What To Do After Finding Asbestos
5/12/2012If you find asbestos in your home, the best thing to do is leave it be. Asbestos is most dangerous when it’s unsettled. If asbestos is not disturbed, it usually doesn’t cause many problems.
Diseases Caused by Asbestos
Since the best thing to do is to leave the asbestos alone, any renovations or repair work that could damage the asbestos should be avoided. This is a challenge for many homeowners who want to upgrade their homes and increase its value. However, asbestos is made of mineral fibers that become airborne if construction workers disturb it. Inhaling the fibers results in illnesses like mesothelioma. Diseases caused by asbestos result in over 100,000 fatal cases every year.
If construction work on your home is absolutely necessary and you know asbestos material is present, you need to hire a certified asbestos removal company. Asbestos abatement contractors have special training in safe ways to remove and dispose of the dangerous substance.
NC Asbestos Claims
If you have learned your home has asbestos because you or someone in your family is ill, contact a NC personal injury attorney at Brent Adams & Associates. Symptoms of some illnesses caused by asbestos often don’t occur until 20-30 years after exposure. Liability of owners, asbestos removers, contractors, and employers for those who were exposed while on-the-job, makes asbestos claims very difficult for the common person to manage. Skilled injury attorneys in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn with Brent Adams & Associates help innocent NC asbestos victims prepare their claim and pursue compensation for their medical treatments and more. Call for a free review of your NC asbestos claim at 800.849.5931.
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1 Comments to "What To Do After Finding Asbestos"
If you find asbestos in your home. Have a professional come round and assess it to determine whether it needs removing or not. If it is undisturbed, asbestos isn't dangerous and will more than likely just be left, however, if it has been disturbed or is in a provocative area, it will need to be removed professionally. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Northern Insulation on May 9, 2013 at 06:04 AM
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