For decades, asbestos was used as a fire retardant and heat insulator in all types of construction materials, long before anyone knew there was a health risk associated with it. At Rocky Mountain Catastrophe, we can safely remove asbestos and dispose of it.
According to code, if we remove more than 32 square feet of drywall or friable material (any solid substance that can be broken into pieces with little effort), we’re required to test for asbestos. At the same time, we also test for lead paint, which was in common use prior to 1978. If we find it or lead paint, we’re required by law to remove it before we can continue to dry out and/or repair or rebuild the building. Fortunately, our asbestos abatement efforts can be confined only to the damaged areas that we’re working on, regardless of how prevalent the asbestos is. Typically, asbestos and lead paint only pose a significant health risk when they’re disturbed. Throughout the damage restoration process, we’ll keep you and your insurance company informed about what we find and the abatement procedures we’re implementing. Today, depending on the age of the house or structure, asbestos can be found in:
- ducting / ductwork
- drywall compound
For more information on abatement and removal, please call (970) 722-7744, or e-mail [email protected]. In case of an emergency, please call (970) 531-7308. Please note: In addition to asbestos removal, we also offer mold remediation services, and we’re certified through the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) for mold mitigation.