Asbestos Removal and Abatement

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ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

Asbestos abatement is a highly regulated and specialized process. There are many factors involved when dealing with asbestos removal. The procedures become more complicated when asbestos and materials containing asbestos are exposed or disturbed as a result of, renovation, mishap or disaster such as fire or flooding.asbestos removal

At ServiceMaster Restore of Peterborough, our technicians are qualified and fully trained asbestos removal and abatement professionals.

Our services include asbestos assessments, surveying, air sampling and reporting on materials containing asbestos, including vermiculite and old insulation products. Our technicians will also assess the risks involved in your particular situation and select the most appropriate method of managing the problem. Then they will complete the asbestos removal and abatement procedures in a safe, professional and efficient manner.

Our technicians will use a variety of techniques to complete your inspection and analysis. These techniques could include:

Air Sampling – to indicate if you have an asbestos problem and determine its severity.

Materials Sampling – to determine the source of the airborne asbestos and confirm with independent laboratory analysis if required.

Assessment of Asbestos – sometimes removal isn’t your best option depending on the condition of the asbestos.

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IS THERE ASBESTOS IN MY HOME OR BUSINESS?

Most products made today do not contain asbestos. Those few products made which still contain asbestos that could be inhaled are required to be labeled as such. However, until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials contained asbestos.

Where You Might Find Asbestos at Home or Work

  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • Roofing and siding shingles
  • Wall and attic insulation
  • Textured paint, patching and joint compounds
  • Asbestos paper, millboard or cement sheets used around stoves and fireplaces
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Door gaskets in furnaces

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Who is responsible for paying for the service?

As the commercial property owner, you are responsible for payment and will need to sign a form authorizing payment for the restoration services. If this is an insurance claim, ServiceMaster Restore generally collects only the deductible (co-payment) amount from you and bills the balance to your insurance provider as a service to you. If you have a large loss, your mortgage company may be included as a payee on the payment from your insurance company, and you may need to obtain a signature from them as well. If your claim is not covered by insurance or you decide not to file a claim, you will be expected to pay in full. A payment schedule may be agreed upon prior to the start of any non-insured work.

What about special items? Artwork, china, heirlooms, etc.

Some high-value items require restoration by specialists. Working with your insurance claim representative, we can help you identify these items and locate a qualified restorer.

PREVENTING WATER DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME

Water damage can occur from a leak, plumbing issues or weather-related events. Repairing the damage can range from a quick fix to a large scale restoration but the good news is that most of the time it could have been avoided in the firs

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