An Asbestos Contractor is well aware of the fact that many buildings in the United States built prior to the 1980s are likely to contain the harmful mineral called asbestos. Tragically, many innocent lives have been lost due to asbestos exposure. Prior to the 1980s, there was less knowledge about the devastating impacts of asbestos. Many products and homes that we still use to this day have asbestos, and should be removed as soon as possible.
Conditions that are associated with asbestos exposure include mesothelioma, asbestosis, laryngeal cancer, lung cancer, testes cancer, ovarian cancer, pleural effusion, pleural thickening, pleural plaques, and clubbed fingers. The longer you wait to get an in-home inspection from an Asbestos Contractor for asbestos, the more you could expose yourself and your family members to this toxic mineral.
Find Out When Your Home Was Built
As stated above, asbestos was heavily used before the 1980s, particularly for insulation and construction. By finding out what year your home was built, you can reasonably guess whether or not asbestos is present. However, do keep in mind that building materials that were recycled, stored, stockpiled and then used for construction once bans were established, may have been put into homes after the 1980s.
In other words, even if a property was built after the asbestos regulations were enforced, there is a chance it may still be in the materials used to build your home. The best way to find out for sure whether asbestos could be a problem in your home, is to call an Asbestos Contractor about having an in-home evaluation.
Hiring an Experienced Asbestos Contractor
Before you consider removing asbestos minerals on your own, it is worth noting that unless you are a trained professional, you may accidentally disturb asbestos material and cause microfibers to release into the air. Once released and inhaled or ingested, these miniscule fibers can latch onto the lungs or digestive organs. Even small amounts of exposure overtime can eventually cause diseases to develop later in life. During the home inspection, an Asbestos Contractor can do the following:
- Determine in what areas both inside and outside your home may have asbestos material
- Sample potential asbestos fibers to confirm its presence
- Provide you with a plan for how the asbestos material will be removed
- Answer questions about asbestos and whether your family is at risk
Call Us Today For an In-Home Inspection
Trust us when we say that we can imagine the anxiety you may be feeling if you suspect that asbestos is present in your home. Thankfully, there are hard-working professionals who are experienced identifying and removing asbestos. Whatever you do, please do not attempt to get rid of the asbestos yourself. Remember, asbestos fibers are microscopic and difficult to see unless you know what you are looking for. You may cause accidental harm to those who live in the home with you.
Call today to book an in-home inspection with an Asbestos Contractor for asbestos removal in Los Angeles, California at your next earliest convenience.
Thanks to Nielsen Environmental for their insight into asbestos removal and what to do if your home has asbestos.