Do You Know What to Do
about Asbestos in Your Home?
How To Handle Asbestos In Your
by Stephen Kreutzer
Asbestos has been related with
many debilitating diseases. Asbestos was once a widely used
building material because it is strong and durable. If you live
in a home that is over 20 years old there is a possibility that
there is asbestos in your home. Asbestos was banned from being
used in 1985, but asbestos already in place remains unless
removed. If you suspect there is
asbestos in your home there are some things you can
Asbestos is not harmful unless it is disturbed, such as
during remodeling. So the first thing to do is to stay calm.
Even if you have asbestos in your home you may not have been
exposed to its harmful effects. Asbestos can not be identified
form appearance alone, so it is important to call an inspector
to test the area of suspicion. Most often asbestos can be found
in roofs, wall panels, pipes and bath panels. If you suspect
asbestos it is best to let a professional handle the situation.
It is important not to disturb the area until after
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There are a few different ways to deal with and remove asbestos
from your home. Sealing or asbestos encapsulation is where
undamaged asbestos is coated with a substance that prevents the
asbestos fibers from becoming airborne. If the asbestos is not
intact and is crumbling or damaged then it should be covered or
remove. It is important to seek the help of a professional in
Be very careful when removing
asbestos from your home because it
can be harmful when not removed in
a safe way.