Asbestos Removal Bristol VA

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The Honey Do Service, Inc.
276-466-3936
433 Scott Street
Bristol, VA
Services
Home Repair / Maintenance / Remodel
Licenses / Certifications
General Contractor
Years in Business
8

Sears Home Services
8888675309
783 E MAIN STREET
ABINGDON, VA

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Smith & Son's Home Improvements & Repairs
(423)389-1400
4033 Harbor Chapel Rd
Kingsport, TN
 
Alpha Industries Home Maintenance
(423) 765-3287
504 Hopkins st
Kingsort, TN
Services
Any Home repair or maintenance
Years in Business
5

Smith & Company
(423) 579-5453
1234 Highland St
Kingsport, TN
Services
Turnkey Renovations, One Call, One Contractor-We Do It ALL!
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
Years in Business
35

Kitchen Tune-Up
423-323-5171
560j Fieldcrest Rd
Blountville, TN
Services
Cabinet Refacing, Wood Restoration, Counter Tops, Roll out Trays
Licenses / Certifications
TN
Membership Organizations
KTU Worldwide Franchise System
Years in Business
Serving NE TN and surrounding areas since 1994

Sears Home Services
8888675309
2101 FORT HENRY DR
KINGSPORT, TN

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Venable John B Building & Remodeling
(423) 392-4550
3433 Wesley Rd
Kingsport, TN
 
Smith & Sons Home Improvements & Repairs
(423)389-1400
1013 King Street
Kingsport, TN
 
Rick'S Home Improvement
(423) 677-2345
1624 Redwood Dr
Kingsport, TN
 
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Asbestos Hazards: Precautions to Take when Going from Old to Green

Remodeling or renovating a home is an exciting proposition. Soon, much of the home you live in will be brand new and sparkling clean. The prospect of renovation is even more enticing when you know your home will be more environmentally-friendly and provide a healthier living environment for you and your family.

But the road from old to green can be paved with hazards, demanding great care and often the intervention of professionals who can help keep renovations on track, avoiding hazards associated with the presence of toxic materials such as asbestos. Asbestos, a naturally-mined substance once known for its durability and heat- and fire-resistance, was used extensively in homes, factories, offices, and schools throughout much of the twentieth century until the government issued severe restrictions on its use in 1977. Inside homes built prior to that time, asbestos can be found in attic insulation, wrapped around pipes or electrical wires, or may be present in drywall, floor tiles, or popcorn-type ceilings. Outside, roof shingles and siding may contain asbestos.

If you’re doing a green renovation on your own and your home was built prior to 1980, it’s best to have an inspector go through your house and check for asbestos before beginning any demolition or dismantling. The smallest trace of asbestos that becomes airborne when the mineral is damaged or cut can be easily inhaled by the do-it-yourselfer or anyone else inside the home. Asbestos inhalation can eventually cause a number of serious and fatal diseases including asbestosis and the cancer known as mesothelioma . A professional building inspector knows where to search for the hazardous mineral and can help avoid a disaster before it happens. If asbestos is found, it should either be encapsulated or removed, depending on the specifics of the renovation.

If you find you have asbestos insulation that needs to come out, it can be replaced with a number of more suitable products that have proven to be quite environmentally-friendly. Some green construction companies lean towards cotton fiber insulation, which is made from recycled materials such as denim. This insulation is completely non-toxic and carries no warning labels of any sort. Others prefer spray polyurethane foam, but be sure to pick the type that doesn’t contain any PBDEs (polybrominated dephenyl ethers), which are particularly toxic to the developing brains of animals and may cause nervous system disorders in humans. Another option is cellulose – finely shredded newsprint – made up of 85 percent recycled content. All these choices have been shown to be extremely energy efficient.

In addition to the alternatives listed above, there are a number of other products that make excellent substitutes for asbestos. Wheat flour, cotton and rayon are often used as fillers in lieu of asbestos, and PTFE coated fiberglass tape, which is heat-resistant and contains no dangerous chemicals, is a safe alternativ...

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