In today’s world, anything is possible, thanks to the internet. You can research anything you wish and find videos to help you. Unfortunately, people are using the internet to help them “safely” remove hazardous materials from their homes. We get calls each year from people wanting to remove hazardous materials themselves. Hazardous materials are dangerous to your health and can harm your entire family. No one should remove hazardous materials without proper equipment, knowledge, and licenses. Below, Colorado Hazardous Environmental will discuss several types of hazardous materials that you should never attempt to remove.

Asbestos

Asbestos causes cancer and kills people each year. Asbestos fibers are one of the most dangerous hazardous materials in the United States. Asbestos is still in many homes, and people are attempting to remove it themselves. Asbestos fibers are microscopic and you cannot see them. They enter your body through your mouth or nose. Asbestos-related illnesses take decades to show up and are often fatal. Never attempt to remove asbestos from your property. You could expose yourself and your family and cause life-long illnesses.

Mold

While mold is nowhere as dangerous as asbestos, it should only be removed by a professional. Professionals have the proper sanitizing agents, respirators, and knowledge to remove the mold from your property completely. If all mold spores are not removed and killed, they will continue to grow in your home.

Crime Scene Cleanup

While this should be a no-brainer, we have people cleaning up tear gas, blood, other bodily fluids, and even needles. If your home or business is part of a crime scene, hire a certified hazardous material removal company. Crime scenes can have many different toxins that could harm you and your family. Play it safe and have the professionals fully clean the crime scene.