Asbestos has been a problem in the housing industry for decades. While the homes that have asbestos in them are a lot fewer than they were a few decades ago, you could still be living in a home that has this danger lurking.
Asbestos was used in so many building materials because of its insulating properties, strength, and fire-resistance. When it was discovered that it could cause serious health issues, the use of asbestos was discontinued, but that left a lot of homes that still had it installed. It could be used for siding, insulation flooring just to mention a few.
If you suspect that there is asbestos in your home, you should have it checked by a professional. While it is a good thing to be handy and able to do things yourself, asbestos removal should never be done by someone who doesn’t have the tools and training needed to do so safely.
It is easy to think that you have taken all the necessary precautions only to spread the asbestos fibers throughout your home without even thinking about it.