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12" Asbestos Floor Tile

12" Asbestos Floor Tile

When the conversation of asbestos floor tile arises, it is usually associated only with 9" x 9".  In addition to to 9" squares, several manufacturers also produced 12" x 12" that contained asbestos.  Either of these tiles that were installed prior to 1980 should be presumed to contain asbestos.  In addition to the tile itself, you should also be suspect of the glue or mastic.   The same should also be alleged for older linoleum or linoleum like flooring as well as the...more »

Silica Dust Cleanup/Industrial Cleaning

  Silica Dust Cleanup / Industrial Cleaning Crystalline Silica dust exposure is a topic of concern especially due to new OSHA standards coming into effect in 2017 or sooner. We encouter it during our industrial cleaning operations and duct cleaning operations in construction projects, foundries, glass manufactures, refractory, ready-mix concrete, dental labs, etc. Crystalline Silica is a common component found in mortar, bricks, sand, rock, etc. It is the 2nd most common element in the...more »

Asbestos Abatement or Asbestos Encapsulation?

Asbestos Abatement or Asbestos Encapsulation?   These two terms are thrown around the asbestos industry daily but may not mean much to the average consumer.   Asbestos Abatement is another term for Asbestos Removal. It is exactly as it sounds, the asbestos is removed from the building component, etc. The advantage of asbestos removal is that you do not have to deal with the asbestos again after it is professinally removed. The disadvantage is that the abatement/remvoal process...more »

Customer Service For The Service Industry?

It seems surprising to many of our customers that our technicians care. It seems that customer service is outdated. We believe strongly that every customer is very important. This includes asbestos removal customers, mold remediation customers, duct cleanings on down to a single dryer vent cleaning in a residential home. You, the customer, are paying for a service and a service is what you should expect. Time is money for both you and for us. You should expect us to be on time and if we are...more »

Asbestos In Schools

Asbestos In School A majority of Wisconsin’s schools still contain asbestos building material. Our top ten asbestos materials we remove from schools are. Asbestos floor tile. Asbestos mastic and asbestos flooring glue. Asbestos caulking (door, window, spacrete) Asbestos window glazing. Asbestos pipe fittings and joint insulation. Asbestos pipe insulation. Asbestos lab counter tops. Asbestos transite in lab hoods and weld booths. Asbestos duct work insulation Asbestos on...more »

Asbestos 101 " Early Years"

Asbestos 101 “Early Years” Asbestos occurs (naturally) in large deposits on all 7 continents. Archeologists have found dating back to the Stone Age Some Early uses of asbestos include: Asbestos wicks (in candles/lamps). Egyptian pharaohs wrapped in asbestos cloth (used to protect from deterioration) Clay pots (asbestos was used to strengthen them) Table cloths/napkins (asbestos fibers were woven to make a cloth like material) Romans and Greeks noted the following...more »

ASbestos Containing Building Materials

Asbestos Containing Building Materials Here is a great picture with a list of building materials that can be positive for Asbestos that was found. Even if your home was built post 1980, the presence of Asbestos containing material may pertain to you. If you do own a home that was built prior to 1980 then your chances of having asbestos likely increases. Please visit our website DirtyDuctsCleanig.com to find our contact information as well as learn more about our company and its services.  ...more »

Asbestos Hazard

Asbestos Hazard Asbestos becomes a hazard when it is airborne. If asbestos in the home becomes damaged, asbestos fibers may be released. For example, when asbestos insulation around boilers, furnaces, and pipes deteriorates, it releases asbestos dust. Ceilings containing asbestos may release fibers when they are drilled or patched. If the ceilings are in poor condition, air movement from ceiling fans and opening and closing draperies may spread asbestos dust. Asbestos Transite pipes, which...more »

Is this Asbestos

Is this Asbestos? A visual inspection of your home is usually not sufficient to determine if it contains asbestos. Instead, samples of suspected asbestos fibers should be sent to a certified laboratory for analysis. Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) are two approved methods of analysis. The National Institute for Standards and Technology maintains web lists of laboratories certified to do TEM and PLM analysis. Although the Environmental Protection...more »

Before You Hire an Asbestos Professional

Before You Hire an Asbestos Professional Avoid a conflict of interest. An asbestos professional hired to assess the need for asbestos repair or removal should not be connected with an asbestos firm that does the actual repair or removal of materials. It is better to use two different firms so there is no conflict of interest. Ask asbestos professionals to document their completion of federal- or state-approved training. Each person performing work should provide proof of accreditation to do...more »

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