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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 »

How Could You Be Exposed to Asbestos?

  How can you be exposed to asbestos? Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling. In general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged in some way to release particles and fibers into the air. If you have Asbestos Containing material in poor condition, or would just like to have it abated before it does...more »

Zonolite Asbestos Attic Insulation Trust

Zonolite Asbestos Attic Insulation Trust   The Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust was passed Feb. 3, 2014. The Trust may provide a reimbursement contribution of 55% of the abatement cost for eligible Claimants up to a ceiling of 55% of a $7,500 removal bill (or $4,125). For example, if you spent $7,500 removing and replacing the insulation, you are potentially eligible for the maximum reimbursement of $4,125. If you spent $3,000 for abatement and re-insulation, you are potentially eligible...more »

Protect You Family from Asbestos-Containing Vermiculite Insulation

How can you tell if your insulation is made from vermiculite? Visit www.epa.gov/asbestos.com to find photos and then look at your insulation without disturbing it. Vermiculite is a pebble like, pour-in product and is usually gray-brown or silver-gold in color. If you think your home may have Asbestos-containing vermiculite and would like to have it removed. Please contact Dirty Ducts Cleaning and Environmental to set up a consultation. Or visit our website at http://www.dirtyductscleaning.com...more »


MAKE YOUR DEMOLITON AND RENOVATION PROJECT A SUCCESS EVEN WITH ASBESTOS   Many demo and renovation contractors are not aware of properly dealing with asbestos on their projects. These can lead to trouble for the contractor and the property owner. Ignorance is not acceptable and will not save you from getting in trouble. Asbestos knowledge is readily available at the DNR websites, DHS websites as well as certified contractors. Four steps to a successful demolition or renovation project...more »

Did you know that certain asbestos containing products are not banned from being manufactured, imported, processed or disturbed in commerce?

Did you know that certain asbestos containing products are not banned from being manufactured, imported, processed or disturbed in commerce? Just because your building, home, etc is newer does not mean it is asbestos free. The following information was taken right from the EPAs website at http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/us-federal-bans-asbestos Examples of asbestos-containing products not banned per above: Asbestos Cement corrugated sheet Asbestos Cement flat sheet Asbestos Clothing...more »

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