Powers Environments urges asbestos inspections in Yonkers, NY prior to remodeling

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Could Older Homes in Westchester, NY Contain Asbestos? Bill Powers of Powers Environmental of Yonkers NY, discusses the benefits of asbestos inspections in Yonkers before buying or remodeling a home in Westchester.

Bill begs the question, “When should a homeowner suspect the presence of asbestos in their home? When is it advisable to get an asbestos assessment in Westchester County?”

Bill continues: “Since the general ban on asbestos in the 1980’s, homes built after that year have had the building materials that traditionally contained asbestos replaced with other materials. Homes built before the ban have an increased potential risk of building materials containing asbestos.”

What are typical pre-ban materials inside a house?

  • plaster

  • drywall

  • common connection

  • Vinyl floor & mastic

  • pipe or duct insulation

  • Acoustic ceiling panels

Bill addresses concerns from buyers and home owners looking to remodel. He reports: “Although no asbestos is good asbestos, the mere presence of asbestos in a home is not generally considered a ‘problem’. The problem is when the asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are disturbed. The disruption of the material allows it to become airborne, resulting in these asbestos fibers being inhaled into our lungs, leading to potential health effects.

Whenever a renovation project (or mitigation project if your home has a moisture issue etc.) involves tearing down walls/ceiling or removing old vinyl flooring, these areas should be tested before disturbing them. Asbestos inspections are recommended when in doubt.

Some types of asbestos-containing materials are quite obvious visually, as in the case of old heating pipe insulation, others are not obvious with a simple visual inspection, such as: B. Plaster, drywall, vinyl floors and ceiling tiles. These require the taking of a physical sample of this material, which is sent for laboratory analysis.

While no amount of asbestos is considered “safe”, levels in excess of 1% are regulated by law and require contractors with special licenses to clean up the materials that are disturbed.”

Powers Environmental LLC is licensed to conduct asbestos inspections in Yonkers New York and throughout Westchester County


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