Depending on the year your property was built, it might contain asbestos materials. While the immediate consequences may not be apparent, the long-term damage of overexposure to asbestos can take a toll on your health and home or commercial building. We’ll explore the risks involved in DIY asbestos removal and offer insight into hiring a professional.
Understanding the Health Risks
Many attempt a DIY project to save time and money. However, some jobs require special tools and equipment because they put your health at extreme risk without them. Unfortunately, household cleaning products cannot mitigate asbestos.
Overexposure from attempting a DIY asbestos removal can lead to respiratory problems or long-term illnesses. Respiratory inflammation, scarring, and non-malignant diseases are common in people who treated or lived in asbestos conditions for too long.
Understanding Your Property’s Risk
You can conclude that your asbestos exposure is relatively high if your property was built between 1940 and 1980. Note that not every home contains asbestos materials, and some homes constructed outside this timeframe might contain this toxic substance.
Homes built in the 1990s or later have a reduced risk of asbestos exposure due to building regulations and increased awareness of the long-term damages of this material. Properties with door gaskets, joint compounds, roof tiles, cement sheets, or sound insulation materials are the most at risk.
Avoid Risk and Hire a Professional
Stay away from a DIY replacement or removal to avoid putting your home and health at risk. The professionals can contain the affected areas and avoid sending toxic dust into clean spaces.
The professional process allows for comprehensive asbestos remediation, while a DIY project might leave the home subject to further exposure. The containment portion of remediation addresses the materials and eliminates exposure to other areas on the property.
Redline Emergency Solutions recognizes the importance of tackling asbestos right away. The risks involved with DIY asbestos removal can harm your health and endanger other areas of your home or commercial building. Our team can respond rapidly to ensure immediate inspection and remediation, so you don’t have to place the burden on yourself. Call today to get started!