24/7 Flood Response
Denver's Asbestos Removal Solution
Who We Are
24/7 Flood Response is your full service asbestos removal and abatement company proudly serving Denver, Boulder, and the Front Range for over 12 years. We are family owned and operated responding to your asbestos needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether you are remodeling your home, replacing old plumbing, or even repairing your roof, asbestos can be present and should be handled by our professional team who specialize in the proper handling and disposal of this hazardous material. Call us anytime, day or night, we are on call 24/7 to help you today!
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Our Promise to You
Every project we take on is top priority to us. Our goal is to be available when you need us regardless of the day or time. When you hire us for your asbestos abatement needs, we won’t rest until the job is done! The job will only be complete when it exceeds the expectations of both our team and you, our customer.
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Why is Asbestos So Dangerous?
Asbestos refers to a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals. Asbestos minerals are made up of fine, durable fibers and are resistant to heat, fire and many chemicals. Once called the “miracle mineral” for such properties, asbestos was used in a slew of everyday products, from building materials to fireproof protective gear. It is now widely known that exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a fatal cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, as well as other cancers and lung-related illnesses.
All six types of asbestos minerals have common characteristics. All forms of the mineral are odorless and tasteless. When asbestos is present in a material or product, it cannot be detected by a visual examination and must be tested in a laboratory. These properties often make it difficult to determine specific risks of asbestos exposure. However, any exposure to the group of minerals can lead to pleural mesothelioma and other diseases such as lung cancer or asbestosis.
The 6 Fibrous Minerals of Asbestos
– Anthophyllite Asbestos
– Tremolite Asbestos
– Actinolite Asebstos
Serpentine asbestos refers to asbestos made up of long, curly fibers. This category only includes one mineral, called chrysotile, also known as white asbestos. It was the most commercially used form of asbestos. Its flexible nature easily allowed it to be used in products and combined with other elements. Prior to widespread knowledge of pleural mesothelioma and its connection to asbestos, the mineral was hailed for its fireproof and heat-resistant qualities. It was used throughout the U.S. and all over the world, finding its way into products that still pose a hazard today.
Amphibole asbestos includes the other five asbestos minerals: Amosite, crocidolite (also called blue asbestos), tremolite, actinolite and anthophyllite. These minerals are composed of brittle, rod- or needle-shaped fibers. Because of these properties, amphibole fibers are more hazardous than chrysotile when inhaled or ingested. However, the same characteristics usually make it a bad candidate for use in commercial products. Exposure to amphibole asbestos is mostly limited to exposure to naturally occurring deposits.
When airborne asbestos fibers are inhaled or swallowed, they can become lodged in the soft tissues of the lungs or abdomen. The body has significant difficulty expelling the fibers, which can trigger more than a dozen health complications, including cancer.
It often takes decades, but asbestos fibers are proven to cause asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma. In total, these asbestos-related illnesses account for approximately 10,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
About 2,000 to 3,000 of these annual deaths — roughly one every 3.4 hours — are caused by mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of this cancer, which develops in the lining of the lungs. Although lung cancer has other contributing causes, pleural mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos.
Health Complications Caused by Asbestos
– Pleural Plaques
– Lung Cancer
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