Asbestos has become more and more concerning since the affects have been seen. It has been determined that asbestos exposure causes severe illnesses. Unfortunately, many homes and businesses still contain asbestos. Exposure happens when a person does not know the area they are renovating contains this mineral. Once the asbestos-containing materials have been disturbed, they can float throughout the area and expose everyone. Asbestos cannot be seen, as it is a tiny fiber. The fiber can attach to your clothing or move throughout your HVAC system affecting people in other areas of your property.
What Items Could Contain Asbestos?
Many materials in your home could contain asbestos. Each area of your home could have asbestos-containing materials that could become friable as soon as you start your remodels. If you are thinking of doing a renovation to your home or business, check with an asbestos removal professional first. They have the knowledge and tools to ensure you keep you and your family safe. Below are some of the more common items that could contain asbestos:
- Vinyl Flooring
- Cement Pipes
- Cement Siding
- Electric Wire Insulation
- Pipe Insulation
- Fireproof Materials
- HVAC Duct Installations
Above are just some of the items in your home or business that could contain asbestos. Before doing a remodel or any renovation, have your home checked for asbestos. A simple test completed by an asbestos removal professional could save your life. Asbestos doesn’t harm unless it is broken down through wear and tear or remodels. Once it is in the air, it can easily move throughout your home or business, affecting everyone in its path! If you are not wearing the proper ventilation suits, you could expose yourself and other people around you. Be safe-Have your home or business checked before you begin a remodel.