Asbestos is still found in 80-90% of homes in California. Here’s how to get your asbestos removed and make your home safer.

Asbestos Removal

Saving energy is important, but even more important is the health and safety of your family. Zero Energy Contracting is committed to making your home a safer, more comfortable place to live.

That’s why asbestos removal is one of the most fundamental and important services we provide.

What is Asbestos?


Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with insulating and heat-proofing properties. Prior to 1977, asbestos was used in construction for everything from insulation, to roof tiles, to paint. Because of its heat resistance factor and relative inexpensiveness, it was a highly preferred building material.

It’s also highly toxic.

When asbestos becomes damaged over time, its fibres break free and become airborne. When inhaled, asbestos fibres can cause serious health complications including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and even lung cancer.

If your home’s ventilation system is leaky (which most are), it may even be transporting loose asbestos particles and circulating them in the air around your house.

How do I know if my home has Asbestos?

Asbestos can be difficult to detect because it is usually found in hard-to-reach places such as attics, pipes, and air ducts. On top of that, disturbing asbestos can cause it to break down and release harmful fibres into the air.

However, most homes in California built prior to 1977 do have asbestos. We still find asbestos in 80-90% of the home inspections that we perform.

The best way to determine whether your home has asbestos is to receive a professional inspection. Zero Energy Contracting provides a FREE Home Energy Audit that checks for asbestos among other health risks.

Removing Asbestos

Seeing as your safety is our number one priority, Zero Energy Contracting employs a team of highly-trained professionals to remove your asbestos in the safest possible way.

Our technicians will first seal off the areas of your home where asbestos is found. Then, using protective clothing and equipment, they will remove the asbestos from your home in sealed containers and dispose of it properly.

Air Sealing is another service that Zero Energy provides to help prevent the transmission of toxins throughout your home. We seal all of the leaks in your ducting system to prevent any particles in your attic from being sucked into the airways.

Your home should be a shelter from the harmful elements of the world. By removing asbestos properly, Zero Energy can help improve your air quality and make your home a safer place to live.

WARNING: NEVER TRY TO SEARCH FOR OR REMOVE ASBESTOS ON YOUR OWN. Disturbing asbestos can cause damage and release deadly toxins into the air. Always consult a professional before making any insulation changes.

Together we can help you save money by building a safer, more comfortable home for a greener, more sustainable world.