Why Should a Professional Test Your Home for Asbestos?

September 15, 2021

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that was used in creating building and construction materials prior to 1980. If you have an older home, your family could be at risk of exposure to this hazardous element. By hiring Zona Restoration, any asbestos found in your Chandler area home will be handled according to proper health and safety regulations. Keep reading to learn more about our professional asbestos practices.

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What Types of Roof Damage Can a Restoration Contractor Repair?

August 17, 2021

When most of us think of roof damage, we think of torn or missing shingles, cracks or holes in the roof, broken gutters, and the like. If you happen to own an older home in the Mesa, AZ, area, it is probable that there could be other, more dangerous, materials lurking in your roof, such as mold, asbestos, or lead. In cases like this, you need a professional restoration company, like Zona Restoration, that has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to safely and effectively remove these hazardous elements from your Mesa home.

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3 Facts About Asbestos Exposure

June 1, 2021

If you enjoy undertaking home DIY projects, live in an older home, or have a high-risk occupation, you may be at risk of asbestos exposure. Being educated with regard to these risks will keep you and your family safe. Zona Restoration has years of experience assisting homeowners and business owners in understanding the negative effects of asbestos. 

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What Should I Do If I Find Asbestos in My Home?

January 5, 2021

While asbestos is rarely used in construction or housing materials anymore, it can still be found in older homes throughout the Phoenix area. If you do happen to discover asbestos in your home, you need to treat it as the damaging and harmful substance it is. At Zona Restoration, we understand how this dangerous element works. We recommend following these three steps when you find asbestos in your Phoenix home.Do NothingIf you discover that your home contains asbestos and the asbestos-containing materials are confined, the best thing to do is nothing. As long as the construction materials remain undisturbed, the asbestos will do you no harm. The only time asbestos becomes harmful is when its fibers are released into the air due to the disturbance of the housing materials.   Confine the MaterialsWhen any asbestos-containing materials are displaced, due to repairs or damage to the home, you need to immediately remove yourself … Continued

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When Should I Have My Home Inspected for Asbestos?

September 10, 2020

Asbestos is a tricky, sneaky substance. Generally, asbestos cannot be identified by simply looking at it. It takes a trained professional to know if your home contains this dangerous material. The asbestos inspection team at Zona Restoration is professionally trained in inspecting and testing for asbestos. If you find yourself in the following circumstances, we highly recommend you schedule an asbestos inspection as soon as possible.

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Our 4-Step Asbestos Removal Process

May 6, 2020

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that can be found in older homes throughout the Scottsdale area. Before its dangers were recognized, many home-building materials were created using asbestos, such as roofing shingles, cement products, vinyl flooring, and more. The pros at Zona Restoration are all licensed construction specialists who are trained in safely removing this hazardous substance from your home. Read more to learn all about our thorough asbestos abatement process.1. Contain the Work AreaWe begin by completely containing the area in which we will be working. Using high-quality plastic sheeting, we tape off the floors, walls, and ceilings. We also prevent any cross-contamination with any other area of your home by using air scrubbers and negative-pressure machines. 2. Remove Asbestos MaterialsNot only is our priority to keep you safe, but we also keep our employees safe. All specialists are required to wear abatement suits during the asbestos removal process. … Continued

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4 Types of Home Damage That Can Benefit from Reconstruction Services

April 20, 2020

Reconstruction companies such as Zona Restoration, are general contractors that specialize in correcting building defects caused by fire damage, water intrusion, and other home disasters. This type of in-depth and technical construction requires specialized equipment and highly trained technicians. If you’ve experienced any of the events below, your home can benefit from our build back and reconstruction services.1. Water DamageIf your home is damaged from minor or major water intrusion, reconstruction services are the best solution for your home. We can rebuild any area of your house that has been affected by leaky pipes, burst water heaters, flood damage, or rain damage.2. Fire & Smoke DestructionWhen the kitchen has caught on fire or a defective appliance has caused an electrical outlet to burn, Zona can repair these areas of your home, making them look like new. We can also rid your home of any lingering smoke damage using our ozone … Continued

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What You Need to Know about the Dangers of Asbestos

December 21, 2019

Asbestos is a naturally occurring, thin fiber material that is widely known for its fire-retardant properties. For this reason, it was previously used when creating a number of materials, such as insulation and brake linings. Although it still can be found within homes today, it’s only harmful when the microscopic fibers are released into the air when the material is disturbed. At Zona Restoration, we recommend you learn as much as possible about the dangers of asbestos, especially if you ever find this substance in your Gilbert area home.Causes Harmful ConsequencesAsbestos is dangerous, as it has been proven to cause permanent physical damage when ingested into the lungs. It can also cause a number of serious diseases, such as:Lung cancer and related lung diseases.Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer found in the chest, abdomen, and heart.Asbestosis, a life-threatening, non-cancerous disease of the lungsFound in Homes Built Before 1980If your Gilbert … Continued

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The Importance of Asbestos Abatement and Removal

September 1, 2019

Asbestos has long been used in homes to help insulate and make them a bit more fire resistant, that being said, when breathed in, asbestos can cause a myriad of breathing issues and health concerns that can lead to serious illness and even death.Why is Asbestos Dangerous?Asbestos is a fire resistant silicate that is woven into very small fibers then used for insulation and in a range of fire proofing applications. When left alone, asbestos is harmless, when disturbed it can be inhaled and can cause a great deal of issue with those that breathe it in. Asbestos fibers are small and can cause aggravation to the lung tissues and lung lining. The aggravation of the lining of the lungs causes the tissue to scar which can lead to things like shortness of breath, crackling sound when inhaling, and even cardiac failure in very advanced cases.Asbestos has the potential to … Continued

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Should You Get An Asbestos Testing Kit?

August 1, 2018

Are Asbestos Testing Kits Worth It? Now that the dangers of asbestos are well-documented, it’s no longer used in the construction of new buildings or homes. Many people are under the impression that when asbestos became strictly regulated, it was no longer a problem. Unfortunately, that is not entirely true. Not sure what asbestos is? Read this. An asbestos testing kit may seem like an extra step but it may be worth it because it can save your family from serious health problems. This is especially true if you own a home that is older than 10 or 15 years. If you are planning any type of home renovation, you should get an asbestos testing kit to determine if you can safely remove the old materials on your own.    When You Need An Asbestos Testing Kit Before the hazards of asbestos use were widely known, it was commonly used in … Continued

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