When Should You Call An Asbestos Abatement Company?
If you’ve found asbestos in your home, don’t panic. If asbestos is left undisturbed it’s generally safe, however, it is something to be cautious of, because over time it can become brittle and crumble into the air, becoming dangerous to you and everyone around.
It’s best to not test or remove the asbestos yourself, but you can look to see how bad the asbestos exposure is. Usually, if the building materials in your home aren’t damaged and won’t be disturbed, there isn’t a need to have your home tested for asbestos. Usually, if the asbestos-containing material is in good condition, and won’t be disturbed, asbestos fibers won’t be released into the air.
Some ways to tell if there is wear or damage to the asbestos-containing material is looking for tears, abrasions, or water damage. Those signs can often indicate the asbestos may be ready to dissolve into the air. If the asbestos-containing material is slightly damaged, we recommend limiting access to the area and not touching or disturbing the material.
Scheduling Your Asbestos Inspection
If you would like to have the asbestos material inspected, we suggest calling an abatement company for an inspection. They will be able to properly test the fibers, follow strict regulations and processes with the right removal equipment to keep everyone safe.
As we mentioned above, if the area containing the asbestos isn’t damaged or accessed much, there’s nothing to really worry about yet but have it in the back of your mind that one day you will have to have an abatement procedure done. If the area with asbestos is disturbed and damaged, you’ll want to call an asbestos abatement company as soon as possible.
Call Your Local Chicagoland Asbestos Removal Company
Asbestos Project Management is your local family-owned asbestos abatement and removal company in the Chicagoland suburbs. We’ve been removing asbestos and mold from homes and commercial buildings for over three decades with the latest tools and knowledge. If you have asbestos in your home, contact us today to schedule your inspection.Back To Blog