What To Do If You Find Asbestos In Your Home
If you live in a home that was constructed before 1980, you may be living with Asbestos. Asbestos was used in many building materials over the last 100 years, including those in Wyandotte, Detroit, and the surrounding areas. It can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and many other health problems. This is why it is so important to get it out of your home.
So, what should you do if you find or think you find Asbestos? This is not something you can even begin to do on your own! You want the Asbestos gone, but it is dangerous to touch on your own and illegal to simply throw away. That is why you should bring in a team of trained and experienced experts to handle this important task.
This removal is called “abatement.” Thankfully, just like there is Asbestos in our area, there is also Clean Cut Abatement- a great company with teams of Asbestos removal experts. When you bring in Clean Cut Abatement, you can expect proper testing to be completed that will determine what type of removal and disposal is needed.
Preparation is key for Asbestos abatement. First, they remove everything from the room, like furniture, picture frames, rugs, clothes, any personal items, and anything else that can be taken out of the way. Next, they install covers over everything that stays put, which includes the walls. They use thick polyethylene sheeting and use duct tape to hold it in place and seal it. During the Asbestos removal, air monitoring will be done to confirm there was no cross contamination. After removing all of the Asbestos possible, the trained technicians spread the encapsulant over the surface of the Asbestos to ensure that no remaining particles will be released. Once the abatement work is completed, air sampling is done to make sure the air quality is within state and federal limits. Your removal technicians will ensure proper containment is setup, adequate negative pressure is maintained, proper PPE is worn, and ACM material is properly disposed of.
Asbestos abatement is certainly not a DIY project. You have Clean Cut Abatement to call for all your Asbestos related needs! We can be reached at 1-800-975-1697.