Oxnard Commercial Building Owners Understand SERVPRO's Commitment to Safe Asbestos Abatement
Type Of Materials That Require Asbestos Abatement In Your Oxnard Area Business
First, you should understand that there are strict regulations supplied by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA or EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as many state and local bodies regarding the handling of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). Work on any Oxnard area restaurant with the possibility of containing these kinds of materials requires specialized training, licensing, and permits.
Established asbestos abatement procedures in Oxnard help keep the area safe and clean. Technicians use these procedures to eliminate the thousands of products containing asbestos that contractors used until the late 1960s. ACMs were popular because of the unique properties of asbestos, including – fire resistance, high tensile strength, reduced heat and electrical conduction, and its near invulnerability to chemical decay.
Asbestos made a great fireproofing material, often sprayed onto steel beams, columns, and decking used to construct multi-story buildings. The application of chrysotile or amosite containing asbestos prevented structural members from warping or collapsing during a fire. As a result, SERVPRO technicians often find asbestos in your walls, ceiling, crawl spaces, attic, and other hard-to-reach areas.
We should note that asbestos, when added to a variety of building materials, can enhance strength. You can find asbestos in some specialty concrete or concrete-like products, often used as siding and roofing shingles. You can also find asbestos in wallboard, corrugated and flat sheets used for roofing, cladding, and partitions; or as pipes and ducts. Asphalt, vinyl, and other materials used to make roofing felts, exterior siding, floor tile, joint compounds, and adhesives also contain asbestos.
The only way to determine if ACMs exist on your property is through testing, SERVPRO technicians can provide you with the necessary services. Since many of these ACMs seal tight after installation, they typically only release asbestos fibers if mechanically damaged, through a process of drilling, cutting, or sanding.
ACMs also received widespread attention for use as thermal insulation in kitchens, or condensation control in basements. Contractors installed ACMs using a sprayer, trowel, or factory installation on or within appliances or other equipment. SERVPRO technicians can help you identify existing ACMs and handle them according to established guidelines.
Call SERVPRO of Oxnard for answers to additional questions or schedule your restaurant's initial inspection today. (805) 984-2347