Expert Indoor Air Quality Services in Chatham, Madison, Summit & Northern and Central NJ

    Understanding Asbestos Hazards in Northern NJAsbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in many building products during much of the 20th century, including ceiling tiles and “popcorn” ceilings, resilient flooring, flooring adhesives, insulation, fireproofing fabrics and panels, and siding. In its friable (loose) state, invisible airborne fibers may be inhaled, eventually causing asbestosis, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, or mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal cavity.

    Fortunately, most asbestos found in the home is not friable and the fibers are not easily dislodged. In addition, most people afflicted with asbestos-related diseases were occupationally exposed to it. Miners, factory workers, and those who handle or remove asbestos (including painters and construction workers) are primary risk profiles.

    Nevertheless, homeowners should take every precaution during any remodeling or home improvement where an asbestos-containing product must be removed or modified. Under no circumstances should it be sawn, sanded, drilled, or scraped. The best course of action is to call a licensed and certified asbestos inspector if you suspect that asbestos is present in your home.

    Pipe Works Services can help evaluate your home for ways to improve its efficiency and air quality. We will promptly address any issues we find.
    We proudly offer our services in Chatham, Madison, Summit, and neighboring areas such as Short Hills, Union, Florham Park, Basking Ridge, Clifton, Somerset, Millburn, and more. Also, check out our home energy audit to diagnose your home’s energy problems. In most cases, improving a home’s energy efficiency also improves the home’s health and indoor air quality.
    company icon