Sometimes damage to building materials can result in the release of a hazardous material known as asbestos. Fortunately, this is something that UDK personnel are trained to handle and properly mitigate. UDK follows all state regulations in asbestos abatement, including required testing of materials prior to disruption.
If you think you have asbestos materials, don’t panic. Usually the best thing is to leave asbestos material in good condition undisturbed. However, damaged materials may release asbestos fibers. This is especially true if the materials are disturbed by unexpected damage, such as in the case of a water or fire loss. If asbestos-containing material becomes damaged (i.e., unraveling, frayed, breaking apart) you should immediately isolate the area (keep pets and children away from the area) and refrain from disturbing the material (either by touching it or walking on it). You should then immediately contact a professional asbestos abatement company such as Utah Disaster Kleenup for a consultation. At UDK we assign fully certified, specially trained technicians and estimators to properly mitigate this hazard within your property.
To understand more about asbestos abatement and also find answers to common questions, visit the Utah Division of Air Quality.