If your home was built before the 1970’s and you suspect that there may be parts that use asbestos-containing materials, you should have it tested right away. Asbestos is extremely toxic and can cause irreversible health effects, so don’t wait. Contact a qualified asbestos inspector near you immediately!
Asbestos testing should also be done before a home renovation or remodel that involves extensive demolition, which could cause dangerous asbestos fibers to spread. Get more details below.
Why Is Asbestos Testing So Important?
Asbestos was widely used when building homes for decades, and it is extremely carcinogenic and dangerous, especially when asbestos fibers are breathed in.
Breathing in asbestos can cause mesothelioma (a very dangerous type of lung cancer), as well as heighten the risks of other types of lung cancer. Another associated condition is known as “asbestosis,” which is shortness of breath caused by scarring of the lungs due to inhaled asbestos fibers.
If you think your home may have been built with asbestos-containing materials, it’s imperative to have it inspected immediately to ensure that the material is safe, and that you avoid these potentially lethal health conditions.