Asbestos is an extremely dangerous mineral to inhale, but do we need to remove it in order to be safe in our homes or business’? This is a common question, the moment you learn about asbestos the thought goes through our mind. How will it impact you? Are you safe while in the building? Do you need to leave the building and have it removed? We’ll answer these questions here.
Do I have Asbestos in My Home?
If your home was built prior to the 1990’s, chances are asbestos containing materials are present in your home or building. Asbestos was used in more than 3000 building materials, as such, the chances are high some were used in yours. The only way to be sure is to have a trained professional walk through the building looking for asbestos containing materials. As professionals, we’re trained on which materials to look for that may contain asbestos. Once we find these suspect materials, they need to be tested by a lab to diagnose if there is in fact asbestos present in the material.
When Should I Have My Home or Building Tested for Asbestos?
There are 2 important times where you should have your home tested for asbestos