Why It’s So Important to Test Your Home for Asbestos:
Prior to the 1980’s, Asbestos-containing products were widely used in homes, schools, businesses, and other common building structures because of its low-cost, durability, and efficiency. Since we now know asbestos can be very hazardous to our health, the United States placed restrictions, which is now regulated by each state, and outlawed all ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials) from being distributed in and out of the country.
Every state now requires an asbestos survey to be performed by a state certified asbestos inspector before any renovation or demolition work can be performed on a “Commercial” property. Some states, such as Colorado, even require asbestos surveys on residential homes as well, although many states currently do not have guidelines/restrictions in place for residential properties…. and that is where the problem lies.
Many homes have undergone renovations or had cosmetic work performed over the years, but still have original build dates prior to the 1980’s, making many materials within the home suspect to containing asbestos fibers. Because we cannot see asbestos fibers to the naked eye, you could very well, unknowingly, be releasing harmful asbestos fibers into the air and causing serious future health concerns to anyone entering your home.
When you perform a home renovation or decide to conduct a DIY project by yourself, you need to first make sure you are safe from these harmful fibers and the only way to be certain is for a certified laboratory to analyze each material. This is where we come in…. My Home Test takes the confusion, hassle, and stress away with simple step-by-step instructions to properly sample your materials and get clear accurate results as to whether asbestos is present or not in your home.
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If you would like to learn more about asbestos, its side effects, and what to do if you actually have asbestos; please click go to Asbestos.com/abatement-guide