Having an asbestos abatement company is crucial now more than ever. Why? More often than not, springtime is a season associated with new beginnings. Whether for you that means culling your wardrobe, putting away winter clothes, deep cleaning the entire home or doing renovations, it’s important to keep in mind that you might come into contact with asbestos throughout the process.
Let’s take a look at 5 ways you might come into contact with asbestos and how to keep yourself and your family safe while remodelling or deep cleaning your home.
Call a Professional Asbestos Abatement Company
Asbestos is a material not to be taken lightly. It’s dangerous when inhaled and can cause irreparable damage if exposure goes on for long enough. If you think your home might be contaminated with asbestos, please contact us before taking on any dangerous home renovations, and especially if you know that your home was build before the 1990s.
Cleaning Basements & Attics
Asbestos has impeccable fire-resistant capabilities, which is why it was used in areas that are prone to overheating and fires. If you’ll be moving boxes in your basement or attic, keep in mind that you might come into contact with, or disturb any underlying asbestos.
Replacing Your Siding
The siding was often lined with asbestos, again, due to its fire-resistant ability. If you’re planning on having any outdoor renovations performed on your home, make sure you speak with a professional asbestos abatement company like us, before the siding professionals arrive. An inspection will keep everyone involved in your project, safe.
Doing Indoor Renovations
Sometimes, the indoors of the home can also contain asbestos. Popcorn ceilings and textured areas of paint can contain asbestos, not to mention that some older homes also have lead paint. Take great care before taking on any interior remodels.
Upgrading HVAC & Water Heaters
Pipework that gets hot was often coated with an asbestos material to prevent it from catching fire. Steam pipes and hot water pipes, especially. If you’re planning on replacing any water heaters, HVAC systems or furnaces, it’s a thing to look out for.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our asbestos abatement company before taking on any big projects. If you suspect your home might be contaminated, please seek help for the health of your family.