Summer isn’t just a time for vacations. Summer is also a time for remodels to your home. With these renovations can come the dangers of asbestos exposure. Our job is to educate you on the dangers of asbestos and keep you safe from the affects of asbestos exposure.
Remodels and Asbestos
Unfortunately, remodels can easily cause you and your family to become exposed to asbestos. Asbestos fibers are minuscule and not able to be seen. Asbestos fibers have been used in building materials for centuries because of its durability and resistance to heat. Small remodels that involve wallpaper can cause you to become exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is known to be in the following building materials:
• Wallpaper Adhesives
• Wire Coatings
• Floor and Tile
• Textured Paints
As you can see, asbestos could be lurking all over your home, and you would never know.
What Should I Do?
The best thing to do is to call a professional asbestos removal company. They will be able to test your home before you begin any remodels or renovations. If your home is free of asbestos, then you can go about your renovation, worry-free. If your home does contain asbestos fibers, they will need to be removed by a certified professional. Removal must be completed by a certified asbestos removal contractor, as asbestos is a hazardous material and can cause damages to your health. There are laws and regulations that deal with the removal and disposal of asbestos. Your certified professional asbestos removal contractor will know the laws and abide by them. Once removed, you can continue with your renovations, knowing you are safe from asbestos exposure.
It is important to have your home tested even if it was built after the 80s, as some asbestos-containing materials are still used in building materials.