What To Do If You Think You Have Asbestos

By |2020-09-23T11:21:58+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Asbestos|

Asbestos is a building material widely used from the 1930s to 1970s until it was considered a health hazard by several major organizations. These bodies include the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Asbestos material was a viable choice of construction back then because of its qualities, such as heat resistance,

What Are the 6 Types of Asbestos?

By |2020-09-20T00:39:08+00:00September 21st, 2020|Asbestos|

By definition, 'Asbestos' is a blanket terminology that describes six distinct types of naturally occurring minerals. Information about each type of mineral's distinct properties was published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1976, resulting in a ban on more than 50 countries. This occurrence was after EPA adopted the categorization done by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA.)

Can You Tear Down a House With Asbestos?

By |2020-09-17T22:17:54+00:00September 18th, 2020|Asbestos|

House demolition in the US is comparatively straightforward, but that doesn't make it a walk in the park or less intimidating if you are a first-timer. The situation, however, becomes slightly more complicated if your house has asbestos and where your house is located as the state rules and regulations may differ. There are specific federal rules and

When Was Asbestos Most Commonly Used?

By |2020-09-15T21:55:55+00:00September 16th, 2020|Asbestos|

In America, asbestos has been used commercially since the 1800s. The use of this naturally occurring mineral increased rapidly during World War II, and since then, asbestos has been used in many applications and industries. Although it was used widely during the 20th century, the popularity of asbestos declined after the 1970s, when the health hazards associated

Do I Need to Test for Asbestos?

By |2020-09-13T15:14:01+00:00September 14th, 2020|Asbestos|

From ancient times, man has used a naturally occurring mineral, asbestos. Because of its heat-resistant properties, the substance was, until relatively recently, the leading material in the construction and installation of drywall and floorings. Asbestos was a handy material for insulation and fire-proofing of homes and other structures. Many homeowners are now resorting to renovation

Do Home Inspectors Check for Asbestos?

By |2020-09-10T22:01:25+00:00September 11th, 2020|Asbestos|

A new homeowner needs to see several inspection reports before they agree to part with their money for your property. Similarly, it would help if you were sure that living in the house is safe for you and your family. Home inspectors have a large checklist they cover as they go through any property. Home

How Do I Know I Have Asbestos?

By |2020-07-26T14:20:56+00:00July 25th, 2020|Asbestos|

Did you know that some of those essential elements, put together to provide esthetic appeal, and guarantee comfort in your space could be killing you silently? Asbestos, an integral component of insulating certain architectural fittings/ materials, has got to be top on the list of your health hazards concerns. The worrying statistics released by WHO

Is Living in a House with Asbestos Dangerous?

By |2020-07-26T14:26:04+00:00July 25th, 2020|Asbestos|

Asbestos is a natural mineral composed of thin silicate fibers. For years, it was a house building material favored for its strength and durability. Asbestos materials are also resistant to heat, electricity, and chemicals. When disturbed, asbestos materials produce dust fibers that can become airborne. Inhalation or exposure to these fibers is linked to a range