How to Test a Ceiling for Asbestos

May 13, 2022

Asbestos seemed to have almost magical properties — highly durable, resistant to fire, corrosion, dust, and pests, as well as useful in soundproofing, it was also affordable. It’s no surprise that around half of all American homes contained asbestos at some point, then, but when it became apparent that this naturally-occurring compound also posed serious health risks, its use was gradually rolled back.  Starting from the 1970s, new asbestos ceiling materials were no longer being manufactured. Pre-existing ceiling materials were installed throughout the 1980s and even into the early ‘90s, however. While older popcorn ceilings are the most likely to contain asbestos, some ceiling tiles have asbestos in them, too.  If you have recently bought a new home, and it hasn’t been refurbished in decades, chances are that you could have an asbestos ceiling. That poses a huge problem, especially because popcorn ceilings have well and truly gone out of style — … Continued

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What’s Involved in Professional Asbestos Testing?

March 29, 2022

Asbestos is not something to be taken lightly. Exposure to this hazardous material can cause several health issues including lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you believe your home may contain this dangerous substance, consider having your home tested by professional asbestos inspectors. To help you feel more comfortable with this service, keep reading to learn more about the asbestos testing process conducted by Zona Restoration.

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Asbestos Tile Removal – What if they are removed by accident?

March 1, 2022

Many older homes in the United States feature asbestos materials used in design and construction. Back in the 1930s to 1950s, home builders viewed asbestos as a strong, lightweight material ideal for roofing and ceiling applications. Asbestos has excellent fire resistance, and it’s a great electrical insulator.However, public opinion on asbestos changed in the 1970s. People exposed to asbestos started to develop respiratory issues involving the lungs. Soon after, medical science started linking asbestos poisoning to building materials used in home construction.As a result, no new construction projects after the 70s used asbestos. However, plenty of old construction features asbestos materials used in the roofing system. In the 60s, people would replace these tiles without a second thought.However, after learning about the health risks associated with the material, homeowners must call a professional contractor to remove asbestos tiles from the roof. Trying to remove the tiles yourself can be dangerous, … Continued

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How to Reduce Your Exposure to Asbestos While Remodeling

February 1, 2022

If you’re planning to remodel your older Scottsdale home, it’s a good idea to take preventative measures in case your home contains asbestos. As you’re demolishing your home and removing older materials, you really can’t tell if you’ve come across asbestos or not. An asbestos abatement professional, like Zona Restoration, has the training and experience to know how to spot asbestos. Becoming knowledgeable about asbestos will help you reduce any exposure to you or your family while remodeling your home.

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Why Should a Professional Test Your Home for Asbestos?

September 15, 2021

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that was used in creating building and construction materials prior to 1980. If you have an older home, your family could be at risk of exposure to this hazardous element. By hiring Zona Restoration, any asbestos found in your Chandler area home will be handled according to proper health and safety regulations. Keep reading to learn more about our professional asbestos practices.

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What Types of Roof Damage Can a Restoration Contractor Repair?

August 17, 2021

When most of us think of roof damage, we think of torn or missing shingles, cracks or holes in the roof, broken gutters, and the like. If you happen to own an older home in the Mesa, AZ, area, it is probable that there could be other, more dangerous, materials lurking in your roof, such as mold, asbestos, or lead. In cases like this, you need a professional restoration company, like Zona Restoration, that has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to safely and effectively remove these hazardous elements from your Mesa home.

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3 Facts About Asbestos Exposure

June 1, 2021

If you enjoy undertaking home DIY projects, live in an older home, or have a high-risk occupation, you may be at risk of asbestos exposure. Being educated with regard to these risks will keep you and your family safe. Zona Restoration has years of experience assisting homeowners and business owners in understanding the negative effects of asbestos. 

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What Should I Do If I Find Asbestos in My Home?

January 5, 2021

While asbestos is rarely used in construction or housing materials anymore, it can still be found in older homes throughout the Phoenix area. If you do happen to discover asbestos in your home, you need to treat it as the damaging and harmful substance it is. At Zona Restoration, we understand how this dangerous element works. We recommend following these three steps when you find asbestos in your Phoenix home.Do NothingIf you discover that your home contains asbestos and the asbestos-containing materials are confined, the best thing to do is nothing. As long as the construction materials remain undisturbed, the asbestos will do you no harm. The only time asbestos becomes harmful is when its fibers are released into the air due to the disturbance of the housing materials.   Confine the MaterialsWhen any asbestos-containing materials are displaced, due to repairs or damage to the home, you need to immediately remove yourself … Continued

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When Should I Have My Home Inspected for Asbestos?

September 10, 2020

Asbestos is a tricky, sneaky substance. Generally, asbestos cannot be identified by simply looking at it. It takes a trained professional to know if your home contains this dangerous material. The asbestos inspection team at Zona Restoration is professionally trained in inspecting and testing for asbestos. If you find yourself in the following circumstances, we highly recommend you schedule an asbestos inspection as soon as possible.

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Our 4-Step Asbestos Removal Process

May 6, 2020

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that can be found in older homes throughout the Scottsdale area. Before its dangers were recognized, many home-building materials were created using asbestos, such as roofing shingles, cement products, vinyl flooring, and more. The pros at Zona Restoration are all licensed construction specialists who are trained in safely removing this hazardous substance from your home. Read more to learn all about our thorough asbestos abatement process.1. Contain the Work AreaWe begin by completely containing the area in which we will be working. Using high-quality plastic sheeting, we tape off the floors, walls, and ceilings. We also prevent any cross-contamination with any other area of your home by using air scrubbers and negative-pressure machines. 2. Remove Asbestos MaterialsNot only is our priority to keep you safe, but we also keep our employees safe. All specialists are required to wear abatement suits during the asbestos removal process. … Continued

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