Springtime has arrived, and with it comes spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is completed each year by millions of Americans. After a harsh Winter, all you want to do is clean out your basement, attic, and home. However, with that, cleaning can come asbestos exposure. Asbestos has been in the news and all around the media. We know it is terrible, but did you realize you could expose yourself so easily?

Asbestos fibers are small and are bonded with another material. This makes it impossible to spot asbestos. The only way to find out if your home has asbestos is through an asbestos test. If you are moving items around or throwing older items out, you could be exposing yourself to asbestos through the dust.

Asbestos was used in many different materials for construction purposes. Your attic, basement, and living areas could all contain asbestos fibers. The most common items that contain asbestos are:

  • Tiles
  • Textured Paint
  • Popcorn Ceilings
  • Adhesives
  • Wallpaper
  • Walls
  • Roofing

As you can see, any of these items could be in all the rooms of your home. If your home is a bit older, you should have a professional asbestos test your property before you do any spring cleaning or remodeling. If you are moving any of the above items or they are old and breaking, contact someone such as Asbestos Abatement Services. Asbestos exposure is deadly and can cause cancer. Asbestos fibers stay in your body for decades before they begin to show symptoms. This is why asbestos exposure is so feared. You will not know you have been exposed until decades later. Once symptoms occur, all you can do is manage them. Asbestos fibers wreak havoc on your entire respiratory system.