Home Guard Environmental

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral composed of soft and flexible fibers that are resistant to heat, electricity, and corrosion. These qualities make the mineral useful, but they also make asbestos exposure highly toxic.

Asbestos is an effective insulator, and it can be used in cloth, paper, cement, plastic and other materials to make them stronger.

Asbestos Adhesives: Roofing sealant, pipe lagging, duct tape, furnace cement and glue for flooring, wall panels, ceiling tiles and interior fixtures

Asbestos Construction Mastics & Gunning Mix: Used to repair or fill industrial materials such as furnaces, tile, or flooring.

Asbestos Duct Connectors: Fabric that connects HVAC system parts together

Asbestos Electrical Components: Ebonized panels, electrical shielding, molded cement bases, flash guard paper, wire insulation and cable wrap

Asbestos Felt: Used in roofing, flooring, and paper mills

Asbestos Fireproofing: Firefighter gear, tar paper, paint, and spray-on fireproofing

Asbestos Gaskets: Heat-resistant seals for joining machine parts, valves, and hoses

Asbestos Insulation: Loose-fill insulation, pipe wrap, block insulation, acoustic tiles, and spray-on insulation

Asbestos Plastics: Used in tools, cookware, appliances, and vehicles, especially for brake pads

Asbestos Sheets: Corrugated cement sheets, flat cement sheets, drywall and “asbestos lumber” for roof shingles and siding

Asbestos Textiles: Protective clothing, upholstery, and fire blankets

Asbestos Vinyl Products: Floor tiles, sheet flooring and wallpaper

Other Products That Have Contained Asbestos

Asbestos Cigarette Filters: Used in Kent Micronite cigarettes between 1952 and 1956

Asbestos Consumer Products: Potholders, ashtray coasters, wicking for gas ranges, fake snow for Christmas decorations and insulation linings in hair dryers and cooking appliances

Asbestos Laboratory Equipment: Laboratory fume hoods, equipment insulation linings, Bunsen burner mats, gauze pads and gloves

Asbestos-Contaminated Makeup: Cosmetics made from contaminated talc

Asbestos-Contaminated Talcum Powder: Baby powder and other personal hygiene products made from contaminated talc

Asbestos-Contaminated Zonolite Insulation: Pour-in attic insulation made from contaminated vermiculite

Asbestos is safe to have in your house or business if it is not being disturbed, with that being said all types of asbestos fibers are dangerous if you breathe them. Once the asbestos containing material is damaged it needs to be removed to prevent any serious health issues.

We have certified AHERA Building Inspectors that can take care of all your asbestos, mold and lead testing needs.

We receive asbestos and mold results within 24 business hours, and lead results within three to five business days.

Your house will be perfectly safe to be in while the abatement is performed. The areas that are unsafe to be in will be clearly marked and sealed off. If you do choose to leave your house, that’s more than fine with us!

A typical abatement takes anywhere from one to three days, depending on the size of the abatement.

Following all our abatements we run an air clearance test to ensure your house is safe for family and friends.

16089 N Franklin Blvd Ste 6 Nampa, ID 83687