Asbestos Floor Tile and Ceiling Removal
Asbestos floor tiles and ceilings may exist in a number of homes, commercial buildings, schools, offices, and industrial buildings. If these asbestos containing materials begin to deteriorate or are damaged during renovation or construction, they can release asbestos fibers into the air, resulting in a number of potential health complications. Therefore, asbestos removal is recommended prior to any major renovation or demolition project. Because asbestos floor tile and ceiling removal can potentially create a dangerous environment by releasing some asbestos fibers into the air, especially if done improperly, it is highly recommended that a professional asbestos abatement company be used for both commercial and residential projects. Advanced Environmental Services is a professional environmental remediation and asbestos removal company offering asbestos floor tile and ceiling removal throughout Missouri, including St. Louis, St. Charles, and Columbia.
About Asbestos Floor Tiles and Asbestos Floor Tile Removal
Flooring previously used in homes, commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, office buildings, or industrial buildings can contain asbestos. Asbestos fibers were added to flooring materials in order to strengthen the flooring and to increase durability and fire resistance. Therefore, vinyl and asphalt floor tiles and sheet vinyl that was produced and installed until the 1980’s may contain asbestos. Additionally, any paper backing, mastic, adhesive, or glue used when installing these tiles may contain asbestos as well.
While asbestos floor tile removal is not always the best option, there are a number of circumstances where professional asbestos removal is the safest choice. Asbestos floor tile removal is required when the tiles have become damaged and are beginning to deteriorate. For example, for any tile that can crumble or be pulverized by hand pressure, asbestos removal is typically recommended. Additionally, asbestos floor tile removal should be done prior to beginning any renovation or demolition project that is likely to disturb or damage the tiles, adhesive, or backing.
Because asbestos floor tiles release asbestos fibers if they are scratched, scraped, broken, sanded, or otherwise damaged, there are a number of challenges during any asbestos floor tile removal project. Challenges during removal include limiting the release of asbestos fibers, containing the spread of asbestos fibers, and cleaning up and removing asbestos containing materials properly. For these reasons, it is highly recommended to use a professional asbestos abatement company during any asbestos floor tile removal project. As a leading environmental remediation company and asbestos abatement company, Advanced Environmental Services can offer asbestos abatement as well as asbestos removal and demolition services in order to meet any commercial, industrial, or residential customer’s needs.
About Asbestos Ceilings and Asbestos Ceiling Removal
Asbestos ceilings can include drop ceilings made of multiple tiles suspended from a t-bar frame, or “popcorn” textured ceilings. Drop ceilings made with asbestos ceiling tiles were considered “acoustic” ceilings and were commonly used in schools, offices, and residential basements. Additionally, sprayed “popcorn” ceilings were commonly used by builders for residential homes and buildings during the 1970 and until the mid 1980’s when the use of asbestos materials was finally banned by the EPA.
Like in most cases, asbestos ceiling removal is not necessary in all situations, especially if the ceiling is in good condition. However, as homeowners and other building owners do renovations that may disturb or damage the ceiling, asbestos ceiling removal becomes necessary. Because asbestos ceiling removal can release dangerous asbestos fibers into the air, it is highly recommended that any removal be done by a professional asbestos removal company. Advanced Environmental Services offers professional asbestos ceiling removal services for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.