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Reasons to Consider Home or Business Asbestos Removal

Microscopic in nature, asbestos fibers are durable and highly resistant to fire and other types of damage. This is why this material was used in homes and businesses for decades. Unfortunately, asbestos also poses several well-documented health risks. It has also been linked to mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that can affect linings in the heart, lungs, and abdomen. This is just of the several reasons to consider residential or commercial asbestos abatement, a process best left to companies like e.h.c. Associates with the skills and resources necessary to safely handle asbestos removal.

Your Home Was Built Before 1975

From the early 1940s through the 1970s, asbestos was widely used in home construction. If you have a home that was built during this period, it may have asbestos in some places you may not think to look. You may know that asbestos was commonly used in blown-in attic insulation, but there are many other potential sources of asbestos in an older home, including ones that have been updated several times since the seventies. In many instances, it’s hidden or forgotten sources of asbestos that can be a potential health hazard. Some of these often-overlooked sources of residential asbestos include:

• Vinyl floor tiles
• Some forms of linoleum
• Glue that was used on your wood flooring
• Duct insulation used in HVAC systems
• Plaster
• Siding and roofing materials
• Window caulking and glazing

Your Ceilings Were Installed Before 1978

In 1977, the use of asbestos in textured ceiling paint was banned in the United States. Even if your ceilings have been updated or painted numerous times since then, you may have ceilings in your business that contain some form of asbestos. This is especially true if your older ceilings were simply covered up with a new one. Just because the older ceiling that has asbestos is out of sight, doesn’t mean fibers and harmful particles aren’t still making their way into your ductwork and into the air that’s breathed by anyone in your home or business.

You Have Older Commercial Buildings That May Have ‘Hidden’ Asbestos

Until the 1970s, asbestos was widely used in commercial construction. You may still have some lingering sources of asbestos in your commercial spaces. If your commercial buildings were constructed between the 1940s and early 1970s, possible sources of asbestos include:

• Cement pipes and pipe coverings
• Corrosive chemical containers
• Roofing products, including sealants and coatings
• Boilers and heating vessels
• Older laboratory furniture
• Conduits for electrical wiring

Asbestos Health Risks

The simple presence of asbestos in your home is not necessarily hazardous. Generally, materials that are still in good condition won’t release asbestos fibers or particles into the air. In some cases, disturbing these materials will create a hazard that didn’t previously exist. It’s when sources of asbestos are damaged or worn that it’s time to consider asbestos abatement. In addition to mesothelioma, there are other possible health risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibers, including:

• Scarring in the lungs (asbestosis)
• Non-cancerous lung conditions like pleural disease
• Lung cancer
• Reduced immune system functioning
• Respiratory ailments

Risks of DIY Asbestos Removal

Whether you’ve recently spotted signs of worn or damaged asbestos materials or you’re in the process of planning a major renovation, there are many reasons why you need to remove asbestos. But doing the job yourself can present additional risks, such as unintentional exposure to dangerous fibers and accidentally causing asbestos particles to spread.

Professionals from e.h.c. Associates have the equipment and skills required to safely remove asbestos wherever it may be located in your home or business. Our asbestos removal service includes safe removal and follow-up testing to ensure there are no lingering fibers or particles in your interior spaces.

Testing for Asbestos

The first step in any asbestos-related projects is to determine if there are actually asbestos materials in your home or business. The most effective way to do this is with asbestos testing. Sample analysis and air monitoring are the most common forms of testing for the presence of asbestos. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends polarized light microscopy as the preferred test method for identifying asbestos in building materials. It’s a process that involves isolating fibers from a sample. When it’s time for asbestos abatement based on test results, we can help with documentation and other steps required to properly remove ACMs (asbestos containing materials).

