When Should I Schedule My Asbestos Abatement Procedure?
If you live in a home that was built in the 1970s and 1980s, it’s essential to have an asbestos inspection and abatement procedure. Your attic could potentially have asbestos insulation, and asbestos was a commonly used material to insulate homes with heat. It can also be found in water pipes, air ducts, ceiling acoustics, mastics, and laminate flooring. After asbestos was found to be dangerous, contractors and builders have started using alternative materials in modern and newer homes.
Asbestos is typically white, and the individual fiber is small but made of tiny fibers. Because asbestos is small, it’s essentially invisible to the naked eye. The tiny fibers were found to be dangerous when it was first being used with air conditioning.
Usually, asbestos isn’t as dangerous if they aren’t disturbed. However, when the air ducts are covered with asbestos insulation, the air conditioning will cause the duct to condensate. The asbestos material will absorb the water, break apart, rust, and corrode, allowing the fibers to disperse into the air.
The only safest and most reliable to remove asbestos is with an abatement procedure. If you have the fibers removed, it avoids the possibility of asbestos dispersing into the air and entering your respiratory system. Asbestos abatement is not a DIY job, this is a home maintenance task that you will want to ensure you have a certified professional handle. As asbestos abatement company will set up containment areas, wear protective gear, and use an air filtration system to purify the air during the removal process.
Schedule Your Asbestos Abatement Procedure
The best time to schedule your abatement procedure is when you first suspect asbestos is in your home. If your home was built in the 70s and 80s, it’s best to have an inspection done to schedule an abatement. If your home was built after the 80s, you can still schedule an inspection, just to ensure that your home doesn’t have asbestos. An inspection and abatement is always a good idea and Asbestos Project Management is the team to trust. We’ll ensure your family and loved ones stay safe from asbestos.Back To Blog