Asbestos has been in the media for years, but what is it? Is it really dangerous and hazardous to our health? Asbestos Abatement Services has the answers to all of your questions. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It was used for years before it was found to be dangerous to humans. Asbestos fibers were used in construction materials because it is heat resistant, durable, and cost effective. Below are a some of the materials that have and could still contain asbestos.
- Building Insulation
- Electric Insulation
- Joint Filler Compound
- Popcorn Ceilings
- Certain Cements
- Fire Blankets
There are many health concerns that accompany asbestos. From respiratory problems to certain types of cancer, asbestos is nothing to play with. Asbestos fibers are dangerous to both humans and animals and was put into many construction materials into the 2000s. Older asbestos-containing materials that broke down from age or were disturbed from remodels, exposed many people. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is only caused from asbestos exposure, it can attack your lungs, stomach, and heart. Asbestosis and respiratory problems are also very common with asbestos exposure. If you have respiratory problems that last year-round, then you should be checked for asbestos exposure.
Asbestos testing is the only way to know for sure if your home or business contains asbestos. These tests should only be completed by certified professionals. These tests will determine if your home is safe, or if you need removal services. If you do need to have asbestos removed from your home, they will help to devise a plan to remove the hazardous substance quickly and safely. You should never try to do this yourself as certain equipment, tools, suits, and licensing is needed to remove and dispose of asbestos!