Renovations and remodels to your home should be an exciting time. Most don’t think about asbestos when they are remodeling their home. People are excited to pick out color swatches and tile; little do they know, a dangerous fiber could be disturbed during the remodel. Asbestos-containing materials could be all over your home. Asbestos Abatement Services wants to educate the public on the dangers of asbestos. Below are some things to look for before starting a remodel.
If you are doing your own remodel, you should check with a certified asbestos company. By completing an asbestos inspection on your home, you will be able to determine if you are at risk of asbestos exposure. If you have a contractor doing your remodel, it is important to ensure they check for asbestos before beginning. Once asbestos has been disturbed, there is no turning back. Once exposure happens, you are at risk for severe respiratory illnesses, including cancer and death.
If you own an older home, it is imperative that you have an asbestos test completed. Asbestos was and is still used in certain construction materials. Some of the areas of your home that could contain asbestos include:
- Wallpaper Adhesives
- Textured Areas
Above are the more common items that contain asbestos. Asbestos could be in your living room, bathroom, kitchen, basement, and attic. There is no way to tell if your home contains asbestos without the proper testing. It is impossible to see asbestos. That is the main reason asbestos is called the silent killer. It can go undetected in your home for decades, exposing everyone that enters your home.
Before your next renovation, hire a professional asbestos abatement company to check your home. It could be the best money you ever spend. You are not only protecting yourself but your family from a lifetime of illnesses.