Asbestos and lead are two of the most hazardous materials that are found inside homes and businesses throughout the United States. Unfortunately, both materials can cause severe illnesses and even death. Ogden Asbestos Abatement has information to help you better understand the dangers of asbestos and lead and what you should do about it.
Asbestos was used for decades in building materials for properties. While it is now regulated, we still see asbestos in newer homes and businesses. Unfortunately, the only way to determine if your property contains asbestos is through an asbestos inspection and test. Certified asbestos abatement professionals complete asbestos testing. If your property does contain asbestos, it will need to be removed by a professional. Areas of your home or business will be sealed off as the asbestos is safely removed. Once the asbestos has been removed, you will be able to return to your property and know it is free from cancer-causing asbestos.
The lead was previously used in paint products. Many homes and businesses still contain lead paint. Even older remodeled properties still have lead paint beneath newer coats of paint. Lead poisoning is not a massive concern for the average healthy adult, but children, pregnant women, and the elderly are at a greater risk. Lead can cause cognitive problems, comas, and even death. If your home or business has not been tested for lead paint, now is the time.
If your home or business has not been tested for lead or asbestos, it is crucial that you have a certified test completed. Testing is the only way to truly determine if your property contains either lead or asbestos in the materials. Both are hazardous and can make you extremely ill. Even newer homes and businesses could contain asbestos or lead paint. For more information, check out our other blogs, or give us a call today!