Identifying Asbestos

What is Asbestos AND more importantly, do I have it?

Asbestos is a set of minerals known for its resistance to heat, fire, and electricity. Because of these properties, it was widely used in everything from building insulation to oven mitts throughout the 20th century. But by the 1970s, public knowledge of asbestos’s ability to cause cancer, especially a rare, aggressive form of the disease called mesothelioma, caused governments around the world to ban or extremely limit its use in both industrial and consumer products.

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      Why use ACI-Tech?

      Working with ACI-Tech means QUALITY service. We have over 20 YEARS of experience, project quality control and compliance.

      ACI-Tech is licensed and insured in ASBESTOS, MOLD, and LEAD remediation. With our experience in the environmental business we have the knowledge and the personel to get the job done safely, thoroughly and exactly on schedule.

      Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistant properties, asbestos has been used for a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in home building materials such as roofing shingles, ceiling, and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products.

      When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling, or demolition activities, microscopic fibers become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems.

      The purpose of the RRP Rule is to minimize exposure from lead-based paint dust during renovation, repair, or painting activities. This is a key effort in reducing the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning, particularly lead poisoning caused by housing contaminated by renovation activities. This will also minimize exposure to older children and adults who are also adversely impacted by lead-based paint dust exposure. Lead paint was used in more than 38 million homes prior to its ban for residential use in 1978. This paint can form toxic dust when it is disturbed during normal home repair work. EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program is designed to reduce lead contamination by training contractors in relatively simple lead-safe work practices, and certifying contractors to make sure that they follow lead-safe work practices. We also want consumers to choose firms that are certified. Given that lead poisoning can cause a wide range of physical, intellectual, emotional, and behavioral issues with societal and financial impacts, this program is prevention-based, cost-effective, and a long-term bargain.

      ACI-TECH, INC. is Pennsylvania certified Lead Contractor and RRP Certified from the E.P.A.

      Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Molds are typically found inside kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in homes or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.

      It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.

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