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July 2020

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Remodeling and Home Construction Could Disturb Asbestos – Has Your Home Had an Asbestos Inspection?

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Remodeling and home construction are usually exciting and also a little stressful. This is especially the case if you are doing most of it yourself. Did you know that you could disturb asbestos fibers when you start home remodels and addons? Asbestos is not a huge concern when it is not damaged, but once damaged, asbestos fibers can become detached and float through the air and infect you and your family. Asbestos fibers are microscopic, making it easy for the tiny particles to be in dust or the air. Is there a way to prevent disturbing asbestos? Find out more below!

How Can I Prevent Disturbing Asbestos?

The only way to not disturb asbestos-containing materials is by not touching it and damaging it in any way. Once the materials become damaged or worn down, the asbestos becomes friable, meaning it can expose you. If you are wanting to start a home remodel and have not yet had an asbestos inspection, now is the time.

What is an Asbestos Inspection?

An asbestos inspection is a test that is completed by an asbestos abatement professional. They will go around your home and take samples of different materials. Once all samples have been gathered, they will be sent off to a lab for testing. These tests are highly accurate and can determine if there is any asbestos in the materials. Asbestos tests are especially important because they can be the one thing that can stop you from being exposed to asbestos. If your asbestos test comes back negative, you can go about your remodel and not worry about asbestos exposure.

If your asbestos test comes back positive, your asbestos abatement professional will discuss options with you and make a plan to remove the asbestos from your property as soon as possible. You will also be asked not to start any remodels or construction until the asbestos has been removed. Any remodeling or construction could disturb the asbestos and put you at risk for asbestos exposure.

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Asbestos Removal – When is the Perfect Time for Asbestos Removal?

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Find out that you have asbestos in your home or business can be stressful. This is especially the cause if you are very unfamiliar with asbestos and its many dangers. When should you have it removed? Am I at risk of exposure? How dangerous is asbestos? These are all valid questions that we will answer. Asbestos is highly dangerous, as it can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure also causes severe respiratory illnesses. Asbestos fibers are very hazardous and should be avoided at all costs.

When Is The Best Time For Asbestos Removal?

When it comes to asbestos, there is no time like the present. Asbestos should be removed from the property immediately to ensure no one becomes exposed. If your home or business suffers from asbestos, it is not in our best interest to wait for Summer, Spring, or Fall. While Summer has excellent weather and a lot less rain, any time is a good time for asbestos removal, since it is such a risk to your health and well being. Removing asbestos is a complex job that requires planning. Your asbestos abatement professional will work closely with you to find the perfect time to remove the asbestos from your property.

Asbestos Abatement Services removes asbestos 365 days a year. Our team works around the weather and can remove asbestos during any season from both residential and commercial properties. We have the proper knowledge and equipment to ensure the asbestos-containing materials are safely removed from your property. If you are still unsure or uneasy about the process, it is fine to ask questions. We want you to feel comfortable during the asbestos removal process. From start to finish, our team will be available to answer all questions and keep you informed of the process.

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Asbestos and Childhood Exposure – Yes, It Is A Possibility!

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If we told you children were being diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses, would you believe us? We are now seeing an influx of childhood cases of mesothelioma and cancer from asbestos exposure. You may ask us how is this possible? Aren’t people usually exposed at their jobs? While most cases of asbestos exposure happen at job sites, it is becoming more common for secondary asbestos exposure to occur. We are seeing more women and children with asbestos-related illnesses. The numbers are shocking. Asbestos Abatement Services wants to keep you safe, so we will discuss a few ways better to protect your family and children from asbestos exposure.

Asbestos Testing

It is crucial that you have an asbestos test completed on your property. It does not matter if the property is newly built or from the 1980s. There is still a chance the home contains asbestos. Asbestos has not been entirely banned in the United States and is still being used in some construction materials. Even though the amounts are small, it can still cause exposure.

What Should You Do If A Member Of Your Family Works Near Asbestos?

Laws and regulations have been enacted to safeguard workers from asbestos exposure. However, this is not always the case. Many times, the source of asbestos exposure is unknown and could have happened at the worksite. Work clothes, shoes, and lunch bags can easily contain asbestos fibers. Asbestos fibers are hook-like and can attach and latch on to clothing. Once on clothing, the asbestos can enter your home. Once inside the home, it can become attached to you and your children’s clothes. The best way to offer protection is to change clothes and shower before you leave the job site. You should also wash your work clothes separately from other clothes.
As you can see, there are a few ways children can become exposed to asbestos. By taking the proper precautions, you should be able to protect your family from asbestos exposure.

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Asbestos Abatement – Why Should I Hire an Asbestos Abatement Professional?

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Asbestos-related illnesses are all over the news and in the media. We are seeing an increase in mesothelioma cases, as well as other illnesses stemming from asbestos exposure. With a huge focus on the severe illnesses, it is no surprise that more people are becoming aware of the dangers of asbestos. At Asbestos Abatement Services, we receive many calls asking if they need an asbestos abatement professional. Below, we will discuss a few reasons why it is vital that you hire an asbestos abatement professional.

It is Unlawful To Remove and Dispose of Asbestos-Containing Materials Without the Proper Licenses

It always comes as a shock to people when we let them know that it is actually illegal for them to remove asbestos themselves. There are laws and regulations for asbestos regarding removal and disposal. Yes, having this dangerous material removed professionally can be a bit pricey, but it can also save your life. Some laws and regulations have been put in place to ensure people are protected from asbestos exposure. One of those ways is through removal and disposing of asbestos from properties. If your home or business has asbestos, always hire a certified abatement professional.

Asbestos Exposure Causes Cancer

Asbestos causes cancer and many other terrible illnesses. If you can protect yourself from those illnesses, you should do everything in your power to do so. Asbestos abatement professionals have suits and tools to help them remove the asbestos safely from your property. Asbestos exposure should be prevented at all costs.

Protect Your Family

Asbestos abatement professionals provide asbestos testing in homes and businesses. Samples will be taken and sent to a laboratory for accurate results. This simple act can protect your family from asbestos exposure. Older and even newer homes may have asbestos-containing materials. It is best to find out more anyone in your family becomes exposed.