Spring is here and with it comes spring cleaning. After a cold winter, people want to clean out their basements, attics, homes, and garages. This is a yearly practice for most, but it can also be a dangerous one. During spring cleaning, you can disturb asbestos-containing materials. This allows the asbestos to float throughout the air and expose everyone around you. Below we will discuss some tips to ensure your spring cleaning is asbestos free.
Do You Have Worn or Damaged Areas in Your Home
If you notice any damaged or worn areas inside your home, it is important to step back and assess the situation. If the damages are to an older part of your home, it could contain asbestos. If it is an area you have remodeled or know is newer, then you should be safe.
Is your Home Older?
If you have an older home, it should be checked for asbestos. Homes in the 80s and even 90s are known to contain asbestos. Asbestos fibers are small and could easily enter your body through the mouth or nose. All older homes should have an asbestos test completed by a professional.
Has an Asbestos Test Been Completed on Your Home?
All homes should have an asbestos test completed by a certified asbestos abatement professional. Asbestos cannot be seen so it can easily expose your family without anyone knowing. It is best to be cautious and has an asbestos test done on the interior and exterior of your home.
Before doing any spring cleaning take a step back and evaluate your home. Make sure it is safe and asbestos-free before you begin any major spring cleaning. These simple tips could save the lives of everyone in your family!