Remodels and the Dangers

The time of year for remodels is right around the corner! Remodels are usually a fun and exciting time. However, they can turn into a disaster quickly. Colorado Hazardous Environmental has some tips to ensure you remain safe throughout the process.

Mold

Mold loves to hide in dark areas that attract moisture. A lot of times people begin a remodel only to realize their home is infested with mold. Mold can occur from water damages, leaks, and over all moisture in the air. These microorganisms are dangerous and can make anyone who comes into contact with it ill. If you come across a colony, it is crucial that you stop your remodel and call a hazardous material removal company.

Asbestos

Mold is easily spotted, but the same cannot be said for asbestos. Asbestos is a tiny fiber that is combined with other items to make materials. The only way to know if a property has this mineral is through special testing that is completed by specialist companies. Before your remodel, you should have the property tested as asbestos could be in the following:

  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Adhesives
  • Insulation
  • Wiring
  • Flooring
  • Popcorn Ceilings
  • Textures

The above are just some items that are known to contain asbestos. Many other areas inside and outside your home could have fibers. Asbestos is very dangerous and could cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, and death.

Asbestos and Mold Removal Services 

Colorado Hazardous Environmental provides both mold and asbestos removal services. If your home has mold, it is important that you remove your family from the home and call a certified mold removal company. Mold is known to cause severe respiratory problems. Before starting a major remodel, you should have the property tested for asbestos. Asbestos cannot be seen easily like mold. Special asbestos testing is completed to find asbestos-containing materials. Before your remodel, play it safe and contact a certified and licensed hazardous material removal company.

By | 2018-02-27T20:42:45+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Hazardous Materials Info, Household Tips|0 Comments

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