Once regarded as a strong construction material due to it's versatility, heat resistance, durability, and insulating properties, asbestos is now a known cause of mesothelioma cancer and must be safely disposed of. Any time you are planning to disturb material in a building—whether for repairs, remodeling or demolition—you must get that area tested for asbestos. Over 3000 kinds of building materials contain asbestos, and there is no way of knowing if a specific material contains asbestos without testing it.
Asbestos is a reliable building material for its strength and fire resistance, but it has fallen out of use because its risks outweigh its benefits. When left alone, asbestos doesn’t cause any problems, but when this material is disturbed, the microscopic fibers can become airborne and cause respiratory problems.
If you are remodeling or demolishing a building that was built with asbestos-containing materials (usually pre-1980s), you need professional asbestos removal before any other work can proceed. In the Boise area, including Nampa, ID, A.A.I. Demolition offers asbestos testing and removal.
Why Do You Need a Professional?
Because asbestos fibers are microscopic, you have no way of knowing whether they’re present without testing, which can only be carried out by an EPA-certified contractor. If asbestos is identified, the demolition and removal must also be carried out by a certified contractor.
Asbestos fibers travel in the air, so the whole area will be sealed off, including doors, windows, and HVAC. A.A.I. Demolition uses masks, respirators, and coveralls for all our contractors, and we use HEPA-rated filters in the vacuums used to clean up after an asbestos removal to ensure that all particles are trapped and don’t spread into your home or building.
All asbestos-containing materials are bagged and sealed, and any PPE worn by our contractors is removed and sealed as well before we leave the worksite.
Why Should You Choose A.A.I. Demolition?
A.A.I. Demolition has provided asbestos removal in Eagle, ID, Caldwell, ID, and the surrounding Boise, ID area since 1986 and has completed thousands of asbestos removal projects. We are licensed in Idaho and Oregon and can provide license numbers upon request.
We are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality results on every job and to getting the job done right the first time. We strive to solve any problems in a timely manner, and we’ll keep you informed throughout every step of the process.
To learn more or get a quote, call (208) 345-3574.
While asbestos production was banned in 1978, the ban still permitted installers to use up remaining inventory. Houses that were built as late as 1986 could contain asbestos in their acoustic ceilings or other building materials. The only way to know is to have these areas tested by a competent expert.
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, you can trust the team at Asbestos Abatement, Inc. (AAI) in Boise, Idaho to inspect your home or commercial building for asbestos and then safely remove it if found. We are fully qualified to provide sampling, inspections, and complete asbestos removal services. Call 208-345-3574 to get started today!