Asbestos and lead paint isn’t just in commercial buildings. Residential homes are also plagued with asbestos and lead paint. Older homes may contain building material made with asbestos fibers. They also may have older paint jobs that contain lead. It is important if you live or are buying an older home, that it is tested for asbestos and lead. A professional assessment is the only way to ensure your home doesn’t have asbestos or lead. It is important to always test for asbestos, but if you are pregnant and have children is also important to check for lead. Colorado Hazardous Environmental is here to give you some places asbestos and lead may be in your home. Our job is to ensure your home is free from any lead or asbestos and that it is safe for you and your family.

What Materials Could Contain Asbestos?

There are many types of materials that are known to have asbestos. It is important to educate yourself if you live in an older home or are purchasing a new home. These are just some of the more common places asbestos can be.

  • Insulation
  • Tile
  • Popcorn Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Wallpaper 
  • Roofing
  • Caulking
  • Adhesives

Above are just a few places that asbestos could be hiding. It could be in plain sight and you would never know. The same goes for lead in paint. It is virtually impossible to determine if your home has either without the proper testing. These test should only be handled by certified and licensed asbestos and lead removal contractors. Both are very hazardous to your health and can cause difficulties in children and adults alike.

If you think your home may have asbestos or lead, contact a professional immediately. Asbestos and lead both cause severe health problems. A simple home test will ease your mind and leave you knowing you are protecting your family.