In this video, This Old House host Kevin O‘Connor meets with environmental contractor Ron Peik to talk about asbestos, when it’s dangerous, and the steps required to identify and remove it.
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Host Kevin O’Connor meets Alpine Enviromental’s Ron Peik at the shop to learn everything he needs to know about asbestos.
Asbestos was known as the “Miracle Mineral,” and as such, it was used to produce an astonishing amount of materials used in homes and consumer goods. But Its dangers have come to light over the past few decades, and now many homeowners are wondering what the real scoop is.
Where to find it?
Environmental contractor, Ron Peik demystifies asbestos and shares options for
mitigation. He explains that asbestos exposure only happens when the material is
disturbed. He warns that complications can arise due to overexposure over prolonged
periods of time. To identify all potential hazards in a building, Ron recommends having
an Asbestos National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) [https://www.epa.gov/compliance/national-emission-standards-hazardous-air-pollutants-compliance-monitoring] survey conducted by an environmental contractor.
On average asbestos mitigation will run from $2-5k. Costs vary depending on the size of
For this segment, our expert was Ron Peik, environmental contractor [https://www.alpine-environmental.com/our-story/] and president of Alpine Environmental [https://www.alpineenv.com/].
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