At Project X Restoration in Denver, we take pride in our commitment to help make people’s lives better during their time of need. Our ability to restore your home or business with honesty, integrity, and professionalism during fire damage asbestos removal is always a top priority for our experienced restoration team. We are locally owned and operated and our services come with a 100% satisfaction and workmanship warranty. So, when you need fire damage asbestos removal, we are ready to help you.
If your home or commercial building has suffered a fire that reveals the presence of asbestos, Project X in Denver can facilitate removal services to meet your unique needs. Our certified and experienced independent contractors are ready to take on any project, big or small.
What is asbestos?
It describes a group of minerals that were used for their heat resistance and insulating properties, particularly in acoustic ceilings, roofing materials, vinyl flooring, plaster walls, and duct insulation, as well as other areas before the dangers of asbestos, were known.
The types of asbestos that are regulated are Anthophyllite, Crocidolite, Tremolite, Chrysotile, Amosite, and Actinolite. Asbestos deposits can be found throughout the world and are still mined in Australia, South America, Canada, and South Africa.
In the mid-1970s, the EPA banned asbestos due to concerns over the health effects of exposure to carcinogenic asbestos fibers. Issues that were found to be linked to asbestos include cancer, lung disease, and mesothelioma.
Asbestosis is a lung disease that causes scarring of the lungs. Eventually, this scarring may reduce the function of the lungs. The latency period (the time between the exposure and the onset of the disease) is often 25-40 years.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung, the chest, and the lining of the abdominal wall, that is caused by asbestos exposure. The latency period is often 15-50 years.
Asbestos exposure can also cause lung cancer. If you smoke and you are exposed to asbestos, you have a much greater chance (50 to 84 times greater) of developing lung cancer. In addition, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract can also be caused by asbestos exposure. The latency period for these cancers is often 15-30 years.
Many older homes and commercial buildings still contain extremely dangerous asbestos fibers. So, if your property is damaged by flood, fire, any type of other emergency situation, or you are doing remodeling or renovation work, you’ll likely need asbestos abatement and removal from Project X. Immediate removal is the only way to ensure your property is completely safe again. With our help, it will be done properly and comprehensively to give you peace of mind.
What happens to asbestos in a fire?
If asbestos is exposed to extremely high heat like a fire, it can become brittle and breakable and turn into a very serious health hazard. This is why it is important to only work with experienced professionals to handle the cleanup after fire has damaged your property if it contains asbestos. Again, only licensed fire damage asbestos removal professionals can complete the job safely and correctly.
What happens is that once the fire causes the asbestos to be broken and airborne, the fibers can be inhaled by your family, employees, first responders, cleanup workers and anyone else who might be exposed to the site of the fire. This can cause severe issues and as described above, lead to a number deadly health issues.
We know that the smoke from fires is highly dangerous because it contains a mix of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, water vapor, fine particulate matter, hydrocarbons and non-organic and organic substances. But if there are asbestos fibers added to the mix it is especially harmful. You should stay at least 1,000 feet away from this type of burning debris to protect yourself from asbestos exposure. Protective gear will help, but you really need to be trained to know how to handle this situation. That’s where our professionals come in.
Once the fire has been extinguished, the asbestos and burned material residue needs to be removed by cleanup crews. Our Project X experts will examine the site and check out the roofing materials, ceiling tiles, insulation, asphalt, and flooring as they are the areas most likely to contain asbestos. We will respond quickly to identify and remove any potential threats posed to your health by damaged asbestos from the fire.
When and how is asbestos a hazard?
Asbestos is made up of microscopic bundles of fibers that may become airborne if and when they’re disturbed – whether due to renovation construction or something more catastrophic like a fire. If these fibers get into the air, you can inhale them into your lungs where they may cause dangerous health issues. Researchers still have not determined a safe level of exposure but the higher the concentration of fibers and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease.
Asbestos-containing materials in your home should not pose a hazard to people if it’s in good condition. The asbestos should be left alone and its condition monitored. But if the asbestos is disturbed or the materials become damaged, then it can quickly become a hazard when the fibers separate and become airborne.
When you need help, bring in the professionals
At Project X, we are committed to our community and you. We’re locally owned and operated, have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and we back all work with a guarantee. We’re proud to be Denver’s trusted choice for cleanup, restoration, and remodeling, as well as fire damage asbestos removal. To get the job done right, we only work with licensed, certified and insured professionals. From estimate to completion, we’ll manage and coordinate everything for you, giving you peace of mind that your home or commercial space will be safe and free of asbestos
If you experience a devastating fire, don’t hesitate to call Project X Restoration. We take on all jobs, big or small. We’ll handle your fire damage asbestos removal needs from start to finish.