Are you sure you don’t have asbestos in your home? If your home is a bit vintage there is a good chance that it is a candidate for asbestos removal. At Green Demo, we make sure that your home is free from molds and asbestos because these two are in tandem to make your home a health hazard, a place where nobody should ever live.
If you have doubts regarding the presence of mold and/or asbestos in your home, you have to have it checked by the professionals. You have to avoid doing it yourself as this can be a harmful to your own health. Asbestos becomes are hazard to your health when it becomes airborne. This is particularly true when it is damaged and its fibers are released in the air. When these fibers get to your lungs, they can potentially and more often than not, cause damage to it.
Inspecting for asbestos in the home is not something that you can do with simple ocular inspection. You need to send samples of suspected asbestos fibers to a real and certified laboratory for analysis. There are some government outfits that do this kind of thing but private entities are usually better equipped. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) are two popular and approved methods of testing for asbestos.
How to Test if Asbestos is Present in Your Home?
If you want to know whether you have asbestos in your home, here are a few test you can perform. These tests are simple, but it will help determine the presence of asbestos.
- Determine when your home was built—If your home was built before the 80s, there is a good chance that it has asbestos in it. Asbestos is a popular material back then for insulation and roofing.
- Check for signs for disturbed asbestos—If there are areas that are broken in your home, check for the presence of asbestos. Better yet, have it check by certified professionals to prevent exposure to the substance.
- Have are area tested—If you just want to make sure, just have the house tested for presence of asbestos and molds. No need to do it yourself, just let the professionals take over.
When asbestos and/or molds are removed from your home, you can be sure that it is now safe for human habitation. You can have it rented, or resell it knowing that the next occupant will be safe and secure in it.