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Common Questions Regarding Asbestos Attic Insulation Removal in Bloomfield

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You have no doubt heard of Asbestos before. Over the years it has been proven that Asbestos causes major illnesses, not the least of which is cancer. This is why the use of Asbestos materials has been stopped in Michigan and the rest of the country. Asbestos was used quite often in attics and wall insulations, both areas you don’t see on a regular basis. This is why you may have it in your house and not realize it. The scary truth is that our area has many aging buildings with Asbestos still lurking inside, needing to be removed from the attic. If you think this may apply to you, you probably have a lot of questions. The most common of which include:

 

Why do I have Asbestos?

In general, houses built between 1930 and 1950 may have Asbestos used in their insulation. However, homes built as late as 1977 may have Asbestos in paint and wall/ceiling joints. It was banned in total in 1977, yet never forcibly removed from where it was already placed. This means if you home was built before 1977 and you’ve never had it removed, it’s very possible it is still there.

 

Am I breathing in toxic air?

All Asbestos needs to be removed, but not all is dangerous- yet. When Asbestos ages or is damaged and begins to fall apart is when it releases the particles that make you sick. Look for signs of excessive wear or damage such as tears, abrasions, or water damage. Any damaged Asbestos material may release Asbestos fibers and is already contributing to a lung disease every day you continue to breathe it in. The release of these fibers and the subsequent breathing in of them is what has been linked to several types of lung cancer, including Mesothelioma.

 

Is there Asbestos in my property?

This isn’t like mold or a rodent infestation you’ll be able to find on your own. The only way to know for sure is to bring in professionals who handle Asbestos insulation board removal in Bloomfield. Then, they can begin the process of removing it. Only licensed technicians are trained to take appropriate safety measures for containment and to ensure your health and safety are protected while the hazardous materials are removed. This is not something to attempt on your own!

 

What do I do next?

If you suspect material contains Asbestos is in your attic, insulation, or anywhere else, don’t touch it. Call for Asbestos insulation board removal in Bloomfield without waiting another day. If you’re concerned about the possibility of Asbestos insulation still being present in your home, it’s imperative to get it taken care of right away.

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