DIY is a popular hobby for many, especially as the weather warms! At Asbestos Abatement Services, we want you to be safe as you prepare for spring cleaning and do-it-yourself projects. Below, we will discuss a few dos and don’ts to ensure you stay safe during your home projects.
Do: Have An Asbestos Inspection Completed On Your Property
It is always best to have an asbestos inspection completed on your property. An asbestos abatement professional completes this inspection, and the test is extremely accurate. An asbestos inspection and test can ensure that you and your family are safe from any asbestos exposure, especially from do-it-yourself projects!
Don’t: Touch Or Disturb Existing Asbestos
It is important never to touch or disturb asbestos-containing materials. If you know or suspect you have asbestos on your property, it is best to stay away from that area. It would be safest if you waited for the asbestos to be removed from your property before attempting any projects in that area of your property.
Do: Avoid Areas That Contain Asbestos
Areas that are known to contain should be avoided. It is best not even to enter those areas. Call a professional asbestos abatement company and postpone any projects in that part of your home.
Don’t: Start A Project Without Asbestos Test Results
You should never start any do-it-yourself projects on your property if you are waiting for asbestos test results. It is safest to pause a few days and ensure the safety of you and your family. If any asbestos is disturbed during your projects, it is likely to expose those in the area. Play it safe and wait for all results from your asbestos abatement company.
New and old homes may have asbestos-containing materials. It is valuable to have the property inspected and tested for asbestos before starting any projects.