Category: Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos in Old Buildings May Slow Redevelopment of Properties

Across the country, retail outlets like shopping malls and strip malls have struggled to stay afloat, and in many cases, public officials and entrepreneurs have decided to re-purpose this real estate for housing, schools, public parks and other purposes. The decline of retail in the age of online shopping (i.e., Amazon) has hurt brick-and-mortar stores Read More …

Asbestos Discoveries Lead to Shutdowns

In older buildings across America, including here in Florida, the lurking threat of asbestos sometimes turns into asbestos discoveries that force the shutdown of schools, dormitories, libraries, universities and other facilities. For several decades during the last century, builders used asbestos extensively in the construction of houses, hotels, condominiums, apartment complexes, hospitals and other structures Read More …

Unlicensed Contractor Causes Asbestos Problem

Unlicensed contractors can cause unexpected problems, as a recent case from Buffalo, N.Y. illustrates. The Buffalo man lived without heat after an unlicensed contractor attempted to fix a boiler and wound up releasing asbestos. The health department halted the work, and the tenant lived in the home for two months without heat. Unlicensed contractors may Read More …

Asbestos Concerns Have Risen in Some Aging Government Buildings Across South Florida

Judges, prosecutors, clerks, support staff and others who work in aging courthouses, administration buildings and other facilities across South Florida have sounded alarms about illnesses and symptoms that they blame on conditions within their workplaces. In numerous cases, individuals have suggested that asbestos within these buildings has caused serious illnesses, including cancer, that have proven Read More …

Beware of Asbestos in Older Buildings Across South Florida

Asbestos a Lurking Danger in Many Older Structures Aging public buildings, homes, apartment buildings and office buildings may contain the harmful compound asbestos, the fibers of which can cause severe damage to people’s lungs as well as different forms of cancer. In South Florida, many of the buildings constructed prior to the 1970s, including schools, Read More …

Asbestos Widely Used During South Florida’s Growth in 20th Century

During the 20th Century, South Florida’s population greatly expanded, and this population growth necessitated rapid building of homes, stores, apartment complexes, shopping malls, libraries and other structures. Unfortunately, much of the construction of the last century incorporated asbestos, a substance acclaimed for its durability, heat resistance and insulation capabilities. Unbeknownst to builders, this “wonder” substance Read More …