Today we know how dangerous asbestos is to people’s health but when many buildings were constructed we did not, which means many buildings contain this dangerous material. Asbestos abatement gets rid of the danger.
Asbestos abatement is the process of removing, encapsulating, and other procedures that are necessary to keep asbestos fibers from escaping. This dangerous material is the number one cause of work-related deaths around the globe. It is something to take seriously.
Do You Have Asbestos In Your Home?
The only way to know for sure if your home contains this toxic material I to have professional asbestos testing done. There are some indicators that your home may be at risk if any of the following conditions are true:
- Your home was built before the 1980’s.
- Your home has vinyl flooring or vinyl tiles that were installed before 1986.
- Your home has an older cement water tank installed before 1986.
Sadly, most homes in America that were built between 1954-1986 likely have some asbestos content in the home. Having the testing done is the only way to know for sure. Choose an asbestos abatement company that is certified and experienced in both detecting asbestos and removing the threat.
How Do You Get Rid of an Asbestos Problem?
Asbestos abatement Maryland homeowners have found comes with options. In other words, if you are envisioning your home being torn apart to get rid of the asbestos, that is not how it goes. Asbestos is only really dangerous when it is disturbed. Unfortunately, disruption can be as simple as tearing a tile floor that contains asbestos or the natural deterioration of the material.
It is the fibers in the asbestos that makes it dangerous it gets into the lungs and is fatal. Addressing the problem head-on with an asbestos abatement is a far better option than knowing you have asbestos in your home and just rolling the dice.
Depending on the severity of the problem will dictate the right asbestos abatement solution for your home. In some cases, it is a matter of encapsulating the asbestos so that it cannot be disturbed, in other cases complete removal of the material is necessary.
In most cases, you can stay in the home while the problem is solved. Only in the most extreme cases, will you and your family have to relocate for a couple of days for your protection.
Your home can make you and your family sick if you are unaware that you have an asbestos problem. Your first step in ensuring that your space is safe is to have your home tested. Knowing what is happening in your home is half the battle.