One of the services we offer here at Triad RV Repair LLC, and one of the projects that we can help you with, is trailer restoration. If you have a trailer that has seen better days, or you bought a vintage model hoping to restore it to its former glory, our team has the right expertise to help you give it a new lease on life. In this article, we’ll go over a few key things you need to know about the trailer restoration process before you get started.
- Many Old Trailers Contain Asbestos- Before asbestos became known as the highly dangerous material that it is, it was considered to be a miracle material that was perfect for a wide variety of applications. It was used as a fire retardant, soundproofing agent, insulator, and more. This means that asbestos can be found in many older buildings and products, including vintage trailers. If you suspect that your trailer has asbestos in it, your best option is to take it to a professional to have that hazardous material removed.
- Trailers Have a Significant Risk of Carbon Monoxide- Another key step in the trailer restoration process is to thoroughly inspect the exhaust system to ensure that all emissions are directed away from the living areas and cabin. Many old trailers produce carbon monoxide, which can make its way into your quarters through gaps in the exhaust pipes. Our team will check every part of your system to ensure that this does not happen to you.
- You May Have to Deal with Mold- A third thing you may have to contend with during trailer restoration is a mold problem. Trailers are often exposed to humid conditions that lead to real moisture issues, which makes it easy for mold to move in. Our team can inspect your trailer for mold and remove any that we find as part of the restoration process.