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CALL NOW! San Diego: 858-923-4083 or Orange County/Los Angeles: 714-503-8636

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    Why Asbestos is a Health Risk

    Thanks to years of research, we now know that asbestos can lead to serious health problems, including a type of cancer called mesothelioma. This extremely aggressive disease leads to lung damage. Scientists have discovered that mesothelioma can be caused by both indirect and direct exposure to asbestos. Your risk increases if the item containing asbestos is damaged and the fibers are disturbed. Long-term exposure can lead to a buildup of fibers inside the body, which causes an inflammation of the lungs. These fibers can also lead to cancer developing in the stomach, throat, ovaries, kidneys, esophagus, rectum, and gallbladder. 

    If your home was built with asbestos, your family could be at risk of high asbestos exposure. At Attic Projects, our team knows how to come into your home and determine if there is asbestos. We can then safely remove it and eliminate the exposure.

    Is Asbestos Hiding in Your Air Ducts? 

    If your home was constructed before the year 1980, chances are it was built using asbestos. This material was commonly used in air ducts to help provide thermal insulation to act as a barrier for the air flowing through the system. Asbestos insulation was also used between basement joists for return air ducts. Because it can be a challenge to locate the areas where asbestos has been used, it can be complicated to remove it. 

    Some people choose to remove asbestos from their home as a DIY project. Unfortunately, when this happens, less visible areas are neglected. This can put you and your family’s health at risk. This is why you need to make sure you have an experienced professional who knows how to find all of these hidden locations. 

    Types of Asbestos

    There are varying types of asbestos used in the past. While all are toxic, it is good to know the difference between them and their use.

    Actinolite

    With need-line fibers, actinolite is a dark brown asbestos consisting of minerals like magnesium, silicon, iron, and calcium. This type of asbestos is rare but can be found in drywall, cement, paint, sealants, and insulation.

    Anthophyllite

    Typically containing iron and magnesium, anthophyllite is the rarest asbestos but was occasionally used in insulation and cement. 

    Crocidolite

    Also known as the “blue asbestos” with sharp fibers, crocidolite asbestos is known to cause the most illnesses. Because the fibers are so small and brittle, they are incredibly easy to inhale. 

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    Amosite

    Commonly known as the “brown asbestos,” amosite is the second most common asbestos used in the US. Because it is heat and flame resistant, amosite was most commonly used to fire-proof construction materials. 

    Chrysotile

    With its long, curly fibers, chrysotile is also known as the “white asbestos.” It is the most common asbestos used in the US and Canada, with 90-95% of asbestos used being chrysotile. Because it is easy to weave together, you can find it in textiles, but it can also be found in asphalt, roofing materials, cement, and more.

    Tremolite

    Tremolite contains sharp fibers composed of magnesium and comes in white and dark green. This asbestos can commonly be found in paint, insulation, plumbing materials, roofing, and talk-based cosmetics.

    Removing Contaminated Air Ducts

    If you suspect your air ducts contain asbestos, you should have them removed and replaced with new ones right away. There is no amount of exposure that is safe, and the longer you are exposed to it, the greater risk your health is in. When fibers are disturbed, the risk of inhaling them is high and homeowners should never try to remove the asbestos themselves. We recommend that you contact an experienced professional who has the right knowledge and equipment to safely remove your contaminated air ducts. 

    Contact Attic Projects for Asbestos Air Duct Removal

    If you are concerned your HVAC system is contaminated with asbestos, give us a call right away for a free inspection. We will come to your home, inspect your air ducts and report back to you with our findings. We will also provide you with a free customs estimate to remove and replace your air ducts to make your home safe for you and your family. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Is asbestos really dangerous?

    Yes! Asbestos is extremely dangerous and should be removed by a professional as soon as possible. It is most known for causing mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer. If you have been exposed to asbestos, or suspect that there might be asbestos in your home, call a licensed professional to remove them immediately.

    How do I know if asbestos is in my air ducts?

    Although you cannot see asbestos with the human eye due to their thin fibers, our professionals will take samples and send them to a lab to be tested for all the different possibilities of asbestos.

    Do my air ducts need to be replaced if they have asbestos?

    If your air ducts have asbestos in them, it is best to have them replaced. No amount of asbestos is safe when it comes to your health and safety in your own home and should be eliminated.

    I just bought my home but the previous owner hasn’t had an inspection in years. Should I have my air ducts inspected?

    Yes, especially if your home was built before 1990. Asbestos wasn’t regulated until 1989 and can be lurking in your home. Even if there was an inspection, they might not have tested your air ducts for asbestos. Call Attic Projects today for a free inspection of your air ducts. 

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    Humane Rodent Removal and Proofing

    Rodents are a nightmare for any homeowner. They can lower the value of your home by causing serious damage, foul odors, and extensively unsanitary conditions. They also pose a significant health risk to you and your family by spreading disease and causing illness. The last thing you want is to waste your time removing rodents, only to have them move right back in. At Attic Projects, we not only humanely remove the rodents and pests from your home, but we also rodent-proof your home so they can’t come back. In order to keep the pests and rodents out permanently, you have to close up every entry point that they may squeeze into. Call Attic Projects today to get your free estimate.

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