Spring is a beautiful time of year. The weather is warmer, and it is the perfect time to start home remodels. Remodels elevate your home and add something new for you and your family to enjoy, but there are also dangers. Below, Colorado Hazardous Environmental will discuss two problems that could occur during your next remodel. We want to ensure you are prepared for whatever might come your way.
Mold loves to hide in damp and dark areas. Mold spores breed quickly if the conditions are right and can cause major damages to your home. You may have mold without realizing it. One of the main signs of mold is mold stains located on your ceilings or walls. You may also see water stains. If you have water stains, you likely have mold growing in your walls, basements, attics, or even crawl spaces. Mold is hazardous to your health and can cause severe respiratory problems. If you believe you have mold, call a professional mold removal company. Removing mold, yourself can be a never-ending battle, as all mold must be removed and whatever is causing the mold must be repaired.
Unfortunately, asbestos isn’t easy to spot like mold or water stains. Asbestos fibers are small and are blended into materials, making it impossible to detect without proper testing. As we all know, asbestos can cause cancer and even death, making it highly dangerous. Asbestos testing is the only way to find asbestos inside your home. These tests must be conducted by a certified asbestos removal company. If you do have asbestos inside your home, it will need to be removed and disposed of by a professional such as Colorado Hazardous Environmental. If your home is older, you should have it checked for asbestos.