Learn How Cascade Insulation Can Help Get Rid of Asbestos in Your Home or Business
Cascade Insulation, Inc. is the premier asbestos abatement company in the Northwest. Founded 1976, originally specializing in mechanical insulation of new and remodeled construction and today we are proud to have over 30 plus years of experience removing asbestos from schools, hospitals, lumber mills, wastewater plants and private residents. As a fully licensed, insured and bonded abatement services firm equipped to remove environmental hazards, we use the latest equipment and technology to complete projects safely, efficiently and in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations. We are licensed in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Asbestos Testing & Surveys
We provide asbestos testing and surveys conducted in compliance with AHARA standards, utilizing a certified NBLAP independent lab
What is Asbestos Made Up Of?
Asbestos fibers are strong, durable, resist heat, acids, and friction, and are practically indestructible. Asbestos fibers have a tendency to break up easily in smaller and smaller microscopic tiny particles that simply float in air and stick to clothes and other surfaces. Because of these properties, asbestos was often combined with other materials for use in construction. Asbestos becomes a health hazard when these materials disintegrate, collapse, or are otherwise disturbed. Asbestos fibers are so tiny that they can be easily inhaled or swallowed without a person’s awareness.
When asbestos materials are damaged, unseen fibers are released into the air, where they can stay suspended for a long time. Asbestos can then be inhaled and the fibers can be embedded deeply in the lungs. These fibers also settle on surfaces and clothing where they can be redistributed into the air by motion such as walking past a contaminated surface. Once an area or surface is contaminated with asbestos dust, special procedures and equipment are necessary to decontaminate that area or surface, as well as anything inside the area.