Storm Damaged Asbestos
Asbestos & Storm Damage in Portland CT
Storm or wind damaged asbestos in building structures can distrupt your quality of life. Whether it is your Portland home or business, – wind damage, flooding or even fallen trees can create a catastrophe. If you have asbestos storm damage on your property, it becomes even more hazardous. Asbestos can be easily injured by storms, especially when it involves exterior shingles or roof damage. Our two most common concerns happen when asbestos shingles and roofing materials are broken and torn during high winds, snow and sleet storms, and even lightning strikes. These natural disasters are nearly unpreventable, yet the owner is left with the very concerning consequences. When asbestos is not damaged, it is best left undisturbed. If you have storm damaged asbestos, the time has come to time to call in certified technicians who know how to manage it and dispose of it. Please do not take a chance with your heath and the health of others by doing a DIY or handyman repair on a potential health hazard. The consequences of exposure to asbestos dust and debris are far reaching. Experts can contain the situation and completely remove it from the property before it becomes a public health crisis. You’ll rest assured the storm damaged asbestos has been resolved when you use professional services.
Fresh Air, LLC is a Licensed and Insured Contractor in CT & MA
CT Contractor License: 0609599
Asbestos Handling & Disposal
Storm Damaged Asbestos Debris
Once rain or snow storms have damaged asbestos, it is considering hazardous debris. Generally speaking, storms impact the exterior and injure shingles and roofing materials. Ice dams along the edge of roofs can cause water to pour into the home and compromise roofs and insulation. Sometimes, wind & flooding causes harm to insulation and releases asbestos fiber. Once asbestos has been broken, it becomes friable and releases injurious fibers into the air. The length of these fibers determines how long it stays in the body. Once inhaled, they stay in airways and the lungs, leading to scarring and serious diseases. For your sake, do not handle or breathe friable asbestos that has storm damage.
Storm Damaged Asbestos Disposal
Reconstruction will unavoidably involve disposal of asbestos. There are very specific procedures and approved facilities for such hazardous waste. The problem begins when the structure owner wants to do it themselves. This is truly unsafe, and it may have permanent consequences that must be avoided. Cancers like mesothelioma and asbestosis can appear down the road and destroy lives. Trained professionals will have the know-how to enclose asbestos in correct containers or bags, labeled for disposal at the appropriate Portland locations. They’ll also know the costs of said asbestos disposal. Once storm damage has compromised asbestos, it is imperative to call in the licensed professionals.
What to do in the aftermath of Storm Damage with Asbestos?
Do Not Enter Storm Damaged Asbestos Area
A hazardous space with storm damaged asbestos must not be entered by anyone except the specialists.
Seek Professional Opinion from Fresh Air
Certified advice is essential in occurrences that have friable asbestos in the air in or surrounding structures.
Employ Fresh Air For all Your Asbestos Needs
Professional help for asbestos storm damage can turn your home’s problem into a solution quickly.
Fresh Air. LLC
325 Main St
Portland, CT 06480
If you suspect you have water damage in your attic, we have tips on how to carefully inspect the space. We always suggest looking down as well as up! Water descends and damage may be initially discovered on the floor space of the attic, not just on the rafters