Before any renovation or demolition, find out if asbestos containing materials (ACM) are present. If during renovation, material containing asbestos is found, exposed, damaged, or frayed, stop immediately and do not disturb the remaining material until it is assessed by a professional.
Asbestos should only be removed by professionals. River City Environmental is certified for all classifications of asbestos abatement work, including Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 and glove bag operations.
River City complies with industry guidelines and government regulations when working with all asbestos containing materials.
There are several minerals commonly known as asbestos. These minerals can be used to make products strong, long-lasting, and fire-resistant. Before 1990, asbestos was mainly used for insulating buildings and homes against cold weather and noise.
Asbestos can be found in many common building materials, including:
- Attic insulation (vermiculite)
- Boilers and pipe insulation
- Furnace and duct wrap/tape
- Textured or stipple “popcorn” ceilings
- Floor tiles
- Drywall taping compound
- Ceiling tiles
- Spray on insulation
Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause cancer and other diseases, such as:
A scarring of the lungs, which makes it difficult to breathe.
A rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity.
Smoking can greatly increase this risk.