Older homes, especially those built prior to 1980, may contain asbestos in certain building materials including ceiling tiles, insulation, and siding. Asbestos can cause health problems when fibers are released into the air, causing respiratory issues, chest pain and certain types of cancer. If you suspect your home may contain asbestos, it is important to have a contractor come to perform an abatement as soon as possible.
How Can I Check for Asbestos?
Asbestos is not a material that can be easily distinguished with a simple visual inspection. A specialized contractor will need to take samples of the questionable materials and perform tests in a lab. The samples will be run under Polarized Light Microscopy or Transmission Electron Microscopy in order to determine its origin and materials. If the samples do contain asbestos, the team will need to return to your home and remove the remaining material and replace it with safe alternatives.
What Should I Do If Asbestos is Found in My Home?
If members of your family are beginning to show signs of illness including coughing, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and skin discoloration, you should contact a contractor immediately. The asbestos may have begun to disintegrate. As fibers become airborne, they can cause health issues and contaminate your entire home. Getting ahead of the problem will allow you to contain the problem and prepare for the replacement of any asbestos used in your home’s construction. A professional will ensure that the material is removed safely and completely.
Asbestos Abatement in Lawrence, Methuen, Haverhill & Andover, MA
If you suspect your home may contain asbestos, contact Infinity Abatement today! We will be able to inspect your home thoroughly, remove any infectious materials and reconstruct walls and roofing that needs to be replaced. Infinity Abatement can be reached by calling or texting 978-994-8734 or by filling out our online contact form.