Winter is over, and the warmer weather is on its way. With the beautiful weather comes spring remodels. Spring remodels are a common occurrence, and each year do it yourself enthusiasts flock to stores to begin their home remodels. Unfortunately, with home, remodels comes the danger of asbestos exposure. Asbestos fibers are being found in newer homes and older remodeled properties. This is a significant cause of concern because it was initially being thought that homes build before the mid-80s were safe. With us finding asbestos in newer properties, a lot more people are at risk of asbestos exposure.

Home Remodels

During a home remodel, you are disturbing construction materials inside and outside your home.  These materials could contain asbestos fibers. Without you knowing, you could expose yourself, your family, and even your neighbors to asbestos. Asbestos fibers can’t be seen, meaning the only way you can know for sure is through an asbestos test. Certified Asbestos Abatement professionals complete these tests. If you want to have a remodel completed on your home, it is a wise decision to have an asbestos test completed.

Asbestos Testing

During asbestos testing, samples are taken from materials throughout your property. This test is very comprehensive and takes some time. Once the samples are gathered, they are sent to a lab. The lab will test the materials for asbestos fibers. These tests are very accurate. If your home does contain asbestos fibers, it is crucial that you do not complete any remodels. Instead, create a removal plan with your local asbestos abatement removal company.

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos removal requires you to leave the property. The certified asbestos removal professionals will seal the area and begin their removal process. This process could take more than one day, depending on the amount of asbestos that is on your property. Once the asbestos is removed, an inspection is completed to ensure all asbestos has been removed and that it is safe for you to reenter your home.