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What You Need to Know About Asbestos Before Purchasing a Home

Buying a home is a huge decision. In order to feel fully safe and secure in your investment, you need to take certain steps to ensure that you’re purchasing a place that’s in good condition. While many buyers are on the lookout for obvious problems like dated kitchens, lead paint, and cracks in the foundation, [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|asbestos|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Asbestos Before Purchasing a Home

Asbestos: When to Test, When to Relax, and When to Take Action

While asbestos has a really bad reputation, many Denver homeowners don’t really know that much about the stuff. What is it? How do you know if your home has it? And when should you be worried about it? In order to clear up any confusion, we’ve put together this simple guide to understanding asbestos, when [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|asbestos, Commercial, Residential|Comments Off on Asbestos: When to Test, When to Relax, and When to Take Action

The Facts About Asbestos

Asbestos fiber is made from naturally occurring silicate crystals. Its fire resistance and good insulating properties made it a popular building material until late in the 20th century when research pointed to it causing serious health problems. Studies showed that exposure to asbestos significantly increased risks of many cancers, including mesothelioma. Even brief exposure to [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|asbestos, Specialty|Comments Off on The Facts About Asbestos

Why Remove Old Insulation?

Old Insulation Removal There are any number of reasons you might want or need to remove old insulation from your attic or other spaces in your home or business. Whatever the reason, Abbotts has state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to remove hazardous old insulation safely and effectively. Hazards Many insulation materials contain asbestos, which is [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|asbestos, Do it Yourself, Mold, Specialty|0 Comments

Asbestos News Casts Sobering Shadow

Asbestos exposure will make you sick. Prolonged exposure will kill you. It’s no joke. Consider the rapid and permanent evacuation of Denver’s Overlook apartments. When asbestos was discovered to have been used in the apartments’ construction, officials and the complex owners considered the health risk so grave that they evacuated the property immediately and permanently. [...]

By | August 12th, 2014|asbestos, Do it Yourself, Specialty|0 Comments

Got Asbestos? Here’s What to Expect

Asbestos is a fibrous material that is fire resistant and a good insulator, so it was a popular building material late in the 19th pointed to the substance causing numerous serious health problems. Studies showed that exposure to asbestos significantly increased risks of many cancers, including the horrific mesothelioma. Even brief exposure to asbestos was shown to [...]

By | June 11th, 2014|asbestos, Do it Yourself, Specialty|0 Comments