Springtime is notorious for cleaning and renovations. The weather is a bit warmer, and it is the perfect time for deep cleaning and remodels. However, there is a small fiber that can ruin your renovations, asbestos. Asbestos is not just seen in older homes. At Ogden Asbestos Abatement, we are seeing newer properties containing asbestos in the materials. This is hazardous because most people believe that newer homes are safe from asbestos-containing materials. This belief can lead to asbestos exposure and a lifetime of illnesses.

Asbestos Testing

Asbestos testing is a highly accurate and thorough test that is completed by certified asbestos abatement specialists. This test is completed by removing samples from the property. Once removed, they will be tested at a certified laboratory for accurate results. It was once believed that only older homes needed asbestos testing, but that is no longer the case. As we stated above, newer homes are testing positive for asbestos. It is important that you have an asbestos test completed on your property, especially before any remodels or renovations are completed. A single test can save you from asbestos exposure and possible lung cancer or mesothelioma.

Renovations and Asbestos

Asbestos is hard to spot because the fibers are tiny and are mixed into the materials. Asbestos testing is the only sure way to know if your property contains asbestos. Completing remodels and renovations before asbestos testing is always a considerable risk. Asbestos stays locked away inside the materials until they either break down from wear and tear or are disturbed. During renovations, a lot of materials are disturbed, which can lead to asbestos becoming friable and entering your body through your mouth or nose. If you are wanting to have renovations completed on your property, it is a wise choice to have an asbestos professional test your property prior to starting.