Asbestos: What You Need to Know

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Asbestos exposure can be harmful to human health, and unfortunately asbestos-containing materials can be found in many homes today in Sandusky. Asbestos is a strong mineral fiber which made it a favorable building material due to its strength, durability and fire-resistant qualities. It is commonly found in homes built between 1930 and 1950, but was still being used in building materials into the 1970s.

Asbestos is only dangerous if it is disturbed, and it can become disturbed after a fire or flood or during a home remodeling project. If your home has been damaged and it may have asbestos materials, you should have a licensed professional test for asbestos. Disturbed materials will need to be contained and removed following strict federal guidelines to eliminate exposure.

Where Might There Be Asbestos?

Asbestos was commonly used in insulation, roofing, and vinyl floor tiles. It was also used in textured paint or patching compounds. Remember, just because you have asbestos-containing materials in your Sandusky home does not make it dangerous, asbestos is only concerning when it is disturbed and airborne. In fact, it is recommended that asbestos building materials be left in place during a remodel, ensuring they are not disturbed.

Why is Asbestos Harmful?

Asbestos has been linked to causing lung disease and cancer. When asbestos is disturbed, it it sent airborne and can be inhaled, leading to illness. Asbestos fibers are very small and very sharp, and once inhaled the can become embedded in the lung, leading to disease.

What Happens When Asbestos is Disturbed?

If your property is damaged by fire damage or water damage and asbestos is released into their air through dust and fibers, you should hire a trained asbestos containment and abatement professional to contain the problem and safely address the problem.

If you are planning a remodeling project and suspect that you may encounter asbestos-containing materials, you should have a professional first test for asbestos before beginning any work. This ensures your safety, and is in compliance with federal regulations regarding asbestos.

Professional Asbestos Removal

RestorePro can arrange for an independent consultant for hazardous materials and other potential environmental concerns on residential, commercial and industrial properties. RestorePro, as a licensed asbestos abatement contractor can provide complete remediation services. Call us today for asbestos testing and removal.