Asbestos is all over the media, but what is the truth when it comes to asbestos removal? Do I need to remove it from my home under every circumstance? How do I even know if I have it? Should I be concerned? These questions go through the general public’s heads each day. We receive calls every day about the above issues. The truth is each situation and answer are different. Asbestos Abatement Services has broken down the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions so you can better understand what this material is and why it should be removed from your home.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a dangerous fiber that has been and still is used in certain construction materials. It is very hazardous to one’s health and cannot only cause respiratory problems, but also it can cause cancer and death.
How do I Know if I have Asbestos in my Home?
The only way to know for sure is through asbestos testing. A certified asbestos professional completes these tests. There are different types of tests, but a certified asbestos removal company must complete all. Asbestos is too small to be seen and is usually mixed with other materials.
How is Asbestos Removed from my Home?
A professional company, such as Asbestos Abatement Services, should only complete asbestos removal. Asbestos exposure is highly dangerous. A certified asbestos professional will have the proper equipment, suits, and licensing to remove and dispose of the asbestos safely.
Will I be able to Stay in my Home during the Process?
While asbestos is being removed, you will need to find other accommodations. The asbestos fibers can easily travel from one room to the next, causing exposure. Once the asbestos has been removed from the home, and it has been cleared, you may re-enter.