building materials that may contain asbestos, you can count on JHC to test for and safely remove asbestos containing materials (ACM). Hiring an asbestos testing and abatement contractor is the number one way to protect your family or employees from this cancer-causing material that may lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other health problems.

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Below are examples of common materials that you should test for asbestos before removal if they were made before the 1980s.

Roof Shingles & Siding
Vermiculite Insulation, Ceiling Tiles
Popcorn Ceilings
Drywall & Cement Sheets
Plaster, Putties & Caulking
Electrical Switchboard Panels
Plumbing Fixtures
Pipe & Duct Coverings
Thermal Boiler & Fireplace Insulations
Vinyl Floor Tiles

If you suspect that ACM are present in an area you plan to disturb (by cutting, grinding, removing, etc.), call JHC to collect and analyze the materials before you do so. If the sample is free of asbestos, you are safe to commence work with the peace of mind that you won’t be exposed. However, if the material tests positive for asbestos, JHC can guide you through process to safely remove and dispose of the materials.

Once the extent of the ACM to be abated has been determined, JHC will construct a containment to protect people outside of the abatement area from potential exposure. JHC’s highly trained personnel will use the appropriate equipment and technology to safely remove ACM, while monitoring for contamination outside of the contained area. Once all material is removed, JHC performs additional inspection and clearance monitoring to confirm removal of material to a safe level.

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