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Asbestos Abatement Honolulu, Oahu: Testing Removal & Cleaning

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Asbestos Abatement & Removal: Honolulu, Oahu Asbestos abatement cleaning

Asbestos abatement is the process of removing or mitigating the effects caused by asbestos. Asbestos has been used in literally thousands of construction materials on Oahu, commonly referred to as asbestos-containing materials.

Unfortunately, asbestos has been found to pose serious health conditions when its fibers become loose, or airborne. SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is certified and licensed to perform asbestos testing, abatement and removal to ensure the safety of people in a home or building.

Call us at 808-744-2730 for a FREE Onsite Estimate.

4 Reasons to choose us...

  • 24/7 No Charge Inspection Fee. We will come out any time of day to inspect your home or business at no charge to you.
  • Family Owned. We're local to Honolulu and we've been in business for over 8 years.
  • Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. We are licensed, bonded, and insured to perform asbestos testing, removal, and cleaning locally in Hawaii.  
  • 5 Star Google Rating. We have over 150 combined Google reviews between our Kailua and Central Honolulu locations. 

Asbestos Testing

  • First, determine when your home, or building was constructed. Asbestos was banned by the US Government in 1978. Structures on Oahu may have used asbestos in the construction process through 1989. It's a good rule of thumb to have an asbestos abatement company test if you suspect asbestos.
  • Second, see if there are signs of disturbed asbestos materials. Look for warning signs of degrading construction materials. Worn-out and disintegrating pipes, walls, insulation, vinyl flooring and other materials. When asbestos is undisturbed and intact, it can often be kept in place with minimal risk of exposure. But when it starts to break down and the fibers are released in the air, it becomes toxic.
  • Third, call an asbestos testing or abatement company to have the materials tested. You can check for signs of asbestos on your own, but testing should be done by a certified professional using special equipment. If asbestos is present, hire a contractor to repair or remove the materials that contain it to ensure the safety of people using the building.

*Inspections should always be done if there are asbestos concerns.

Asbestos Removal

Removing asbestos-containing materials without testing beforehand is a more dangerous and intrusive. Once the asbestos is airborne, breathing the toxic material can cause scarring to the tissue of the lungs and even lead to cancer.

When you have a water damage to a home or structure, a demolition, or a renovation where asbestos is suspected - you must first have the materials tested to ensure safety.

Calling a licensed asbestos abatement contractor

Asbestos abatement contractors are trained and licensed in handling asbestos. You could collect the sample on your own, but you would still have to give the samples to an EPA-certified laboratory.

SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is a licensed asbestos contractor located in Oahu. We can help you with asbestos testing, removal, and cleaning. We will ensure the safety of the people in your home or building. 

Call us at 808-744-2730 or click the REQUEST HELP ONLINE button at the top of this page to request service or to request a call back.

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