Winter is in full swing and so are the snowstorms. With the enormous amount of snowfall and the severe winter storms, you could have damages to your home. We know you are confused and wondering what storm damages have to do with asbestos exposure. Trust us, it does. Below Colorado Hazardous Environmental will discuss the correlation.
Winter Storm Damages
Winter storms can cause major damages to your home. Just like any other storm, they are to be feared. Even with the proper planning, your home could be subject to problems. Below we will discuss the main areas that could bear the brunt of storms and how that links to exposure to this hazardous mineral!
Roof shingles are known to have asbestos. Asbestos is durable, heat resistant, and affordable. It made the perfect shingle. During a winter storm, the weight of ice and snow can buildup quickly, and cause damages. If your roof has become damaged, it could expose you to asbestos.
Attics and Basements
Two areas that you do not check as much as you should is the attic and basement. You only go into these areas when necessary. These two areas can easily succumb to storm damages. Attics and basements could contain fibers. This hazardous substance was commonly added to insulation, flooring, and even adhesives.
As snow melts, it can cause major damages to your home and its structure. Water has a way of seeping into places you never thought of. Asbestos could be in the insulation inside your walls, in the flooring, the texture on your walls, and even your ceiling.
What do I do if I have Winter Storm Damages?
The first thing you should do is remove your family. Next, call an asbestos professional. They will come out and check your home for asbestos. If your home does contain asbestos, a certified asbestos professional will work with you to remove the asbestos safely and get you back on track. Don’t hesitate if you have winter damages. An asbestos inspection could save your life!