Asbestos is so dangerous because of the way it clings to your lungs when it is breathed in. It is known to cause illnesses, diseases, and certain types of cancer. If asbestos is disturbed within a product like insulation, microscopic fibers that cannot be seen with the naked eye are released into the surrounding air. When they are breathed in, they get trapped in your lungs and remain there. This causes inflammation, breathing problems, scar-like tissues (asbestosis), and more.
Along with the breathing and lung problems mentioned above, asbestos can also cause mesothelioma of the pleura, pleural plaques, pleural effusions, ovarian cancer, diffuse pleural thickening, laryngeal cancer, and even Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Now, illnesses and diseases take decades to develop. However, you should limit the amount of asbestos that you are exposed to because no amount of exposure to asbestos is safe, especially if you are at risk for health concerns.
At Attic Projects, we ensure that your home will be protected and safe with our technicians and inspectors. Even if you need an insulation issue, and we notice that there are signs of asbestos, we will take samples, warn you and test the sample no matter what project we are working on. We want to make sure that our customers are living safely in their homes.
If you think you’ve got asbestos hiding in your home, don’t wait. Contact Attic Projects today for a free inspection.
With our professional technicians and inspectors at Attic Projects, we will ensure that your home is protected from asbestos and safe for you and your family. If you didn’t know you had asbestos hiding in your home, and we found it during our inspection for any service, we will take a sample, send it to the lab and warn you immediately. We don’t just inspect for one specific service, we keep our communities safe by searching for any issue.
If you think you have asbestos in your home, do not wait. Contact Attic Projects today for a FREE comprehensive inspection.
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Although some asbestos is more rare than others, all types of asbestos can be found in insulation. However, there is more than one type of insulation that goes into homes. The most popular insulation that used asbestos is vermiculite insulation. Vermiculite insulation is made of phyllosilicate and looks like mica. If you find pebble-like material in your home, then you most likely have asbestos lingering. Asbestos is typically found in shiny, gold, light brown, or gray colors.
If you find that you may have asbestos in your home, do not try to remove it yourself. Professionals should be the only ones who touch or remove asbestos. Once the asbestos is identified, it will be properly and safely removed through state-of-the-art equipment. There are strict procedures and precautions that must be followed due to heavy OSHA and EPA regulations. Our technicians and professionals don’t only take safety into consideration for their own protection, but also for the safety of your home and your neighborhood.
Contact Attic Projects immediately if you believe your home has asbestos hiding in it. We will conduct a FREE inspection for you and give a full report of our findings. We will then move forward with removing and eliminating the asbestos safely from your home.