Asbestos is a mineral, fibrous substance used as an ingredient in many building projects up until the 1980s. It has very favorable characteristics that make it ideal for buildings. For one, asbestos fibers are heat resistant and non flammable, meaning it is not a fire hazard by default. It is also has no smell or taste, so if it is not annoying to people living in the buildings. It is also a good insulator, making it perfect for insulation products, roofs, siding, vinyl siding, and other such purposes.
The problem with asbestos is that it is incredibly dangerous to inhale. Once the structure containing asbestos is disturbed, (i.e. a wall falls apart, revealing asbestos inside. Or vinyl siding that contained asbestos shatters on a sudden, hard impact) the asbestos fibers can be released into the surrounding air. These tasteless, odorless disease bombs, upon inhalation, can be severely dangerous to people in the surrounding area. Most common health conditions that can be causes by asbestos are asbestosis, mesothelioma (a type of deadly cancer), and lung tissue scarring. Each of these diseases can become fatal if untreated. And sometimes even when treated they are deadly. It is best to be more safe than sorry when asbestos fibers are loose in your home.
How, you may ask, did it take until the 1980s for asbestos to cease being an active ingredient in building projects? Well it was very convenient to use asbestos in projects because of its cost. And unless a manufacturer actively sees problems arising from his product, he is unlikely to change to a more expensive alternative on a whim. It took a long time for the manufacturers and lawmakers in high places to actively fight against the asbestos epidemic in most old homes. But now that the legislation is in place, we can focus on all the houses around the country that are unsafe. Safety is our top priority.
Now that homes built in the 1900s are falling apart, the risk of asbestos in your home grows worse and worse by the year. The longer you wait to get your house checked for asbestos, the longer the chances that you could fall victim to this odorless, silent killer. Nothing that breathes is safe when asbestos lies in wait. Get your house checked immediately for asbestos. If your home was built before the important legislation prohibiting asbestos, you need to make sure your family remains safe in your own home.
Call your trusted local asbestos removal company today, AirTST Asbestos Removal And Testing in Fort Worth is the place to go for your needs. We use the safest tools and equipment to evaluate your home for asbestos so that you can stay safe from all the nasty diseases that asbestos causes. When you call, we will send out one of our professional teams to evaluate your home. When we discover asbestos we will take great care to remove it safely. It can take a while to get the job done right, but we ensure your complete satisfaction with the job. Again we say, keep your loved ones safe and give us a call today for a free consultation.