Remove dangerous asbestos from your home with help from Ecotelligent Homes. Our team is licensed and certified for asbestos abatement. We specialize in the removal of the following asbestos in homes:
- Vermiculite insulation, commonly found in attics and walls
- Boiler pipe insulation
- Ductwork tape and fire barriers
- Furnace and chimney fire barriers
- Ceiling tiles
It is crucial to use licensed contractors who can properly remove asbestos since it can remain airborne for up to 72 hours. The smallest level of asbestos exposure can have damaging health effects. After the removal of asbestos, Ecotelligent Homes uses a third-party contractor to test the air quality in your home. This ensures the quality of our work and the safety of your family.
How do I know if my home has asbestos?
If you are unsure if your home was built with materials that contain asbestos, Ecotelligent Homes can run a professional abatement assessment to sample the material. Our team will also assess if a remodel will alter potential asbestos-containing material and make it friable, meaning the material will easily flake or become airborne. If it is friable, it can pose a health risk to your home.
Ecotelligent Homes follows U.S EPA guidelines and does not recommend testing vermiculite insulation for asbestos content. The majority of vermiculite insulation used in homes throughout the United States was sourced from a mine in Libby, Montana which contains asbestos. Vermiculite is also very difficult to sample for accurate testing of asbestos content. We recommend removing vermiculite insulation without testing it.
When do I need to remove asbestos?
Materials containing asbestos need to be removed from the home when it is friable or damaged. If it is damaged or friable, the asbestos can easily become airborne and can cause potentially damaging health effects. If a home is going through a remodel that will damage materials containing asbestos and cause it to become friable, it needs to be removed by licensed professionals for the safety of your family.
If materials that contain asbestos are in good shape and are not going to be disturbed when making updates and changes to your home, they pose a lower risk and may not need to be removed.
What are the health risks of asbestos exposure?
Asbestos exposure can lead to many health risks, primarily to the lungs. Lung diseases and other health effects can take years to appear after exposure to asbestos in a home. The most common health risks from asbestos are:
- Lung cancer
- Asbestosis: a long-term and non-cancerous disease of the lungs
- Mesothelioma: a rare form of cancer often found in the lung's thin lining as well as the heart, chest and abdomen
Contact Ecotelligent Homes for asbestos abatement
No level of asbestos exposure is safe, which is why you need a professional licensed contractor for asbestos abatement. If you need asbestos removal done right, contact Ecotelligent Homes at 248-291-7815. We follow MIOSHA and EPA guidelines for asbestos abatement.
Ecotelligent Homes is a Metro Detroit home performance contractor. We work with Metro Detroit homeowners to create more energy efficient and healthy homes in the following cities:
- Ann Arbor
- Bloomfield Hills
- Farmington & Farmington Hills
- Huntington Woods
- Northville & Township of Northville
- Plymouth & Plymouth Township
- Royal Oak
- South Lyon
- West Bloomfield
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Vermiculite Insulation: What You Need to Know for Safety
Vermiculate insulation started to be used for homes in the early 1920s and later gained popularity during the baby boom when many homes were being built. Over time, it was phased out of use due to asbestos contamination, which can lead to respiratory health issues. Read on to learn more on how to stay safe […]
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THE ECOTELLIGENT DIFFERENCE
Ecotelligent Homes is a home performance contractor, which means we are a one-stop-shop and we manage the project from start to finish. We follow a three-step process when assessing and improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.