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Asbestos Abatement

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Thomasville Restoration’s asbestos abatement is a permanent solution.

Researchers began discovering the health risks associated with asbestos exposure in the 1970s. Before that, asbestos was a widely used material in many buildings because of its durability and heat resistance. In the present day, asbestos is recognized as a carcinogen, meaning asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, a type of cancer that can affect the lungs, heart, and abdomen.

Even today, many decades after asbestos was banned in new construction materials, finding asbestos in older properties—older properties (typically built before 1985) is not uncommon. Most experts agree that asbestos is not harmful unless disturbed. When disturbed, it is essential to call a restoration company with expertise in the testing and removal of hazardous material.

The Asbestos Removal Process



To prevent any asbestos fibers from escaping a contaminated area, certified professionals will set up a highly regulated work area. Standard precautions include sealing off air ducts, disabling HVAC systems, and setting up negative air pressure equipment.



The Thomasville Restoration team will manually remove the asbestos-containing materials wearing protective suits and utilizing air monitoring equipment. Experts will seal the contaminated building materials in specially designed disposal bags. We follow OSHA and EPA safety regulations to dispose of asbestos waste properly.



The cleaning process for asbestos abatement is extensive. After wiping down all contaminated surfaces, technicians use a HEPA vacuum to remove any lingering asbestos particles in the air. We take building material samples and have them independently tested before removing our containment barriers and allowing occupants to return.

Common Materials Containing Asbestos

It is impossible to look at building material and tell if it contains asbestos. Only an AHERA certified building inspector or a professional asbestos abatement contractor can take the necessary samples and send them away for independent testing. 

In homes built before 1985, asbestos may have been used in the following materials:

  • Loose-fill insulation for walls, attics, roofs
  • Pipe insulation
  • Duct coverings
  • Ceiling tiles or popcorn ceilings
  • Fire door panels
  • Furnace, boiler insulation
  • Drywall or joint compounds
  • Roofing and siding tiles 
  • Soundproofing applications
  • Flooring adhesives 
  • Vinyl floor tiles 
  • Plaster 

Certain disasters like fires or floods can disturb asbestos—Thomasville Restoration invests in the training and equipment to handle asbestos abatement to ensure a smooth recovery after such disasters. Restoration of a property can’t continue until asbestos is safely removed. 

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Asbestos Precautions

  • Keep children away from the affected area
  • Limit foot traffic
  • Don’t sweep, vacuum, or dust debris
  • Call Thomasville Restoration to lead the abatement process

Licensed and certified asbestos technicians have the appropriate gear and skills for asbestos abatement. They’ll also know how to follow local, state, and federal laws for the actual disposal of asbestos-containing materials.

Testing Building Material Samples

If you experience a loss and your home was built before 1985, Thomasville Restoration's trained team members will advise the best way to proceed based on our expert opinion. If testing is necessary, a member of team Thomasville will contact you to schedule a time to retrieve samples and send them off to a lab. Rest assured, we have had years of experience in asbestos abatement—you can trust the professionals. 

If you believe that there is asbestos in or around your property, call the professionals at Thomasville Restoration. You can contact us by dialing (410) 360-1075.

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