Asbestos Insulation Removal & Replacement
Asbestos insulation is a very common problem that many people have to deal with at some point. Several years ago, asbestos was commonly used in everything from shingles to floor tiles and asbestos insulation was used in many homes that were built in the 1950s and 1960s. Asbestos was long considered an ideal material for almost all types of insulation until its cancer-causing effects were revealed to the public. The naturally occurring mineral has a unique fibrous nature that allows it to take on a cotton-like consistency.
Asbestos has been used since ancient times to make fireproof cloth for the burial shrouds of kings and the tablecloths of wealthy landholders, but the modern asbestos industry did not arise until the machinery of the Industrial Revolution created a great need for insulation materials.