Many people do not know the many dangers of Asbestos, or what it is. Asbestos is a mineral substance that can be made into a fluffy type material. It was once thought of, as a miracle building material. This is because, it is resistant to heat, electricity and chemical corrosion. It was used an a type of insulation covering for homes, and businesses everywhere in the early days. It was still a major practice until the 1970’s
It was known in the early 1900’s that people were contracting the “Asbestosis” disease from working in the Asbestos mines, but did not think it would hurt people in their homes, as they were not directly exposed. Asbestosis can take years to materialize, so it was not known to cause harm to every day citizens until the 70’s. By this time, it was also used in insulating piping in everything from ships, and businesses to inside homes. This led to Mesothelioma, which is a cancer that usually affect the lungs.
Most people do not know how to look for asbestos, or what it looks like. This is why you should have your home, business, and even yard checked out for asbestos. Many homes built in the early 70’s were still using Asbestos, as the word had not really gotten out. So there is a good chance that a home you are in, or looking to buy, could have asbestos present somewhere on the property.
Be aware, this is not something for an average person to check into. You must hire an asbestos testing expert. You do not want to expose yourself to the dangers of asbestos. Experts know what to look for, and wear the proper protective garment, and face coverings. They also know how to safely remove all of it from your property. Don’t delay, find an expert today!