People know about the dangers of asbestos in the ceilings, tiles, and adhesives in their homes, but they forget about other areas. Asbestos in your insulation and roofing is just as dangerous. Both can enter into your home and you can be exposed. Asbestos exposure is very dangerous and can cause respiratory illnesses, cancer, and even death. Asbestos Abatement wants you to be as educated as possible when it comes to asbestos. Below are some basic questions and answers about asbestos in your insulation and roofing.
How do I know if My Roofing or Insulation Contains Asbestos?
To the unaided eye, regular insulation and roofing look the same as the kind that contains asbestos. Luckily, there are testing options that will determine if your home’s insulation of roofing contains asbestos. The test is simple and should only be administered by a professional asbestos abatement company.
If My Roofing and Insulation Contains Asbestos Is It Dangerous?
All asbestos is dangerous. Asbestos in your insulation can easily travel through your home through your air ducts. This means your entire home could be at risk for asbestos exposure. Roofing shingles breakdown because of the elements. This can quickly expose you to asbestos. It is important to have asbestos removed as soon as possible, no matter its location.
Will The Asbestos Company Handle the Removal?
Yes, your asbestos abatement company will devise a plan to remove your asbestos in the safest way possible. You may have to leave your home for a few days. As asbestos travels easily and it is important that you and your family be nowhere near. Your asbestos abatement company has the proper equipment and suits to remove asbestos properly and dispose of it.
If you believe your home has asbestos, contact an asbestos abatement company as soon as possible. It is important that any asbestos be removed as promptly as attainable, as it will make you very sick the longer you are exposed.