Asbestos Exposure After Storm Damages

Major storms can cause serious damages to your home. When you think about asbestos, you don’t think about storm damages, but you should! These fibers will stay dormant until the materials that contain them are disturbed. Once disturbed, they move throughout the air and your home, exposing everyone it passes. After a storm, many of the damages could have disturbed the asbestos. Below Asbestos Abatement Services will discuss places of concern.

Roofing

Storm damages are often centered on your roof. Roof shingles may have become broken, or a limb may have knocked a hole in your ceiling. Roofing is known to have asbestos-containing materials that could possibly enter your home. If you live in an older home and have suffered roof damages, it may be a good idea to contact a professional asbestos removal company.

Insulation

After water damages occur the insulation is normally damaged. This can cause a major project, but before you begin, you should contact an asbestos abatement company. They can test your home and make sure your insulation does not contain asbestos. If it does, they will be able to remove it in a safe manner.

Adhesives

Caulking and other adhesives have been known to contain asbestos. After water or storm damages, adhesives can become damaged, releasing asbestos fibers into the air. If your home is older, call a professional as soon as possible to have it checked for asbestos.

Dealing with damages after a storm is stressful, but being exposed to asbestos is worse. If you live in an older home and have suffered damages, don’t try to clean up the mess. Remove your family from the home and have a certified asbestos abatement company check the home. This is the only way to know for sure if your home contains asbestos. Asbestos fibers are small and can easily enter your system, causing illnesses and even death.

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