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Asbestos in the Home

Does my home or business contain asbestos?

Most people believe that the government has banned the use of asbestos. However, that simply isn’t true. Products containing asbestos are still manufactured and sold in the United States today, and there are hundreds of thousands of buildings still standing that have asbestos-containing building materials within them.

Take a look at where asbestos may be hiding in your home:
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What to Do If You Have Asbestos in Your Home?

The illustration above depicts potential sources of asbestos in the home. If asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) are in good condition and left intact and undisturbed, they do not pose a significant threat. However, these materials are hazardous when they deteriorate or are disturbed, such as when they are handled, sanded, drilled into, or broken up so that they crumble. This results in a fiber release and contaminates the air that you breathe. To avoid disturbing ACBM, you must know where they are in your home before you begin renovations.

If you are planning on renovating areas of your home that may disturb known ACBM, repair or removal by a professional is highly recommended. Before you have your home renovated, determine whether asbestos is present by hiring a professional. Keep your family safe!


Contacts

The following local companies provide professional asbestos inspection, sampling, and removal services:

Asbestos Inspection & Sampling Services:

Speedie & Associates
4025 E. Huntington Dr., Suite #140
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
 
(928) 526-6681
http://speedie.net/

Tallpines Environmental Consulting Co.
10 W. Dale Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 774-0060
http://www.tallpines.biz/

Western Technologies Inc.
2400 E Huntington Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

(928) 774-8700
http://www.wt-us.com/w/

Asbestos Removal Services:

Precision Restoration Services
Owner: Don Richard
2025 N. 4th St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 773-7934



For additional information on asbestos inspection, sampling, and removal in your home or business, please call Environmental Management Section staff at: (928) 213-2146 OR (928) 213-2151