Asbestos has many different hiding places inside and outside your home, but some of those places get overlooked. Our basements and attics are the most overlooked areas of our homes. We check our basements and attics at the most every six months or so and those times are usually when we need to get an item from that area. When we do regular maintenance, we often overlook the basement and attic. Unfortunately, that can be bad for homeowners. Your basement and attic could have leaks that may cause structural damages or mold. These areas could also contain asbestos.
If you have an older home or have areas of your basement or attic that seem worn or damaged, you should proceed with caution. An older home likely contains asbestos, and if areas of the basement or attic are damaged, you are at the threat for asbestos exposure. The only way to know if your home contains asbestos is through asbestos testing. These tests are completed by licensed professional such as Asbestos Abatement Services. The best thing you can do is to keep a regular eye on your basement or attic. Check the areas more often. Make sure damaged materials are repaired and that all asbestos has been removed.
Asbestos exposure is a real danger and should be avoided at any cost. If your basement or attic is older, worn, or damaged, have a professional check it. A simple asbestos test could end up saving the lives of everyone that enters your home. It only takes one tiny asbestos fiber to cause you to have severe illnesses in the future. Be safe! Add basement and attic checks to your regular maintenance routine; you will thank us later!