Asbestos Removal Services in Houston, TX
Excel Industrial Group Removes Asbestos
As our world continues to change and evolve, we discover things that we used to think were harmless but are now known to be harmful or toxic. Asbestos is one of those things, but the experienced team at Excel Industrial Group specializes in asbestos abatement services in Houston, TX. Asbestos was commonly used in building materials for many years before we became aware of how dangerous it could be. If you have asbestos in your industrial buildings, there’s no need to panic. Our experienced team is here to help you remove the problem with our abatement services. We remove all traces of the harmful material, safely and effectively, so you no longer have to worry about your health and safety. Learn more about our asbestos removal services and contact us to request a quote.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. Asbestos is made up of soft, flexible fibers. The material became popular for manufacturing many products because of its beneficial properties, including being resistant to heat, corrosion, and electricity. Asbestos serves as an effective insulator. It can be used to create stronger cement, cloth, plastic, paper, and other materials. For those reasons, manufacturers used asbestos in thousands of products before realizing the potential dangers associated with it, and regulations were created in the 1970s. Decades later, we’re still cleaning up all the asbestos that was so commonly used.
How Is Asbestos Used?
Asbestos was mined and used commercially beginning in the late 1800s in North America. The use of this material dramatically increased during World War II. The building and construction industries commonly used asbestos to strengthen cement and plastics, as well as for insulation, sound absorption, and fireproofing. In total, more than 5,000 products have been made containing asbestos. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the use of asbestos in certain products in the late 1970s because asbestos fibers could be released into the environment. All new uses of asbestos were prohibited by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1989.
What Makes Asbestos Dangerous?
Now that we know the dangers associated with asbestos, it is no longer used. That means you can rest easy if your home or commercial building was constructed after 1989. It’s essential to understand the dangers associated with asbestos if you have an older building. The threat of asbestos lies in the disruption of materials containing it. This can lead to harmful asbestos dust. That dust contains microscopic mineral fibers that are easy to breathe in and can become permanently trapped in the human body. These asbestos fibers are known to cause various health concerns, especially those pertaining to the lungs. Asbestos can put everyone who lives or works in the buildings it’s present in at risk.
Common Health Concerns Related to Asbestos
Being exposed to asbestos is known to cause various health problems. Living or working in a building with disturbed asbestos materials can lead to many negative health consequences. In many cases, symptoms don’t appear until years later, after it’s too late to take action. Some of the most common asbestos-related health concerns include:
- Mesothelioma – This aggressive form of cancer is characterized by a malignant tumor that forms in the lungs, abdomen, or heart after inhaling asbestos fibers.
- Asbestosis – This chronic lung condition is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers and results in shortness of breath, a chronic cough, and other health issues.
- Lung Disease – Being exposed to asbestos can lead to a progressive lung disease as well as other severe lung conditions, including pleural plaques, pleuritis, and pleural effusions.
- Other Cancers – Inhaling asbestos can lead to other forms of cancer, including ovarian, lung, and laryngeal cancer.
- Additional Concerns – Trapped asbestos in your home or business can cause many health problems over the years, including scarring and genetic damage.
Safe Asbestos Removal & Remediation Services
Asbestos dust is dangerous and needs to be handled and removed by a professional. To ensure your safety, you should never attempt to remove asbestos or asbestos dust yourself. The team of experts at Excel Industrial Group is highly-trained and experienced in effectively removing asbestos at your site. Our workers wear the appropriate gear and use the best equipment and knowledge to dislodge, collect, and dispose of asbestos safely. Once the asbestos materials are removed, our team can return your space to a fully safe environment, removing any trace of the substance. Improper techniques for removing asbestos can result in harmful fibers being released into the air. Hiring a professional asbestos removal team will ensure:
- Safety – Our trained asbestos specialists utilize advanced equipment to ensure that all asbestos is removed without any harmful fibers being released into your home or business.
- Effective Removal – Don’t leave asbestos removal to chance. Our team of professionals ensures that all traces of asbestos are removed effectively.
- Adherence to Local Requirements – Local rules and regulations must be met regarding the removal of asbestos. The team at Excel Industrial Group adheres to all requirements.
Professional Asbestos Removal Services
Our environmental abatement services also include radon abatement services. There are many dangerous materials that we may not even know are present in our buildings or on our sites. According to the Department of Health and Human Services and the EPA, there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is not easy to detect to the untrained eye and without the proper equipment. Professional testing is the only way to be sure whether you have asbestos or not. Having an asbestos test performed can give you peace of mind and allow us to remove all traces of the dangerous material if present.
Complete Industrial Waste Management Services
Our team excels at removing asbestos, but we also offer a whole host of industrial waste management services in Houston, TX. We provide industrial waste transportation services at minimal hassle and cost to you. We will start by determining the safest, simplest, and most effective methods for transporting, recycling, and disposing of your waste. We’ve been assisting business owners by disposing of their industrial waste since 1997. Excel Industrial Group is a full-service waste management company offering environmentally safe waste management services for the recycling, transporting, and disposal of all industrial waste. Contact us today to learn more or request your quote.
Why Choose Us?
- We Excel At Efficiency
- Over 25 Years of Experience
- Experts In Managing Waste, Chemical & Co-Product Needs