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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 asb 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 f 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 a more »

MAKE YOUR DEMOLITON AND RENOVATION PROJECT A SUCCESS EVEN WITH ASBESTOS

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 c 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 Asbest more »

Are you curious what items may contain asbestos in your business or home?

The following is a general list of materials that have been found to contain asbestos. This is not an all-inclusive list. It is more likely to be found in 1979 and older facilities. Post-1979, it is still possible to find asbestos due to warehoused material and imported material (asbestos materials are still imported today). “Transite” Cement asbestos insulating panels “Transite” Cement asbestos wallboard “Transite” Cement asbestos siding “Transit more »

Did you know you may be eligible to get your vermiculite removal and reinsulation cost partially reimbursed up to $5,500?

Did you know you may be eligible to get your vermiculite removal and reinsulation cost partially reimbursed up to $5,500?

Vermiculite is an insulation material that is found in attics, walls, etc. It commonly looks similar to the photo above. We have done several hundred homes and businesses for the safe removal of it. This material is commonly disturbed during remodels when ceilings are penetrated (i.e. changing a light fixture, installing a fan, demolishing a ceiling), when additional attic insulation is added on top of it, during wall demo or electrical work, etc. Any disturbance of vermiculite insulation coul more »

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