Everyone hears about asbestos is the news, but do you really know what it is and why it is dangerous? A lot of people really have no clue- they just know it is bad and assume their homes and businesses are asbestos free. Asbestos is a mineral that is naturally occurring. It is durable and has resistance to things such as fire, heat, and chemicals. The best part for manufacturers was its affordability. Below and during the early 1980s it was used for many things like:
- Fire Blankets
- Popcorn Ceiling Texture
- Joint Compound Filler
- Building Insulation
- Electrical Insulation
- Attic and Wall Insulation
What are some Health Concerns?
After manufacturers started using asbestos in its products, many got sick. After many tests, it came back that asbestos fibers were to blame. Asbestos is no longer used in products as it is very hazardous to your health. It affects both humans and animals. Asbestos is the number one cause of mesothelioma and other cancers. Rashes and respiratory illnesses are also common illnesses associated with asbestos. Many workers who had been in manufacturing and construction jobs became ill from the asbestos fibers. Luckily, Asbestos Abatement Services and other professionals are available to test your home or business and safely remove asbestos. Hiring a professional for asbestos removal is vital, as if it is not all removed properly, it can continue to live in your home and make you ill.
Why Should I Test my Home or Business for Asbestos?
Asbestos testing is only done by certified professionals such as Asbestos Abatement Services. The company takes several samples from your home or business and send them to a lab for results. If it comes back that you do have asbestos, the professionals have the right equipment to safely and thoroughly remove all asbestos. If asbestos becomes airborne, it can travel throughout your home or business and become a major health threat. If your home or business was built before or during the early 1980s, it is important to have tests run. The test will give you peace of mind in knowing that your health and safety isn’t at risk to asbestos exposure.