Asbestos is a concerning and a hot topic in the media. How is it still such a hot topic if asbestos is no longer used in homes and commercial properties? The fact is, asbestos is still being used in some items. Even though the number is low, it is still asbestos and will make you ill. Asbestos Abatement Services is here to speak the hard truth about asbestos and where it could be found inside your home.

Asbestos can stay dormant in your body for years before it begins to show signs of illness. People that were exposed in the early 60s and 70s are just now showing symptoms and being diagnosed with cancers such as mesothelioma. Many construction companies stopped using building materials that contained asbestos in the late 80s, but we still see it in some homes and businesses built after that time. Are your homes or businesses free of asbestos? How can you tell? Can you see it? Asbestos fibers are so tiny that it becomes blended with other materials. There is no real way to tell unless you have an asbestos test completed on your property.
Where could asbestos be hiding in my home or business?

Asbestos could be practically everywhere. Asbestos was used in many different materials about your home. Below are a few of the more common places it has been used:

  • Caulking
  • Wallpaper Adhesive
  • Roofing
  • Tiles
  • Glue
  • Cords
  • Flooring
  • Popcorn Ceilings
  • Insulation

Asbestos fibers have been used in other items such as in electric blankets, crock pots, and even hot plates. Asbestos fibers were perfect because of the durability and resistance to fire. If your older home has not been tested for asbestos, call a professional asbestos abatement company. Asbestos testing will help you to safeguard your home or business. If your home does have asbestos, the licensed asbestos abatement company will help you plan removal. If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos, see your doctor. If your home doesn’t contain asbestos, then you have no reason for concern!