Flooring during and before the 1980s used asbestos fibers. The flooring in many residential homes could have asbestos fibers hiding inside it. Asbestos fibers were used to give the flooring more durability and strength. When the flooring is in good condition you have nothing to worry about. Once it starts to break down or is being removed is when the problems will occur. For the health of you and your family it is important to have your flooring tested to ensure it does not contain asbestos. All types of flooring including tile and vinyl may have asbestos fibers.
Removing asbestos flooring is very dangerous. Water, weathering, and even heat will weaken the flooring. If any part of your flooring has crumbled or cracked, you may have asbestos fibers in the air. Once asbestos fibers have entered into the air it poses a health risk to everyone that comes in to contact with it. This is why it is important to have your flooring tested by a professional such as Colorado Hazardous Environmental. They will be able to determine if your flooring does contain asbestos and what route should be used for safe removal. If your test comes back that there is asbestos you will need an asbestos removal contractor to remove the flooring. If not, you may continue on with your flooring remodeling with no worries.
If you do have asbestos in your flooring a professional will bring in the proper equipment to ensure that the asbestos is safely removed and that it does not come in to contact with anyone. Colorado Hazardous Environmental will ensure your home is completely clear of the asbestos before you are allowed to re-enter. A certified asbestos contractor knows all the guidelines of proper removal and cleanup. It is especially important to have an asbestos removal company to ensure the safety of you and your family. It is very crucial that all asbestos fibers have been removed before your family is allowed back inside the home.