If you think you might have asbestos in your living spaces or work areas in Lancaster County, Philadelphia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, or Delaware, the team at e.h.c. Associates can help. We provide comprehensive asbestos removal service that includes asbestos testing and complete removal. We’re also at your service if you’re experiencing issues with lead paint, mold, and other problems that may be affecting your home or business. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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Maria G Becerra cruz
Maria G Becerra cruz
18:38 10 Oct 20
It has been a pleasure working with EHC at Armstrong. Alex Henriquez did a great job explaining the work plan, and was very receptive to any small requests/changes we at Armstrong made. Elio Cirilo did an excellent job providing us with quick, accurate estimates.
Jeremy Brickner
Jeremy Brickner
20:18 29 Sep 20
I have had the pleasure of working with Dan and Alex on several projects over the past year. They are very professional and thorough. I would highly recommend their services to anyone.
Katie D
Katie D
18:20 28 Sep 20
Barb King (VP of Operations), Mark Andrechik (Inspector), Cathy Workinger (HR Manager/Office Administator), Wendy McCall (Estimating Administrative Assistant) ESPECIALLY, as well as the rest of the EHC team members I came into contact with have exemplified professionalism, promptness, compassion, and the highest quality in service for myself and my home over the past 10+ months at various times. Barb King directly responded to my every request and concern better than I could have asked for, and Mark went above and beyond to personally text me to discuss any concerns or questions I had about the Mold Test Results and Summary he provided. Mark and Barb King also continued to make themselves available to me for any questions long past the initial work had been completed and truly exemplified what every homeowner would hope to see and receive in quality of service amidst facing a crisis in their home.Though they may not be the “cheapest” option, rest assured you will thank your lucky stars for every additional cent you throw their way once you realize the outcome and peace of mind provided to you as a result. If you ask me, the peace of mind that you are receiving what you have paid for and more in and of itself is priceless...especially in these uneasy times through this pandemic.
Alix Unwin
Alix Unwin
14:56 08 Sep 20
EHC was fast at and on time for the work on our house. I would recommend them.
JD Roy
JD Roy
22:00 07 Aug 20
Very pleased with the outcome. Alex Henriquez and his crew were simply awesome. Cathy, Barb, Wendy and Elio were very professional and courteous. This team hit a home run...highly recommended!
Ron Mathiot
Ron Mathiot
23:48 05 Aug 20
This is the third time EHC has helped me with a problem and I couldn't be happier. This time Alex and his helper removed duct work with asbestos and did a fantastic job. Having asbestos is scary and these guys make it seem like an everyday occurrence. The office personnel are so kind and polite. This is a great company. Thanks EHC for your very professional, excellent work.
Nancy Benedict
Nancy Benedict
21:34 01 Aug 20
E.H.C. was very responsible to our needs! It was a small job in our basement, that was done promptly. Alex Henriquez and his team were courteous, quick and thorough. I would recommend highly!
Tom Curry
Tom Curry
15:30 16 Jul 20
Great service! Muchisimas gracias, many thanks to Alex Henriquez, Jorge Ortega Sr., and Jorge Ortega Jr. for amazing work! Very professional, thorough, and efficient. Couldn't have done it without you!
Naiomi Tapia
Naiomi Tapia
04:47 09 Jul 20
Alex and his crew just finished removal of asbestos tile from my basement. They arrived right on time and finished quicker than estimated. Alex was helpful and polite. Great experience!
Travis Lehman
Travis Lehman
19:10 28 May 20
Alex Henriquez and his team were wonderfully patient, professional, and efficient. Having their services to clean and sanitize COVID-19 was a great blessing to all of us!
Kay B
Kay B
13:17 15 May 20
Great costumer service by their employees.Providing a great service to our community.Spotted one of their great job supervisor ALEX HENRIQUEZ doing a great job at out community police department (Columbia borough police department) keep up the great work guys.GREAT JOB E.H.C ASSOCIATES
Gerson Urena
Gerson Urena
15:20 13 May 20
Alex Henriquez
Alex Henriquez
19:11 11 Apr 20
We recently had EHC come into the house to clean out the asbestos insulation on the plumbing in the crawl space.Luis Erena and his crew came in and did a first class job. Very quick and efficient.I would highly recommend EHC and Luis to everyone.Dave Natale
Dave Natale
Dave Natale
22:35 26 Mar 20
Daryl with EHC has been such a pleasure to work with on site at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. His team is performing our demolition and Asbestos abatement, Veteran Design and Construction Inc and myself would highly recommend EHC and Associates for any job large or small. Thank you Daryl for all of your hard work and taking the time to go above and beyond and keeping our clients safe during abatement and demolition on our sites.
Hugh Galbreath
Hugh Galbreath
12:11 26 Feb 20
great service from Daryl Hartman I really enjoyed the way he supervised the crew, Great job I will use again in the future.
Ervin Coop
Ervin Coop
20:48 24 Feb 20
Daryl and his team have done an amazing job organized and effect will be using ehc again
Bruce Phifer
Bruce Phifer
20:26 24 Feb 20
All involved was very professional and courteous.Thank you. Elio, Dan, Arthur, CJ, Luis, I forgot some names.
Dennis Matias
Dennis Matias
