Asbestos abatement involves identifying and removing or encapsulating asbestos materials to eliminate the threat of exposure to harmful fibers. You may be tempted to remove asbestos yourself. However, hiring an experienced asbestos removal company is the wisest and safest decision you can make if you have this harmful substance in your home.
We are a fully licensed and trained asbestos and mold remediation company located in Atlanta, GA. Our expert team is passionate about keeping families safe from this harmful substance. If you’re looking for asbestos handling and removal services, you’ve come to the right place.
Why Do You Need Asbestos Abatement & Removal Services?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made up of soft, flexible fibers. It is resistant to heat, electricity, and corrosion, making it useful and popular as an insulation material. Because it doesn’t burn, it was used in many products in the building industry to resist heat. Roof shingles and siding, popcorn ceilings, drywall, and vinyl floor tiles are just a few materials that historically contain this harmful substance.
However, the microscopic fibers can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion or other processes. You can breathe in these tiny shards and get very sick; Inhalation of asbestos is one of the primary causes of mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer.
Many people live in homes built with this harmful mineral and do not realize it until it’s too late. Even if they know they’re in danger and are aware of the risks, some try to remove the toxic materials and harm themselves unknowingly.
With our professional asbestos services in Atlanta, trained experts come into your home and conduct the abatement and removal process. They will test for the toxic mineral, wear professional gear that protects them from the harmful substance, and use the right tools to contain and dispose of the material. Thanks to our services, you won’t need to worry about your loved ones breathing in this harmful substance.
How IDC Can Help You Deal with Asbestos Issues
IDC Atlanta is fully equipped to test and handle toxic materials. We provide professional asbestos removal services to Atlanta and the surrounding Georgia area.
Our clients fall into one of two categories:
- Those who know they have asbestos in their home, and
- Those who are unaware, but their home was built before or during the 1980s
If you know you have this toxic substance in your home, the clock is ticking. Prolonged exposure to this toxic material can lead to breathing issues at best and cancer at worst. Hiring a professional company ensures that your family will be safe from this harmful mineral for the years to come.
If you do not know if you have asbestos in your home, but it was built before or during the 1980s, call us! Our experts are highly trained in asbestos testing and remediation, and we’re proud to offer these to the Atlanta area. We have found traces of this material in drywall, popcorn ceilings, pipe & duct coverings, plumbing fixtures, and fireplaces during the asbestos testing process. We are more than happy to come into your home and detect where the substance is located, then fix the problem for you.
Where We Service in Atlanta
We serve the central Atlanta area and some surrounding areas in Georgia, including:
- John’s Creek
- Sandy Springs
We are more than happy to give you a rundown of our services. If you live in or near one of these areas, call us today!
The Asbestos Abatement & Removal Process at IDC
The process of asbestos removal from your Atlanta home is a straightforward one. Before we begin the removal process, we will come and conduct an asbestos testing process. We will collect samples of materials, and we will make recommendations for removal during this asbestos testing. Actual removal is a last resort because of the potential health risks involved, so we will analyze whether the toxic material can be covered or must be removed. From there, we either repair or remove the asbestos.
With asbestos repair, we will do one of two things:
- Coat the toxic materials with a sealant to keep fibers from becoming airborne, or
- Cover the materials with airtight materials to prevent fibers from becoming airborne
Since removal is so risky, it is simpler and less expensive to seal the material so it cannot cause harm. However, if the materials in your Atlanta home are damaged, we will remove the harmful material.
Here is the process for asbestos removal:
- We seal off the area with plastic sheeting to prevent the fibers from spreading throughout your home.
- We then place HEPA air filters in the work area and install clean air exhaust ducts outside of the work area. These protect the surrounding area from asbestos that may get past the plastic sheeting.
- Our trained removal experts will come into your home in protective suits to remove the toxic substance from your home.
- We will periodically check the area to ensure all harmful materials are completely removed. Toxic materials are placed in ultra-thick plastic bags to prevent spreading.
- Once the process is finished, we will dispose of the toxic material for you. We take it to an approved disposal site and take care of all certifications.
Our process is quick, efficient, and thorough; Once we remove the toxic substance, it’s gone for good. We promise to remove every trace of asbestos from your home so you and your family can breathe easily.
Not all asbestos removal companies are created equal. You are not legally required to use a licensed asbestos company, but the benefits greatly outweigh the risks.
As a fully licensed asbestos removal and abatement company serving the Atlanta, GA area, we are dedicated to keeping you and your family safe from this harmful substance. We also offer mold remediation, mold removal, and asbestos inspection. Contact us to speak to an expert at IDC today!
Areas We Serve
- DeKalb counties
- Sandy Springs
- John’s Creek