Office Phone: (920) 787-9215
Plumbing in older homes or businesses may not only be an issue of brittle pipes but also can contain dangerous levels of asbestos. When it comes to older plumbing and asbestos it is always best to practice caution. Proper repairs or remediation is required to protect health and safety of family or employees by contacting a certified asbestos contractor to remove the asbestos from your property. There are pipes that run through the entire home or commercial building in basements, attics, walls and throughout that can contain dangerous levels of asbestos in older properties. Pipe manufacturers used asbestos in piping material because of its fire resistance, strength and light weight.
There were 2 ways that pipe manufacturers used asbestos in the material that included the pipe wrapping or insulation and pipe materials where ACM constructed the walls of the pipe. Steel and concrete pipes that are 50 years old most likely are going to need to be replaced. A trained asbestos contractor can come out to test for asbestos to make sure there isn’t harmful levels of asbestos in the pipes or material used to install or insulate the pipes throughout your property. Having the plumbing inspected by a certified asbestos professional not only is best for safety and health but could save you money and time before having a plumber start any plumbing renovation. Reputable plumbing contractors are required to have your pipes inspected by an asbestos professional if they suspect asbestos, costing you time and additional expenses from the delay of project.
If unsure about asbestos in your home or property plumbing, call us today! We can do a full asbestos inspection, testing and abatement if necessary, to ensure your safety from harmful asbestos fibers.