13:46 24 Feb 20
We contacted EHC, set up an appt and Mark came to visit and took readings. We suspected mold issues due to our Grandson was having a reaction every time he visited us recently. The testing indicated mold in our ducts. Art and Nelson came out and in 2 days the cleaning and treatment eradicated the issue. The whole process was seamless and we are confident it was totally taken care of.Art and Nelson were professional and courteous during this process, we couldn't have asked for more.
Richard Heller
Richard Heller
20:26 18 Feb 20
Wonderful service and experience. Elio was very knowledgeable and had excellent customer service skills. I would recommend them hands down.
Sukie Suarez
Sukie Suarez
22:28 14 Feb 20
EHC completed asbestos floor tile removal and interior demolition in the basement of our home. Throughout the process, I was highly impressed and very satisfied with their professionalism and responsiveness. The work was supervised by Daryl who went out of his way to communicate and was very diligent in ensuring the work was completed to a high standard.
Dominic Rice
Dominic Rice
20:51 10 Feb 20
We have worked along side of EHC and CJ on various projects and they have always been professional. It is great to partner with Companies like EHC.
dustin gingrich
dustin gingrich
11:38 31 Jan 20
We recently used EHC on a project with great results. The demolition scope was vital to keep a tight schedule on track. CJ and his team were up to the task and able to finish as promised. They were professional and made sure the site was cleaned up after every shift.
Doug McKain
Doug McKain
00:05 30 Jan 20
Mr. Cirilo was very patient and took time to answer all of our questions. We appreciated his effort to educate us and not just prescribe a solution.
Konrad Martin
Konrad Martin
17:04 28 Jan 20
Very satisfied with the mold remediation in our attic space. Alex Henriquez was in charge and communicated very well, explaining every step that was going on. He is quite pleasant and an asset to your company. The team was very prompt and efficient. Very glad we chose EHC!
Martha Kast
Martha Kast
21:13 20 Jan 20
We’ve been partnering with EHC for sometime and they are an outstanding company that provides excellent service.
Paul Nanni
Paul Nanni
11:58 10 Jun 19
This was a very positive experience. They showed up as scheduled and were very professional. They alerted me of a possible problem with my existing unit and supplied a detailed summary of the work done.Follow up was immediate. I highly recommend this company.Susie Ketner, Homeowner
Carolyn Ketner
Carolyn Ketner
00:59 31 May 19
Very professional and easy to work with. Kind and knowledgeable staff all around. I'd recommend them to everyone!
Beth Frey
Beth Frey
16:42 29 May 19
Company was great to work with from estimating to the final reports sent to us after the job was completed. They communicate well, show up as scheduled and do the job as estimated very well. Will definitely recommend in the future. Thanks again to everyone! Matt Shay - Dale E. Wentling Inc.
Matthew Shay
Matthew Shay
20:37 08 May 19
Anton Luse
Anton Luse
15:46 22 Mar 19
Obligatory 5 stars. I work for them, they're a great company.
Forrest Black
Forrest Black
01:25 26 Jan 19
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philip Wrightstone
philip Wrightstone
21:33 27 Dec 18
My experience with EHC Associates has been excellent. They have been so helpful from the moment I placed the first phone call to when I payed my invoice today. My family has been out of our house for remodeling for almost 2 months. When we were able to move back in it dawned on me that there was a chance that some of the old building materials that were removed could have contained asbestos. I called EHC to get my air tested to make sure it was safe for my family to move back in. I called on Monday and they were able to squeeze me in for the test that very same day. I paid to get my results expedited and I had the information back the next evening. The price was not outrageous either. Thank you EHC and a very special thank you to Wendy, Elio, & Cathy for being so friendly, professional, and informative. I am a supervisor for a customer service call center and I can tell you that they get an A+ in my book for the way they treated me as a customer!
Kari Devers
Kari Devers
15:45 14 Dec 18
Kathryn Verwohlt
Kathryn Verwohlt
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Antonio Díaz
01:26 31 May 18
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Joel Jander Pantoja Izquierdo
Joel Jander Pantoja Izquierdo
22:39 08 Jan 18
Es tan buenas y efectivas que en una escala del 1. Al 15 , siendo 1. Lo más impresionante y que resuelve ,y 15 un alto rendimiento en trabajo efectivo, yo le daría un 18
Roberto Rodriguez
Roberto Rodriguez
04:14 15 Dec 17
EHC saved the day for us! During construction we encountered possible environment materials on our site. Because all of trades were lined up to do work on a very tight time schedule, I called EHC who sent a representative out within hours of my call. The rep took samples and by 2PM the next day I got a call with the results of the sampling (yea no hazardous materials!) thus allowing us to stay right on our construction schedule. Thank you EHC for saving the day!!!
Todd Lehman
Todd Lehman
18:34 01 Dec 17
I called E.H.C. with some questions about a property I'm buying. The person I talked to was very helpful and friendly. He basically told me that i don't need his services and went into detail to explain why. He really put my mind at ease about the purchase. I'm glad I don't need there help right now, but if I do, they'll get my business for sure!
John Noll
John Noll
20:04 25 Apr 17
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