Do you own a building that was built prior to 1980? If so, there is a very good chance that you have some asbestos in the building somewhere. With the awareness of just how dangerous for everyone’s health this is, you would be wise to have it removed while you can choose the time. It can become a problem if you go to sell the property or if you have fire or water damage that exposes it. You will have to hurry to have it removed at that time, which will leave you with fewer options.
You can have it done in your own time frame, by calling a company such as Maspeth Environmental Corp Queens to come out to check your building. They will examine it and let you know where the asbestos is and what will need to be done to remove it. The workers will need to have special training and equipment to keep themselves and you safe during the removal. There is more danger coming from the asbestos once it has been disturbed, so removing it needs to be done very carefully.
Asbestos Abatement in Queens will often need to be done to remove the asbestos found as insulation around water pipes, hot water heaters, duct-work and vents. Some of the older floor tiles were made with asbestos and will need to be removed. Attic and insulation in the walls are other areas where this was used, in addition to sometimes being used as a spray-on surface for walls and other areas. Walls were sometimes patched using a material that contains asbestos as well. Any of these can be found and removed during Asbestos Abatement in Queens. You won’t need to worry, they have safer insulating materials that work just as well they can replace it with.
Since your building was built some years ago, it would be a good idea to have the same people check for any lead paint you may have in the building. This is just as big a health concern and needs to be taken care of by trained professionals. You can’t just paint over this to eliminate the health hazard. They will take care of it the right way for you.